Monday, June 2, 2014

Review 1: DAM Toys 1/6 Gangsters Kingdom Spade IV "Chad" 12-inch Figure (Colin Farrell?)

This is the recently released DAM Toys 1/6 scale Gangsters Kingdom Spade 4 "Chad" 12-inch Figure. This is the fourth figure from the Gangsters Kingdom series and I'm loving every one of them.

Some backstory: “Four of Spades” Chad has been a part of the gang for many years; rumor has it that he is ruthless and bold in his early years. He is loyal to the gang and earned the trust he deserved, but he becomes cautious since his son was born. Chad wants to be a good dad, he loves his son and has great expectations in him. He wants to save enough money to send his son to a good university, and keeps his son away from his life path. His heart is filled with contradictions, and he becomes more and more gloomy.

One of the draws / attractions of DAM Toys Gangsters Kingdom line are the stylized / animated 1/6 scale head sculpts that bear some resemblance to famous actors / people (that and the great outfits plus accessories). The likeness is uncanny even though the faces are done very caricature-like. This fourth figure, Spade IV or Chad, looks a lot like Colin James Farrell, an Irish film actor famous for movies such as Total Recall, Fright Night, Horrible Bosses, In Bruges, Pride and Glory, MIami Vice, Alexander, S.W.A.T., Daredevil (as Bullseye) etc. The first figure, Spade J looked like Jason Statham, English actor (posted HERE). The second figure, Spade 2 resembled Vinnie Jones (British actor and former professional footballer - pictures HERE) and the third figure had Wayne Rooney's looks (revealed HERE). Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United and the England national team. So it looks like the Spade family has no Americans.

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The box packaging is the same for all four figures, opening to reveal a long write-up and background story about each character, hoping to get us to identify with the character and not think of it as just a piece of 12-inch plastic figure but maybe something more.

A playing card is always included, bearing the character's rendering and the corresponding card number, in this case it's “Four of Spades”.

DAM Toys (GK004#) 1/6 scale Gangster's Kingdom Spade 4 "Chad" 12-inch Figure comes with 1/6 scale Head sculpt (Colin Farrell?), 12-inch Action body, Stocking mask, A half sleeve T-shirt, Plaid shirt, Thick motorcycle leather jacket, Black jeans, Cowboy boots (one pair), Ak47 (A cartridge), Two packs + AK double magazine, M1911 pistol, belt, Black Duffle Bag, Belt, left half finger gloves, Dermal sheath + Tactical knife, Silver necklace, Dark glasses, Palm (3) three pieces. The figure in full attire is kept in the top tray with the 1/6 scale accessories residing in the bottom tray.

Figure comes fully dressed already but I'm always itching to see what's under the layers of 1/6 scale clothing. In this case, you have to remove the glossy brown leather jacket, plaid shirt and a black V-neck T-shirt before you can see Spade IV "Chad" topless. And as with the other Dam Toys Gangsters Kingdom figures, Spade IV also has tattoos.

Close-up of DAM Toys 1/6 Gangsters Kingdom Spade IV "Chad" 12-inch Figure's tattoos - "Don't provoke me" on his right hand and "Pray for my son" on his chest. Love the Punisher style left half finger glove with the skull emblem.

Check out Spade IV "Chad" 1/6 scale Black jeans with belt and Cowboy boots (by the way, these are boot-feet)

DAM Toys 1/6 Gangsters Kingdom Spade IV "Chad" 12-inch Figure wearing the black V-neck T-shirt and silver cross necklace, with M1911 pistol in one hand and knife in the other. NOTE: Chair is NOT included. Used here only as prop.

DAM Toys 1/6 Gangsters Kingdom Spade IV "Chad" 12-inch Figure wearing plaid shirt over his back V-neck T-shirt. Dam Toys has taped the two sleeve ends so that they can slip into the jacket more easily. Once that is done, the tape can be removed.

NEXT: Spade IV "Chad" with his brown leather jacket on plus all the 1/6 scale accessories that come with this Dam Toys Gangsters Kingdom 12-inch figure

Related posts:
March 27, 2013 - DAM Toys Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 Spade J 12-inch stylized Jason Statham figure Reviews HERE, HERE and HERE
May 11, 2013 - Incoming: DAM Toys 1/6 scale The Gangsters Kingdom Spade 3 12" figure (Wayne Rooney?)
September 4, 2013 - DAM Toys Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 scale Spade 2 (Vinnie Jones) figure reviews HERE, HERE and HERE
September 9, 2013 - Pictures of DAM Toys Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 scale Spade J & Spade 2 12" figures together


Unknown said...

Looks good. Bought one!

Kaido said...

Yeah, pretty sweet! Gangster Kingdom rocks. The Spade Gang seems to be the British gangsters and Diamond Gang is South American/Latino gangsters.

I have watched quite a few Colin Farrell movies of late - none were that great, but he's definitely watchable.