Monday, June 18, 2012
League Assignment: Kurt Russell awareness week
Brian at Cool and Collected gave us quite a succinct assignment consisting of simply a name. This name was "Kurt Russell." A name which may ring amusement, bewilderment, rage, depression, hunger, exhaustion or cast some readers into the throws of a hellish introspective nightmare. (well some people anyway) We are allowed to tackle this name however we may wish and already some of the Leaguers have hit the ground running with Lists, Stories and Tributes all fitting of this fine actor.
Honestly, He is one of those guys who I perpetually mix with Dennis Quaid and Jeff Bridges. I know that is a big mix up and it's the difference between well established nerd franchises ranging from G.I. Joe, to Escape from New York, to the Big Lebowski, to Stargate, to Pandorum to Tron for Christ's sake. The same can be said of Richard Dreyfus and Daniel Stern, don't ask me why. Mind you, this takes away nothing from any of these gentlemen's abilities to act and be memorable, they just, for some reason, all meld into like the mono-persona.
Anyhow, I'll hit up this topic the best way I can...by putting up a showcase of Mr. Russell's immortalization in the absolute best way possible: ACTION FIGURE FORMAT! Because there is really no better way to gauge how awesome you are than counting how many toys have been made in your likeness, right?
FigureRealm. The builder made if from a Dusty Trail Toys: U.S. Marshall figure and I must say, he did a fantastic job! Hit the jump to see some better detailed shots!
Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China produced by N2 Toys with great detailing and a ton of accessories...the whole line actually looks great!
Col. Jack O'Neil from Hasbro's Stargate line...eh...woulda looked way better in his BDU's from the movie instead of looking like a Philadelphia Highway Patrolman... gotta love the accessory-centric figures of the 90's.
Finally, we'll wrap it up with a custom figure I found when I was poking about and saw that the source came from our very own League Captain at Cool and Collected with the G.I. Joe edition of Snake Plissken working for Cobra: the Enemy! Check this page out to see the coolest that never were. I'd buy that for a dollar! (or 50, haha) This is why we take assignments from you, Brian.
Here's are some links to see how other corners of the League tackled this subject.
TJ at Geek til it Hurts has got a top 5, Brother Midnight at Green Plastic Squirt Gun has got a top 10... Lists are awesome, can't argue with that.
Memories of Toymorrow ponders... Kurt Solo???
Adamotomy thinks Kurt Russell would make the better Elvis.
Claymation Werewolf says Mr. Russell's on a boat...he sure is.