Friday, April 21, 2017

S.H. Figuarts Game of Death Bruce Lee (Yellow Track Suit) 14cm Tall Action Figure Review 1

This was part of my April 2017 haul (see the toy blog post HERE)

This is the S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee (Yellow Track Suit) Action Figure which was released in January 2017. My childhood was definitely influenced by the legendary Bruce Lee. My father brought me to all the Bruce Lee films, starting with The Big Boss, then Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, sparking a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in the US, Hong Kong and the rest of the world. It's too bad he died so young.

This S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee (Yellow Track Suit) Action Figure is the second Bruce Lee figure to be released by Bandai under their S.H. Figuarts line. After the success of the first version which was the Fist of Fury Bruce Lee figure released in January 2016, this second version has Bruce Lee wearing his trademark yellow tracksuit as seen in Game of Death. This Set comes with the main figure, optional left and right hands x4 types, optional face expression parts x3 types, Nunchaku x2 types and Pao stick.

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According to Bandai, the head is recreated with digital printing, for an extremely realistic rendition. S.H. Figuarts' pose-ability will also allow you to act out many different action poses characteristic of Bruce Lee. 2 types of weapons are included, making it possible to make your action scenes even more interesting.


Close-up of one of the interchangeable Bruce Lee faces

The nunchucks could have been better made. The first version looks better because it actually has chains connecting the two sticks. The nunchaku here is made of moulded plastic which is disappointing.

This is the other Bruce Lee expression which is his famous grin. I think the final execution does not match the prototype pictures which were better.

The "Pao stick" Bruce Lee uses in Game of Death appears to be a green bamboo stick which he uses like a whip.

And here's the third Bruce Lee facial expression that is included.

I've also included pics of the first version S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee figure as well as a comparison picture of S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee figure and Figma Bruce Lee figure. There is definitely a world of difference in terms of the head sculpt and you can see why S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee comes out on top.

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1 comment:

Rob said...

Nice! The poseabiliity on those figures look great.