March 13, 2014 at 4:33 am #1248
Check these out and try not to drool a bit.
These are part of a wider series of Kenner-style figures that Bif Bang Pow! is doing, including classic Universal monsters, Back To the Future, Firefly, Goonies, Buffy, and Terminator.
Probably a good thing I don’t have disposable income at the moment. It’d probably be spent on this stuff. 😕November 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm #6520
I went to Vintage Stock over the weekend and they are overflowing with these retro action figures. The big brand I know of is ReAction — I think they’re the ones doing the Terminator and Back to the Future and Firefly figures, but they had the Twilight Zone ones too. If I didn’t mention this before, a few weeks ago I bought the “there’s something on the wing” figure and he’s currently mounted on a wing (of a TIE Fighter, but the devil’s in the details…)
MSRP for all of these figures is $9.99. I suppose you have to factor in small production runs and inflation, but it just seems a little high for me to collect them all. Plus, Vintage Stock marks everything up 30% approximately, so they’re $12.99 on the shelves there (plus tax). The other problem is they never seem to have full collections in the store. If I’m going to buy the Aliens figures I want all four, not “all of them except Ripley and the alien”.December 24, 2014 at 1:55 am #6521
ReAction has just announced the following lines for 2015:
Aliens (featuring a Queen)
Rocky Horror Picture Show
V for Vendetta
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Big Trouble in Little China
Fifth Element, E.T., A-Team, Big Trouble… I’m in. Maybe Rocky Horror too. And they better overproduce the crap out of The Dude, because everyone’s gonna want one of those.
Bif Bang Pow, who make the Twilight Zone 3 3/4″ figures, will be doing a line of Flash Gordon figures in that scale next year, based on the 1980 movie. I am ALL IN for that.December 24, 2014 at 9:08 am #6522
Big Trouble In Little China and also Fifth Element figures? Dammit, I guess I’ll have to start collecting toys now.
Is anybody putting pics on the internet of interesting dioramas with all these same sized various action figures?December 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm #6523
I must admit: I haven’t taken any of mine out of the packages.
I have two characters each from Back To The Future, Firefly, Twilight Zone, and Alien. I might get more Firefly at some point (especially if they’ll make the whole crew – *cough*Shepherd Book*cough*).
My whole point in getting these is to put together a pegboard somewhere like Flack’s setup, and intersperse them with the Star Wars vintage-card figures I picked up on clearance over the past few years. Actually what I’d love to do is find one of the rotating wire rack POS displays and put a replica of this (or something inspired by it) on top, and just have it in my room to help keep my inner six-year-old alive. You know, when my two-month-old and my seven-year-old are wearing me down and making me feel old. 😆February 13, 2015 at 4:09 am #6524
Aaaaaaand Funko/ReAction has landed a classic Star Trek license for the 3 3/4″ figures. Surprise!February 28, 2015 at 8:04 pm #6525
Gentlemen… I have preview shots.
There are SO MANY of these images that I’m going to split them off into separate replies, given phpBB’s notorious per-post image limit (which even I can’t override).
Be ready to lose your s@#t. And your wallet.
I haven’t even watched Arrow, despite the fact that John Barrowman is a regular; I just really don’t have much of an interest in WB/CW’s daisy chain of “reinventing DC Comics superheroes” shows. But it’s really interesting that the studio opted for these as the official action figures, when they could have held out for something more detailed/lifelike/accurate.
More in the next post.February 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm #6526
I must apologize in advance to Flack, whose entire budget will be lost to this next section. LET’S COOK IN THE BOWELS OF THE DEATH STAR, MR. WHITE!
Taxi Driver? The hell? Are you…playin’ with me? ARE YOU PLAYIN’ WITH ME?
The Karate KidFebruary 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm #6527
They already released Governor Ahnuld with T2 branding in the first round of ReAction figures, so this was inevitable. They’re nicely done though.
And here’s what Steve has been waiting for. I gotta say… nice spread of characters here, I was expecting fewer of them.
Big Trouble In Little China
Holy crap, guys, we’re all gonna go broke. We need to form a consortium to buy them by the case, bring the price down, sell the spares at conventions.February 28, 2015 at 8:16 pm #6528
Also! Also! One more. A tip-of-the-iceberg hint that Big Bang Pow has another wave of classic Twilight Zone in the works.February 28, 2015 at 11:18 pm #6529
I’m wondering if they were trying to look like ’70s and ’80s action figures with the terrible faces and paint jobs. I’m guessing that was what they were shooting for. I find some of those figures…. offputting.
Where’s Wang Chi from Big Trouble In Little China? It’s been established that the idea behind the movie was that Jack Burton thinks he’s the main good guy when in reality he’s just a sidekick. Wang Chi is the real hero, he should have a figure. I’ll still pick them up if I ever come across them, regardless.March 1, 2015 at 1:03 am #6530
@Steve W wrote:
I’m wondering if they were trying to look like ’70s and ’80s action figures with the terrible faces and paint jobs. I’m guessing that was what they were shooting for.
Oh, it’s exactly what they’re shooting for.March 4, 2015 at 7:03 am #6531
It was my understanding that the Big Trouble, Fifth Element, etc. figures wouldn’t be out until May, but I happened to spot the Big Trouble figures at the local Target store today. They were in the same area as the super-deformed-head “Pop Vinyl” figurines, which are also made by Funko. (Really don’t get the fascination with those, but I know otherwise level-headed people who are simply nuts over the Pop Vinyls.)March 5, 2015 at 6:14 am #6532
I don’t understand the appeal of those Pop Vinyl things. They’re just ugly.March 23, 2015 at 1:50 am #6533
Toy Fair photo of the Gremlins figures. MINIATURE COLECO MINI-ARCADE = BEST ACTION FIGURE ACCESSORY EVER
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