Toys & Merch

12 Inches of Sam Worthington? Release the Kraken!


Hopefully, you know me well enough by now to realize that nothing in Heaven, on Earth, or on Mount Olympus is going to keep me from spending $150 for Sam Worthington in a little skirt. Action figure sculpting and technology have come a long way, baby. Why, back in my day, a toy company would hand you a slab of white plastic with a daub of yellow paint on top and call it Luke Skywalker. It was barbaric, but you were grateful. Now, my friends, now we have highly detailed, highly pose-able and highly hot 1/6-scale action figures that, frankly, have at least 10 more points of articulation than I have. This 12-inch demi-god is from Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys (how appropriate), celebrating Sam’s portrayal of Perseus in the new Clash of the Titans movie. Let’s take a look at his special features, shall we?

• Over 30 points of articulation
• Authentic, hand-painted likeness of Sam Worthington as Perseus
• Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture; realistic hair sculpture; movie-accurate scar on neck
• TrueType body with muscular arms and newly developed rubber legs showing detailed muscular lines and texture
• Two pairs of interchangeable palms, including one pair of open palms and one pair of relaxed palms
• Armor: Metallic chest armor; metallic arm armors; gladiator sandals; metallic shin armors
• Clothing: Faux flannelette under-tee; faux leather under-skirt with belt
• Accessories: Metallic sword and shield; newly sculpted Medusa’s head; faux leather bag
• Extendable figure stand

I don’t know about you, but I could read about “muscular lines and texture” and “relaxed palms” all day. But what really excites me about placing Perseus on my shelf between He-Man and Nightwing is the “movie-accurate facial expression.” I love Sam, and I enjoyed Clash very much, but that frozen facial expression is indeed pretty “movie-accurate.” I can’t argue with that.

All 12 inches of Perseus are available for pre-order at Action Figure Express.

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