Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fox Mulder from The X-Files

From battling monsters to hunting aliens, we've seen it all.

"The X-files" was a multi-award winning (Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award) science fiction series created by Chris Carter and aired from 1993 till 2002. It originally starred David Duchovny as FBI agent Fox Mulder, a "believer" in the existence of aliens and the paranormal after his sister Samantha was mysteriously abducted from the Mulder residence when Fox Mulder was only 12 years old. His partner, FBI agent Dana Scully (played by Gillian Anderson) is a skeptic and was assigned to him in order to debunk and control Mulder's unorthodox working methods. By its final airing, "The X-Files" had become the longest-running science fiction series ever on US broadcast television. TV Guide called The X-Files the second greatest cult television show.

The show was a hit for the Fox network, and its characters and slogans ("The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One", "I Want to Believe") became pop culture touchstones in the 1990s. Seen as a defining series of its era, "The X-Files" tapped into public mistrust of governments and large institutions, and embraced conspiracy theories and spirituality, as it centered on efforts to uncover the existence of extraterrestrial life.

In 2004, Sideshow released its 1st X-Files Special Agent Fox Mulder 12-inch figure with supposedly detailed likeness to David Duchovny who played Fox Mulder on Chris Carter's X-Files.

Accessories included a "I want to believe" poster which Fox Mulder puts up on his office wall, a cell phone and an alien ice pick.

Here's Sideshow's Fox Mulder head sculpt wearing some clothes I just put together coz I didn't want him to appear naked.

Not very Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) if you ask me.

And here's my version of Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) posing with his impersonator or imposter which is Sideshow's version.

Other accessories that came with Sideshow's 12-inch X-Files Fox Mulder (other than his suit) included a flashlight, Smith & Wesson pistol with removable magazine and his FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Badge.

IMHO This head sculpt looks more like David Duchovny who played Fox Mulder and it was from Dragon's Kriegsmarine Warrant Officer "Georg" released in 2002. So I just switch the body because I also don't like Sideshow's sculpted hands.

Fox Mulder's FBI Badge (the clip that attaches to his tie is HUGE)

The picture of Sideshow's Fox Mulder's suit on the back of the box doesn't look as green as the actual product. The color is really unique as I don't recall Mulder wearing a green suit. Maybe Mulder also believes in Leprechauns, the small mischievous sprites in Irish folklore - ha! ha!

Fox Mulder with flashlight and pistol. Don't think they had SOCOM pistols with attached tactical lights back then.

The FBI usually issues either a Glock 22 or a Glock 23 to all Special Agents on graduation, based on their individual preferences. They also issue a smaller Glock 26 (subcompact 9mm) as a back up. More recently, seeing the shortfalls of the 9mm round's effectiveness, US government agencies have been adopting the Sig Sauer P226, firing the .40 Smith & Wesson round. In this case, Fox Mulder is armed with the Smith & Wesson pistol with removable magazine.

Another angle of Dragon's "Georg" head sculpt which has David Duchovny's likeness

Close-up of Mulder's pistol

Under Mulder's jacket, there's his belt and holster for his pistol.

"The Truth is Out There" cue theme music

Sideshow's C.G.B. Spender, better known as Cigarette Smoking Man reviewed here.
Full review of Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale 12-inch Dana Scully HERE


Joshua said...

hey alex, i've got a question to ask you, being a toy collector i'm having a slow but growing problem of my toys degrading,

from decomposing paint to the plastic simply melting....

causing a sticky feel to even melting to the shelves...

what can i do to prevent this from my other toys? and if so what products to use???

the shelf i've got is open aired and isn't closed so somehow using dissidiant would be hard....i dust my toys often and wax the shelves to prevent sticking but the heat from sg just can't be stopped. furthermore my toys aren't under direct sunlight.

thanks alex!

Dash MacBastard said...

Are you dusting your toys with any sort of compound chemicals? And what are you using to wax your shelves?
Some chemicals may be eating away at your figures.

Joshua said...

How're you doing bro!! Well i dont dust my figures with any chemicals.... But i polish the shelves with lemon wax....


alex teo said...

hey dash, thanks for chipping in :) always great to know we got a close-knit community sharing tips here.

sorry to hear about your problems, joshua :( i've been collecting for more than ten years now but never had problems with melting toys nor decomposing paint per se

most problems i had were with melting and disintegrating clothes or jackets, usually because they were made from synthetic leather and especially if you keep them in the boxes in the storeroom, the humidity just melts them. the same toy when opened up and displayed is still in pristine condition. i've already read horrific accounts of medicom's darth vader suit disintegrating when kept in the box

the other problem i face is with toys or figures made from rubber material as the rubber hardens and cracks over time. one example is Hot Toys 1st generation muscle bodies and vintage Action Man rubber SCUBA suits

i also simply dust my toys and clean the shelves with cloth, no chemicals applied. of course putting them in glass cabinets also help keep out the dust more and requires less dusting and cleaning.

sorry i couldn't be of more help

Joshua said...

thanks alex appreciate!!!

so apart from the dust, the diff between closed shelves and open shelves ends there?

humidity for both are the same? do you use sillica gel or sorts?

alex teo said...

hi joshua, open shelves and displays mean that dust go on the toys and gets dusty really really fast and lots of cleaning is required whereas closed cabinets eliminate a lot of dust i.e the toys really look as good as the day i put them in, which is a BIG PLUS :) i can be cleaning my open displays weekly but the closed ones not for at least a few months to half a year - that kind of difference.

i put hungry hippo in my storeroom because of the humidity, where i keep some of my stuff for rotation - no space lah ;p