Disclaimer - Well, I’m going to try something and if I don’t get my hand slapped, I will do it on a regular basis. I am going to review (advertise a product) that is coming out. The photos are the property of DID, the manufacturer, so I hope they will see it not as us ripping off the pictures, but giving them a little free advertising space.
Well, DID has done it once again. This company has really set the bar high in the past with some of their outstanding Military figures, but I am really impressed with this one, but hey... I am a big fan of BAND OF BROTHERS and in particular I was really impressed with Actor Damian Lewis’ portrayal of Dick Winters. Now DID has done a beautiful job of honoring not only the Man that the story is about, but also the Actor.
The headsculpt is right on. And DID has used that new process that gives a more realistic looking pigmentation to the face. It just looks like real skin. Compare the picture of the actor and the sculpt. It is a great likeness.
The figure was featured in three different uniforms; Class A, D-Day and Market Garden. It is unclear to me whether the figure will come with three uniforms and all the related gear shown here, but since DID always does a class act on their offerings, I suspect it will. If it does, it is going to be one heck of a release. I am just really impressed with the level of detail on this figure all around and the faithfulness to the film (D-Day outfit includes an M-1). Well done DID, I can’t wait for this one. But hey, I will let the rest of the pictures speak for themselves.
A footnote to this review. If you loved the film and haven’t read the book, pick it up, it is a great read. Also you might want to check out a couple of other books; BIGGEST BROTHER, by Larry Alexander, written specifically about Dick Winters. It gives you a slightly different perspective on his experience, and BEYOND BAND OF BROTHERS, by Dick Winters himself. I can recommend both of them.
All photos, except shot of Damian Lewis are from www.onlinedid.com
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