The Aliens 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 initial assortment consists of 5 figures. Dallas, Kane, Ash, Ripley and the Alien.
Each has unique card art on the front but all have the same back.
All have a photo of the character except for ash. Perhaps they could not secure the actors likeness? The figures are sealed in plastic bubbles which need to be torn off just like the originals would have. It's kind of a bummer because I would have loved to have displayed these intact in the package. The cards really add to the whole package. I guess I'll have to get another set for display.
I can't say enough good things about this line. They FEEL right, and bring back that sense of nostalgia I was looking for. No detail was overlooked in creating the ultimate homage to 70s Kenner action figures.
Rather than flood the front page with all 5 reviews at once, each review has a link to the other four, in addition to the links below.
Check out all the Alien ReAction figures in full detail!