After 40 years kids finally get to re-enact their favorite scenes from Jaws (like Chief Brody blowing up the Great White Shark with a scuba tank), and after 30 years they get to re-enact their favorite scenes from Flash Gordon (like Flash and Prince Barin sticking his hand in the wood stump to dodge the scorpion-like Wood Beast), all in the comfort of their own homes.
Insert the famous John Williams Jaws theme music alternating with Queen’s Flash Gordon soundtrack here.
Finally, after sneak peeks at this year’s Toy Fair at Funko’s new ReAction action figure line for the classic 1970s movie Jaws and the new Bif Bang Pow! action figure line for the classic 1980s movie Flash Gordon, we now have a look at their final products. Both toy lines have been flying off the shelves for other properties in the classic 3 3/4 inch Kenner style retro action figure style, including everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone, and Firefly to the Universal Monsters, Karate Kid, The Fifth Element, and The Six Million Dollar Man and CW’s Arrow and Flash series. (Check out past discussions here, here, and here at borg.com if you missed those).
Full close-up photos of the action figure sculpts and retro card packaging designs reveal some great looking collectible figures fans will be gobbling up fast, including the shark from Jaws himself (herself?). Now if Funko would only give us a full playset of the boat Orca for even more fun. Until then check out this great Todd McFarland Jaws recreation released earlier:
It’s available at Amazon.com here.
Click on any of the figures above and below to pre-order these items now from online superstore Entertainment Earth.
These Flash Gordon figures are only going to be available from Entertainment Earth.
Both the Jaws and Flash Gordon figures are expected to ship in July 2015.