Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hot Toys DX04 1/6 Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee PREVIEW

Hot Toys next MMS DX Series, DX04 will be Enter the Dragon: Bruce Lee 1/6th scale Collectible Figure

Celebrating his 70th anniversary and paying tribute to the 20th century most influential and one-of-his-kind martial artist in the world, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Bruce Lee Collectible Figure for the first time, specially crafted based on his image in the movie "Enter the Dragon" in 1973, highlighting two newly developed authentic head sculpts with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), newly sculpted muscular body, two sets of specially-made costume and two movie-accurate diorama backdrops.

The 1/6th scale Bruce Lee Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Bruce Lee as Lee in the movie Enter the Dragon, Two (2) newly developed head sculpts with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) with different facial expressions, including one (1) battle damaged version with scars on both sides of face, Multi-layered stereoscopic hair sculpture, Approximately 30 cm tall. Newly sculpted muscular body with over 30 points of articulation with battle damaged scars on chest, waist and back. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Fourteen (14) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair for holding nunchucks, One (1) pair for holding rods, One (1) pair of posing palms during grappling, One (1) piece for grappling, One (1) piece of open palm, One (1) piece for practicing Wing Chun, One (1) piece with thumb up for imitating his act of nose touching

Costume: Two (2) sets of costume including:
Style 1: One (1) piece of Chinese style white shirt, One (1) pair of dark blue trousers with black waist band, One (1) pair of white socks

Style 2: A (1) one-piece dark blue stealth suit, One (1) pair of black socks, Two (2) pairs of black cotton shoes

Weapons: One (1) pair of nunchucks, Two (2) short rods, One (1) long rod

Accessories: One (1) dark blue bag, One (1) ball of strings, One (1) snake

Diorama backdrops: Two (2) movie-accurate diorama backdrops with Bruce Lee’s Chinese nameplate, Chinese movie name and MMS DX series title including: One (1) imitating the scenario of dungeon in the movie AND One (1) imitating the scenario of mirror room in the movie, with middle part of the mirror which can be rotated with its back showing scene of Chinese cultural implement of punishment

Artists: Head Sculpted by Yulli, Body Sculpted by Noh Sung Woon & Kouhei Okui, Painted by JC Hong, Head & Body Art Directed by JC Hong & Kojun, Costume Made by Lim Young Jin, Accessory Sculpted by Cha Tae Jin

Release date: Q4 2010 – Q1 2011

This is a definite MUST HAVE for me :) much prefer this to all the Enterbay Bruce Lee(s) released after Game of Death.


desmond said...

Yes Alex, this is a must have for me as well since I don't have any Bruce Lee figure before. If HT can change a bit of the muscle lines of the chest and forearms, that will be much better and looks natural :)

alex teo said...

yeah desmond, when enterbay produce their Bruce Lee, you can so tell that they are just milking the license and doing all kinds of stupid things (marketing ploys) to sell more figures whereas Hot Toys just need to release ONE figure and I'm sold. i only bought the Game of Death Bruce Lee from Enterbay because it was offered at a very good price but has since avoided all of Enterbay's Bruce Lee stuff like the plague. I'm so glad Hot Toys has come out and shown enterbay how it should be done :> Hot Toys All The Way

ethan said...

Luckily didn't buy the BL figure from Enterbay's Fist of Fury (almost almost and almost bought it).

At the price the shop is selling, think it should be able to get 2x of HT's Bruce Lee. Hopefully the HT's price wouldn't be too expensive, will definitely get one for my collection, who wouldn't right? Furthermore he's the 1st Chinese to show the world, he can kick some 'ang mo kau's and 'jepun kia's asses.......with style.

Now time to convince my wife..

supekudx said...

It appears a provocation of Hot Toys to Enterbay. I already have the Enterbay - Enter of Dragon B version, the same HTs are doing now and I am not sure if I will buy this one. If it were Game of the Death, maybe I woul buy it. The Body sculpture is a little bit exagerated. And the headsculpt could be better.
For fans of Bruce Lee is a good alternative compared to the expensive Enterbay line.

Ben.M said...

I am super excited to see this come out of HT. Seeing how I am new to the figure collecting scene I didn't get a chance at some of the other Bruce Lee figs. Now here it is and when I woke up at 1am this morning to check and see if they updated the facebook on my iphone I just about jumped out of my bed.

Poh Wee Seng said...

Pass on this one. Hopefully HT can improve on their headsculpt of Bruce Lee in their next production. Would be better if the figure got skin like King Leonidas.

alex teo said...

hi ethan, enterbay's price puts me off their stuff. they dare charge so much for so little PLUS i was quite disappointed with their Jack Bauer figure (the only other EnterBay figure i got besides GoD BL).

HT's price has always been more affordable for the quality they are giving and the first two DX figures were alright in terms of pricing.

yeah Bruce Lee certainly showed those ang mohs and jepuns a thing or two ;p

hey supekudx glad you got yours already :) CHEERS

hiya BenM, now's a best time as any to start collecting as there are so many choices and options All the BESt with your collection

hey PWS, HT will most probably keep improving on the sculpt until its release. As for the body type, me thinks HT has moved away from the Leonidas type of body due to higher costs in producing it plus less articulation as compared with these new style bodies. Most of the new figures released since do not have the King's body type

Wee Seng said...

when it comes to muscular bodies, i prefer King's body type. looks more real.

on ebay, got pre order for this figure at around $350. dunno whether the release prices will be around that....

Astro Galaxy said...

Wow... this is a cool looking figure!

alex teo said...

yup, can't wait to get my hands on this ;)

Chiangmai said...

Pre Ordered for $240 total including shipping from eBay! I'm very excited about starting my collection with Bruce Lee!

Effermoss said...

very cool website you have friend, congrats!
HT bruce lee is a must-have for me. Enterbay is too expensive for me but the headsculpt is better...yet. Anyway, it will be my 1st Bruce Lee figure, and second one from Enterbay (coll Mr Bean!).

Irex said...

Hi, I'm afraid I can't agree with most of you guys. I just can't get used to the HT figure, the face is just not good at all, unfortunately not as good as Enterbay's, especially the Enter the dragon B version, or the GOD (Nokia, or Behind the scene). Of course, the Enterbay are expensive, but the quality of both bodies and figures are really better. Can't compete I'm afraid... I'll wait for the next HT. Hope they'll improve now that Arny Kim has joined them.