Saturday, May 2, 2009

Loading Toys "Loses" Matt Damon as Jason Bourne

This is my third Loading Toys purchase (see my preview post here) and it's none other then Matt Damon as Jason Bourne from the Bourne films. I already have a head sculpt of Matt Damon (pictures here) but this one's more appropriate for a Jason Bourne kitbash. I think I'll use the other head sculpt for kitbash of Matt Damon as Private Ryan from "Saving Private Ryan" alongside Tom Hanks as US Army Rangers Captain John H Miller (pictures here)

Loading Toys Dangerous Man "Loses" (strange name - perhaps it's short for "loses memory") comes with Matt Damon Head Sculpt, black sweater, tactical pants, Glock with standard and extended magazines, 511 High Caliga boots and a very interesting wrist band (Body not included)

The 511 High Caliga boots are really very nice and detailed but not right for a Jason Bourne kitbash. Will keep these for future bashes.

The Glock is really very simple - cast solid piece with a hole in the pistol grip for inserting the magazine, no sliding rectangular breech
Another close-up of the Glock. The Glock is one of the many handguns used by Jason Bourne in the Bourne films. He used the Glock 19 fitted with a laser sight attachment when he was on the mission to assassinate Wombosi in the first film. He also used a Glock in his training flashbacks and in the New York scenes.

The additional item that has been included and wasn't in any of the preview pictures is this interesting wrist band. It isn't a watch but for those who have seen the "Transporter 3" movie, you will recognize it as the device attached to the wrists of Frank Martin (played by Jason Statham) and his passenger Valentina (played by Natalya Rudakova), the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official. The wrist device will explode if the person concerned goes more than 75 feet from the car, an armored Audi A8 W12 driven by Frank.

It's strange that this was not included in the previous Loading Toys' release of "The Courier" which was obviously meant to represent Jason Statham as Frank Martin from "The Transporter" movies (reviewed here)

The jewel or gem of this release is obviously the head sculpt of Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, one of the best 1/6 likeness IMHO

The look was most probably taken off this poster from "The Bourne Supremacy (2004)"

I didn't use any of the attire included with this set for a 1/6 scale 12-inch Jason Bourne kitbash. The sweather though in black has a HUGE silver zipper which would have spoiled the look. The pants are brown in color and the boots are desert tan. Matt Damon as Jason Bourne wore mostly dark colors so as to blend in with the crowd and not stand out, to remain inconspicuous. The sweater that he's wearing now is taken from the previous Loading Toys "Courier" set.

A lot of these Action Movie stars wear black. It's almost synonymous with being an Action star. In my recent post, Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in "24" also wore black (review here).

Loading Toys 1/6 scale 12-inch Matt Damon as Jason Bourne with his Glock

Jason Bourne's real name was David Webb and he was a career foreign service officer and a specialist in Far Eastern affairs. Webb went to Saigon and trained for an elite top-secret Special Forces unit called Medusa. Medusa was considered an assassination team or a death squad and supposedly operated during the Vietnam War.

Jason Bourne was very good at what he did

Besides being proficient with firearms, Jason Bourne is also extremely well trained in hand-to-hand combat. In "The Bourne Identity (2002)", Matt Damon, who had never played such a physically demanding role, insisted on performing many of the stunts himself. Damon underwent three months of extensive training in stunt work, the use of weapons, boxing and eskrima (Filipino Martial Arts). Damon eventually performed a significant number of the film's stunts himself, including hand-to-hand combat and climbing the safe house walls near the film's conclusion.


Dash MacBastard said...

Wow. That really is an amazing head sculpt. Are the Loading Toys figures only available online? Or are you able to buy them locally?

alex teo said...

hey dash, i was able to get mine locally because we are quite near to China (where almost all the toys in the world are made - ha! ha!) and the toy shop i get my stuff from (The Falcon's Hangar) is able to get almost all the stuff in the region and at good prices too, so that makes it all easier :>