Saturday, January 18, 2014

VTS Toys 1/6 scale The Revenger 12" figure aka Ray Stevenson Punisher War Zone Review II

continued from earlier post...

Here's the VTS Toys 1/6 scale The Revenger 12-inch action figure fully kitted out, assembled with all his gear and accessories, all ready to take on the bad guys and avenge the deaths of his family. After all, this VTS Revenger figure is based on the Marvel comics character Frank Castle, a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime. Driven by the deaths of his wife and two children, who were killed by the mob during a shootout in New York City's Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry.

The Punisher's brutal nature and willingness to kill made him a novel character in mainstream American comic books in 1974. By the late 1980s, he was part of a wave of psychologically troubled antiheroes and was featured in several monthly publications, including The Punisher War Journal, The Punisher War Zone, and The Punisher Armory. Despite his violent actions and dark nature, the Punisher has enjoyed some mainstream success (although toned down) on television, making guest appearances on Spider-Man: The Animated Series and even The Super Hero Squad Show. In feature films, Dolph Lundgren portrayed the Punisher in 1989, as did Thomas Jane in 2004, and Ray Stevenson in 2008.

This 1/6 scale Revenger figure is definitely inspired by Ray Stevenson's portrayal of the Frank Castle character from the 2008 "Punisher war Zone" movie, from the head sculpt which bears a striking resemblance to actor Ray Stevenson to his getup / outfit (most significantly the all important body armor with the skull print. The skull is the Punisher's signature, just as the shield is Captain America's) including the weapons he has on him. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures :)

VTS Toys 1/6 scale The Revenger 12-inch figure (Ray Stevenson as Frank Castle / The Punisher) comes dressed in his black long sleeve sweater, combat pants, BDU belt and black combat boots. Other items included are: extra palm / hand for gripping his knife as well as a pair of tactical gloves (fingerless), bendy hands x 2, watch, body armor, combat belt, AR-15 magazine holster, grenade pouch x 2, fragmentation grenade x 2, CQC holster with drop leg platform, CQC holster with molle platform, CQC pistol magazine holster x 2, AR15 carbine with reflex sight, suppressor, grenade launcher, rail cover x 2, AR-15 mag 1 + 1, 40mm grenade x 3, tactical rifle sling, Beretta 92 pistol x 2, pistol magazine x 2, tactical mod revolver with micro red dot scope and weapon light with laser, revolver rounds x 6, revolver drop leg holster, combat knife with scabbard.

In my haste to assemble the 1/6 scale custom M4A1-type carbine equipped with KAC Quad-rails, a C-More red dot optic sight, an Advanced Armament Corp M4-2000 suppressor, and a short-barreled AG36 grenade launcher, I have attached the sight on backwards and didn't realize it until I've posted these pictures. My bad :(

NEXT: Check out pictures of this VTS Revenger figure with his 1/6 scale Smith & Wesson Model 500 Performance Center Magnum revolver with a Knight's Armament RIS setup, a tactical flashlight, a laser, and a black suppressor installed.

Related posts:
January 17, 2011 – Art-Figures: SAVES "Punisher: War Zone" Figure REVIEWs HERE and HERE
December 7, 2011 – Reviews of Art Figures AF-005 Avenger AKA Thomas Jane Punisher posted in my toy blog HERE and HERE
December 10, 2011 – Art Figures 1/6 Punisher Figures spell Double Trouble (pictures HERE)


BigHatDino said...

I have the Art Figures SAVES, which I love, but this guy looks fantastic - do you think the sculpt & gear are better?

alex teo said...

The gear is definitely better. There's a proper legit holder for the rifle magazine and the weapons are all more screen accurate. I will be posting comparison pictures soon.

Kaido said...

Great pics Alex! Make me regret not ordering him now.

I don't usually like bendy hands, what are your thoughts on them?

alex teo said...

Thanks Kaido.

I'm also not a big fan of bendy hands because they normally don't grasp the weapons properly. In this case, they work because Frank Castle wore fingerless gloves in the movie and I don't know if there's a better way to produce these in 1/6 scale.