In addition to Escape From New York and Predator look forward to 1984's The Terminator, Firefly, Goonies, ALIENS, Buffy The Vampire TV Series, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. And those are just the licenses Brian Mariotti was allowed to share presently. Prepare for a blast from the past, ReAction Figures are going to redefine nostalgia.
This was when I wrote my original blogpost about it. The above were the announced licenses. Then I tune into actionfigureinsider today to read this...
I gotta say, I am over the moon about this announcement. Seriously, this is the type of announcement that causes me to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming the whole thing. Not only are we dealing with my favorite scale (that’d be 3-3/4″, for those taking notes) but there’s just a bevy of terrific properties in the list they released initially. Properties such as the Universal Monsters, Aliens, The Dark Crystal, Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the first 2 Terminator flicks and more. With the Alien figures already coming out, and ZICA producing a vintage-styled Six Million Dollar Man line, everything old is really new again! And, I couldn’t be happier!
Lately I have started feeling a bit disillusioned with a lot of modern action figures and the preponderance of articulation and it’s accompanying fragility. These new/old action figures may be just what the doctor ordered for me.
So, again, for those who haven’t read the press release so far we are talking: Back to the Future, Aliens, Predator, Firefly, Universal Monsters, Terminator 1 & 2, Goonies, and Escape from New York with the promise of many, many more to come. There’s a lot of 20th Century Fox licenses on that list which is leading me to hope for Planet of the Apes done in this style. We’ll see.
Since when was Universal Monsters added to the mix?
Did I miss something?
Edit....After scowering on the internet I came across this...
On their page Funko announced Universal Monsters themselves!!!!!
I have been waxing about bidding on Ebay for some of the old Remco ones I had as a kid. They are holy grails to me but holy crap! They are EXPENSIVE on Ebay!!!! So glad this news it out before I jumped into bidding. I just hope they make the ones you see in the pic above!