As if dealing with examinations and paper datelines is not enough, Hot Toys have just dropped the bomb by announcing new figures that will be featured in their Pirates Of The Carribean series.
The new figures, and there'll be two of them, are Will Turner and Cannibal Jack Sparrow.
Given that there is already Elizabeth Swann in the POTC line-up, Will Turner was pretty much expected. With regards to the prototype photos, the sculpt of Will Turner can only be described as perfect. I don't think anyone can look at it and say "Nah, that ain't Orlando Bloom". On the flipside, Will Turner doesn't come with any interesting trinkets. Unlike Swann, who was decked in intricate armor, Turner here only has his coat and sword and no notable effects.
A word of caution though, given how Elizabeth Swann turned out. I think it'll be wise to wait until final products photos are out before deciding on Will Turner. In fact, unless you are a seriously huge fan of either Swann or Turner and my advice would be to ditch the couple. In the same way that if you are hideous, no matter how good your partner looks, you'll still remain hideous, the same applies to toys as well.
While Will Turner will pretty much expected, Cannibal Jack Sparrow certainly wasn't. Undeniably, Cannibal Jack Sparrow would make an ideal addition to the line-up, excellent sculpt, accessories and all, but there is one thing about that really miffs me. Why, in the name of all that is good and holy, did Hot Toys decide to give him an extra head sculpt?!?!
Yes folks, according to reports, Cannibal Jack will come with an additional head sculpt - that of him smiling. This is pretty ridiculous. Yes, Cannibal Jack might be attired differently and all, but I still don't like the idea of the extra head sculpt. I feel cheated. I know now how early iPhone adopters felt when Apple slashed prices on iPhone by $200.
I think what Hot Toys should do to placate angry collectors like me is to give the extra "smiling" head sculpt free to those who have already bought the "original" Jack. That's right.
You hear me Hot Toys?!
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