Monday, December 29, 2014

Quantum Mechanix Presents 1:6th Scale Captain Mal Reynolds

Any Firefly / Serenity / Castle fans reading? Next year, Quantum Mechanix is producing a sixth scale Captain Malcolm Reynolds action figure. Yes, sculptor Trevor Grove has produced a  prototype  that resembles actor Nathan Fillion. A foot tall prototype with 38 points of articulation. Molded hair, unfortunately. Wearing Mal's iconic long brown coat, brown shirt, and tan "tight" pants. (Alas, not with a Hot Toys butt, but the face looks accurate.) Even more exciting, the Malcolm Reynolds figure is the FIRST in a line of Firefly figures. For only $179.95 - before postage.

Am I pre-ordering him? Um ... no. If I were working, would I? YES! 

I enjoyed Firefly, and I like what I have read about Nathan Fillion. Not stalker-like, but I'm-glad-this-person-exists-in-my-timeline like. Usually, I buy a doll or figure because I like something about that figure; this time, part of the purchase joy will be for this actor in this role.

Where can you find this figure? Vantage Collectibles and Entertainment Earth are two places I've seen the figure listed. Entertainment Earth expects to have him March 2015 - and they are offering FREE shipping.

DVD cover to Joss Whedon's Firefly showing Nathan Fillion as Captain Mal Reynolds
Joss Whedon's Firefly disc 1 showing Nathan Fillion as Captain Mal Reynolds

Then again, I should wait to see the actual figure - should I become able to afford him. Anyone else considering him?


Georgia Girl said...

Very nice sculpt! Out of my price range though. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

I like this actor in his role of Castle and he has a very nice face. The action figure looks very much like him, I like it! I was surprised to read that Firefly is an old show, it's never been on television here. I'll have to go to the library to see if they got it, it looks like a great show.

D7ana said...

Hi Georgia Girl and Night Owl!

@Georgia Girl - yes the prototype looks good. Sigh, he's out of my current price range, but hope is bubbling. You're welcome ;-D

@Night Owl - yes, he has a pleasant face and personality. Oh, yes, Firefly was a GREAT show. Fun. I hope your library has the DVD or that they can borrow it.

I watch Castle, too. Another fun show.

nykole said...

out of my price range, but I'm a huge fan of the show, the movie and the actor :-D great post!

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Not a fan of the show, but hope he looks realistic. I wonder if they will make a Rayne doll, and if he will come with his knit hat. :)

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi D7ana, the promo pictures look good, I'm getting more and more fascinated by action figures, so many sculpts and poseability, but so far I've been able to resist them.....

D7ana said...

Hi Nykole, Barb the Evil Genius, and Billa's Dolls and Fashions!

@Nykole - me, too. I'm a fan, and that price is waaay out of my current price range. Sigh.

@Barb the Evil Genius - me, too, regarding the wish that the figure looks realistic. If they make a Jayne figure, he has to come with Mother's knitted cap :-P

@Billa's Dolls and Fashions - yes, the promo photos do look good ;-)

I highly recommend playscale action figures. They're FUN!

limbe dolls said...

Best Wishes for 2015!

D7ana said...

Hi Limbe Dolls! Thanks for that wish. I wish the same for you in 2015 and beyond!