Review by JoshB
The Alien ReAction figures from Super7 and Funko are a fantastic idea that hits every nostalgic note right on the money.
These figures are based off of unproduced prototypes from 1979. They would have been made by Kenner and would have had the same feel as the same figures of the time. Super7 unearthed the prototypes and brought them back to life in 2013 as "ReAction" figures. These figures are meant to replicate the look and feel of the toys as if they were originally released back in the day, right down to the packaging. Originally the brainchild of Super7, these have been picked up by Funko which allows for a wider distribution and lower price point. The collaboration with Funko also allows for the line to expand into other licensed properties.
The retro cards are amazing. They look as if they belong on the pegs next to Star Wars toys in '79.
Dallas was the captain of the ship Nostromo and portrayed by actor Tom Skerrit. He's shown here wearing his pilots outfit with the ships name stenciled on the back. The toy has 5 points of articulation and is cast in blue PVC with multiple paint applications. The head is a decent likeness and the suit has great detail.
Included with Dallas is a small flamethrower weapon,, case in solid blue, it's a bit lighter than your classic star wars weaponry but it works. When you open the card, the flamethrower is taped to the side of the bubble.
In keeping with the nostalgic tone, Dallas has the hexagonal holes on his feet in order to attach to any of the numerous action figure stands made for vintage toys. If you went to SDCC in 2013 you may have picked up some special stands from the Super7 booth (as shown with our sample figure review). Otherwise you are out of luck and need to find some third party or vintage stands.
Check out all the Alien ReAction figures in full detail!
|Posted 10 December, 2013 - 19:46 by JoshB|