“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee
What can be said about Bruce Lee that hasn’t already been said. Martial Artist, teacher, philosopher, actor, author, you name it. He was the inspiration for generations of martial artists to this day. His life sadly was taken way to soon. He has a legacy that will never be forgotten. From his books, inspirational quotes and yes his films. Enter The Dragon and The Big Boss being my two favorites. Bruce Lee is beloved by legions of fans. Diamond Select Toys have made a few very nice statues in honor of the late Bruce Lee, now their partner Gentle Giant has made a gorgeous resin bust that is a thing of sheer beauty and a must have for fans around the world.
This is the epitome of “spot on: this is Bruce Lee come to life. The hair, the eyes, the lips, you name it. The hair as well as the eyebrows are sculpted and etched in to look real. You can see the hair looks itself like individual strands done just like Bruce wore it. Hanging over the forehead and tight to the ears it looks identical to the man himself. The eyebrows are raised slightly as the lips, which are a dead ringer as well have the pouty look. If you watched any of the films you know Bruce would do his trademark yells before a big punch and this captures the moment before. Its as if he’s got his head tilted and he’s going for one of his knockout kicks. The cheeks are slightly sunken in as Bruce was very lean. You can see all of the modeling done throughout this piece to give it the most realistic facial features possible. The shading is also amazing. When the light hits this, like in this photo you can see how much it looks like real skin.
The torso, which is the final piece of the statue looks spot on as well You can see the trap muscles in Bruce’s neck as well as the slit and indents in his chest muscles. Bruce Lee had no fat on him. He was solid muscle and this piece really shows that off. Not exaggerated to show bulky muscles like say a superhero piece, no this is done to show off real world shape and feel. This is done perfectly. Once again all the muscles areas are not only anatomically correct they match the real Bruce Lee to a “T” The shading is amazing. It helps to really pinpoint all the detail that went into this. This is without a doubt the most lifelike piece I have ever seen and as good as these pics look, trust me when I say the real thing looks even better.
The base is a red pole with Dragons on it.. A black, almost deep brown bottom and top that the torso connects to. The pillar is a deep red that is designed to look like its made of stone. A pillar of sorts, maybe its from Mr. Han’s study. Whatever it is it looks fantastic. The deep red is a fantastic choice as are the golden, almost bronze dragons that run through it. You can see the incredible amount of detail that went into them. Etched, shaded, just beautiful to say the least. These are stunning and really look great on this pillar as Bruce Lee has always been synonymous with “The Dragon: This is without a doubt the best base I have ever seen on a bust. The pillar is as stunning as the bust itself.
This is an amazing piece. It’s the perfect likeness, and has a fantastic feel to it that honors the memory of the late Bruce Lee. If you’re a fan or collector I highly recommend picking one up. Its very limited. Only 1000 of these have been made and they are almost gone. Order yours asap.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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