Friday, August 31, 2012

Preview Art-Figures AF009 1/6 scale City Police 12" Figure with "Sin City" Bruce Willis likeness

Sin City, also known as Frank Miller's Sin City, is a 2005 crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is a neo-noir based on Miller's graphic novel series of the same name. The film is primarily based on three of Miller's works: The Hard Goodbye, about a man who embarks on a brutal rampage in search of his one-time sweetheart's killer, killing anyone, even the police, that gets in his way of finding and killing her murderer; The Big Fat Kill, which focuses on a street war between a group of prostitutes and a group of mercenaries, the police, and the mob; and That Yellow Bastard, which follows an aging police officer who protects a young woman from a grotesquely disfigured serial killer.

In "That Yellow Bastard", Bruce Willis plays ageing police officer John Hartigan who tries to stop serial child-killer Roark Junior (Nick Stahl) from raping and killing eleven-year-old Nancy Callahan (Makenzie Vega).

Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Figure (slated for October 2012 release) is basically inspired by Bruce Willis' John Hartigan character from "Sin City". Besides coming with a 1/6th scale head sculpt that will have Bruce Willis likeness, the 12-inch figure will also be attired in 1/6th attire / apparel worn by the character from the movie.

Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Figure will come with 1/6th scale authentic likeness head sculpt of Bruce Willis as John Hartigan, 12-inch male figure body, white underpants, blue shirt, blue tie, blue dust coat, blue trousers, black socks, black leather shoes, shoulder pistol holster, Ruger Blackhawk single-action revolver, Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol with pistol magazine x 2, Auto 9 automatic pistol, M9 pistol magazine x 2.

Scroll down to see more preview / pre-release pictures of Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Figure with "Sin City" Bruce Willis as John Hartigan likeness

The Ruger Blackhawk is a 6-shot or 8-shot, single-action revolver manufactured by Sturm, Ruger. Ruger introduced the Blackhawk in 1955. Chambered for the .357 Magnum, the Blackhawk was a simple and strong design, and sold well.

Here we see Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Action Figure with the Auto 9 and Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol. The Auto 9 is a highly advanced select-fire machine pistol with a 50-round magazine used by RoboCop in the "RoboCop" movies.

Why is Art-Figures City Police figure holding RoboCop's Auto 9 machine pistol? That answer can only be answered by the manufacturer themselves and it remains to be anybody's guess.

Close-up picture of the Art-Figures AF009 1/6 scale City Police head sculpt with Bruce Willis likeness

Virtual ToyS (VTS) had released a Stone Cold Killers boxed outfit set in 2010 that is almost identical to this Art-Figures upcoming release. VTS Stone Cold Killer boxed set also came with a 1/6th scale head sculpt of Bruce Willis as John Hartigan and accompanying clothes and accessories similar to this set to be released by Art-Figures. See my post HERE for pictures and full review of the VTS Stone Cold Killer OR Bruce Willis as Hartigan boxed set :)


drewflu61 said...

Art-figures needs to do something about those bloated head sculpts. To answer your question about the RoboCop gun, there was a similar gun in that Sin City segment. Hartigan kills a police officer with it. The reason they used that gun was due to Miller's involvement in the RoboCop films.

alex teo said...

Thanks, drew, for the nice juicy bit of info about the gun's appearance in the movie :)