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War Journalist: A 1/6-Scale Action Figure of a Conflict Photographer

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Behold, the coolest photography-related toy we’ve seen so far this year: War Journalist: Battlefield Hero. It’s a 1/6-scale Toymaster-brand action figure that lets kids play make believe with their very own conflict photographer!

The highly detailed plastic figure comes in a box set with all kinds of goodies.

There’s a solid DSLR camera kit with a body, three lenses, lens hoods, and a camera bag:

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The camera bag isn’t just for show — it can actually be used to snugly and safely store the kit!

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There are also various outfits (e.g. sweater, shirt, vests, pants, boots, sunglasses, bracelets) that allow the photographer to shoot in various environments:

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Once photographs are captured, they can be sent off to photo editors using the photographer’s (presumably Internet-connected) laptop:

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The action figure is very flexible, and can be frozen in various poses that are fitting for a conflict photographer of this caliber:

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In addition to basic gear and clothing items, the set also includes all kinds of detailed accessories, including a press pass, a pen and notebook, a cell phone, a Bluetooth headset, and a water bottle.

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Want one of these action figures for yourself? The box kits can be found over on eBay (search for “toymaster war journalist”) for around $100. People are also selling the miniature camera kits by themselves for around $20.


Update: As many of you have pointed out in the comments and on Facebook, the dude looks strikingly similar to Leonardo DiCaprio.


Thanks for sending in the tip, Paul!


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.kelley.79 Bruce Kelley

    Oh No! They are already on version 2.0 and he shoots a . . . ack! . . . Niknon!

  • geepers

    T.I.A. huh danny? T.I.A.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amcoombes Ali Coombes

    Looks like a 20D to me. ;) Nikon do make white/grey lenses though. :)

  • chphotovideo

    300 prime? what happened to the 70-200. Seriously whats up with the shiny watch? lol

  • http://www.devignelements.com/ Dawn Yz

    Is their a bi-racial female option? :( Meh.

  • Real Photojournalists

    CNN !!??

    Could they not have used a good news source instead?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=744460356 Charles R. Lawson

    wow he’s got a Fiji water….

    Is this the Jim Nachtwey action figure circa 1990? (minus the laptop)

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.butler.9803 Laura Butler

    I hope the Marwencol guy gets his hands on one of these.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.butler.9803 Laura Butler

    “Lunar Dude” would have to be a Liberace impersonator.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.rydlewski Chuck Rydlewski

    DiCaprio? I didn’t know he was gay!

  • stalking light

    NOOOObody doing conflict or even social issue work uses a vest these days – instead it’s body armor with level IV plates. AND a scarf! No scarf is the biggest flaw in this thing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/natalie.schrik Natalie Schrik

    If it was more George Clooney, I’d get one…

  • zuzu27

    DiCaprio with a South African accent maybe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tania.jovanovic Tania Jovanovic

    Yes indeed they forgot the whisky, bag of cocaine and the large bottle post traumatic prozac.

  • Deirdre Ryan Photography

    They need one that’s a woman!

  • Javier Tello

    Es lo mas parecido que he visto a los Madelman de los años 70, tanto que me han entrado ganas de decir ¡me voy a
    jugar!

  • Kana Wang

    can I asking you where can buy it? cause I search on ebay, I didn’t find it.

  • http://twitter.com/HugoSuperfreak Superfreak

    I name thee; “The Assange Informator”!

  • valentino14

    Dude, what’s with the vest?? Those were required when shooting roll-film. Photogs had to carry pounds of roll-film in the field back in the day. NOW…with flash cards no need for the vest…just a pant pocket will do…And a Zoom Lens can reduce the size and weight of the fixed lens shown with the doll.

  • herby heretic

    plus he’s got a real camera…

  • herby heretic

    what exactly makes this guy look like a hipster? do tell…