#0343: Kyle Reese

KYLE REESE

THE TERMINATOR REACTION

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Well, yesterday’s review was a bit of a downer. Not every figure can be a winner, but it’s still sad to see it happen. It’s especially sad to see it happen with Funko’s ReAction line, because it’s already under enough criticism based just on the style choice alone. Fortunately, the figures seem to be improving as they keep going. I still have two figures left from the first series of The Terminator ReAction Figures, and fear not dear readers, it’s only an uphill stride from here. I’ve looked at the title character and the target, and today, I’ll be looking at the hero of The Terminator, Kyle Reese, the human resistance fighter sent back to save Sarah Connor. He also happens to be portrayed by Michael Biehn, also known for playing Hicks in James Cameron’s Aliens, and also the lunatic villain in Cameron’s The Abyss. Cameron just really likes this guy!

THE FIGURE ITSELF

KyleReeseWilsonAs noted in the opening, Kyle was released as part of the first series of The Terminator ReAction Figures. Kyle is 3 ¾ inches in height and features the same basic 5 points of articulation as every other figure in this line. Obviously, he’s based on Kyle’s look in The Terminator, specifically his 1984 look. Kyle wears both a green and a blue jacket over the course of the movie. The figure goes with the green one, which is the one he wears earlier in the movie, most notably during his showdown with The Terminator at the Tech Noir club. The figure features a cloth piece to emulate the coat, which isn’t the greatest. The sleeves are really baggy, and the collar sits oddly, which makes it look more like a bath robe. Once it’s removed, the figure actually improves greatly. Kyle’s sculpt is unique to this figure. It’s not bad. Not the best ever, but not bad. Certainly better than the coat lets on. The torso is still a little too flat, like so many of the other ReAction figures. Aside from that, the rest of the sculpt is a pretty great translation of Kyle to the Kenner style. The etched stripes on the shirt look pretty great, and the proportions aren’t bad. The head is a little too generic to be a spot on Biehn, but it isn’t too far off. It’s close enough that you can tell who he’s supposed to be. Kyle’s paint is pretty good. It’s a little on the clean side, but that’s mostly to do with the style of the figure. There aren’t any issues with slop or bleed over, so that’s good. In addition to the removable jacket, Kyle includes his modified shotgun and a small revolver.

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Kyle was, surprisingly enough, flung at me by an angry homeless man while I was walking to class the other day. For real guys. It was weird…

Okay, not really. Like the rest of the series, I ordered Kyle from Amazon. I had initially been pretty excited for Kyle, but that excitement waned once the prototype pictures surfaced. However, I came across a few pictures of Kyle in-hand, especially without the coat, and that was enough to sway me back. Kyle isn’t without his issues, but he’s really not a bad figure, and he certainly makes me feel better after the very sad review I had to do for Sarah. If you’re a fan of The Terminator, you could do worse than this Kyle figure.

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#0342: Sarah Connor

SARAH CONNOR

THE TERMINATOR REACTION

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What separates Funko’s ReAction line from many of the other lines to tackle such licenses is the selection of characters Funko is releasing. See, Funko’s not just doing the one or two distinctive characters from a license. They’re also focusing on doing figures of characters never before released. Although The Terminator, has been granted a few figures of key players like the T800 and Kyle Reese, one figure that’s never been released is Sarah Connor, the Terminator’s intended target. Sure, she’s had a few figures based on her appearance in T2, but her original look has never been covered before. Funko has seen fit to release that particular version of the character in their Terminator line. Let’s see how that one turned out.

