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Hot Toys Reveals New Photos of the Dutch Figure and Yeah, We’re a Little Impressed!

February 20th, 2009

OK I have to admit, I am totally floored by the new photos Hot Toys just released of the Major Alan ‘Dutch’ Schaefer 12-inch Figure. In fact, I will go ahead and say it is the most impressive likeness I have ever seen on a prepainted scaled figure and they’ve completely changed my view of this figure since the initial announcement images popped up on the web.

Maybe I’m having a little bit of a nerdgasm on this one, but holy friggin s***balls that is INSANELY cool! I barely collect the Hot Toys stuff, I really don’t care for their Predators any more due to the body styles and I’m not a fan of the human characters either, but I think you can count on me to pick this up and keep it for my collection. Let’s face it, no one has really nailed a Dutch figure yet, and the only decent kit I’ve seen of him is from Rocco, who turned out to be a flake and the castings were questionable, not to mention no longer available. But that’s a whole other drama llama story we don’t need to rehash…


The real question here is, will it look like this out of the box? I’m afraid I don’t have any answer for you, and Hot Toys’ track record isn’t very conclusive. Let’s face it, the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III is looking JUST as kick-ass as the prototype figures, and the first AvP figures looked pretty close to the prototype, but the Predator 2 was a complete bucket of FAIL in terms of the paint-up compared to the prototype. So I PRAY that this will look closed to the prototype, and if it does I will be VERY happy to have this in my collection.

So what’s changed you ask? The first thing I noticed is the new hair sculpt… they dumped the greased back 50s look and made his hair more spiky and rough, the way it should look. They’ve also cut back on the face paint, which totally ruined the figure for me initially. I still feel there is too much on his face, but at least it looks decent now. They need to do the same thing with Billy next, he looks positively RIDICULOUS with all that face paint. HT also seems to have widened and hardened his jaw line, and they’ve added additional texturing and frown lines, which all look just perfect now. Check out the before and after pics:

Most impressive Hot Toys! Well done! So needless to say, I just went and placed my order and you can grab one too by clicking HERE and visiting the Sideshow product page. As you can see on the Sideshow site, they’re a bit behind the ball on posting the new pics, but have them all posted in the gallery, just click on the photo icon below and look for the pics named “newdutchpics0x.jpg”:

For those of you interested in checking out Private Billy Sole, please click HERE!

So a huge round of applause for Hot Toys, but the standing ovation only comes when people start posting their in-hand photos and they look close to the prototype. You can bet I’ll have a full review, photos and video in the near future! In fact I have a ton of goodies coming in for review… coming soon will be the new Sideshow Predator 2 Diorama!

Take care guys!
Dan

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5 Responses to “ Hot Toys Reveals New Photos of the Dutch Figure and Yeah, We’re a Little Impressed! ”

  1. Mark Brown Says:

    Hi Dan,
    Thank you very much for posting these new photos of the Major. His looks are dead on and SUPER COOL!
    I agree, I TRULY hope that Hot Toys will produce this figure with a spitting-image of the prototype!
    This GREAT news makes me feel a little more secure about my orders with Sideshow concernig the P1 and 1st two commando’s of the rescue team.
    I cant wait to see Mac, Hawkins, Anna, Dillon, and all the rest.
    Thanks again Dan.
    All the Best.
    Mark Brown

  2. Pituvision Says:

    WOOHOOO!!!! This guys Looks so awesome!!!! Cant wait to Have Them ALl!!!!! Then i can watch my Fav Movie of all Time Predator while a play with the toys!! :rock

  3. Faken Says:

    Thanks for commenting guys 🙂 I am so stoked about this now lol!

  4. Jaguar God Says:

    I noticed that you mentioned some inaccuracies with the Billy figure. Has anyone noticed that, even though Billy is Native American, he appears to have blonde hair, or at least blonde highlights? The dude has jet black hair…what’s the deal?

    The final paint-ups is one of the reasons that I have never been able to bring myself to spend the money for these kinds of items. The prototypes always look amazing, and then the finished product has the attention-to-detail of a rushed 3rd grader.

  5. Pituvision Says:

    Jaguar The reason behind the paint apps is because they dont have the rights to Billy’s Actor Looks. Thus instead of not giving us the figure or giving us a Head that doesnt not look like him at all they use a Head sculpt that pretty good and the so they dont get in trouble they Change stuff like the Hair and added a hell of a lot of camo to his face in order to conceal the sculpt. Hot toys has been doing this forever! Nothing a Repaint cant fix.

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