Friday, February 29, 2008

Captain Jack Sparrow by Medicom

Johnny Depp - what an actor!! He certainly turned "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)" into a trilogy through his acting and the potrayal of his character, Captain Jack Sparrow. Never seen another pirate quite like him. His "Jack Sparrow" is certainly a one-of-a-kind character - can't imagine anyone else being able to fill the role coz he made the role his. Never heard of the term an "anti-hero" mentioned of a character before - there were just heroes and villians, no in-betweens, until now. Jack is the Pirate Lord of the Caribbean Sea and can be treacherous, surviving mostly by using wit and negotiation rather than weapons and force; although he will fight if necessary, he tries to flee most dangerous situations. The opening sequence where he arrives in Port Royal looking to commandeer a ship was simply brilliant. What a ride, what an adventure!

Medicom released this figure in 2006, before Hot Toys came on the scene with their version in 2007. Hot Toys followed up with the superb "Dead Man's Chest" Jack Sparrow.

Pirates never looked this good, or so cool!

His pistol and sword

Jack's magic compass

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