MI6 Review: Sean Bean "GoldenEye"
- Sideshow Collectibles
1995 saw a new actor take up the mantle of James Bond,
and he was accompanied by a fellow 00 agent, Alec Trevelyan,
who shared many of Bond’s interests and passions.
The second figure in this trio, 006 Alec Trevelyan is the
most accessories-rich figure in the Goldeneye
The exclusive edition of this figure comes with a second
head that is interchangeable, allowing the figure to appear
as 006 did at the start of the film as well as scarred at
Collectibles, founded in 1994, has been exclusively
licensed to create a line of 12" collectible figures
in the likeness of all five Bond actors, key villains and
some of the famous women.
Alec Trevelyan '006' - Sean Bean
Item No: 77261
Size: 12 inch (304mm)
Weight: 3.00 lbs (1.30 Kg)
Artist: Mat Falls
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A fellow "00" agent and best friend of James Bond,
it was believed 006 died in 1986 when he and James Bond
were on a mission at a Soviet chemical weapons facility.
Nine years later it was learned that 006 was coordinating
a plot to hijack the GoldenEye satellite to rob the bank
The 12" figure comes with GoldenEye device,
Browing BDM Pistol , AK-74 rifle, and figure stand.
With so few promotional posters being issued for Goldeneye
Sideshow has struggled to find an image for the flap of
the box. Sideshow opted for Terry O’Neil’s advance,
which was the teaser and was used for John
Above: Reverse box art
The internal flap features sporadic images from the opening credits
of the film. ‘The Mission’ text briefly summarizes
the adventure and lists the primary cast.
The rear face is split into two halves by nine stills from the
film, and there is a brief bio of Sean Bean up to Wolfgang Petersen’s
The lower potion includes a picture of the final figure in the
Goldeneye range, Xenia Onatopp. Three brief paragraphs fill the
remaining space, each key ingredients of any James Bond film.
First ‘The Villains Gadgets’ looking at the Goldeneye
weapon system, secondly a look at ‘James Bond’ portrayed
by Pierce Brosnan, and finally ‘Bond Girl’, a single
line about vixen Onatopp played by Famke Janseen.
Printed on the tray is a faint gun barrel, which can be found
across Sideshow's range of Bond figures. This figure was not as
easily removed as past figures have been because of additional
ties. Once these had been removed the figure can be easily replaced
As with all Bond figures Sideshow has issued, the level
of detail is subjective. This new figure however is nothing
to be ashamed of.
750 exclusive figures were issued by Sideshow with the
two interchange heads. When looking at the heads' proportions
compared to the body, they appear a little large. Neither
of the heads have visible join lines, and forming around
the ears is clean.
The hands have been formed to hold the accessories that
accompany this figure, including the Goldeneye key. Upon
closer inspection finer details on the hands are visible
including defined veins, tendons and creases in the skin
at the joints. Small amounts of flashing can be seen on
both hands, however this does not distract from the overall
Sean Bean’s captured likeness is not the best, and
this could have been due to the production using a different
plastic for the removable heads that may not transfer the
sculpted detail as well.
Overall the detailing on this figure is just below Sideshow's
usual high standard. On the whole the detailing you have
come to expect is visible, clean lines with a jagged finish
on some of the hairlines.
With two heads, the quality and individuality of each figure
becomes apparent. The scarred version of the head’s
eyebrows are not fully detailed, and the area around the
eyes on the scarred head are darker, giving a more menacing
appearance. The watch has bleed around the face. Hopefully
Sideshow will work on a new process to reduce this in future
Using Sideshow's well-established 12-inch male body, 006 has all
the movement you would expect to place him in the classic poses.
The well fitting two-piece costume allows for full range of movement.
Featuring tight fitting joints - the removable head makes no difference
to the neck movement - ball jointed shoulders, chest, cut biceps,
along with double-jointed elbows and wrists. The waist is twistable
along with the hips, thighs, knees and ankles.
The exclusive figure comes with an interchangeable head.
Both heads are slightly different and show that each figure
is hand finished. You can swap the heads, which are a soft
plastic rather than the usual firm plastic.
All three figures in this range are equipped with an AK47
rifle. The finish on the separate magazine is a little poorer
than that on Brosnan figure's magazine. Also the fitting
between the gun and magazine is loose.
The Browning handgun is well formed and has tiny amounts
of flashing, which is expected for an item on this scale.
A hard plastic holster is provided to store the gun, which
is easily fitted to the figures belt
The final accessory is the Goldeneye key, which is a nice
touch, however it's only single-sided. The reverse is flat,
finished in a silver plastic. With a good mix of extras,
the addition of the extra head makes this set of accessories
Made up of two main pieces, the costume features a black
shirt with two breast pockets. Fastened by three poppers,
the loose shirt allows for maximum upper body movement.
The shirt has higher collars than usual, however they are
not overly noticeable. This is to hide the join line for
the removable head.
The black trousers are held fastened by a single popper
at the waist. A film accurate belt and buckle have been
threaded through loops on the waist of the trousers and
is extremely fiddly to undo. Like the earlier Dr. No figur,e
006 comes with black socks that are a little loose. The
figure has the Sideshow standard Bond shoes, which can be
found across a large portion of the male figures in the
The costume on this Bond villain is simple yet well tailored,
however both parts are made out of thin material; if held against
the figures body they can appear semi transparent ruining the
overall effect of the character.
Above: The front flap box art
Browing BDM Pistol
The third figure in the "Goldeneye"trio is definitely
not the weakest figure, nor is it the strongest. If you
can get hold of the exclusive edition with the additional
head it's recommended. 006 will make a nice addition to
the villain’s range of 1/6 scale Bond figures.
When displaying the figure, it would be more characteristic
to use the scarred head. The figure comes with the Sideshow
James Bond stand that is the norm in their Bond range. Overall
the product is one of the strongest villain figurers Sideshow
has produced to date, along-side Dr. No and Blofeld.
GoldenEye MI6 Movie Coverage
Sean Bean - Alec Trevelyan
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