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