We’ve been covering the Kenner-style retro action figures being sold by Super 7 since the toy company first partnered with Funko and revealed its first line of vintage style Alien “ReAction” figures at San Diego Comic-Con 2013.  At the end of 2016 Super 7 discontinued partnering with Funko and returned to manufacturing and distributing the multi-license toy line on its own.  Super 7 revealed its 2018 plans for the ReAction line this weekend at New York Toy Fair 2018, with some new surprises and expansions to current action figure licenses.  Projections for any toy company at Toy Fair don’t always match reality.  Compare borg.com‘s coverage of Super 7 at New York Toy Fair 2017 here, and you’ll find several Super 7 action figures only now inching their way into the market.  The biggest reveals at this year’s show for Super 7’s ReAction line for fans of sci-fi/horror include two beloved film classics: Alien and Planet of the Apes.  

Super 7 is returning to its first pre-Funko toy line in revisiting its Alien action figures.  For the next wave, characters include more refined sculpts than the early waves, with new characters Brett, Parker, and Lambert, Jonesy the cat with new Ripley, Ash with removable head, facehugger Kane in spacesuit, and a new Xenomorph head with jaws out.  Although the company has previously hinted at the possibility, it doesn’t look like we’ll see figures from Aliens this year.

It’s been a year since we saw the prototypes for Planet of the Apes figures on display at New York Toy Fair 2017.  Finally the first figures are now expected to be released in two months, beginning with Taylor, Nova, Zira, Cornelius, General Ursus, and Dr. Zaius in the first wave.

Super 7 must expect some good sales results with the first wave for POTA as prototypes were on display at Toy Fair for Wave 2, also, including a Cornelius in astronaut suit, ape warriors and another ape general, a giant Lawgiver statue set, and the mutants from Beneath the Planet of the Apes with removable outer heads to reveal those (gross) inner-heads as seen in the movie.

For the Super 7 Universal Monsters license, it will revisit past ReAction figures (The Phantom of the Opera, Wolf Man, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), while adding some new ones, including the Metalluna Mutant and the Mole People.

Other monsters include Super 7’s Ghost ‘n Goblin series (two Arthurs, Astaroth, Unicorn, Skeleton, and Zombie), King Diamond from Super 7’s Halloween series, more Misfits, and a figures for The Great Garloo and Son of The Great Garloo.  (Why?  Why not?).  New figures from The Worst line were also on display at the show.

Expect more Robotech figures to be available in April 2018.

And Hellboy will have a new wave of ReAction figures with horned Hellboy, Karl Kroenen, Johann Kraus, Rasputin, Kriegaffe, and more.

New sculpts of the vintage Filmation style Masters of the Universe figures from Super 7 were on display, updated from the prototype figures revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.  And two new figures were revealed: a new Beast-Man and Man-at-Arms.

More surprising reveals include card backs for Pee Wee’s Playhouse–no prototypes were yet available–but cards included Pee Wee, Conky the droid, Chairry, Randy and Billy, and what must be the first ever Phil Hartman action figure, for his Captain Carl.

And Super 7 is featuring a set of luchadors, including luchador “off-hour” figures, because–of course–they wear suits at home.

Finally, a card at the Super 7 booth indicated RoboCop, Rocky, Army of Darkness, Teen Wolf, Breakin’, and Stephen King’s Carrie will see figures in 2019.  Check back here as links to pre-ordering become available from online retailer Entertainment Earth.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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