Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jackie Chan (成龍) by Dragon

After Bruce Lee's passing, no martial artist could replicate his success or come close until Jackie Chan (成龍). At the age of 17, Jackie Chan worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee (李小龍) films "Fist of Fury" and "Enter the Dragon" under the stage name Chen Yuen Long. Jackie Chan's first major breakthrough was the 1978 film "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" where he established the comedic kung fu genre which proved to be a breath of fresh air for the asian audience. Jackie Chan followed up with "Drunken Master", which finally propelled him to mainstream success.

Jackie Chan finally succeeded in establishing a foothold in the North American market in 1995 with a worldwide release of "Rumble in the Bronx", attaining a cult following in the United States that was rare for Hong Kong movie stars. The success of "Rumble in the Bronx" led to a 1996 release of "Police Story 3" in the United States under the title "Supercop", which grossed a total of US $16,270,600. Jackie then co-starred with Chris Tucker in the 1998 buddy cop action comedy "Rush Hour", grossing US$130 million in the United States alone.

Jackie Chan is one of the best-known names worldwide in the areas of kung fu and action films. In his films, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons and innovative stunts. [source: wiki]

This is Dragon's 1/6 scale 12-inch figure of Jackie Chan from "Jackie Chan: My Story (1998)". "Jackie Chan: My Story" chronicles Jackie Chan's life beginning with his birth and ending in 1998 with him poised on the brink of his current success in America.

Dragon's Jackie Chan comes with shades that go into the side of his head as his hair covers his ears. He is wearing the yellow jacket he wore in "Jackie Chan: My Story".

Accessories include a movie clapper board. Jackie Chan is not only a martial artist and actor but also action choreographer, film director, producer, omedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. We all know he is famous for doing his own stunts in his movies.

Jackie Chan without his sunglasses. Amazing likeness, down to the nose - LOL!

Dragon's 1/6 scale Jackie Chan with hood

Jackie Chan getting ready to execute a move

Jackie Chan is extremely agile, very acrobatic and nimble in his steps. The way he scales buildings and obstacles is just amazing to watch.

I'm sure Jackie can kick higher than this but this is the highest Dragon's 1/6 scale body can go. Also offers a view of the boot treads on the outer sole.

Another view of Dragon's 1/6 scale shoes

One of many fighting stances by Jackie

Jackie Chan was in Singapore last week for a go-green initiative. He took the chance to share his ways of saving the environment.

"Some people dispose the toothbrush and soap after using once or twice. It's a waste. My habit is that once I un-wrap the soap which the hotels provide, I will carry it along with me until I finish using it. As long as items are provided free of charge, everyone should just use as much as they can; I always tell the hotel staffs, they should consider charging people for the items they use, so that they will think twice before using," he added.

To save water, Chan says the production team and stuntmen will visit the washroom together and get in queue. "The last one flushes!" he laughed.


Anonymous said...

Alex, nice poses!! looking forward to your pictures of drunken master version from Dragon..

alex teo said...

thanks desmond, somehow Jackie Chan can do almost anything, being him - ha! ha! i didn't get drunken master Dragon Lord Jackie leh :( not that into him. one of him is good enough for me.

Jackie Chan Movies said...

hey Jackie, I guess I won`t be the first to say how much I enjoy your work and that I am a mighty huge fan. You`ve heard it all before so I`ll get straight to the point. I`ve seen you in movies all around the world, but, I just can`t remember seeing you do any movies in the CARIBBEAN. Being a fan and a fellow martial artist, it would truly be an honor to have such a master as yourself come to the CARIBBEAN not only for a vacation but also to shoot a movie some time. Please take such thoughts into consideration.

alex teo said...

I'll be most glad to go to the CARIBBEAN except... I'm NOT jackie ò_Ó

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

ha ha! i just stumbled on this, as i am always poking around on your blog... JACKIE! :D LOL
Seriously though, who could not love Mr. Chan- what an incredible, living super-hero! Nice figure :D

alex teo said...

but alas, even Jackie Chan cannot conquer old age and the older he gets, the less fighting he does (including all those amazing stunts) and the less exciting he becomes