Oh, Present Toys, I am officially running out of ways to express my love for your catalog of figures. Every time I think you’ve announced as many classic film characters as you possibly can, you find another that I need in my collection. You’ve done it again, it seems, finding a movie that I somehow never imagined immortalizing on my shelf, but there he is, up for preorder right now. Robert DeNiro’s iconic Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle, is coming in 1:6 scale!
Having grown up a native New Yorker, in Manhattan no less, it was always pretty apparent to me that the NYC of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver was only slightly exaggerated. The New York City of the 1970s was eerily similar to that which is depicted in the film, so it didn’t take too much to understand, at least a little, where DeNiro’s Travis Bickle was coming from. In many ways, that makes this figure a must-have for me, if only to capture that point in time of my hometown.
Present Toys has ripped DeNiro right off of the screen, capturing his likeness and his appearance perfectly. While I would have loved an official release of the character, this is as close and possibly better than whatever that might have looked like. I can’t wait for this to hit my collection.