Saturday, October 15, 2011

Art-figures Navy Seal Special / Lt A.K. Waters (Tears of the Sun)

Tears of the Sun is a 2003 war movie, depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria.
Lt. A.K. Waters played by Bruce Willis commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks played by Monica Bellucci who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.

I have never been a great fan of Bruce Willis's movie but Tears of the Sun is an exception. This is one movie I can watch over and over again.
I have always wanted a Lt A.K. Waters 12" figure and with more and more 12" figure companies doing 12" representations of prominent movie characters, I knew some day someone will do a Lt A.K. Waters.
Up comes Art-figures with their Navy Seal Special which is supposed to represent Bruce Willis as Lt A.K. Waters. I am happy.

The packaging is very simple and average.
The front shows off the figure...well that's about it.
Inside the figure and the accessories are not well secured, so do check if you have all the accessories inside

Very simple no fuss packaging

Figure & accessories are loosely packed so do check before you
bring him home!

The sculpting is very good. The texture of the skin looks realistic and great.
I just love the stubble on his face.
But does it look like Bruce? all fairness it does not need to look like Bruce but we all know where Art-figures is going with this figure.
It looks dead on like Bruce when you look at it from the side but from the front something seems to be missing. I am not sure really.
But overall it is a pretty impressive sculpt.
The painting is equally impressive and I love how they painted the stubble on his face and hair. It looks impressive as hell!

My love hate relationship with 12" figures.
I love them for their beautiful sculpt, great details and wonderful accessories but I also hate putting the accessories on.
Yes I admire the details that can be found in such small accessories but putting them on is really a pain.
This figure is no different. Plenty of wonderful detailed accessories but it means more time and sweat goes into putting all of them on.
Well just take your time and do it once. I don't think you want to do this twice!

Being used to getting many pairs of extra heads with other 12" offering, I was expecting the same for this figure. However I was surprised to just get 1 pair of hands.
Don't worry, they are hands with bendable fingers so they more or less function like real hands.

The uniform is pretty well made and I love the fact that they stained the bottom of the pants to make them look like they are covered with mud. A pretty nice touch.
I also like the feel of the uniform.
It reminds me of the time when I served my national service, after a week out in the field, my uniform felt hard and stiff due to all the hardened mud and sweat. Yes that is how the uniform feels like!

Overall a well made figure. Good sculpt and great accessories. To date, this would be the best 12" represntation of Lt A.K. Waters in the movie Tears of the Sun.

Lt A.K. Waters

Lt A.K. Waters fully geared up


desmond said...

Bro, a pretty good figure!!

chrismandesign said...

i think in a close up the face sculpt lack a bit of similarity with Bruce, but from a lil’ distance it looks pretty fine even in the front view... the hands articulation is a nice improvement... it has a good gear but i still prefer something more futuristic & armed to the teeth, anyway is a great addition to ur collection, i agree... =)

sket said...

indeed Tears of the Sun is a good movie, and maybe a good Willis one too, really and yes watch over and over again. the other great one that u can watch over is Russell Crowe's rescue mission in Proof of Life. excellent head sculpt.

Bera said...

man, the details are fantastic! I could've mistaken this with the real guy! Lol this looks very very expensive nice toys you have here ;) keep'em coming.

Little Plastic Man said...

Thanks Bera!

Anonymous said...

Yes a badass figure, sculpt is really awesome, think it might be his eyes from the front view that makes out seem alil off. As far as accuracy from the movie goes I saw two things right off that were wrong. His sidearm in the movie is the H&K not a 1911 and his rifle in the movie does not have the six position stock it has an M16 style fixed stock on his M4 but still awesome.

Little Plastic Man said...

Thanks for the info dude!


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