James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby as a sidekick character in Captain America Comics #1 (cover-dated March 1941), published by Timely Comics (Marvel's 1940s predecessor). Decades later, the original Bucky was brought back from supposed death as the Winter Soldier, and even as Captain America when Steve Rogers was presumed to be dead.
Sebastian Stan portrays Bucky in the feature film Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and the Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). As Steve Rogers' best friend, who has re-emerged as an enhanced brainwashed assassin after being thought killed in action during World War II, Bucky is now the Winter Soldier.
In the trailers for the film, one of the most memorable moments was when Captain America (Steve Rogers) hurls his shield at the Winter Soldier to try and stop him from getting away after he has "killed" Nick Fury. He turns and stops the shield in mid flight with his metal arm. It tells of the intense conflict and battle that is to follow. At that point, we still didn't know who the Winter Soldier was (although those of us who have read the comic books already know the answer to that question).
This is the recently released Hot Toys MMS241 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1/6th scale Sebastian Stan as Bucky / Winter Soldier Collectible Figure (Note: 1/6 shield NOT included. Used for photography purposes)
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The Hot Toys Winter Soldier packaging is standard as with all of Hot Toys' other releases. In the past, Hot Toys did try to be creative with their box packaging. An example was the Hot Toys MMS82 Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6 scale Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands fully pose-able action figure (check out the pictures HERE). Nowadays, you just lift the lid / cover and the figure with his accessories is found inside, but not before a card that displays an actual picture of the figure in full bleed which is placed over the tray holding the figure and accessories.
Here's the 12-inch Winter Soldier collectible figure with all the 1/6 scale accessories. That's a lot of accessories. I don't remember Hot Toys including so many accessories with their figure for a while now. One of the Hot Toys figures that came with a lot of accessories was the Blade II collectible figure that was released in 2010. You can see the review and pictures posted earlier in my toy blog HERE.
Hot Toys MMS241 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1/6th scale Winter Soldier Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. One (1) newly sculpted head with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up. One (1) interchangeable masked head. One (1) hair sculpt interchangeable on both head sculpts with Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted. Approximately 31 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations. Metal-like left arm with red star emblem. Four (4) pairs of interchangeable palms (left with glove) including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons, One (1) pair open palms.
Always read the instructions included before doing anything else with the figure. You don't want to damage the figure after spending your hard earned money on it. Enjoy the figure, don't regret the purchase. Click on the pictures for a better enlarged view of the instructions / Dos and Don'ts.
1/6 scale weapons included with this Hot Toys 12-inch Winter Soldier collectible figure: Colt M4A1 assault rifle fitted with M203A1 grenade launcher, Intratec TEC-38 Over Under Pistol (two tone nickel plated version), SIG-Sauer P226R pistol with magazine removed, two M203 HE grenades, one M4 rifle magazine, FN Mk13 grenade launcher - aka remote bomb launcher (modified to fire magnetic disc-shaped explosive charge, displayed on the right of the launcher in picture below), CZ Vz. 61 E Skorpion submachine gun, COP 357 Derringer - .357 Magnum, two combat knives / daggers, one spike.
Hot Toys MMS241 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1/6th scale Sebastian Stan as Bucky / Winter Soldier 12-inch Collectible Figure (with unmasked head sculpt) complete with weapons sheathed and holstered on his person. His costume consists of: One (1) black leather-like top with embossed pattern, One (1) pair of black pants with holsters, One (1) black belt with pouches, One (1) black chest holster for his SMG, One (1) pair of black boots. Hot Toys warns: The outfit, belt and weapon holsters are non-detachable. Don't try to take them off!
The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) can be seen with what appears to be a holstered stainless steel / nickel plated SIG-Sauer P226. The left holster is a custom thigh holster designed specifically for the P226 pistol
The 1/6th scale CZ Vz. 61 E Skorpion submachine gun is carried on the back of his armored vest in a specially designed bracket. The two combat knives are sheathed on the belt of his lower back. He also carries the two M203 grenade rounds on his belt.
The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) can be seen with the holstered COP 357 Derringer (top) and Intratec TEC-38 Pistol (bottom) on a custom right thigh holster holding two pistols as well as a sheath for his spike (located in front of the pistols).
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A closer and better view of the holstered stainless steel / nickel plated SIG-Sauer P226 pistol in the custom left thigh holster. The pouches on his belt cannot be opened.
Another view of the CZ Vz. 61 E Skorpion submachine gun carried on the back of his armored vest and the two combat knives sheathed on his lower back.
Holstered COP 357 Derringer (top) and Intratec TEC-38 Pistol (bottom) on a custom right thigh holster holding two pistols as well as a sheath for his spike (located in front of the pistols)
Check out the knee pads and cool pair of boots
Other 1/6 scale accessories included with this Hot Toys 12-inch Winter Soldier figure: interchangeable masked head, Figure display stand with Winter Soldier nameplate and the movie logo, One (1) pair of goggles, extra pose-able hands (four normal right hands and three gloved hands)
Here are some pictures of Hot Toys 12-inch Winter Soldier collectible figure (with alternate 1/6th scale masked head sculpt) stopping Captain America's shield in mid flight with his metal arm. The metal hand for grasping the shield is included with the figure.
NEXT: Hot Toys MMS241 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1/6th scale Sebastian Stan as Bucky / Winter Soldier Collectible Figure armed with his weapons. An assassin has to do what an assassin does.