Funko and Super7 reveal enormous line-up for “ReAction” launch
Capitalizing on the success of their “Alien” action figures, Funko and Super7 have joined together to create a new line of retro-style figures, but this time not based on existing toys.
The pair has laid all the cards on the table with their ReAction line of 3 3/4″ figures, announcing over 60 figures for 2014 including The Rocketeer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Predator, The Terminator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Back to the Future, Escape from New York, Firefly, Scream, The Goonies, Universal Monsters, Pulp Fiction, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Trick ‘R Treat, Halloween and The Crow. This initial announcement takes us just to the Fall, so who knows what Winter will have in store for us!
The news was given to Entertainment Earth, who currently have photos of a few of the figures slated for Spring.
Friday The 13th (Out in September)
Goonies (Out in October)
Halloween (Out in September)
Hellraiser (Out in September)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Out in August)
– Jack Skellington
– The Devil
Nightmare on Elm Street (Out in September)
Predator (Out in September)
– Predator with closed mouth
– Predator with mask
– Predator with open mouth
– CLear masked Predator (for stealth)
Pulp Fiction (Out in July)
The Rocketeer (Out in June)
Scream (Out in September)
The Terminator (Out in April)
– Kyle Reese
– T-800 tech noir outfit
– T-800 with leather jacket
– T-800 Endoskeleton
– T-800 Chrome Endoskeleton
Trick ‘R Treat (Out in September)
Universal Monsters (Out in August)
-Bride of Frankenstein
-Creature From the Black Lagoon
This is a tremendous announcement with a lot of cool items, and there is still plenty more to be revealed at NY Toy Fair next week. As for the look of these figures, it is definitely a hit or miss with them. The “Alien” line worked well because it was based on pre-existing figures that were never made and had a demand behind them. These figures are an interesting concept, but the execution may turn off some collectors from purchasing a great deal of these. However, the nostalgic look combined with the particular licenses they acquired should attract plenty of eyes and wallets to them, since they do have a unique charm with their appearance. Time will tell how successful they are, but I hope it survives for a while so we can see what else comes out of it.