As you read this post, you will see how it does relate the the post below it. So please hang in there!
One of the first movies I went to see as a teenager (and with my first boyfriend) was Enter The Dragon! I only went because he was taking me. It was not a movie that I would have picked on my own. Seeing this movie open my eye to what type of movies I might find interesting and what types of guys I might date. I remember a scene where he flexed all the muscles in his back. OMG! I was spellbound by that. Thinking back on it, I am soo glad the theater was dark and my boyfriend couldn't see the look on my face.
Mattel had done a few Asian dolls but it was not until recently that they did an Asian Ken. Yes, I have the Asian Ken. The closest they got was Captain Li Shang, which I also have. My first Asian male purchase was the Play Along Toys Bruce Lee Master. Play Along's Bruce Lee action figures aren't the best likeness of Mr. Lee out there but it was the first one I saw. To read more on Play Along Toys see post on them by clicking here.
Play Along first released Bruce lee in 1999. A year after the release of Mulan and the Captain Li Shang doll. They did three head sculpts of Bruce Lee. This is the one I have! He looks younger than the rest.
As with most Play Along Toys action figures, the clothing is very well made. It is of good fabric, nice design and strong seams. The closure of the jacket is a nice touch. He comes with an extra set of hands (that can be used for other action figures) and lots of weapons. This is his training gear. You might have see Xia with the weapons!
I saw this one on line too. Play Along updated the dolls faces and bodies often in production. This is a new face and body than the others. I believe he is the Warrior. You might notice that this body is different from the ones above.
Hey It's Muff, I didn't know you were a Lee fan so these pictures are for you!
So lets give him a good look!The Legend action figure from the Bruce Lee "The Dragon Series" produced by Play Along Toys in
2000. This was a good purchase for me even if I didn't know it at the time. I got him on sale at Toys R Us when he was being discontinued. He was my first Asian male.
Bruce is a bit shy and didn't want nude pictures of him on the web with a lame exclaimer
As you can see from the picture, he has to sets of extra hands!He has the balled fists, a set of slightly opened hands and a set or open hands. Most Play Along and Jakks male doll ( I will explain this later) and action figures have one open and one slightly hand.
Example Aaron Carter.
So he has a more expressive hand options! Note newer Jakks action figures don't have hand joints. These jointed hands are removable. They also have the same size pegs but a little shorter on the end of the hands as Power Team guys. The can easily be use as Power Team hands too.
Example: Power Team Guy. PT hands are the ones with the longer stem.
So if you see an old Aaron Carter or other P.A.T. or Jakks action figure for cheap, purchase them for their hands! Here we have the two guys together. PT guy has on of Bruce's hand and one of his own. Bruce's hands are a little more tan and not as pink a PT guy. Aaron is a closer match but Bruce's hands can do in a pinch!
He has an articulated torso also.
Photo: Aaron Cater, Power team guy and Bruce Lee
He also has articulated ankles.