Clint Eastwood’s iconic character Josey Wales is getting an extremely detailed action figure from toy company Sideshow. The newest collectible nails his character from the 1976 film The Outlaw Josey Wales. With incredible attention to detail, the figure captures Eastwood‘s iconic scowl that became synonymous with the character. Dressed in a meticulously tailored fabric costume, the figure wears a layered ensemble including a blue undershirt, brown pants, and a dark brown vest with faux-leather accents, and more.
The Josey Wales Sixth Scale Figure provides various display options with its articulated design and included hand and weapon accessories. This rugged outlaw comes with three revolvers and a total of eight hands, including trigger hands, relaxed hands, fists, and gesture hands. Pose Josey Wales in dynamic action stances to recreate your favorite moments from Clint Eastwood’s iconic movies on your shelf.
Clint Eastwood Collbarated on the Action Figure
Sideshow worked closely with Clint Eastwood to meticulously develop and produce the figure. This ensures utmost faithfulness and accuracy in every detail. Josey Wales is the latest in a line that also boasts Harry Callahan, The Man With No Name, and the Preacher. However, this slick figure will set you back a bit. It’s available for preorder for $280.
Released in 1976, The Outlaw Josey Wales is an iconic American Western film set during the Civil War. The story follows Josey Wales, a renegade seeking revenge against Union soldiers. He joins a Confederate guerrilla group. After the war, Wales embraced an outlaw life while trying to build a new existence.
‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ Wasn’t an Easy Production
However, the film got off to a rocky start. During the production of The Outlaw Josey Wales, writer and director Philip Kaufman and Clint Eastwood had a disagreement about the film’s direction and story adaptation. This led to tensions, worsened by Eastwood’s decision to cast Sondra Locke against Kaufman’s objections. Kaufman also felt jealous of the developing romantic relationship between Eastwood and Locke. As the conflict escalated, Eastwood took control as both the lead actor and director, ultimately convincing producer Bob Daley to remove Philip Kaufman from the project.
To make matters worse, Kaufman has been lured away from Raiders of the Lost Ark to write and direct The Outlaw Josey Wales. Turns out, Kaufman was a friend of George Lucas and his first choice to help him develop his idea of the adventuring archeologist.
After its release, the film achieved tremendous success. In 1996, it was recognized by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and picked for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The film is also a favorite of the director-producing team the Cohen Brothers.
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