Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New from Art-figures – AF008 1/6th scale Raging Police OR old man Steven Seagal 12-inch figure

Steven Frederic Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an American action film star, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan. He became the first foreigner to operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.

He later moved to the Los Angeles, California, area where he made his film debut in 1988 in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in three successful films, and would go on to achieve greater fame in Under Siege (1992), where he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback.

However both On Deadly Ground (1994, which he directed) and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) did poorly in theaters. During the later half of the 90s, he starred in three more theatrical films and a direct-to-video The Patriot. Aside from Exit Wounds (2001) and Half Past Dead (2002), his career shifted almost entirely to direct-to-video films (often low budget productions and shot in Europe or Asia). Between 1998 to 2009, he appeared in a total of 22 of these. [source: wiki]

This is a new figure that will be released by Art-figures – AF008 1/6th scale Raging Police OR old man Steven Seagal 12-inch figure which will come with authentic likeness of Steven Seagal head sculpt, 12-inch figure body, blue shirt, brown leather jacket / trench coat, blue jeans, white underpants, black socks and brown leather shoes.

Also will include the M1911 pistol with pistol magazine, PTX760 10 motorola, police badge, handcuffs, gold pen, notebook, crime scene / stage set.

Not sure why Art-Figures went with this particular Steven Seagal head sculpt. I would've thought that they would focus on Seagal when he was famous for the roles he played from 1998 (Nico Toscani in Above the Law), 1990 (Mason Storm in Hard to Kill and John Hatcher in Marked for Death), 1991 (Detective Gino Felino in Out for Justice) and 1992 (Casey Ryback in Under Siege)

Here's a closer look at the Art-figures 1/6th scale Raging Police / Steven Seagal head sculpt. Someone on the forums said "It's like a mix of Jim Belushi and Steven Segal" and that comment wins the prize because it is exactly what it looks like to me haha. Art-Figures should have gone with the more popular and younger / fitter looking Seagal as Casey Ryback in "Under Siege (1992)"


drewflu61 said...

Looks more like an old Michael Keaton.

Action Ranger Timmy said...

I was gonna say it looks more like Hoggish Greedly, the Captain Planet bad guy.

alex teo said...

Seagal didn't age well ;p