A close look at one of Blitzway’s new “Hannibal Lecter” figures. YIKES!
If you are a fan and collector of action figures, then I have some excellent news for you. Korean company Blitzway has created a figure homaging one of the most insidiously evil villains in cinematic history, “Dr. Hannibal Lecter” from the 1991 film, The Silence of the Lambs. I’m sure you recall that Lecter was played with horrifying precision by veteran actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in the movie—and Blitzway has outdone themselves by bringing Hopkins’ portrayal of the cannibalistic, Chianti and fava beans enthusiast to life so to speak.
There are two different versions of the Hannibal figure; one features Lecter dressed in his immaculate white prisoner uniform (pictured at the top of this post) and comes with several accessories including the not-so-good doctor’s illustrations of “Clarice Starling,” (played Jodie Foster), tiny handcuffs, and the nightstick Lecter used to beat “Lt. Boyle” (played by another veteran actor Charles Napier) to death. The other figure created by Blitzway has Lecter clad in his straight jacket and face mask and comes with an actual moveable gurney. I usually don’t like to throw around the words “jaw-dropping,” but this is without question a more than accurate way to describe Blitzway’s terrifyingly life-like figures of Hannibal. Both are available for pre-order now and will run you a cool $269.99 apiece. The figures are set for release in March of 2018 and, as with other stunning figure releases by Blitzway, they will sell out. I’ve posted some chilling images of little Hannibal Lecter below. If you need me, I’ll be under the bed.
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