Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wanted (2008)

"Wanted (2008)" is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann and Terence Stamp. James McAvoy's character Gibson is recruited by Fox (Angelina Jolie) into The Fraternity, a thousand-year-old secret society of assassins whose leader is Sloan (Morgan Freeman).

It's nice that Hot Toys are releasing these figures of Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy (although for McAvoy, the head sculpt is quite off!) as US Secret Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) agents with new weapons, G36C and P90 - sweet!









I'm just glad that Hot Toys are producing stuff other than just military - one can only have so many SEALs and DEVGRU etc. I also like the pairing of Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy from WANTED. Hot Toys has a tendency to do that - there was John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix from "Ladder 49", and Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher pairing (from "The Guardian") as well as British Royals Princes William and Harry.

7 comments:

desmond said...

I am interested in getting these two figures as they look very fine to me..I had ceased buying 12inch for special operation forces a very long time. So, looking forward to it..Haha!!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi desmond. yeah, once you think you are out of it, they pull you right back in - mwahahahahah! these look like it's worth it :)

desmond said...

Yes, agree with you!

Mizu said...

Sure looks like Angelina Jolie. Are you gonna take this opportunity to kitbash a couple of Mr and Mrs Smith figures, Alex? :P

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi michelle, that sounds mighty interesting :) who would've thought that Mr & Mrs Smith (GREAT movie) would become Mr & Mrs Brad Pitt. Lemme see if I've a spare Brad lying around ha! ha!

Anonymous said...

Where exactly is the associating of these figures with the movie "Wanted" coming from?

The female does have a passive resemblance to Angelina Jolie in the eye area, I'll admit, but maybe the reason the male's likeness to James McAvoy isn't as good is because...he's not supposed to be James McAvory?

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi anon, it was because Hot Toys had always released sets in pairs and they are usually movie-related. There were John Travolta and Joaquim Phoenix fire-fighters, Kevin Kostner and Ashton Kutcher SEALs, Prince William and Harry British soldiers among others.