Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pre-order Medicom Toys RAH "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" Ethan Hunt Figure

A Japanese Import by Medicom Toys Corp.

"Good morning, agent. Today's mission, should you choose to accept it: Seek out this 1:6 scale figure of fellow agent Ethan Hunt. This Real Action Hero is the first authentic replication of Tom Cruise as Agent Hunt, and captures him just prior to his climb of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dhubai. Standing approximately 12 inches high with climbing gloves, pistol and figure stand included, and using Medicom's superior RAH301KAI body, this RAH (Real Action Hero) should not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. The IMF will disavow any knowledge of extended playtime, or of your turning your bookshelves into an imaginary skyscraper."

"Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol", an all out action film released in 2011, is the fourth installment in the "Mission: Impossible" series. It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF (Impossible Missions Force) Agent Ethan Hunt, and is director Brad Bird's first live-action film.

The head sculpt looks pretty good as the resemblance to Tom Cruise is there with a pretty spot-on likeness but the goggles seem to be permanently attached to his face as all the available pictures show Ethan wearing the goggles. Being a Medicom Toys figure which is mostly under scale i.e. not really 1/6 but more like 1/7 scale, this figure might be just the right height ;p since Tom Cruise is not the tallest of actors.

Isn't it terrible that the company would show off their prototype with the obvious split seam showing on the action figure's left leg? Consumers and collectors are already worried about Medicom Toys sub-par poor quality RAH 12-inch figure bodies and they go and show a product that has exactly that problem. The guy who took the picture and the one who approved its use ought to be fired.

Tom Cruise performed a sequence where Ethan Hunt scales the outside of the Burj Khalifa tower, which is the tallest building in the world, without the use of a stunt double. Although Cruise appears to be free solo climbing in the film with the help of special gloves, in reality he was securely attached to the Burj Khalifa at all times by multiple cables. The cables were then digitally erased in post-production by Industrial Light & Magic. Following Cruise's example, Patton and Seydoux also chose to forgo the use of stunt doubles for their fight scene at the Burj Khalifa where Carter exacts her revenge upon Moreau for Hanaway's death.

Accessories and outfit Ethan Hunt used for the climb in Dhubai

The SIG-Sauer P226 E2 is seen in the hands of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and William Brandt (Jeremy Renner). It appears to be the standard IMF sidearm. In several scenes, the white "E2" is visible on the right side of the slide, confirming the pistols' identity.

Russian nuclear launch-control device

You can pre-order this Medicom Toys RAH (Real Action Heroes) 1/6 scale "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 12-inch Action Figure from BigBadToyStore HERE. This is Estimated to Arrive only in May 2013


humanbeingill said...

This figure seems weak... This company is great at cartoon/amine characters, maybe even the BEST. Based on the size of their size (1/6.5) it wouldn't display well with the rest of my things. Its all good though MEDICOM's prices are laughable at best.

Unknown said...

Yes the details look very weak...
But still is an intersting figure.
Alex have you seen the new Carlito Brigante from Blitz? very nice

alex teo said...

Yes I have Jako :) Gonna post about it soon.