THE FIGURE ITSELF

SarahConnorWilsonSarah was released in the first series of The Terminator ReAction Figures. She’s a little under 3 ¾ inches tall, making her one the shortest of The Terminator figures, and she has the standard 5 points of articulation. As I noted in the intro, she’s based on Sarah’s look from the first Terminator movie, specifically the look she is wearing while she and Kyle are on the run. For what it’s worth, Sarah’s sculpt is totally unique to this figure. That’s probably for the best, because simply put: it’s not very good. I suppose the body sculpt is alright, but she seems to be a little too frail looking. She also seems to slope outward from the top, not unlike a pear. One of the more defining things about Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah in the movies, is that she has somewhat broad shoulders. The sloping shoulders throw the whole figure off, and she ends up looking like she has really stubby arms. Unfortunately, the body sculpt is nothing compared to the head. Sarah suffers from a serious case of man-face, but not just any man-face, ugly man-face. Both of the T800s are prettier than this. Heck, Sloth from the Goonies line is prettier! On top of the bad face sculpt is what can lightly be described as a hair helmet. Sarah’s hair in the movie was pretty bad, but it didn’t look like this! All of that is rounded out by a neck that is definitely too long. Combined with the body, this sculpt gives Sarah a really odd look. In what is definitely a change for a Funko figure, the best part of this figure is her paint. She still has the problem of her eyes being set too far up that we saw on Kaylee, but otherwise, the paintwork isn’t bad. In fact, she’s gotten the proper white stripes on her shirt, which even the prototype lacked. Everything is nice and clean, and there aren’t any issues with slop or bleed over, so that’s pretty good. Sarah comes with no accessories, which is kind of a bummer. Was the upper half of an Endoskeleton too much to ask for?

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Sarah was another figure acquired via Amazon. Mostly, I bought Sarah because I was buying the rest of the set. I can’t really see why anyone would want this figure otherwise. Sadly, this is one of the worst figures Funko has put out so far. I really would like to focus on the figure’s positive qualities, but there really aren’t any to speak of. It’s nice to have finally gotten this version of Sarah, but the figure doesn’t really do much for the look. I’ve noticed that the biggest downfalls of what Funko has released seem to be the female figures, which is a shame.

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#0341: The Terminator

THE TERMINATOR

THE TERMINATOR REACTION

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Funko’s ReAction line has become one of the bigger splashes in the toy world, mostly due to the large scope of the line. Funko’s massive catalogue of licenses allows the line to have some serious pull. A lot of people are getting into it solely based on some properties getting their first toylines ever. One such license is James Cameron’s The Terminator. While its sequels weren’t short on toys, the original tends to only be seen through a stray figure here or there in a sequel’s line. Recent years of collector lines have added a few more figures from the first film, but never a purely devoted line. Today, I’ll be looking at one of the ReAction versions of the titular Terminator.

THE FIGURE ITSELF

T800TechNoirWilsonThe Terminator is part of the first series of The Terminator ReAction Figures line, which is part of Funko’s larger ReAction line. He stands just shy of 4 inches tall (making him shorter than the Endoskeleton, by the way) and features the standard 5 points of articulation. This figure is based on the Terminator’s “Tech Noir” look, which is the look he sports for the first half of the movie. It’s referred to as the “Tech Noir” look after the name of club that he first confronts Sarah Connor in. It’s the look he has for the longest stretch of the movie, but it isn’t usually considered the definitive Terminator look. The Terminator has an all-new sculpt, based on his look from the movie. It does a pretty good job translating the Terminator to the style, but it’s not perfect. He’s a little bit too skinny for Schwarzenegger in the first Terminator, especially at the neck. The head sort of looks like Schwarzenegger, but it’s not spot on. It’s like the Terminator, if he were a Vulcan. The paint on the Terminator is passable. He’s got a few areas of slop and bleed over, as well as some fuzzy lines. Then, of course, there’s the eyebrows, which are definitely not right. Still, as a whole, the paint is fine, and it seems to have summed up the Terminator’s look nicely. The Terminator includes an Uzi and Colt with a scope, both of which he is seen carrying in this particular outfit. They both are quite well sculpted, especially for the scale and style.

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The Terminator was another figure purchased from Amazon, along with the rest of the first series. While this isn’t the definitive Terminator look, it is a unique look. It looks pretty great with the rest of the set, and it’s not a bad figure in general. He’s not the best ReAction has to offer, but he’s far from the worst.

