Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Shiver me timbers" – XD TOYS 1/6th Scale Captain of Octopus Action Figure is Davy Jones

Pre-order XD TOYS XD001 1/6th Scale Captain of Octopus Action Figure from KGHobby Toys HERE

Davy Jones is a fictional villain character in the Pirates of the Caribbean feature film series, who first appears in the second film, Dead Man's Chest and returns in the series' third instalment, At World's End. He is the captain of the Flying Dutchman (based on the feared ghost ship of the same name featured in nautical lore), roaming the seas in search of souls to serve upon his vessel for a century.

The character is based on the legendary devil of the seas with the same name, according to superstition among sailors in the 18th and 19th centuries. In contrast to the historical legends, the film's Jones is a tragic villain. However, even though starting off from a sympathetic backstory, his portrayal in the films is cruel and ruthless, with actor Bill Nighy's performance a subject of critical praise as well.


The computer-generated imagery used to complete Jones was highly praised, with Entertainment Weekly naming him as the second most convincing computer generated film character in film history, only behind King Kong from the 2005 film adaptation. The work on Davy Jones by Industrial Light and Magic earned them the 2006 Academy Award for Visual Effects for Dead Man's Chest.

Hot Toys had released a Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 1/6th scale Davy Jones Collectible Figure many years ago and I had posted an action figure review of the limited edition figure on my toy blog HERE but this is a new release by a different company, XD Toys.

Pre-order XD TOYS XD001 1/6th Scale Captain of Octopus Action Figure from KGHobby Toys HERE

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XD TOYS XD001 1/6th Scale Captain of Octopus Action Figure will come with: Octopus head, Figure body, Hat, Underwear, Coat, Belt, Pants, Shoes, Octopus tentacle hand, Crab Pliers, Crab Leg, Pirate sword, Scabbard, Crutch, Heart, Treasure Box, Key


Pre-order XD TOYS XD001 1/6th Scale Captain of Octopus Action Figure from KGHobby Toys HERE

Related posts:
Disney Infinity "Pirates of the Caribbean" Davy Jones 4-inch 10 cm Animated Marquette Figure (pics HERE)
"Ahoy, me mateys!" A look at Hot Toys Pirates of the Caribbean 12-inch collectible figures posted on my toy blog HERE

2 comments:

mailalan said...

Do you know if this one is taller than the Hot Toys release? The Hot Toys release was too short in relation to the Jack Sparrow figures and I'm hoping this one will be an accurate 1/6th scale.

Alex Teo said...

Hi, I don't know if this one is taller but it looks like a direct copy of Hot Toys version and they do that very often in China so best bet is that it's the same size figure.