Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Review: Super7 x Funko The Rocketeer ReAction Rocketeer Action Figure
In the early 1990s and late 1980s I was utterly obsessed with Star Wars Kenner figures, so when The Rocketeer hit theaters the format made sense to me as a toy. Of course, the world moved on since 1985 and the 5-jointed 3 3/4-inch Kenner style is a strange choice for this Rocketeer figure. In 1991, we saw G.I. Joe begin its descent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the rise, and it seemed the favored format for the mid 1980s to the late 1990s was the 5-joint 5-inch figure in Kenner's post-Star Wars style. It's strange to say this, but in many respects this figure (and indeed the future of ReAction) is marketed to guys who were big in to that old Kenner Star Wars line, like me. If you've got a Death Star Droid in your closet in a shoebox or a pile of yellowed Snowtroopers, this is a worthwhile purchase. It's a very satisfying, if simple, chunk of plastic.
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