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 Post subject: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:54 pm 
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I know there's threads elsewhere regarding the upcoming, very awesome Alien line...but, given the recent announcement of the Funko | Super 7 Partnership I wanted to have one catch-all place for us to discuss all the upcoming retroness coming our way in 2014 and beyond.

So far, properties we hear are coming are:

    Back to the Future
    Aliens
    Predator
    Universal Monsters
    Terminator 1 and 2
    the Goonies
    Escape from NY
    Firefly
    Dark Crystal
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
    Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

that's a pretty awesome and ambitious lineup, and I'm down for all of them with the exception of Bill n Ted...although, I'll probably cave on that. Dark Crystal makes me especially happy, as does Firefly.

Keep an eye on http://www.reactionfigures.com/

Allright, kids. Discuss!

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:26 pm 
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That's...just...crazy! If there were toy lines based on all of the 80's licenses listed there, back in the day when those films/shows came out...well, I would have owned all of them! I don't know what I'm going to do if even just The Goonies gets made into a retro vintage line! Go broke, maybe :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:25 am 
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I'm excited with the Goonies too! That'll be interesting!


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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:12 am 
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Dark Crystal will be the collection for me.

I've got some of the earlier releases from (was it NECA?, I can't believe I'm forgetting) and can't wait to add more.

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Buffy and Firefly just seem like odd fits since the properties were never "vintage".


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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Aren't the 90's vintage now? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:23 pm 
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90s might be, 00s aren't (yet...)


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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:03 am 
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Personally I dont like it--

The Aliens figures were fine-- those were releases of previously shown prototype figures.. I can understand that 100% making them look like they were originally shown.


But if they are really going to spend money to sculpt and tool these figures-- how about they just make them look good and give them 5 POAs -- I understand that maybe they are getting around the likeness rights by doing off model sculpts-- but really-- why... In this day and age I dont want a figure that kind of looks like someone and the only way they are even recognizeable is by their outfit (and by what other figures they are standing with) .. It just seems lame to me..

With the mass retail support of Funko-- I really have no problem if this becomes what the movie maniacs line never really was.. but really-- if you are going to design figures for properties that have never gotten figures-- dont ruin it by making them crappy on purpose..

Well except maybe for the Dark Crystal-- maybe they can release those vintage figures that never made it.. (Pretty sure someone on here had all the prototypes..)

The one line that this would be tailor made for - is the unreleased Droids and Ewok Figures..

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:49 am 
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I really like the idea of these, but my main problem is the subject matter and sculpts. Personally, I can only see me buying into the Dark Crystal ones. And a few of these licenses I can't see going beyond 3 or 4 figures without stretching it. I mean Terminator gets you what Reese, Sarah Connor, Arnold terminator and a fleshless terminator. Back to the Future can get a few figures, but they are all just going to be versions of Marty & Doc pretty much. Now if they had say Thundarr the Barbarian line, Nintendo, Buck Rogers, Black Hole, Tron, etc. I would definitely be more interested. But they also need to have good sculpts, especially at $15 a figure. Heck Funko does their Pop Vinyls at $10 and that is using alot more plastic than these would require. Give the figures nice sculpt details along the lines of the 2013 Star Wars Saga Legends line and a decent price & I might consider buying more. As of right now, I am in wait & see mode.


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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Where did they announce Buffy and Bill & Ted?
I saw those other ones of their forums.

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Personally, I would be thrilled with a 'vintage' style line of Goonies and BTTF, all with 5POA and the basic and simplistic sculpts. Maybe it's just the feeling of nostalgia, but I think they'd be a lot of fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:33 pm 
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Another announcement from Funko, and a few more licenses unceremoniously snuck in including STAR TREK CLASSIC!

What the what?! This is amazingly awesome news!

Here's the announcement right here on AFi:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/funk ... on-figures

Great stuff!

The Legacy Premium line could be interesting, but I'm trying to stay away from 6" and focus on 3-3/4"...

BTW, a ReAction/Legacy section has opened on the FunkoFantatics.com forums.

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Agreed, I am really looking forward to seeing some of this at Toy Fair in Feb. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:45 am 
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So... now that they are about to ship have there been any rumblings as to what the bonus figure in the Alien early bird sets is going to be?


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 Post subject: Re: Super7• Funko Re:Action Figures General Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:54 am 
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not that I have seen. Very interested to see what the extra figure is...

I have been trying to hunt down the Early Bird kit from SDCC that I missed out on, but I haven't seen anything less than $200 on eBay..too rich for my blood. Hoping to see full sets of these figures show up there once they ship... :?

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