Monday, May 27, 2013

Review ZCWO 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB02 (Limited Edition) 12-inch Figure - James Bond?

James Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. The fictional British Secret Service agent has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, and video game formats in addition to having been used in the longest continually running and the second-highest grossing film franchise to date, which started in 1962 with Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond. As of 2013, there have been twenty-three films in the Eon Productions series. The most recent Bond film, Skyfall (2012), stars Daniel Craig in his third portrayal of Bond; he is the sixth actor to play Bond in the Eon series. There have also been two independent productions of Bond films: Casino Royale (a 1967 spoof) and Never Say Never Again (a 1983 remake of an earlier Eon-produced film, Thunderball).

This is ZC World (company) ZCWO (brand) 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB-02 (300 pieces limited edition) 12-inch figure which comes with a 1/6 scale head sculpt, 12-inch articulate body, 3 pairs of hands, alternate neck joint, ankle extension joint and extendable figure display stand. The 1/6 scale head sculpt does remind one of a certain super spy / secret agent from the British Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6. Scroll down to see more :)

Box is pretty straightforward. Rectangular with a squarish base (to fit the figure display base stand) with figure and parts well stored in a plastic case.

And this is how the ZC World ZCWO 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB-02 (300 pieces limited edition) 12-inch figure looks like out of its plastic prison. NOTE: the gun / pistol is NOT included. I just felt that he'll look naked without his gun LOL

And here's a classic James Bond pose we are all too familiar with, albeit usually with his clothes on ;p

Scroll down to see more of this recently released ZC World ZCWO 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB-02 (300 pieces limited edition) 12-inch figure with a very "Daniel Craig" looking head sculpt.

Usually a 12-inch figure should look this skinny without clothes because the 1/6 scale fabric outfit will add bulk to the figure and then the 1/6 scale figure will look normal. Unless you are The ROCK! Then you just wear a T-shirt because nothing else will fit you haha

The ZCWO 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB02 figure comes with two pistol gripping hands (left and right), two relaxed palm hands and two rather straight saluting / karate-chop type hands. Would have preferred grasping hands and fists.

The figure has got good tight joints and can pretty much stand on its own without the aid of the figure stand but for the sake of the review, I thought I'll just show pictures of the figure with the stand.

Here are some close-ups of the ZCWO 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB02 as well as the "Daniel Craig" looking head sculpt. Daniel Craig is not exactly the most handsome actor to play James Bond but he has brought a certainly tenacity and bull-doggedness to the character that is rather refreshing for a change.

Daniel Craig was given the role of Bond for Casino Royale in 2006, which rebooted the franchise. By 2012, James Bond had become such a symbol of the United Kingdom that the character, played by Craig, appeared in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics as Queen Elizabeth II's escort.

NEXT: Time to dress this ZCWO 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB02 (Limited Edition) 12-inch Figure up with Asmus Toys 1/6 scale 007 The BOND suit for 12-inch Figure ;p Review HERE

Other James Bond figures released:
September 2, 2007 - Pierce Brosnan James Bond, MI6 Agent OO7: Licensed to Kill by Medicom Toys HERE
November 18, 2008 - Quantum of Solace James Bond 2008 pictures HERE
January 26, 2009 - Loading Toys Dangerous Man / Spy OR "Quantum of Solace" James Bond figure HERE
March 3, 2009 - Look Up! Look Down! Look Out! Sean Connery "Thunderball" James Bond figure by Sideshow Collectibles posted in my toy blog HERE
December 11, 2009 - Kitbash 1/6 scale Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 posted HERE
May 1, 2011 - Action Man James Bond Agent 007 "The Spy Who Loved Me" 12-inch Figure REVIEW
May 3, 2011 - Action Man James Bond Agent 007 "GoldenEye" 12-inch Figure REVIEW


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, very helpful and ya got a great site here!

alex teo said...

Thanks :) glad you like it. Cheers