Today’s Friday Guy is Mattel’s take on James Bond from their Pop Culture series. I don’t believe that he was made to represent a particular Bond actor although he would have been released at the end of the Pierce Brosnan era. You can decide if there is any resemblance.
Naomi has had this doll for some years and he has gone by the name of Alan. He is due for a revamp and may take another name in the future. Only time will tell.
As you can see from his first photo, Alan has been in the wars lately. When Naomi unpacked him from storage he had this red stain on his face so for the last couple of months he has been receiving treatment for the problem. I had to be very cautious about applying acne cream to this stain. Normally I cover the cream with cling film but I was afraid of spreading it and removing his “character lines”. The treatment takes longer without the plastic. In the end I hit on the idea of putting his head inside an unsealed zip lock bag so that the plastic was not touching his face but still reflecting sunlight from the window. Another idea would have been to have actually removed his head and sealed it in the bag. He’s been living on my desk for some time now. You can probably see that there is still a faint mark so I will give him one more treatment and if he still has a mark after that we’ll probably just say he got in a fight.