Thursday, July 25, 2013

Preview Hot Toys The Crow: 1/6th scale Brandon Lee as Eric Draven 12-inch Collectible Figure

The enigmatic man is here.

The 15th ACGHK is less than 24 hours away and the special edition of the following collectible figure is only available for pre-order during the event for fans in Hong Kong!

Based on the book of the same name by James O’Barr, The Crow’s story follows Eric Draven, portrayed by Brandon Lee - son of the legendary Bruce Lee, who is revived from the dead to avenge his own murder as well as that of his fiancée by a gang of thugs. Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Eric Draven Collectible Figure from this visually stunning and critically successful film.

Brandon Lee was accidentally killed during filming, and The Crow was consequentially his last film. Unfinished scenes that were to feature Lee were dealt with by rewrites and digital special effects, allowing for the film to be finished. The Crow was dedicated to Lee and his fiancée, Eliza. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Brandon Lee as Eric Draven in the movie. It features newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed outfit, accessories and figure stand.

Lee's death was alleged to have a melancholy effect on viewers; Desson Howe of The Washington Post wrote that Lee "haunts every frame" and James Berardinelli called the film "a case of 'art imitating death', and that specter will always hang over The Crow". (source: wiki)

The film was widely compared to other films, particularly Tim Burton's Batman movies and Blade Runner. Critics described The Crow as a darker film than the others; Ebert called it a grungier and more forbidding story than those of Batman and Blade Runner, and Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote that the generic inner city of Detroit portrayed in The Crow "makes Gotham City look like the Emerald City".

The 1/6th scale Eric Draven Collectible Figure special features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Brandon Lee as Eric Draven in The Crow - Approximately 30 cm tall, Slim body with over 30 points of articulations. Three (3) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of holding palms, One (1) pair of relaxed palms

Costume: One (1) damaged black long sleeve t-shirt, One (1) damaged black long coat, One (1) leather-like black trousers, One (1) pair of black boots

Accessories: One (1) crow with stand, One (1) guitar, One (1) necklace, Figure stand with Eric Draven nameplate and the movie logo

For fans in Hong Kong, the special edition is only available for pre-order at 15th ACGHK and will include one (1) weather vane as bonus accessory. (This special edition is for selected markets only.)

Artists: Head Sculpted by Yulli, Head Painted by JC. Hong, Head Art Directed by JC. Hong, Costume Designed by Hai Lim

1 comment:

One Shot said...

it's one of those "cult classics" in today's pop culture, I know there are all sorts of Crow fans out there and plenty in the 1:6 toy world as well. It's cool for what it is...but it's one of those where if you actually take a look at it you might say to yourself...hmmm should I or shouldn't I? I might or I might not get this figure. Don't get me wrong, it does look pretty cool.