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Monday, February 17 2014 23:41

Toy Fair 14: Modern Retro Vibes with ReAction Figures (BACK TO THE FUTURE, GOONIES, PULP FICTION, more)

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We're gonna file this one under "Toys for Grownups," because these action figures aren't for the kids. In fact, while I tend to open the few figures I occasionally happen to buy, these would probably never be opened as they're 2014 made to look like... the 80s. I'm talking about the new ReAction Figures line from Funko and Super7, a collection that I'd been meaning to feature here on THE ROCK FATHER for ages, and now feel beyond obligated to - they're just that cool. What if BACK TO THE FUTURE and GOONIES had figures made by Kenner way back when? What if the Universal Monsters got in on the action, along with other Horror icons, or characters from PULP FICTION, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, or the famed players from Joss Whedon's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL and FIREFLY? The answer has arrived, and ReAction might be the hottest thing going this year for old-school pop culture aficionados like myself.

Launched via a resurrected ALIEN line that Kenner almost made 30+ years ago, ReAction Figures have picked up the torch via a bunch of "What if?" licenses, all crafted in that vintage style. The folks over at Entertainment Earth (an affiliate) have them up for pre-order, and they're surprisingly affordable at $9.99 each. Here's a sample of what's coming...

ALIEN ReAction Figures - Available Now (Based on 1979 Prototypes)

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BACK TO THE FUTURE 
Pre-Order: Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Biff Tannen, George McFly

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Entertainment Earth Want to see the rest? CLICK HERE to see all the figures from PULP FICTION, UNIVERSAL MONSTERS, FIREFLY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, GOONIES, TERMINATOR, PREDATOR, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, THE ROCKETEER, SCREAM, FRIDAY THE 13TH, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, HALLOWEEN, TRICK 'R TREAT, and HELLRAISER.

Stay tuned for more cool toy news as I have it, right here on THE ROCK FATHER!

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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