Thirty years later: New Gremlins toys coming in June

Gizmo and Barney  Cinema Gremlin

Can you ever really get enough of Steven Spielberg’s 1984 summer release Gremlins?  Many things come to mind about this movie:  the fact it was released in June but clearly was a Christmas movie, the memorable Gizmo theme by Jerry Goldsmith that we got to play in junior high band, appearances by Hoyt Axton, Keye Luke (Kung Fu, Star Trek and 200 other TV appearances), Corey Feldman, and Phoebe Cates, and the great Mogwai creatures created by special effects Academy Award winner Chris Walas.

And Gizmo.  And Stripe.  And the Rules.

Like every other classic movie from the past few decades, Funko is releasing a line of Kenner-style action figures for Gremlins in their ReAction line.  Funko seems to be getting better and better with each new series of sculpts.  Just compare the original Alien and Firefly figures to the 2015 figures discussed here at this year and the improvements in the artistry of these figures is obvious.  That great Christmas Gizmo figure looks like it could be a sell-out for a stocking stuffer this Christmas.

Christmas Gizmo  Mogwai Stripe

Funko released images of the final sculpts and packaging and all can be pre-ordered now from online superstore Entertainment Earth.  Just click on the photos above to see more details about the figures at the store’s website.

Gremlins Billy  Bandit Gremlin  Stripe

Check out all those accessories.  The Mogwai are similar in size to the original Yoda action figure from Star Wars.  That candy cane looks like it could swap with the Jedi’s wooden cane.  And what other line could boast extras like a bowl of popcorn, a trumpet, a keyboard, a video game, and a chainsaw?

The seven new figures are expected to ship in June.  Note:  The series was initially to offer eight figures, but the sculpt for Phoebe Cates’ character was pulled from the line based on a contract issue.

Gremlins movie poster original

You still haven’t seen Gremlins yet?  Pick up an inexpensive copy (packaged with its sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and Goonies) on Blu-ray from here.

C.J. Bunce

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