2007 will mark Rambo's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, Sideshow Collectibles and Hollywood Collectibles Group have partnered to create the Rambo Legendary Scale Bust
. Sylvester Stallone's likeness has been expertly reproduced in approximately 1:3 scale by accomplished sculptor, and talented actor, Jeff Yagher. The Rambo Legendary Scale Bust is cast in solid, high-quality polystone, and is mounted on a quality display base. The bust will be packaged in a durable foam interior, safe for shipment. Don't miss this chance to add the ultimate Rambo bust to your collection!
In August of 1964, John J. Rambo--a young man of mixed German and Native American descent, from a small town in Arizona--joined the United States Army and began a career that ultimately would make him a legend as a professional solider and special covert mission operative... read more
"Let me just say that Rambo is the best combat vet I've ever seen. A pure fighting machine with only one desire - to win a war that someone else lost. And if winning means he has to die - he'll die. No fear, no regrets. And one more thing, what you choose to call hell, he calls home."
-Col. Samuel Trautman, "Rambo: First Blood, Part II
In August of 1964, John J. Rambo--a young man of mixed German and Native American descent, from a small town in Arizona--joined the United States Army and began a career that ultimately would make him a legend as a professional solider and special covert mission operative. Though he was barely 18 years old at the time, Rambo seems to have demonstrated a unique temperament and an aptitude for unconventional warfare skills, which led to his acceptance into the Special Forces. He received training as a light weapons specialist and medic, as well as qualifications in airborne operations and linguistics. The young Rambo was sent to Vietnam, where as a part of a close-knit, highly skilled guerilla warfare team, he was credited with 59 confirmed kills and was awarded two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, four Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross and the Congressional Medal of Honor.
During that time however, he also experienced soul-searing pain, privation and loss: friends and comrades were blown to pieces in front of his eyes; his young psyche was tormented by the death and horror that surrounded him; and of his combat team, only Rambo and one other member survived to return to the United States. Despite his incredible record as a war hero, Rambo found himself back in nation that did not seem to care about the sacrifices made by its soldiers. After the other remaining member of his team died from cancer that apparently was caused by exposure to Agent Orange, the young veteran became a rootless wanderer, without hope or purpose. Rambo ultimately, got into significant trouble--not of his own making--with law enforcement. Fortunately, this incident--recounted in the 1982 film "First Blood"--brought him back into contact with Col. Samuel Trautman, his former commander in Vietnam, and eventually, the Colonel helped Rambo find a path, first to survival, and then to redemption.
Through Trautman, Rambo became involved in special covert operations that utilized his diverse combat skills and astonishing resilience. Among his missions were an effort to locate American POW's left behind in Vietnam, and a daring and bloody rescue of Col. Trautman from Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. These events are chronicled respectively in the movies "Rambo, First Blood, Part II" (1985) and "Rambo III" (1988). Through this work as an unconventional warfare operative--as well as his own spiritual journey that led him to reside in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand--he gradually seems to have exorcised many of his internal demons. Over time, the name Rambo has come to be synonymous with a warrior persona characterized by fierce loyalty, a merciless determination to accomplish each mission, utter disregard for personal pain and hardship, and an almost brutal enthusiasm for engaging and destroying the enemy by any necessary means.
It is unclear if Rambo ever permanently returned to a monastic life. But it is entirely likely that over the years he has been involved in covert operations that cannot be acknowledged publicly. Likewise, it is equally possible that someday, John J. Rambo, may be called upon to carry out another mission in the service of his country or his comrades. (hide this text)
Artist(s): Jeff Yagher
Produced By: Hollywood Collectibles Group
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Product Type: Legendary Scale Bust
Product Size: 11" H (279mm) x 8" W (203mm) x 6" D (152mm)*
Est. Product Ship Weight: 10.00 lbs (4.32 Kg)