Tamed Reservoir Dogs?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 3, 2007 in Hobbies and Collections |

Reservoir Dogs box set

I was just reading at ToyNews International that NECA toys has a released a new box set of Reservoir Dogs figurines, and of course being a Tarantino fan the story caught my fanboy eye right away! However went I went to take a look at the photo of the dogs (Mr. Brown, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Orange and Mr. White! ) I found myself being a bit let down. They seem to look so lifeless, yes they used the iconic poses from the opening titles of the film but alas the dogs seemed be stiff looking.

But then I realized why: Reservoir Dogs isn’t a comic book film with characters decked out in a caped costume, it’s classic film noir and more about what the characters do than how they look. If you think back to the film you think of the ear cutting scene or someone being thrown in the trunk of a car – or even character actors like Chris Penn as ‘Nice Guy Eddie’ or my favorite scene stealer Lawrence Tierney as Joe.

So I think NECA would have ben better off recreating scenes from the film even if they were a bit more silly looking. To me it’s about how the toy captures the spirit of a film, a classic example would be the Corgi car based on the James Bond film that had an ejector seat. The toy allows a child (or someone who is a child at heart) to relive what they enjoyed about the film.

But of course if your a true collector fanboy you have to own it because you are also a compleatest at heart (compleatest: the fanboy version of obsessive compulsive disorder) so if you must own everything Reservoir Dogs you can order the mini-statues from CornerStoreComics.com.

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