Character

House (also known as House, M.D.) is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The show’s main character is Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey. The show′s premise originated with Paul Attanasio, while David Shore, who is credited as creator, was primarily responsible for the conception of the title character. The show′s executive producers include Shore, Attanasio, Attanasio′s business partner Katie Jacobs, and film director Bryan Singer. It was largely filmed in Century City.

House often clashes with his fellow physicians, including his own diagnostic team, because many of his hypotheses about patientsillnesses are based on subtle or controversial insights. His flouting of hospital rules and procedures frequently leads him into conflict with his boss, hospital administrator and Dean of Medicine Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein). House’s only true friend is Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), head of the Department of Oncology. During the first three seasons, House’s diagnostic team consists of Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), and Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps). At the end of the third season, this team disbands. Rejoined by Foreman, House gradually selects three new team members: Dr. RemyThirteenHadley (Olivia Wilde), Dr. Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson), and Dr. Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn). Kutner makes his final appearance late in season five. Chase and Cameron continue to appear in different roles at the hospital until early in season six. Cameron then departs the hospital, and Chase returns to the diagnostic team. Thirteen takes a leave of absence for most of season seven, and her position is filled by medical student Martha M. Masters (Amber Tamblyn). Cuddy and Masters depart before season eight; Foreman becomes the new dean of medicine, while Dr. Jessica Adams (Odette Annable) and Dr. Chi Park (Charlyne Yi) join House′s team.

House was among the top-ten rated shows in the United States from its second through its fourth season. Distributed to 66 countries, House was the most watched television program in the world in 2008.The show received numerous awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and nine People’s Choice Awards. On February 8, 2012, Fox announced that the eighth season, then in progress, would be House′s last. The series finale aired on May 21, 2012, following an hour-long retrospective.

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Details

Packaging: This is the second piece released by Golem Creation (the first one was Luciano Pavarotti and still more two are in progress) and I must confess, the company makes packaging simple, relatively small and accommodating  in the proper manner  the small busts it produces. The art / illustration of the box is a faithful reproduction of the cartoon which was the basis for the piece. At most, that “old scheme” is present: cardboard box, polystyrene and plastic protecting the piece.

Sculpture: Well, we must take into account that this is the second piece produced by the French company (the first was a bust of Luciano Pavarotti – already sold out) and, in general, the work is very well executed, with very nice details (like beard), the effect of depth in the eyes (which give the impression of having some glass covering the iris and pupil, and soon realized that being an illusion generated because these parts are made in cavities, creating this “false“, but very good impression). Importantly, it is a sculpture of  “simpleexecution, because it is based on a caricature rather than a “realhuman being, thus facilitating the work of sculptor and allowing certain “errors” of anatomy that would not be tolerated in a figure more realistic“. The sculpture of the face has a very good plasticity, which reflects all cynicism and sarcasm of the character in a “sideways half smile. The base is very “classic“, recalling the busts that we find in music stores with the features of classical composers.

Painting: Strong point of the figure. The painting has almost no flaws and detailed skin color, hair, eyes and clothing. The painting of the beard is also performed with great skill. Just as in the statues of renowned manufacturers (Neca, Sideshow Collectibles, etc.), the quality standard is high and, despite its small size, the Golem Creation proves to be playing with equal chances to the majorplayers” in the market.

Joints: Not applicable (soon we are talking about a bust).

Accessories: The figure does not include accessories (only a pair of magnetic cards with the original illustration), and, being honest, it was a pleasant surprise to discover – when opening the boxthere was another item in the box than the bust itself.

Clothing: The work done in  this bust depicts the typical costumes that “Greg” is often using in the series, an overlay of black T-shirt, then a blue shirt and finally his gray jacket. This should not be different. Just the correct and perfect choice!

Release Year and Manufacturer: 2010, Golem Creation.

Number of pieces produced: Were produced a total of 1000 copies (no exclusive or  special editions), all duly identified by a number plate with its  fixed in its base.

Dimensions: Approximately 21cm (H); 0,5 Kg.

Scale: The scale was not defined by the producer.

Price: The figure still can be found in the manufacturer website for around EUR 50,00.

Where to buy: The figure used for this review was purchased directly from a reseller in Europe.

Final Remarks

A great investment (in terms of cost x benefit) for both fans of House or Hugh Laurie. A very faithful and high quality alternative (compared to the “customs” in 1/6 scale that are sold in China). An indispensable piece – I’m not sure even if I leave my at home, with the other items in my collection, or if I put on my desk at the office to serve as “inspiration” to resolve the more “bizarrecases  of my day-to-day.

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