Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood Gets The 1/6 Figure TreatmentJose Lopez
DJ Custom 16005 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Sixth Scale Figure Double Pack is available for pre-order now and is slated to release Q2, 2021. Pre-Order today for $219.99 USD & Enjoy 5% Reward Points (cash back) for use on your Next Purchase @ ToyOrigin.com!
I’ve been a fan of Quinten Tarantino’s films since Reservoir Dogs back in 1992. While the writer/director doesn’t hit the ball out of the park every time, he sure as heck comes close. His most recent film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, while in my opinion not one of his best, still delivered on memorable characters and situations. So when I saw the announcement that DJ Custom was producing Sixth Scale figures of the two main characters, Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, as played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, respectively, I was ecstatic. A chance to put these two on my shelf? Sign me up!
Where movie figures will always be judged, for good or bad, is the actor likeness. DJ Custom’s portraits of the two actors is interesting. They’re pretty clearly sculpted to represent Pitt and Dicaprio, but there’s some serious exaggeration going on with some of their features. These heads sculpts, in my opinion, exist in a weird world between likeness and caricature, which I’m liking. Look, no one is going to top Hot Toys when it comes to this type of thing, so why not lean into a more artistic representation of a film character? It’s an interesting choice, if intentional, but one I support.
The two-pack includes a few nice accessories, including sunglasses for both, which dulls the exaggerated features I mentioned, so that’s a nice option. The clothing looks pretty well-tailored and film-accurate. Separately, these two might have come off a little bare, but packaged together, I think this is a solid release. I’m excited to get these in hand.