Thursday, July 4, 2013

Play Toy Bride Killer 1:6 scale Collectable Female Action Figure is Uma Thurman in the Kill Bill films

Kill Bill: Volume 1 & 2 are thriller films written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Kill Bill was originally scheduled for a single theatrical release, but with a running time of over four hours, it was separated into two films. Kill Bill Volume 1 was released in late 2003, and Kill Bill: Volume 2 was released in early 2004.

The story follows a character initially identified as "The Bride" (Uma Thurman), a former member of an assassination team who seeks revenge on her ex-colleagues who massacred members of her wedding party and tried to kill her.

Play Toy Bride Killer 1:6 scale Collectable Female Action Figure Product Details: 1/6 scale head sculpt, 12-inch female figure, signature yellow Sports wear jacket and pants plus yellow Asics Sports shoes, additional / alternate set of Sportswear (Combat Version) including pants (Combat Version), Samurai sword (steel alloy), Socks, two pairs of Hands (4 pieces)

Uma Thurman stars in Kill Bill as The Bride / Beatrix Kiddo (Black Mamba): A former member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad who is described as "the deadliest woman in the world". She is targeted by her former allies in the wedding chapel massacre, and falls into a coma. When she awakens four years later, she embarks on a deadly trail of revenge against the perpetrators of the massacre.

The yellow jumpsuit (track suit top and pants) with yellow Asics shoes is an obvious homage to Bruce Lee as seen in the 1978 film Game of Death. The yellow-and-black tracksuit which Lee wore in the film has come to be seen as something of a trademark for the actor, and is paid homage to in numerous other media.

Uma Thurman wears a similar suit in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 when she travels to Japan to take on an underworld boss and assassin played by Lucy Liu. In homage to both the film and the remake, Thurman wears the suit and Onitsuka Tiger sneakers as part of her motorcycle-riding gear, and keeps the suit on during her battle with Liu and her gang, the Crazy 88.

Even the Crazy 88 gang was a homage to Bruce Lee. The Crazy 88 (yakuza gang) led by Johnny Mo under the orders of Yakuza Queen O-Ren Ishii all wear black and white suits with black Kato masks. The gang controls Tokyo's underworld.

The fight between the Bride and the Crazy 88 represents the true martial artist Bruce Lee (the iconoclastic tracksuit opposed to a standard martial arts uniform) vs. the chopsocky kung fu character "Kato" he played on the TV show Green Hornet.

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Check out Enterbay's 1/6 scale Bruce Lee in Game of Death HERE


humanbeingill said...

Wow, I have no idea what took so long for ANY company to make this. I mean SERIOUSLY, thee baddest female hero... Looks decent, not great, decent.

One Shot said...

I just picked her up from AZTECA, looking forward to snapping some pictures of her myself.

alex teo said...

Looking forward to seeing them George :)