Here’s something amusing I came across at the Hot Toys website during lunch. Looks like Hot Toys is finally releasing the 12″ Will Turner figure. It looks pretty good to go with the Elizabeth Swan figure. However, what caught my attention was not Will Turner but the 2nd Jack Sparrow figure to be released called ‘Cannibal Jack Sparrow’.
A closer look at the face of this figure really amused me. Hot Toys will be providing two Jack Sparrow heads – one in Cannibal make-up and the other… *drum roll* … Jack Sparrow in iconic smiley face! Yes, those are the exact words used on the Hot Toys website. It’s pretty funny when you read that description and then look at the grinning version of Captain Jack.
Despite the tongue-in-cheek take in this new Jack Sparrow figure by Hot Toys, I found the ‘cannibal’ head pretty stunning from these pictures. Even with the figure’s face contorted, it still looks so Johnny Depp-like. And its expression is pretty dead-on with regards to Jack Sparrow’s antics in the cannibal sequence in the movie. Hot Toys is marching ahead strongly in 1/6 figure sculpting and are getting creative with their products. It’s amazing what their sculptors can do.
Fantastic as the sculpts may be, I will not be getting these 2 figures. Not a die-hard fan of Pirates of the Caribbean although my sights are set on Davy Jones. But fans of Jack and gang will almost be bowed over by these excellent figures!