It may take a while until the characters from The Hateful Eight get their own action figures, but until then, we have four from one of Tarantino’s most popular movies, Pulp Fiction.
The release of The Hateful Eight in movie theaters from all around the world in the past month has given birth to a lot of comparisons, as many like to rank the movies of each director as soon as a new one hits the silver screen. It’s not a secret anymore that all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies are somehow connected to one another, so it’ll be interesting to see how The Hateful Eight is related to Pulp Fiction, for example.
The latter is definitely regarded as one of the best movies in the history (currently #5 on IMDb’s Top Rated Movies list), so it’s really no surprise that it’s getting new merchandise even after 22 years since its release. Check out the following explicit talking figures that are modeled after four of the most iconic Pulp Fiction characters. Keep in mind that these are meant for people aged 17+, so don’t buy any of them for younger teenagers. I’ve shortened the explicit words in this post, but the toys come as uncensored as the movie.
Jules Winnfield Explicit Talking Figure
Sure, these extremely cool action figures could have been designed them as a single piece of plastic resembling the characters, with a miniature speaker inside and a few recorded quotes, but the manufacturer went the extra mile and added points of articulation and accessories for each and every one of these action figures. Case in point, the Jules Winnfield explicit talking figure has 14 points of articulation, so you can recreate scenes from the movie where the character stood in a particular position.
The 11 phrases spoken by the Jules Winnfield action figure include:
- “Mmmmmmm! This is a tasty burger!”
- “Oh, I’m sorry… Did I break your concentration?”
- “English, mother fr, do you speak it?”
As far as the accessories are concerned, this toy comes with a removable gun, gold bracelet, Bad Mother Fer Wallet, and the briefcase whose content is still unknown.
You can buy the Jules Winnfield explicit talking figure on Amazon for $43.99, which is a fantastic price for a toy that’s so well-thought.
Vincent Vega Explicit Talking Figure
Up next is the Vincent Vega action figure, which also has 14 points of articulation, but unlike the previous one, speaks 12 explicit phrases, including:
- “Nah, man, they got the metric system. They wouldn’t know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.”
- “Aw man! I shot Marvin in the face!”
- “I was washing ’em. But this sh is hard to get off. Maybe if you had Lava, I coulda done a better job.”
Using the action figure’s points of articulation, you can get it to mimick Vincent’s dance moves, or you can get this one and the Jules Winnfield toy, place their guns in their hands and recreate another iconic scene.
The Vincent Vega explicit talking figure costs $49.18 on Amazon, and it’s rather curious that the manufacturer has decided to price similar products differently.
Jimmie Dimmick Explicit Talking Figure
You can’t have a Quentin Tarantino movie without Quentin Tarantino in it. In Pulp Fiction, he plays Jimmie Dimmick, a coffee loving man who is ever so helpful towards Jules and Vincent, when it comes to disposing of Marvin’s body. His explicit phrases include:
- “Knock it off, Julie.”
- “I don’t need you to tell me how fing good my coffee is, okay? I’m the one who buys it. I know how good it is…”
- “Don’t fing Jimmie me, Jules!”
In terms of accessories, the Jimmie Dimmick explicit talking figure comes with removable slippers and a cup of really good fing coffee.
If you’d like to have a mini Quentin Tarantino that’s bragging about how good his coffee is, head over to Amazon and buy the Jimmie Dimmick explicit talking figure for $42.96.
Butch Coolidge Explicit Talking Figure
Bruce Willis’ Butch Coolidge is probably one of the most hilarious characters in the entire movie. His 11 explicit phrases include:
- “I’m an American Honey, our names don’t mean sh.”
- “Sh Of all the fing things she could fing forget, she forgets my father’s watch!”
- “Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.”
Of course, a Butch Coolidge action figure wouldn’t have been complete without his father’s watch, so the manufacturer included that as an accessory, along with a samurai sword. We all know how he put that katana to good use, and the bloody t-shirt is a kind reminder of his encounter with Marsellus Wallace.
The Butch Coolidge explicit talking figure retails for $49.99, and while it’s the most expensive of the four, it’s also probably the coolest. Unlike the others, which can be purchased right away, this one will be released on April 30, 2016, but you can still place a pre-order for it.
All four action figures weigh a pound and measure 13 inches in height, so it will be impossible for anyone visiting you not to see them, assuming that you’ve placed them in plain sight. There are 4 LR44 batteries included, and once you’ve put them in, you can press the buttons found on the right side of each figure to make them talk. Another proof that the manufacturer has put a lot of thought in designing these action figures is the packaging. Most of the time you wouldn’t care what the box says, but in this case, you most certainly will.
Would I have loved to see more Pulp Fiction characters turned into foul-mouthed action figures? You bet! However, I’d have also liked to hear a Mia Wallace toy saying “I’ll be there in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. I have to go powder my nose,” while making a pretty clear reference to snorting hard drugs, or Captain Koons explaining where Butch’s dad hid the watch. Guess we’ll have to wait and see if the manufacturer listens to our requests.