These Custom Blade Runner Action Figures Are Perfect

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The memorable characters of Blade Runner deserve wonderful action figures, but they never got them. Not officially. Given the fact that several characters have striking hair and clothing – Pris and Rachael alone – you’d think toy manufacturers would have jumped all over the franchise by now.

Since they haven’t, artist Scott Pettersen has made custom versions. He went with a 12″ scale, and he worked diligently to sculpt likenesses of the actors in the film. He sculpted from wax and cast the finished heads from resin. He also took the time to dress the figures in reproductions of the wardrobe from the movie. Wow. It’s no surprise each figure takes 2-3 months. He told Geek Magazine the following:

“On all these figures my intent was to capture as realistically as I could the details and essence of the characters from one of my favorite movies,” Pettersen says. “There seems to be a certain sadness to some of the characters so I tried to convey that in the sculpture. I tried to replicate them down to the smallest details like the round, brown laces on Deckard’s shoes or the slight smudging of Rachael’s eye makeup. I spent a lot of hours researching the movie and visiting propsummit.com. Most of my time was spent focusing on the likenesses though. It is difficult to interpret and capture faces that most people would recognize.”

The time he invested in these impressive custom figures is obvious.

See more photos of the figures after the break.

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