I saw custom figures of this one back in the 1990s, and they look a lot like this final Korben Dallas ReAction figure in the sense that it's sort of a Dagobah Training Luke Skywalker meets Aquaman kind of thing. Korben comes from a sci-fi future in which the hairstyles of the band The Police are in vogue along with blisteringly bright orange shirts with military pants and boots. It's a decent replica of his movie costume, plus it has a surprise in the back - there's a gun holster in what is more or less the back of his pants' waistband.
The sculpt is good - because, why wouldn't it be? It looks sort of like Bruce Willis, but with more hair. It's sort of a retro heroic ideal rather than a proper portrait, which goes along with a lot of the other figures in the line. You'll note there's no actor photos on any of the figures, least of all Bruce Willis, and this is no doubt intentional for various reasons. For all intents and purposes this is a Korben Dallas figure and not a Bruce Willis figure, so there you have it - the bare plastic arms look good, and match the molded plastic head. The torso has a tiny bit of flesh paint around the neck and shoulders, which is what you would have had in the old days.
As with some of the others, the cuts in the hips are weird. He has no problems standing or sitting, but there are big gaps below his crotchial area to allow for leg clearance. This sort of thing was kind of uncommon on old Kenner figures, as the figure has ample, visible clearance between that body part and the legs. You can see daylight. The pants also have a strange texture due to their being painted, but they certainly look nice as his hips rotate and give you the strange, squared-off butt region when he sits down. The arms have no problems rotating or holding his gun - just like his pants holster.
The stone is about as good as the others. You've got it, it looks OK, and nobody can hold it. There's no display pedestal or anything, so you can look at it and try to figure out what to do with it. It's one of the ancient riddles of action figure accessories - what's a good one? And how do you pick it? While it's easy to say "Oh, you simply have to make (fill in the blank)" it can be difficult to figure out how to package it and how to make it work. It's 2015 and we still don't have a 3 3/4-inch Jedi Training Remote from the first Star Wars movie, but we do have these MacGuffins - and also a really cool painted silver gun. The detail on it is exceptionally great, and would be a good accessory for a high-quality modern action figure. It clashes with the look and feel of the retro figure, but it's so cool that I don't care. It's nice to have it, it's great that he can hold it, and they did a nice job.
There's something oh so right about having The Fifth Element toys be compatible with the old Kenner Star Wars line. They look neat, but a little off, and are appropriately spaceish. I'm pretty happy with this one and while I bet a 6-inch Legacy figure would be incredible, it'd also be $20 or more and probably require a lot of approvals to get it just right. Considering there were a couple of aborted attempts to do these figures before I'm quite happy we got something decent, fun, and relatively inexpensive. It may not be exactly what you want out of a sci-fi movie toy from the 1990s, but considering the current alternative 18 years later is "no figure" you should give this one a look.
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