Monday, June 11, 2012
Quentin Tarantino as Mr. Brown
You've got to love that the first sentence of the character profile points out that this figure was solely made to create a Quentin Tarantino figure. That's certainly why I bought it. So I could have a 1:6 scale figure of Quentin Tarantino.
Mr. Brown comes with a number of character specific accessories, like his cigs, his gun, and an alternate head if for some reason you prefer to display him as he looked after he got shot in the head.
Oddly enough, I like the expression on this head better. The other one kinda looks like he's slack jawed all the time.
The other interesting accessory is a CD of "Like a Virgin," the song the character analyses in the beginning of the movie. It's very much the "over examination of pop culture" speech that Tarantino is considered to have spearheaded and which made indie movies insufferable through much of the 90's. Even Tarantino knew it was over done: he removed a scene from Pulp Fiction because it sounded too much like an indie filmmaker trying to do a "Tarantino scene." The CD never shows up in the movie, so this is very much a prop that exists solely to symbolize a memorable monologue. I like that its clearly a bootleg copy of the song.
You know what I said about the figure's face looking slack jawed? Yeah, it really does. It makes the figure look like it's worried all the time. I really wish they hadn't sculpted his mouth that way.