Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AVATAR Colonel Miles Quaritch Action Figure

continued from last post...

Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) is the head of the RDA corporation's mining operation's security detail - a private military force called Sec-Ops. Fiercely loyal to his military code, he has a profound disregard for Pandora's inhabitants and serves as the film's primary antagonist. Lang had unsuccessfully auditioned for a role in James Cameron's "Aliens (1986)", but the director remembered Lang and sought him for "Avatar (2009)". Michael Biehn, who was in "Aliens" [and also James Cameron's "The Terminator (1984)" and "The Abyss (1989)"], read the script and watched some of the 3D footage with Cameron, but was ultimately not cast in the role.

This is Mattel's 3 3/4-inch AVATAR Colonel Miles Quaritch Action Figure, ready to fight on any alien world! A military contractor who serves as RDA's head of security on Pandora. His skills: Expertise in military tactics and strategy, hand-to-hand combat, myriad weapons systems. Piloting of AMP suit, Dragon and Scorpion gunships.

Like I said before, not too keen on the Mattel Avatar toy packaging. Worst part of it is, the movie came out at the end of last year (2009) but Mattel has only begun releasing the toys in Singapore recently which is a really bad move for them because the hype and excitement for the movie is pretty much over, actually THREE months over.

This ramrod straight, lifelong soldier will do everything in his power to complete his mission. Col. Quaritch's current goal is to secure unobtanium for the RDA – at any cost. That must be one of the most corny names for a power source ever: un-obtain-ium, pretty lame moniker.

I only got this figure so that he can pilot/drive/operate the MK-6 Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP suit) which was covered in the previous post.

Close-ups of the Mattel 3 3/4-inch AVATAR Colonel Miles Quaritch Action Figure

Col. Miles Quaritch is armed with the "WASP gun". He used it when he tries to stop the fleeing Samson helicopter, and during the final battle to try to dislodge Jake.

Steven Lang, the actor who plays Col. Miles Quaritch, was also in the 2009 film "Public Enemies" as Charles Winstead (1891-1973), the FBI Agent in the 1930s-40s, famous for being one of the agents (along with Clarence Hurt and Herman Hollis) who shot and killed John Dillinger (played by Johnny Depp) on July 22, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.

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AVATAR: Highest Grossing Film of All Time
Mahathir says 9-11 attacks staged. Quote: "If they can make Avatar, they can make anything."

NEXT: Man and Machine as ONE


Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

looking nice

saruman said...

yup, got 1 of that myself, pretty nice actually :)

Little Plastic Man said...

You got this in Singapore or thru Matty? I am trying to get him for my AMP suit.

desmond said...

Finally you got this to operate your AMP suit :)

Jon likes action figures said...

Totallly baddasss with 3 Ls and Ss.

LEon said...

the toy look younger than the actual character in the movie. LOL

James Lau said...

mu.......the Colonel Miles T-shirt make me laught(just paint only), but the robort look nice.

alex teo said...

thanks asrul :)

agree with you, saruman

hi adrian, i got the pair at Simply Toys. pardon my ignorance but i actually don't know who's "Matty". i only wanted them as a set and was quite pleased to find them available :)

@ desmond - :> see my next post

hey jon, i only got him to operate the AMP ;p

yeah LEon, Steven Lang was good in the movie; this figure doesn't do him justice

@ james - wasn't too keen on the figure itself, more to pair him with the robot (AMP)

Juliana said...

This cool figure is very popular with Avatar toy collectors :) His character in the movie is really mean but in a way, he was doing his job. Not that I condone his behaviour, but because if it we get to watch some exciting destruction and battle scenes :P

Btw, "Matty" is short for, to buy collector's Mattel toylines like Avatar and Masters of the Universe Classics (MOTUC). MOTUC is very hot in recent months there :)

alex teo said...

thanks juliana for visiting :) i actually found out about these Avatar figures through your blog posts.

thanks also for enlightening me about the site


Juliana said...

Oh dear, I 'poisoned' you into getting this toyline! :P

alex teo said...

Ha! Ha! I asked for it. Keep it up with the 'poison' ;>