Funko has got all of our numbers with the ReAction Figures line. They are hitting all of our collective soft spots. I hope this line just grows and grows (it’s already pretty massive) to just touch everything we’ve ever wanted.
Today I’m taking a look at “The Rocketeer” figure, which is just perfection. This line was created to reflect a time of days gone by, when action figures were simpler but just as exciting. As a kid I lamented not having a figure of “The Rocketeer” and resorted to taping empty coke bottles to my back to fly around my home.
I’m glad that they have filled the void left empty in my childhood with this awesome figure. I really love the retro-cardback and almost regret ripping through it to get my grubby hands on Cliff Secord, “The Rocketeer”.
The figure comes with two awesome accessories that make this figure just so on the nose. He has a removable Rocket-pack AND signature helmet. I would’ve been just has happy if all of that stuff was attached to the figure but Funko really went for the gold and gave us the figure of our dreams. Not even making us hold out for a variant, he’s done exactly right. I don’t know why it’s so important to me that his pack and helmet be removable but it just is. Also I need to mention the detail of the pink little button on the Rocket-pack, that’s not a button but a piece of gum. That’s right, they even included the piece of gum that keeps the pack from blowing up, a nice little reference to the film to make this toy screen-accurate.
Here he is without his gear, a nice little 5 POA figure that fits in with pretty much anything else from your childhood. He kind of looks like a classic “Ghostbusters” figure, which just makes me love him all that much more.
On his back he has detailing on the straps for the Rocket-pack, more unnecessary but well done details that just heighten what really could’ve been a cheap one-off figure. He also has two pegs on his back that fit snugly into the pack when you want him to wear it.
Overall this is a great figure that fills me with nostalgia, happiness, and a bit of sadness that he didn’t exist when I was a kid.
The helmet fits nicely on his head, a bit loose, but I like the way it allows for you to manipulate it into poses without having to move his head. It almost adds to his articulation a bit.
I really love the sculpting on the gloves and head. I think that with all the great figures we have coming out this year, there is no way he won’t end up on my Top 10, and I suspect many others as well.
He’s a bit short, more in tune with what 3 3/4 inch meant back in the 80′s, but I don’t mind that at all. I’m more than pleased and just happy he even exists. I can’t wait to see what else ends up being announced and will probably pick up a few more figures from the line. Special thanks to Allison at Funko for making this dream come true! Let me know what you think! Support this line so we can get more!!!
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