Along with Sideshow's release of a 1/6 scale 12-inch FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder (reviewed here), Sideshow also released a 1/6 scale 12-inch C.G.B. Spender a.k.a. Cigarette Smoking Man.
Cigarette Smoking Man or C.G.B. Spender comes dressed in a two-piece navy blue suit, white shirt and red tie. The suit is a tad small and tight and looks rather ill-fitting on him.
The head sculpt, however, is EXCELLENT!! The figure looks very much like the actor who plays him, William B. Davis. The deep wrinkles, facial features are spot on. The sculpt is amazingly good. Why can't they have used the same sculptor for Mulder? SIGH!
He has three accessories (I don’t include any figure stand as an accessory because they aren't very useful - I prefer my figures to stand on their own two feet if possible, as they look more real) and they are: one loose cigarette, one pack of “Morley” cigarettes and...
One of the coolest accessory ever - a high-powered sniper rifle which could be mounted on a tripod. This thing is NICE!! More on it in the next post.
Cigarette Smoking Man would have had a problem in Singapore, given the new rules prohibiting smoking anywhere at all. Ken has done a FINE (pun intended) coverage here.
They even sculpted in a patch on the side of his neck. Not sure if it's meant to be a nicotine patch. Even if it is, it sure isn't working for him.
Now, where can I get a cab? or a plane, for that matter. I have to get out of this country (Singapore) in order to smoke. First they ban chewing gum, now they're almost banning smoking; not that it's such a bad thing - the air is cleaner now.