|Birds of a feather...|
|Ready for action (unlike |
mine--he's still in thebox)!
As is often the case with expensive box office bombs (David Lynch's Dune (1984), anyone?) in the end, not much good came of the film, except for some high profile infamy for the filmmakers involved (comic book box office bomb) and, on occasion, a pretty cool action figure or two. While already in possession of the excellent DC Universe Classics Jonah Hex, when I came across the NECA Jonah Hex Series 1 Action Figure for a pittance online (about $3 with shipping), I figured it would make a nice complementary collectible for my office shelf.
Released in May 2010, a few months prior to the movie's opening, the Hex figure features an excellent mold bearing a strong likeness of Josh Brolin's characterization, one that is remarkably true to that presented in comic books. The detailing is extremely solid, including appropriate scarification of the hero's face and the "CS" Confederate belt buckle, and brass jacket buttons. Collectors are chided to "Catch Them All" on the back of the packaging, but I'm unsure who the larger market would be except fanboys or really bizarre teens (who are not fanboys) that want a smaller dimension Megan Fox doll. Hex was one of only three character's from the film (along with Fox as "Lilah", and Malkovich as "Turnbull"), though it's being labeled online as "Series 1" suggests that had sales of figures or movie tickets been stronger there may have been more planned.
It's probably not necessarily a bad thing that more characters or accouterments weren't released as the Jonah Hex Horse with Machine Gun Saddle Guns would just have been another reminder that Jonah Hex has likely derailed any hope of there ever being a quality adaptation of this beloved Western anti-hero.