Tintin Action Figure & Snowy, Captain Haddock, Prof. Calculus, Thomson & Thompson
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- Solve Mysteries and recreate the exciting movie scenes from The Adventures of Tintin with these action figures.
- 6 cm Action Figures of Tintin, Captain Haddock, Prof.Calculus, Thomson & Thompson.
- 4 cm Snowy with Bone
- Best Gift for any Tintin fan
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Tintin is a reporter, adventurer, traveller, and the protagonist of the popular comic book series, The Adventures of Tintin, which was written by the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, better known as Hergé (1907–1983).
Tintin is shown as a well-rounded yet open-ended character. His boy-scout-style ideals, which represent Hergé’s own, have never been compromised by the character either. Unlike other characters such as Captain Haddock or Professor Calculus, he has no discernible backstory. Unlike Haddock and Calculus, Tintin’s roots prior to Tintin in the Land of the Soviets are never discussed. His companions encounter old friends such as Captain Chester or Hercules Tarragon, yet Tintin only meets friends or enemies whom he had met in previous adventures. At the end of Tintin and Alph-Art, he is to be turned into a Cesar. Although it seems very unlikely that he dies, his fate is still left unknown.
Tintin: Tintin is a young Belgian reporter and adventurer who becomes involved in dangerous cases in which he takes heroic action to save the day. The Adventures may feature Tintin hard at work in his investigative journalism, but seldom is he seen actually turning in a story.
Readers and critics have described Tintin as a well-rounded yet open-ended, intelligent and creative character, noting that his rather neutral personality sometimes labelled as bland permits a balanced reflection of the evil, folly, and foolhardiness, which surrounds him.
Snowy: Snowy (Milou in Hergé’s original version), a white Wire Fox Terrier dog, is Tintin’s loyal, four-legged companion. The bond between Snowy and Tintin is very deep, as they have saved each other from perilous situations many times. Snowy frequently “speaks” to the reader through his thoughts (often displaying a dry sense of humour), which are not heard by the human characters in the story. Snowy has nearly let Tintin down on occasion, particularly when distracted by a bone.
Professor Calculus: Professor Cuthbert Calculus is an absent-minded and partially-deaf physicist and a regular character alongside Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock. He was introduced in Red Rackham’s Treasure and based partially on Auguste Piccard, a Swiss physicist.The leading characters do not initially welcome his presence, but through his generous nature and his scientific ability, he develops a lasting bond with them. Eventually, by the end of Land of Black Gold, he becomes a resident of Marlinspike Hall
Captain Haddock: Captain Archibald Haddock is a Merchant Marine sea captain and Tintin’s best friend. Introduced in The Crab with the Golden Claws, Haddock is initially depicted as a weak and alcoholic character, but later evolves to become genuinely heroic and even a socialite after he finds a treasure from his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock. The Captain’s coarse humanity and sarcasm act as a counterpoint to Tintin’s often-implausible heroism; he is always quick with a dry comment whenever the boy reporter seems too idealistic. After he and Tintin find Red Rackham’s treasure, Captain Haddock lives in the luxurious mansion Marlinspike Hall.
Thomson and Thompson are two incompetent detectives who look like identical twins, their only discernible difference being the shape of their moustaches. First introduced in Cigars of the Pharaoh, they provide much of the comic relief throughout the series, being afflicted with chronic spoonerisms. They are extremely clumsy, thoroughly incompetent, and usually bent on arresting the wrong character. The detectives usually wear bowler hats and carry walking sticks except when sent abroad; during those missions, they attempt the national costume of the locality they are visiting but instead dress inconspicuously stereotypical folkloric attire. The detectives were in part based on Hergé’s father Alexis and uncle Léon, identical twins who often took walks together, wearing matching bowler hats while carrying matching walking sticks.
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