Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange
Here’s what I know about sculptor and artist Rainman, the man responsible for the sinister as fuck action-figure of Alex from A Clockwork Orange (pictured above), and many others that are about to blow your mind. Rainman is a rather secretive cat, but according to his his Facebook page he’s based in Korea and currently works for video game giant CAPCOM (the makers of the 1987 video game Street Fighter). He studied animation at Kyungsung University, a private school in Busan, South Korea. Rainman is an accomplished painter and in 2013 he released a 500-page book called Not Afraid, which featured his conceptual artwork. He also likes Dr. Dre.
That’s pretty much all I know about this incredibly talented man.
As I often post about unique action figures here on DM, I knew when I found Rainman’s creations I had struck gold. That is because Rainman’s collection includes some of the most bad-ass members of cinematic history. Like Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver, Alex from A Clockwork Orange (who comes with a glass of milk and other “accessories”), Tyler Durden from Fight Club, Jack Torrance from The Shining and many, many others. In some cases, Rainman will put together what I can only describe as “play sets” for his figures. For example, one collection of figures from The Shining not only included Jack and his trusty, door-busting ax, but also Danny Torrance along with a replica of his little blue bike, the Grady Twins, and a small version of the infamous carpet from the hallways of the Overlook Hotel.
Let’s have at look at Jack and his pals, shall we?
While Rainman’s articulated sculptures are breathtakingly life-like, I am equally impressed by the “secret items” that he often includes with his various figures, such as a miniature version of the last book Vincent Vega ever read, Peter O’Donnell’s Modesty Blaise (included with his sculpt of John Travolta from Pulp Fiction), Jules’ “Bad Motherfucker” wallet, a teeny-tiny version of the “TIME: Man of the Year” mirror from The Big Lebowski (that comes with his “Dude” figure), and the skanky blue bathrobe that comes along with his “Fighter 1999” figure (aka, Tyler Durden from Fight Club).
Miniature version of Modesty Blaise
Most of Rainman’s collections are made in very limited quantities, sometimes only one or perhaps fifteen or 20 in some cases, were ever made, making them extremely difficult to obtain. It’s also important to note that these are true collectors items and not toys. Which means that if you want one (and I’m quite sure you do), it’s going to put a dent in your bank account. Although the current inventory on Rainman’s site notes that all of his glorious figures are sold out, they do pop up from time to time on Ebay. To further tantalize you, I’ve included a dizzying array of images from Rainman’s collection that should make your head spin clean off. Some should be considered NSFW so, enjoy!
“Girl of Satan” (Regan from The Exorcist)
Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction
Jules’s change of clothing after blowing Marvin’s face off from Pulp Fiction
Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction
Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver
Travis Bickle figure’s accessories
“The Narrator” (played by Edward Norton) from Fight Club
Tyler Durden in his blue bathrobe from Fight Club
“The Dude” (played by Jeff Bridges) from The Big Lebowski
“The Dude” and his White Russian
“The Dude’s” accessories
Lady for a Gang Boy (the “Korova Milk Bar Woman” from A Clockwork Orange)
Miniature reproduction of the “dancing Jesus” sculpture from A Clockwork Orange
“The Rainmen” (figures of Pee-Wee Herman, Willy Wonka, Alex DeLong, and Marty McFly)