Sculpting - ***
The head sculpt is pretty good but I was tempted to give the head
sculpt a lower score. Overall it is a great looking sculpt, however, I
don’t think it looks a lot like Harold Sakata. It is a good sculpt of a
heavy Asian man, but I just don’t think they caught his likeness. The
sculptor is Mat Falls who has done some excellent work on the Bond
line. I think he just missed it this time. You be the judge.
The head is the only things that is really painted and Sideshow did an
overall nice job on it. There is nice shading on the back of the head
to simulate a buzz-cut haircut.
Sideshow has articulation that is comparable to the other top figures
on the market. Overall they are very poseable yet stable figures.
This is one really nice set up. I suppose you would call it a butler’s
suit. It includes pants, shoes, shirt/tie and an excellent vest and
jacket set up. Very detailed and very nice. Since Sakata was a “stout”
man, Sideshow compensated for this by having an underlying “fat suit.”
It isn’t just some extra padding stuffed in his clothes but a nicely
tailored piece. And of course the figure comes with his special hat.
The black bowler type hat is lined around the brim with a special razor
edge to make it a very efficient killing machine. The plastic hat is a
Odd job come with the aforementioned hat, a handgun with a silencer,
two “gold” bricks (with Nazi symbols) and a broken board. Both the
board and bricks are direct movie references.
Factor - **1/2
I always rank the figures on this category because after all, it is
supposed to be a toy. These figures are more suited to striking poses
on a collector’s shelf than they are riding an avalanche down a back
yard log pile in a child’s adventure. The Sideshow figures are overall
pretty sturdy, especially when compared to some of the other high-end
figures but they are obviously meant to be displayed and not played
I got him on line for $35 from Good Stuff To Go, a standard price for
Sideshow figures. This appears to be a pretty standard price around the
web. If you are interested in this guy you should snap him up right
away. He comes in limited quantities (7500) and is quickly selling out.
The figures in this line range from 500 to 15,000 being issued.
Overall he’s a nice figure. Had the head sculpt been a bit better, the
rest of the gear would have easily rated this guy a strong ****. This
figure is a great addition to my collection. I am a huge Bond fan and
will be getting several more figures in this line. Sideshow will soon
be releasing other figures in the Bond line including the exclusive
Jaws and “Q” figures (which I have pre-ordered!!!). Check out more of
the figures at Sideshow’s