“The name’s Plissken!”
Kurt Russell has played many memorable characters across his long, storied film career, but few are more iconic than the eyepatch-clad, submachine gun-toting, cigarette-smoking, jump-shot-making badass Snake Plissken. The former Special Forces operative cemented himself into the annals of history in Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. where he ventures into former metropolises-turned-maximum security prisons in order to execute high-level, top-secret missions. In short, he’s awesome, and now he can be a part of your home thanks to an amazing Sixth Scale Snake Plissken figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
Here’s what it looks like on Sideshow’s website:
According to Sideshow, the insanely detailed figure comes with the following:
– One (1) Revolver with scope
– One (1) SMG with removalbe silencer and scope
– One (1) Sculpted pistol and SMG holsters
– One (1) Wrist Timer
– One (1) Wrist Tracker
– Three (3) Shurikens
– One (1) Homing Device
– One (1) Radio
– One (1) Cigarette
– Detailed Jacket and Clothing
– Various alternately posed hands
– Hand holding nuclear fusion information cassette tape
They weren’t joking — there’s a metric ton of stuff in there. Here’s a gallery of what it was like as I unboxed the li’l guy:
The amount of detail and accessories is quite staggering, actually. You can unbutton little snaps on his jacket and holsters, swap out hands and make them hold accessories as needed, and even adjust the notches on his belt. Just be careful when you bend his legs though. When I was testing the leg articulation, I discovered that Snake’s pants had slid down, giving one of the greatest badasses in cinema history a hilarious case of plumber’s crack. To whomever at Sideshow insisted on including this feature, I salute you.
The Snake Plissken Sixth Scale Figure retails for $159.99 and is available now. If you’re a fan of Escape From New York/L.A. or simply just want a tiny Kurt Russell in your life, this is a must-have. If you’re freaked out by having an envelope of tiny disembodied hands and weapons labeled “Snake Parts”, then maybe it’s not your cup of tea. But then again, Snake Plissken doesn’t give a f–k about your cup of tea.