When it comes to getting the license for pretty much everything, Funko has that action on lock, and one need look no further than their growing line of Pop! Vinyls. To a smaller extent, they’ve also done well with their 3¾” ReAction Figures – those done in a similar style to the Kenner Action Figures (think STAR WARS) of the late 1970s and early 1980s. After taking on some cool properties like Back to the Future and Gremlins, now they’re doing figures based on E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.
Coming early in 2017, there’s a 3-pack set that comes complete with Elliott, E.T. and Gertie, and my allies at Entertainment Earth with have a single-carded E.T. with glowing finger and chest.
“Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic movie gets the present-day retro treatment with this E.T. Glow Finger and Chest ReAction Action Figure. The cute and adorable E.T. figure comes in 3 3/4-inch scale and has a stylized look as he stands about 2-inches tall in a window display box. E.T. is shown with his glowing right finger tip along with his glowing chest, just like you remember him! Re-enact the memorable scene with Elliott (sold separately) today by picking up this E.T. ReAction Action Figure! Comes packaged in a blister card.”
Funny enough, the folks at EE recommend “pairing E.T. with your Cantina aliens,” and that’s something we’ve already been doing for over a decade – thanks to a bendy-E.T. that I came across many years ago.