MI6 Review: Jaws - Sideshow Collectibles
Once in a while Hollywood creates a memorable screen icons.
On 7th July 1977 Richard Kiel’s Jaws was born into
cinema history when “The Spy Who Loved Me” opened.
The only James Bond henchman to appear twice, courtesy of
Christopher Wood’s original stories, Kiel played opposite
the then 007 star, Roger Moore. Jaws went on to survive
both “The Spy Who Loved Me”, and the finale
of “Moonraker” after making a truce Bond.
The famous metal teethed goon was recently seen in Electronics
Arts video game “Everything or Nothing” where
Jaws came back to battle Bond once more.
, founded in 1993, have 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.
MI6 reviews the Sideshow Collectibles figures...
Jaws - Richard Kiel
Item No: 7722
Size: 14 inch (355.6mm)
Weight: 4.00 lbs (1.73 Kg)
Artist: Mat Falls
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Jaws, the indestructible steel-toothed assassin was Bond's
most memorable nemesis. He was hired to provide lethal services,
on two separate occasions, by billionaires with plans of
world domination and a dislike for Bond. Jaws presented
a huge challenge for Bond until, realizing the error of
his ways, he joined forces with him to defeat the billionaire
The limited edition 14 inch Jaws comes with over
30 points of articulation allowing for full human movement.
He is outfitted in his tie, dress shirt and trousers, shoes,
a hand-altimeter, parachute pack and goggles.
Above: The front flap box art
Sideshow has created an oversized box to accommodate this
1/6 scale figure, which clocks in at 14 inches tall. Decorated
with the usual finery that you world expect from Sideshow,
the oversized box features the final US poster release for
Moonraker - which was Jaws’ second appearance. Jaws
can be seen in one of the solar panels wrestling with Bond.
The inner flap gives a brief description of the film and
cast listing. The box is highlighted with the villain’s
personal Moonraker shuttle. On the reverse there is a short
biography detailing Kiel’s life since Bond and his
other personal achievements.
Sideshow continues to add summaries of varying aspect of
the films, and this box gives a short blurb on the Villains
Gadgets, James Bond and the Bond Girl. A host of stills
finish off the back.
Mat Falls has created a truly great reproduction of Jaws
on this scale. The head - including the all-important teeth
- are well defined. Jaws’ sinister expression and
large forehead help create a strong likeness to Kiel.
The hands are proportional to the oversized figure and
carry the usual Sideshow detailing at all the joints and
As with all these figures most of the details can be found
on the head. Starting from the top, the dark brown hair
has been highlighted with light brown streaks.
The skin has been highlighted and shadowed to create more
depth to the face. There is no evidence of paint bleeding
anywhere on the head, and the detailing lines are clean
and strong. The famous steel teeth have been finished in
a dull silver rather then a chrome as seen in the film which
is a shame, however the colouring creates the desired effect.
This oversized figure is larger than any of the other 1/6
scale Bond series figures to help create the scale of the
massive 7’2 Kiel. Sideshow appears to have created
a completely new figure but with all the usual movement
range. Jaws features tight fitting joints from the head,
neck, ball jointed shoulders, chest, cut biceps and double
jointed elbows. Both wrists are fixed though, which makes
it impossible to pose them into any other position. The
waist down features a twistable waist, hips, thighs, and
knees and ankles.
Sideshow has chosen to base Jaws’ outfit and accessories
on the opening sequence of Moonraker, which sees Bond and
Jaws free fall while fighting for a single parachute. The
figure comes in a white shirt and tie, and like many of
their suited figures, the shirt collars are soft and don’t
hold their shape. The figure’s high-waist flared trousers
are perfect. These hide the fact that the figure has no
The tanned shoes are finely detailed and
making a change to the usual black Sideshow footwear on
the available on the Bond range. The loose fit of the garments
enable a full range of motion when positioning the figure.
Modelled on the opening sequence of Moonraker, the figure
comes with three items. First is a small hand/wrist attachment
in the form of an altimeter. This can be fitted with ease
thanks to elastic straps. More detailing on this accessory
was needed, as it is quite plain, and looks like an after
thought compared to the quality of the figure.
Second, there is a pair of orange tint goggles that are
the weakest of all three items. The lenses are clouded so
if put on the figure the facial features are hidden.
Finally, the best accessory is the parachute, which can
easily be fitted. However, is a little tricky for people
with large hands. Using a combination of plastic and metal
detailing for clips and locks it creates the best accessory
to offer with this exclusive figure.
Above: Reverse box art
The 7’2 Kiel would be impressed not only by his likeness,
but also by the limited number. The accessories are the
weakest compared with some of the other Bond series. But
if you are presented with the chance to buy this now retired
iconic figure, it’s a must have for your Bond collection.
The figure also comes with a Sideshow James Bond stand embossed
Moonraker MI6 Movie Coverage
Richard Kiel - Jaws
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