Who would have thought simply waiting nearly twenty years was all it took to get high-end toys of some of our favorite cult classic movies? Take Equilibrium, the 2002 action flick starring a not-yet famous Christian Bale battling it out against Taye Diggs in a near-future landscape. Fans clamoring for collectibles from the film have been waiting a pretty long time. Present Toys, however, has finally announced for preorder a deluxe release that gives us the “Doomsday Killer” in two different outfits and it looks well worth the wait.
I haven’t watched the film that these figures are inspired by in over ten years, but I do remember enjoying it for the most part. A fun, Matrix-inspired riff on Fahrenheit 451, the sci-fi adventure definitely drew attention to actor Christian Bale, which would lead to his star eventually shining brighter in Hollywood.
Present Toys has decided to give us Bale in both white and black outfits, showcasing the character before and after he rejects the totalitarian government that he serves. The symbolism is on the nose regarding the colors of his uniforms, but its an effective visual shortcut. Being able to have both of these on display beside each other will work well in encapsulating the moral of the film, certainly.