Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Funko Back to the Future George McFly ReAction Figure

Funko Back to the Future George McFly ReAction FigureWhen these lines were announced I was delighted across the board - before I even had time to ask if he was coming, Funko confirmed George McFly was on deck. Given the nature of the actor, licensed merchandise, and so forth I didn't expect that such a thing would ever actually exist - but here it is! He looks more than a little cartoony, but I think it works for the affable character. I've had some actual QC issues with this line, but George is pretty simple and nothing here seems to be out of place. He basically just works.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: Funko Universal Monsters The Mummy ReAction Figure

Funko Universal Monsters The Mummy Action FigureIf you think you might like this figure, let me tell you that you will, and you should buy it. You really don't need to keep reading.

Thanks to availability being borked, the glow-in-the-dark version of The Mummy is one I won't likely chase down - but I will say that the standard version is one of the better figures in this line so far. The quality of the Back to the Future guys varies from figure to figure, Terminator was a little wonky, but some of the others like Predator at SDCC turned out to be exquisite. The Mummy is closet to the exquisite category - the arms and legs and head all turn nicely, and his bandages are a glossy, off-white plastic that looks kind of sickening. His head is painted green, as are his hands, and his putrid eyes are grey and faded. It's basically an alternate universe 1980 Boris Karloff Mummy figure, had Remco never done theirs. The sculpting of the body is closer in line to 1983's Return of the Jedi figures, while the posture feels like an earlier Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back release. It's good. Real good.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Six Second Toy Talk - Universal Monsters The Mummy ReAction Figure

It's an old Kenner style figure, but made in 2014. The Mummy from Funko is a glossy, slick figure with a painted head and hands - but oddly, no holes in his feet for foot pegs or display stands. The detail is quite nice and the style is admirable, making this one of the finest efforts from ReAction so far.

You can click here to buy this figure at Entertainment Earth for ten bucks. That's where I got mine, and I suppose this counts as an ad.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Entertainment Earth Gets Clear Invisible Man Exclusive ReAction Figure

I've been wanting to tell you about this one for a while, because we're doing a new exclusive at my place of employment!

This Universal Monsters Clear Invisible Man ReAction 3 3/4-Inch Retro Action Figure is an Entertainment Earth Exclusive and due in stock in a couple of months.  The other figures in this line are hitting now - I just got my Mummy today and the quality is better than most of the other ReAction figures so far, which is to say, pretty 1980sy and actually glossy.  I've got really high hopes for this one, so click here and order yours.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review: Funko Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington (SDCC Early Bird Figure)

Funko Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington (Early Bird Figure) ReAction FigureWe first got word that there would be three heads on this character, but Funko's Jack Skellington (Early Bird Figure) gave us a fourth - and I suppose technically first - head on this body. The regular retail heads include a smiling, surprised, and devilish head while this convention-exclusive edition sports an open, affable mouth similar to Hasbro's 1993 original.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Six Second Toy Talk: SDCC Predator ReAction Invisible Bloody Action Figure

We reviewed it in Figure of the Day recently, but I've been playing with extreme short form video so here you go - it's the SDCC Predator ReAction Invisible Bloody Action Figure! Click play and you'll be done watching it before the page can be scrolled down.