|Meet Mr. White, urm...Harv|
In case you missed my first post, I've provided a close up of Harv's face. There is definitely a lot more detail that goes into sculpting an action figure's face. At first I thought the detail was due to the fact that Harve is a licensed likeness; but that can't be it because fashion doll companies have also gained licenses to create likenesses of celebrities. Maybe in the fashion doll world it's more about the essence of the person as opposed to an actual representation. Suffice it to say, Harv definitely looks like Harvey Keitel.
The next thing I wanted to check was Harv's poseability. The literature on him informed me that he has 30+ points of articulation. After removing his clothing, I could see that he had jointing everywhere. Neck, torso, waist, upper arms, forearms, upper legs, lower legs, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles...I don't think there is a part of his body that is untouched by articulation. So did all of these joints help to make him more poseable? Once again, yes and no.
|With clothes on, Harv fires his gun the cool way|
|Without clothes, Harv can actually aim his gun|
|The amazing detail|
* I just want to interject here, that I'm not advocating smoking or violence. The point here is that these are the accessories with which Harv was packaged and they deserve to be discussed. Plus since Harv represents a character from a particular movie, these accessories are in keeping with his movie character.
So, the bottom line is that I'm having a good time figuring out all of Harv's abilities and limitations. He has definitely been a positive addtion to my little 1:6 scale universe. It's quite possible that the limitations I'm discovering would not be an issue if I had decided to purchase a more expensive action figure. I'm in no hurry to change that now. There's still a lot to be done with Harv. The next thing I'd like to do is compare him to one of my articulated male fashion dolls. Stay tuned for part three.