Thursday, January 14, 2010

Brother Production Hard-boiled "Harry" Review II

continued from the previous post...

Clint Eastwood is primarily known for his alienated, morally ambiguous, anti-hero acting roles in violent action and western films, particularly in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. I first watched Mr Eastwood as the Man With No Name in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)", the first part of the Dollars trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns and then as Inspector Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry film series. These roles made him an enduring icon of masculinity.

Brother Production 1:6 Hard-boiled "Harry" (really Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry Callahan) in his gray suit jacket and 1:6 street with man-hole diorama display base (resin) drawing his Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver on the punks

One of the memorable quotes from Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) from the film "Dirty Harry (1971)":
"I know what you're thinking — "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"

Close-ups of Brother Production's 1:6 Clint Eastwood as Inspector Callahan head sculpt

Clint Eastwood was the "die-hard" guy of his time and I cannot remember a film where he gets killed. He always comes out on top of the situation, no matter how dire and he certainly cemented his reputation as an anti-hero, anti-establishment character.

Callahan's signature weapon is a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver, which he uses in all of the films.

The old style jacket with the reinforced elbow patch - nicely done

The resin street scene diorama base with man-hole, crushed coke can and cigarette butt was a nice bonus

Another famous phrase spoken by Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) was:
"Go ahead, make my day" from the 1983 film "Sudden Impact".

This is certainly one of the figures I'd been pining for since I started collecting :) Just glad that some 1:6 manufacturer saw it worth their while to produce and release this figure AND pleased that it is not by Hot Toys because while their products are of the highest quality, their prices are just limiting the number of items we can purchase.


Anonymous said...

An unlicensed product with fine headsculpt and costume craftmanship like DID's is priced at the range around US$80. The minimum mark-up for a licensed item from HT or Enterbay is no less than US$170. Simple arithmetic tells us that almost 50% of what we paid settled in the pockets of film enterprises.

alex teo said...

And that is why I'm so glad there are so many unlicensed products around :) the more the merrier

desmond said...

Yes Alex, agree with you. More unlicensed figures release in the market, more we can have them in our collection. For this figure, the diorama base is the bonus given with the figure. Great Score :)

alex teo said...

thanks desmond :)

Willy's Toys said...

"You feelin lucky punk?" =D
Great post Alex! This figure is incredible in detail. So how are you? How were the holidays for you?

alex teo said...

Hi Jon >_< Everything's been GREAT!! Thanks for asking. The New Year started where the previous left off, with lots of blessings and quite a few new figures to play with.

Willy's Toys said...

Haha! Right there with ya. =]
What's your favorite new figure that you've gotten in 2010?

alex teo said...

so far, hot toys wolverine is top of my list :>

Willy's Toys said...

Oh how is that figure? I've heard a lot of good things about it. =]
We actually just got our Hot Toys Two Face finally. Better late than never right?
I think my favorite so far is the new Tony Stark to come out from Hot Toys. That thing is amazing! We're probably going to pre-order.

alex teo said...

hey Jon, hope you've seen all the pictures of Hot Toys Wolverine by now. You won't be disappointed with him >_< Hot Toys just keep churning out one great figure after another - good times for collectors

Anonymous said...

Not a bad attempt at all. But to be picky the Model 29 used in the film is the 6.5 inch barrel version NOT the 8&3/8 inch which a lot of people mistakenly think it is and which this figure is carrying.