Saturday, June 13, 2015

1:6 scale Sir Christopher Lee as Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus in Star Wars - Rest In Peace

Sir Christopher Lee, the veteran actor and star of many of the world's biggest film franchises, has died aged 93. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008).

This is the Hasbro released 1:6 scale Christopher Lee as Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus 12-inch figure from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. In the film, Lee is former Jedi Master who falls to the dark side of the Force and becomes Darth Sidious's second apprentice, the founder of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the instigator of the Clone Wars. Lee did most of the swordplay himself, though a double was required for the long shots with more vigorous footwork.

Introduced in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku) appears as the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a federation of planetary systems rebelling against the Galactic Republic due to his anger by its bureaucracy as well as the apparent unwillingness of the Jedi Council to aid oppressed galactic systems.

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Count Dooku's lightsaber was unique. He studied Jedi Archives records to create a curved lightsaber of the type that was standard in the heyday of Form II lightsaber combat. The curved hilt of Dooku's lightsaber allows for superior finesse and precise blade control. This design gives Dooku an edge when facing Jedi, who have mostly trained to use lightsabers to deflect blaster bolts.

Related posts:
October 6, 2011 – RIP Steve Jobs: Kitbash 1/6 Steve Jobs 12-inch Figure posted on my toy blog HERE
March 4, 2012 – The passing of a Master: "Star Wars" designer Ralph McQuarrie has died at age 82 posted HERE
March 11, 2012 – Passing of another great talent: Jean Henri Gaston Giraud aka Moebius posted HERE
January 12, 2009 – Heath Ledger wins Golden Globe Award for his role as The Joker (posted HERE)


D7ana said...

Thanks for sharing this figure. It's a better likeness than the Sideshow one.

I'm glad I can still watch him online and on DVD.

alex teo said...

Thanks for sharing the link and pics. That didn't look like him at all LOL

D7ana said...

You're welcome ;-)

Alas, it doesn't, lol.

Unknown said...

Is this the Hasbro version?

Unknown said...

That's outstanding!! Until I saw the hands, I thought it was from sideshow. It's sad that Hasbro's gone downhill with their Star Wars figures since then (except for the black series).