This is my review of the DID Martin Luther King, Jr. 1/6 scale figure. Click on the photos to make them larger.
The boxes that the figure and podium come in are beautiful and I will be keeping them. The photos below are of the front and the back of the box that the figure came in.
And here is the box that the podium came in.
The photos below are of the sides and tops of both boxes.
The photos below are of the interior of the figure box folded out and an insert. The box art is extremely well done.
Here is the figure inside the box. He comes with a Nobel Peace Prize, a pin, a Bible, a black hat, 3 spare hands (different poses), and a black overcoat.
Here he is out of the box. His suit is very well made. His jacket is lined and the pockets and buttons are real. The pockets are also real on his pants. He has a cloth handkerchief in his front left pocket of his jacket. He has a leather belt and leather lace-up shoes with real laces. He has a white shirt with cuff links. He has a tie with a tie clip. He has on black socks. His pants and shirt have velcro closures. The details on this figure are amazing.
Here is a close-up. The likeness is not exact, but you know who he is supposed to be when you look at him.
His Bible is very nice and has printed pages.
His Nobel Peace Prize and the case that holds it are very nice.
His pin says "March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom". You can actually pin it to his clothes.
His overcoat is lined and has real buttons. His hat is also very nice.
Here's a height comparison with other figures. They are from left to right: Fashion Royalty Darius Reid, Hot Toys True Type, DID MLK, Enterbay President Palmer, and GI Joe Colin Powell. He's about medium height for an action figure. He "appears" to be stockier than most other action figures.
The podium is detailed and made of wood, and comes with seven microphones. It plays the "I Have a Dream" speech. I put one of the figure's spare hands on in the photo below. The hands can be fairly easily switched.
There is some staining on his white shirt from the lining of his black jacket.
His long johns have a little extra padding.
I tried to remove his padded underwear to show his articulation, but the top would not go over his head and I'm not going to remove his head just so that I can get his top off. In the photo below, he is borrowing Ken's boxer shorts. He is a very well articulated figure. His black socks have stained his feet.
There are places that sell a Special Version of this figure. The Special Version has an open-mouthed head sculpt and wears a robe (and is much more expensive).
My overall impression is that this is a very well-made figure with great attention to detail. Some of his accessories (his Bible and podium) will be useful to share with other dolls and action figures in my collection. I'm a little disappointed that he doesn't resemble MLK more, but that may be favorable for me in the future if I want to use him as a different character. But I am hesitant to play with him because of the cost of this figure. I'm not a collector who typically buys figures and then stores them on a shelf. This figure may be a shelf-sitting exception.
No he won't. I like him too much. I just have to play with him. You'll be seeing him again.