Everyone had the need for speed in 1986 once they saw Top Gun in the movie theater. The action film became a cultural phenomenon and blasted Tom Cruise into the stratosphere, cementing his status as a movie star. While the film was practically everywhere, there was one thing missing back then that Redman Toys now is promising to give us: a 1:6 scale figure of Cruise’s Maverick, which is available for preorder now.
The timing couldn’t be better for this release, with a much-anticipated sequel to the film scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2022. What’s better than taking a 12-inch Tom Cruise with you to watch it, fully garbed in his outfit from the original?
Redman Toys has done an excellent job getting Cruise’s portrait right. Most importantly, his iconic bomber jacket looks accurate as well. While the figure being in hand will obviously settle it, I’m thinking that bomber jacket is going to be one of the best sixth scale accessories of 2022. You heard it here first.
I love Top Gun, but I didn’t know I absolutely needed a 1:6 figure inspired by Tom until I saw this. I’ll be sure to buy two tickets to Top Gun: Maverick. This figure looks so good that it deserves it’s own seat beside me.