Monday, November 24, 2014
Ask JKM a Question: ReAction Figures?
A regular reader, Duanne, writes:
“I've seen the ReAction figures and I think they're cool! I haven't collected anything in a while, but these have peaked my interest. What are your thoughts on them?”
I was actually in Target last week with my son Joel, and I saw the ReAction figures for The Goonies, and had to stop myself from splurging. I had to walk away.
Or rather, Joel had to drag me away (to the Minecraft toys...).
As readers here know, I’m a huge fan of action figures from the 1970s and 1980s, so these ReAction figures really hit that sweet spot of nostalgia, as far as I’m concerned. They look very authentic to the late 1970s/early 1980s.
When I think about all the ReAction figures out there -- the sets from Alien, Firefly, Back to the Future, the Universal Monsters, plus characters from The Terminator, and Escape from New York -- I feel the sudden desire to spend vast sums of money. This is a problem, however, because I'm trying to sell a lot of my collection (but nothing from Space:1999...), and buying more is not in the game plan at the moment.
The fact that these ReAction figures look like they came direct from Kenner circa 1980 may be unappealing to some younger collections, but it hits me where I live…as a ten year old kid obsessed with play sets and make-believe adventures.
I would especially like, however, to see the line expand to include action figures from Space:1999, The Fantastic Journey, Land of the Lost, Logan’s Run (film and series), The Starlost, and V: The Series.
If that happened, I’d have to construct a new wing off my home office to house all the action figures….
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