For ages 15 and up. Not intended for small children
Abraham Lincoln made it impossible to own your very own Captain Jack Sparrow (and a good thing too!), so you might as well get the next best thing -- a masterful Jack Sparrow Collectible Figure.
This figure is a part of the world-reknowned Real Heroes series, and may just be the best of the bunch. It's 12-inches of pure pirate bliss. Hmm. Not sure I like how that's phrased. Let's try again: It's a 12-inch figure, designed flawlessly and crafted with only the best possible materials. Much better.
The clothing on this Jack Sparrow Figure is all made from high-quality stitched fabrics; Perfect reproductions of the actual outfit worn by the infamous Captain of the Black Pearl.
The face on this figure is an almost exact match to Johnny Depp's, compelte with beaded dreadlocks, tight-fitting doo-rag, Thick black eye-makeup and braided goatee. The figure is extremely versatile (we call it "Fully Articulated" in the biz), allowing him to be posed in almost any fashion imaginable.
This figure comes with a replica of Jack Sparrows Sword
, Jack Sparrow's Flintlock
, And Jack Sparrow's Compass
. The sword fits into a removable baldric around his shoulders. The Flintlock can be stored in several places, but we found it suits him most tucked into the sash at his waist. The compass is actually stitched onto the sash. Two spare hands come with this figure (we like to call it the "All Hands on Deck" option). One is plain, with no ring or glove, and is curled into a loose fist. The second has a fingerless black glove on it and is also curled into a loose fist, but has his index finger extended, as if pointing or resting on the trigger of his flintlock. The default hand has the Jack Sparrow Ring
on it and is extended in a relaxed fashion.
This Jack Sparrow Figure is an absolute must for any Pirates of the Caribbean fan. It truly is an addictive collectible (we had to peel our photographer away from it after two hours), and makes a great gift.
Really Really Cool Figure. For ages 15 and up. Not intended for small children
Johnny Depp revolutionized pirates in film with his virtuoso performance as Captain Jack Sparrow in the 2003 film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl". The movie (and his adept (or should we say, a-Depp) interpretation of the role created a Pirate-fervor across the world. There was merchandising aplenty for Sparrow-inspired goods, but no one tried to recreate the most important pieces of Sparrow's equipment; With the sequel, "Dead Man's Chest", coming out in Summer of 2006, Master Replicas has corrected that mistake. The Jack Sparrow sword and Jack Sparrow Flintlock Pistol have both been masterfully re-created and presented for the pleasure of collectors around the world.
The fictional Captain Sparrow was, originally, the captain of the equally fictional Black Pearl, one of the most feared pirate ships in the Caribbean. He was a fierce fighter, a strong captain and perhaps a little too kind of heart for a pirate. He had a certain eccentric class that makes him endearing, despite his constant state of drunkenness and his wobbly gait.
Captain Jack Sparrow's crew mutinied against him and marooned him on a deserted island. His First Mate, Barbossa, took command of the ship and promptly triggered a curse on himself and his crew by stealing a chest of cursed Aztec gold coins. Sparrow in the meantime either saved himself by riding sea turtles off the island or was rescued by rumrunners who used the island as a cache for their goods, depending on who you ask. From then on, he staggered and listed when he walked, slurred his speech and spasmed occasionally. Most of those traits allegedly came from heat stroke suffered on the island he was marooned at. The slurred speech, however, comes from his seemingly perpetual state of drunkeness.
Johnny Depp claims that one of his primary inspirations for the role was Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Fairly odd, but it makes sense in some weird sort of way.
Master Replicas tells us that the several different versions of the Captain Jack Sparrow sword were made for the movie. For closes up shots, they made a real sword -- heavy, steel, you know the type. For action sequences, they made fake aluminum versions that could be swung more easily. Strongblade wisdom holds that, if you can't swing your sword, then you don't deserve it. But in this case, we'll let it slide. It is Johnny Depp, after all.
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A bearded axe is actually an axe blade with a long heel that hangs down. This bit of blade gives the wielder a greater cutting surface, but, more importantly, it provides a great hook. Why would you need a hook? Well, the Vikings (and the Saxons, really) fought in shield walls-long lines of men, shoulder to shoulder, holding shields. Trying to get through a shield wall was ridiculously hard. So, Vikings came up with the bearded axe.