Funko toys figured out the secret to the collectible action figure, and their new line of licensed action figures that launched last month with the Alien line is beginning to take shape. Entertainment Earth has just released photos of the action figure sculpts and cards for several of their new series: Escape from New York, Predator, Terminator, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Rocketeer. The action figures begin shipping in April, and you can pre-order them now. Keep checking back here at borg.com as we reveal the new sculpts and cards for other series in the line, including Back to the Future, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Universal Studios Classic Monsters, Firefly, Goonies, Pulp Fiction, Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Halloween, and The Crow. It’s the biggest ever mass release of multiple franchise action figures. And all of the first line of figures are available for pre-order now.
The new retro ReAction figures from Funko are stylized as 3 3/4-inch figures from the “golden age” of action figures, with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging. These intentionally are not photo-real images like you might find in modern action figure lines.
Funko figured out that classic packaging and nostalgia are what many fans are after, not a picture-perfect sculpt. Compare the original 1970s Star Wars action figure line–the clear inspiration for the new ReAction line–to the 1980s updated Star Wars line or even the current Star Wars Black Series line that has been updated yet again. If you still prefer the 1970s figures to today’s series, then the new ReAction line is for you. Here is an early look at a few of the figures:
We first mentioned the ReAction line here at borg.com back in November with news of the Alien release. Since then they released the full Alien series and they look great, including these:
If anything, it’s an excuse to pull out your Star Wars action figures and playsets from the 1970s and start your own mash-up play. Maybe it’s time Snake Plissken and Malcolm Reynolds saved Princess Leia from the Death Star, and Predator joined Boba Fett and his rival bounty hunters on the Star Destroyer.
Here is a full set of links (click on the photos) to pre-order these figures now:
Escape from New York
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Images are yet to be released, but you can still pre-order the following now:
Back to the Future
Buffy the Vampire Slayer