Friday, November 15, 2013

Preview MC Toys F-034 1/6 scale The End Walker 12-inch figure - "The Book of Eli"

The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic action film directed by the Hughes brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, and Jennifer Beals. The story revolves around Eli, a nomad in a post-apocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the West Coast of the United States. The history of the post-war world is explained along the way, as is the importance of Eli's task. (source: wiki)

From MC Toys comes this 1/6 scale The End Walker 12-inch figure (ITEM #F-034) which will consist of 1/6 scale Head Sculpt, 12-inch figure Body, Coat, Pants, Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Short Sleeve t-shirt, Inmate Iridium Sunglasses, 870 Shotgun, .45 Pistol, Panel Pack, Scarf, Gloves, Leather Boots, Beanie, MP3 with ear headphone, Machete, Leather Machete Sheath

Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, Eli (Denzel Washington) travels on foot toward the west coast of the United States. Along the way, he demonstrates uncanny survival and fighting skills, hunting wildlife and swiftly defeating a group of highway bandits who try to ambush him. Searching for a source of water, he arrives at a ramshackle town built and overseen by Carnegie (Gary Oldman). Carnegie dreams of building more towns and controlling the people by using the power of a certain book. His henchmen scour the desolate landscape daily in search of it, but to no avail.

This is certainly an interesting release by MC Toys and I really like what I'm seeing :)

Consider this bought haha

Nice shades, Eli

Does the head sculpt of The End Walker resemble Denzel Washington? Hmmmm

The complex fight scenes were choreographed by Jeff Imada and feature the Filipino martial art of Kali. Denzel Washington trained for months with Dan Inosanto and Jeff Imada for the role. He certainly demonstrated it very well in the film.

Eli (Denzel Washington) carries a weathered Heckler & Koch HK45 pistol as his sidearm throughout the film.

Eli (Denzel Washington) also carries a short barreled Remington 870 "Witness Protection" shotgun, with various weathering and a heavily taped handle. In the end of the film, Solara (Mila Kunis) can be seen with the shotgun, as she "inherits" it from Eli.

For close quarters combat, Eli is armed with the Khukri,or Kukri, a Nepalese melee weapon, similar to what Alice uses in the Resident Evil films

The short barreled Remington 870 "Witness Protection" shotgun is stored in his haversack / backpack when not in use

The Machete is stored in a Leather Machete Sheath

One thing's missing from this set and that is the "Book of Eli". Guess this End Walker is not going to hand the book over either haha


genesis said...

Really great to see this release.
A long awaited and must have figure.
Hopefully the price not "hot toys like".

humanbeingill said...

A HUGH fan of the movie having seen it Thrice at the movie theaters, and then 2-3 times on TV and DVD as well. I've seen a couple fully customized figures created by some every talented artists a couple years ago. Although not as striking as those customs THIS piece is very strong. I'll be keeping the hat and glasses as well as the scarf on snuggly to hide the less then accurate portrait. Under $180 I'm in...