Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hot Toys F-18 Hornet Pilot "Alan J Nance" looks a lot like Will Smith as CPT Steven Hiller in ID4

continued from previous toy blog post...

Hot Toys released this F-18 Hornet Pilot "Alan J Nance" (the head sculpt bears a resemblance to Will Smith who acted as F/A-18 pilot CPT Steven Hiller in the movie "Independence Day or ID4") together with an F-14 Tomcat "Jack Carter" pilot figure (Tom Cruise in "Top Gun" - action figure review posted HERE) way back in the year 2000. These two figures were Hot Toys' first 12-inch figures to be released into the market. Hot Toys has certainly come a long way since.

Will Smith went from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to F-18 Hornet Pilot in 1996 with the release of Independence Day. The film was a massive blockbuster, becoming the second highest grossing film in history at the time and establishing Smith as a prime box office draw. This 1/6th scale F-18 pilot figure, though released in 2000, seems to have withstood the test of time. The 12-inch figure still looks as good now and has all the nice details one would expect from a combat pilot figure.

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The head sculpt may not as good or even close to today's high standards but with the helmet over the head, one can't really tell ;p

Related posts:
Review of MC Toys 1/6th scale Trialmaster Leather Jacket suit for "I am Legend" 12-inch action figure posted HERE
MC Toys MCF-032 1/6th scale Plainclothes Cop set (Will Smith as Del Spooner in "I, Robot") Reviewed HERE
Dragon Models (DML) MIB3 (Men In Black III) 1/6th scale Will Smith as Agent J 12-inch Figure (pictures HERE and HERE)
Dragon Models (DML) MIB3 (Men In Black III) 1/6th scale Agent J & Agent K 12-inch figures posted HERE and HERE
REVIEW of Dr Figures 1/6th scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch Figure with Will Smith head sculpt posted HERE
Dragon Models Ltd (DML) 1/6th scale Will Smith as Police Detective Mike Lowrey in Bad Boys II reviewed HERE

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