MI6 Review: Pussy Galore - Sideshow
1964 saw the James Bond phenomenon hit new heights with
the third 007 outing “Goldfinger”. One of the
leading ladies Honor Blackman, immortalised the female vixen
Pussy Galore and is regarded as one of the most memorable
Bond girls. Pussy was originally going to be renamed by
film producers to Kitty, with a little smart marketing Miss
Galore got to keep Fleming’s original name for her
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.
Pussy Galore - Honor Blackman
Item No: 7721R
Size: 12 inch (304mm)
Weight: 3.00 lbs (1.30 Kg)
Artist: Oluf W. Hartvigso
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The 12" figure comes with Dart Gun, S&W
.45 Pistol and dressed in a Sexy Black Velvet Jacket and
Pants w/ a tight fitting Gold Vest and figure stand.
Right: The front box art uses a glamourous
black and white press still..
Pussy is equipped with two accessories, the first being the dart
gun which is seen on Goldfinger’s private jet after Bond
slowly regains conscious.
The second and final accessory is a Smith & Wesson revolver,
which the figure can’t hold unless supported. With the smaller
hand, the handle of the gun does not fit comfortably, and once
it is low enough in the hand for the trigger finger to line up
the gun falls in towards the figure.
Both handguns have been sculpted to a high level of detail.
No flashing is visible on either gun. Only the right hand can
hold the gun dart gun correctly.
Above: Reverse box art.
Sideshow Collectibles has created one of their classiest
boxes for this figure. The front has a black and white picture
of Blackman and there is a small version of the US one sheet,
in the lower right corner bordered by metallic gold. The
film title “Goldfinger” has been embossed in
metallic gold lettering. The rear of the box highlights
Blackman’s film and TV career. Nine stills split the
reverse art in half, and the face is finished off with ‘The
Bond Girl’ which looks at Pussy Galore, ‘James
Bond’ which briefly looks at Connery’s 007,
and finally a look at Mr. Goldfinger - one of the most memorable
Villain’s in Bond lore.
Printed on the tray is a faint gun barrel, which can be
seen throughout the range. The included stand is fixed to
the back of the removable tray, so once it is removed the
stand can’t be replace securely and the cardboard
tray will be damaged (thankfully this has since been revised
in newer models in the Bond series).
For the first female in Sideshow Collectibles Bond range,
they have chosen the iconic ‘Pussy Galore’.
Oluf W. Hartvigson has created a close likeness to Honor
Blackman, using PR photos film stills & DVD captures.
The main detail can be found on the head and a small amount
The head has been created in two separate pieces (the head and
hair). The hair holds lots of sculpted detailing and the style
is a perfect match to the Blackman’s hairstyle. Flashing
can be seen running from one side of the hair to the other, and
in one area the sculpted hairstyle does not match up perfectly
either side of the visible join line. This may relate to only
a small portion of the edition however.
The face is close to Blackman’s image but is not as close
as Hartvigson’s Lazenby sculpt. The eyes and mouth are not
correctly sized, and the forehead is a little small. However,
the silhouette of the figure matches Blackman closely. Her nose
is perfect, and holds the appearance together. No ears can be
seen due to the hair that does not allow the jacket collar to
The revolver has not been designed to be held by this figure
as its extremely fiddly to position and tends to fallout of the
All but one piece of the detailing can be found on the head
of this figure. On the right hand of the figure a gold ring
has been detailed. Blackman had striking hair in the film,
yet the figure has been given dark locks. Detailed using
mustard and brown, the hand painting is to a high standard,
but it is not colour accurately based on the character.
The face has been lightly detailed with varied skin tones.
Blackman had two moles on her right check, towards her ear,
but the paint deco only has one and it is too far forward.
There is no paint bleeding anywhere on figure, and the eyes
- as with all Sideshow figures - are clear and well detailed
and set off by strong eyebrows.
Using Sideshow's well established sixth scale female body,
Galore has all the movement you would expect to place her
in a Judo poses, but the poorly fitting trousers (pants)
restricts the lower bodies full range of movement. Featuring
tight fitting joints from the head, neck, ball jointed shoulders,
chest, cut biceps, double-jointed elbows, and wrists. The
waist down, a twistable waist, hips, thighs, knees and rotating
ball joint ankles.
Sideshow has chosen to model the figure on the scene in
Goldfinger’s private jet that was filmed at Pinewood
Studios. Bond regains consciousness to see Pussy Galore
leaning over him. A poorly fitted waistcoat sets off the
2-piece suit black velvet trouser (pant) and jacket.
The trousers (pants) are too short for the figure exposing
the painted ankle joints that are black. If you move the
trousers down to cover the exposed ankles they will soon
ride back up to the narrower waist of the figure.
The gold waistcoat is well made but a little two large for the
figure. It fastens with two poppers that are located at the front.
The velvet styled jacket has a single fastener in the front. It
fits the figure much better then the trousers (pants) and has
two small gold details on the end of each sleeve. The gold cuffs
are made from the same material as the waistcoat.
S&W .45 Pistol
If you are a collector of Sideshow’s Bond series,
this is their first female figure and they have a lot of
work to do to improve the female Bond range.
The figure is let down by the lack of accessories and poorly
fitted trousers (pants). With the stand being fix to the
tray removing it becomes a messy undertaking. Oluf W. Hartvigson
has created an average resemblance that could have been
With only a few female figures in the Bond range so far,
let’s hope improvements are made to bring them inline
with the superior quality male figures.
Goldfinger MI6 Movie Coverage
Honor Blackman - Pussy Galore
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