Wednesday, October 3, 2012
James Dean by Tonner
Since his tragic death in 1955, James Dean has become more iconic with the passing of each year. Now that they've done Marilyn Monroe, it's not too surprising that Tonner would tackle her 50's male counterpart. Naturally, they chose to do Dean in his classic "Rebel Without a Cause" outfit of the red windbreaker, jeans, and biker boots.
When Tonner released photos yesterday, I will admit I was disappointed. The outfit looks good, so I'll give a plus for that. The waist seems a bit high though, making this cool iconic outfit seem a bit dorky.
The biggest offense is the sculpt of the face.
Dean had a very thin build, and the face on Tonner's Dean is just too wide.
With a little photoshop, you can see a big improvement. I also shortened the sideburns for the sake of accuracy as well. I do give credit for rooted hair vs. a wig, which would really have made this doll look silly.
I just have to wonder who checks the sculpt and paint on these dolls? Comparing photos with the sculpt can't be that hard.
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