Friday, March 8, 2013

Preview Brother Production 1/6 scale "Redrum" Custom 12-inch Action Figure "Jack Torrance"

The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd. The film is based on the Stephen King novel The Shining. A writer, Jack Torrance, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son. (source: wiki)

This will be Brother Production Presents 1/6 scale Custom Action Figure "Redrum" which seems to have drawn inspiration from "The Shining". Product Description / features include: 2 x 1/6 scale Head sculpts (Ordinary Version and Injured Version), 12-inch figure with Over 35 Moving Joints Base Body, Realistic and detailed corduroy jacket, Long sleeve checker shirt, Belt, Jeans, Dusty boots, Normal Hands, Hands for holding Axe (with blood), Axe, Typewriter, Manuscript, Ashtray, Cigarette packet, Cigarette x 1, Overlook Hotel red wine. Launch early Q3, 2013.

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Jack Nicholson was Kubrick's first choice for the role of Jack Torrance; other actors considered were Robert De Niro (who claims the film gave him nightmares for a month), Robin Williams and Harrison Ford, all of whom met with Stephen King's disapproval.

Jack Nicholson's snarling maniac head sculpt is ideal for another film as well - "Wolf", a 1994 American horror film directed by Mike Nichols and featured Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer in the lead roles, alongside James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Eileen Atkins, David Hyde Pierce, and Om Puri.

Here's Jack at his typewriter

Click on the picture for a bigger and better view of the 1/6 scale typewriter

I just love the 1/6 scale typewriter and ashtray. There's also a very neat looking miniature Bic lighter  too.

The Overlook Hotel red wine bottle

Okay IMHO just altering the direction of the eyes and painting hair strands on the forehead does not count as a different head sculpt. That's just plain lazy on Brother Production's part - boo!

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