Monday, August 24, 2015

HYTOYS 1/6th scale HK CID Senior Inspector 12-inch figure is Donnie Yen from Sha Po Lang

Donnie Yen Ji-dan (born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong-based Chinese martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Yen is credited by many for contributing to the popularization of the traditional martial arts style known as Wing Chun. He played Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the 2008 film Ip Man, which was a box office success. This has led to an increase in the number of people taking up Wing Chun, leading to hundreds of new Wing Chun schools to be opened up in mainland China and other parts of Asia. (source: wiki)

Yen is considered to be Hong Kong's top action star; director Peter Chan mentioned that he "is the 'it' action person right now" and "has built himself into a bona fide leading man, who happens to be an action star." Yen is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts (MMA) into the mainstream of Chinese culture, by choreographing MMA in many of his recent films. Yen has displayed notable skills in MMA, being well-versed in boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, Muay Thai, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wing Chun, and Wushu.

SPL: Sha Po Lang is a 2005 Hong Kong-Chinese action film written and directed by Wilson Yip, starring Simon Yam, Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. Yam portrays a retiring police detective who resorts to the use of questionable methods in order to catch Wong Po (Hung), a ruthless triad boss. The title Sha Po Lang refers to three words derived from Chinese astrology that each represent a different star capable of good or evil depending on their position in the heavens.

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HYTOYS item#ZH001 1/6th scale HK CID Senior Inspector 12-inch figure will come with head sculpt x 2, Body, Hand x 7, Jacket, Shirt, Pants, Belt, Shoes, Handcuffs, Baton, bag

In August 2015, Yen was confirmed on the cast list of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", an upcoming American epic space opera film set in the Star Wars universe between the events of Episode III and Episode IV, produced by Lucasfilm and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Related posts:
July 5, 2013 – SIMPLZ TOYS "ALKAID" 1/6th scale Donnie Yen from Sha Po Lang 12-inch action figure previewed on my toy blog HERE
July 21, 2010 – Enterbay 1:6 Donnie Yen as Ip Man PREVIEW posted HERE
January 31, 2014 – Very Cool x Coo Model 1/6 The Monkey King (Donnie Yen as Sun Wukong) 12-inch figure (preview pictures HERE)

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