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


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:


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


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


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


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


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.


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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Dawn Yz

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

  • Real Photojournalists

    CNN !!??

    Could they not have used a good news source instead?

  • Charles R. Lawson

    wow he’s got a Fiji water….

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

  • Laura Butler

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

  • Laura Butler

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

  • 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!

  • Natalie Schrik

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

  • zuzu27

    DiCaprio with a South African accent maybe.

  • 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

  • Kana Wang

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

  • 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…