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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!


 
 
  • 3ric15

    CNNN – lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1079180093 Tommy Sar

    That doll–.., I mean, action figure is more badass than I’ll ever be.

  • http://twitter.com/HeesesPieces Heath

    Leonardo DiCaprio is a war journo?

  • sixchain

    Why does it look like Leonardo DiCaprio?

  • Rob Simpson

    I was wondering the exact same thing

  • 3ric15

    It’s inception!

  • 9inchnail

    You had my attention, now you have my interest

  • Snooze

    A conflict journalist not wearing a helmet or body armor?

  • http://twitter.com/DoctorOctothorp Doctor Octothorpe

    I’m going to start scowling. It looks more macho.

  • dudung10

    that’s a HUGE ASS zipper thow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.madore.3 Jeremy Madore

    I smell an awesome stop motion video using one of these…. that’d be badass!!!

  • http://www.vincentmorretinophotography.zenfolio.com/ fast eddie

    We have to go…deeper. -_-

  • nate parker

    lookit the size of that zipper!

  • Oli

    Leonardo in Blood Diamond… Where are the diamonds?

  • muddyclouds

    I think Breitling may have sponsored it, he wore their watch in blood diamond. Look close enough and observe that watch on his wrist.. :)

  • Chris Griffin

    That zipper is half the size of the zoom lens!! LOL

  • Photog Student

    I’m assuming Kung Fu Grip?

  • http://www.buchananimagery.com/ Mike Buchanan

    I’d like to see a “Disgruntled Pixel Peeper” action figure.

  • Mike

    How about a “Lunar Dude” action figure and its insanely cheaper yet same functionality sidekick “NEX Guy”?

  • K.Photog

    We have to go deeper!

  • James

    From the Ebay closeup shots, it looks like he’s shooting a “Nikno.” Apparently my Nikon isn’t up to grade for this tough guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705365059 Anton Ross

    Wow. Douchebag Hipsterism now comes to action figures. So sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/burnin.biomass Burnin Biomass

    I was going to ask why he looks pissed off.

  • http://twitter.com/TheresaZphotoz Theresa Z.

    LoL That was the first thing that came to my mind.

  • maria avila

    Detail…Details, but he is shooting stills, so they should have used the NYT on screen, a MacBook Pro laptop, pack of cigarettes, flask of scotch. I am suuurrre, the female version is in the making.

  • brandon

    leo!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vivien-Au/507519007 Vivien Au

    Camera kits and a Leo figurine..what more do one ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/glennhunt666 Glenn Hunt

    Where is the scarf?

  • Ratava

    You beat me to it.

  • El_Fez

    Damnit, this plastic man has better gear than I do!

  • http://www.briancarlsonphoto.com/ Brian Carlson

    I always wear gloves when I shoot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marrsamuse Leslie Marrs

    I was thinking Blood Diamond too, although I don’t notice things like watches, unless they become a factor in the plot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hector-Ovidio-Ruiz-Cuenca/100001087423058 Hector Ovidio Ruiz Cuenca

    I do when it’s frozen-cold, and when I know my hands are going to be exposed to hazardous enviromentes, I can buy a new camera, but no a new set of hands…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hector-Ovidio-Ruiz-Cuenca/100001087423058 Hector Ovidio Ruiz Cuenca

    I know that feeling bro…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hector-Ovidio-Ruiz-Cuenca/100001087423058 Hector Ovidio Ruiz Cuenca

    Cigs and sctoch are a must have, now about he details like white lens on a Nikno camera…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hector-Ovidio-Ruiz-Cuenca/100001087423058 Hector Ovidio Ruiz Cuenca

    Badass journalist wears badass zippers, deal with it…

  • R01F

    If he’d use a Nikon, I’d buy him ;o)

  • Bob Hope

    Tim Hetherington is rolling in his grave right now.

  • Matthew Everett

    I suspect you are correct. The “2.0″ version comes with a nice little “Lecia” kit.

  • Gael Ridire

    Give the guy a real camera, a Nikon, instead of that plastic white lens and camera that looks like Canon.

  • http://twitter.com/teodiomio teo liasi

    no hard hat? bullet proof vest? at least he’s a canon man!

  • Sarah

    Yeah sure, tell a war photographer coming back from Iraq he’s a hipster or a douchebag playing with a camera. I’m sure he’ll appreciate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruthann.hogue RuthAnn Hogue

    Where is his female co-worker? I would like to see equality here. ; 0

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.turner.589583 Bob Turner

    Great idea, but how about a hat?

  • Jake

    It’s his “Damn this senseless war…” face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Empey/1036813009 Cameron Empey

    Same here ha ha this is great!

  • wuzzi

    I would love a female version! As it is, the 2.0 version has Leica cameras and a Nikno strap… I like the Canon version better – if I buy maybe I’ll have to replace his gear? LOL

  • harumph

    This figure is a few years old by the way. And I’ve got to one up it. By far my favorite photography related action figure is Winson Ma’s mountain climbing ape equipped with a Canon EOS 30D. It came out in 2006. Pics at this link: http://bmedicom.runboard.com/t12032

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    …like I asked for a 12 inch pianist!

  • Marco

    I didn’t notice it before but now it’s all I can look at