#0340: T800 Endoskeleton – Chrome

T800 ENDOSKELETON – CHROME

THE TERMINATOR REACTION

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Well, it seems I’ve been bitten by the ReAction bug. I had mixed feelings about the quality of the Firefly figures, but the pros outweighed the cons, and just the sheer volume of characters available in the style meant it was pretty easy for Funko to pull me back in. One of the early properties announced for the line was James Cameron’s The Terminator, of which I’m a pretty big fan. I mean, it’s no Aliens, but it’s one of the top sci fi films of the 80s. It also has the notoriety of being one of the announced ReAction properties that was released somewhat closely to the figures of the style that this line is going for. Today, I’ll be getting under the skin of the titular Terminator, with the T800 Endoskeleton!

THE FIGURE ITSELF

T800EndoWilsonThe T800 Endoskeleton was released as part of The Terminator ReAction Figures line, under Funko’s wider ReAction Figures umbrella. The Endoskeleton is 4 inches in height and features the line’s standard 5 points of articulation. The figure is of course based on the design of the T800, specifically from the first Terminator movie. However, this is the Chrome version of the figure, which more accurately coveys the sheen of the T800 in Terminator 2. That being said, the vac metalized look is probably more accurate to the Kenner style. Fortunately, Funko has given fans the choice between two different sheens. Anyway, the sculpt is all new to this figure, and it’s pretty great. It manages to capture the complex design of the T800, which at the same time maintaining the more simplistic aesthetic of the rest of the ReAction line. The head is a little on the large side, but it’s not too bad, and it maintains the same quality as the rest of the sculpt. Obviously, the Endoskeleton isn’t a design that requires much paint, especially in the case of a chromed version, but Funko hasn’t cheeped out. The head features properly painted eyes and teeth, both of which are very well done, with no slop or bleed over. The Endoskeleton includes no accessories. It would have been nice to get a plasma rifle or something, but the Endo isn’t actually seen wielding any weaponry until T2, so I guess the lack of accessories is accurate.

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The Endoskeleton was ordered from Amazon, along with the rest of the first series of The Terminator ReAction Figures. When the ReAction Figures were first announced, the chrome Endo was one of the first ones I really wanted. The Endo design is incredibly distinctive, and definitely one of the more memorable killer robot designs out there. The figure isn’t perfect. He feels a bit on the frail side, and I’m uncertain of how long the chrome will last. That being said, he’s a fun little figure, and I whole-heartedly recommend him to even moderate fans of The Terminator.

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#0328: The Rocketeer

ROCKETEER

ROCKETEER REACTION

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Yesterday, I defended the ReAction line in spite of its flaws. It might be easy for you, the reader, to look at the Jayne figure I examined yesterday and ask why I would try to defend a line that produced such a figure. That’s because I knew that today’s figure was up next.

1990’s The Rocketeer is one of my favorite movies. It’s a wonderful example of a super hero movie that predated the super hero boom by just a few years. Its director, Joe Johnson, even went on to direct Captain America: The First Avenger, another of my favorites. Sadly, The Rocketeer is at best a cult favorite, and it has been mostly left out in terms of toys. When Funko announced their list of ReAction Figures, the Rocketeer was the one I wanted the most. Now it’s here, so let’s see how it turned out!

THE FIGURE ITSELF

RocketeerWilsonThe Rocketeer was his own release under the ReAction banner. He’s really the only figure I could see Funko offering, so that’s fair. I’d still like a Lothar figure, but I’m weird. The Rocketeer is roughly 3 ¾ inches in height and he has the same 5 points of articulation we’ve seen on the rest of the line. He’s based on the movie version of the character, but this is one of those rare instances where it works just as well as a comic version. The sculpt on the figure is overall very impressive. It’s not perfect. The decision to make the helmet removable goes against the Kenner style, though it’s hard to say if they would have stuck to that in the case of someone like Cliff Secord, who did take his helmet off a lot. The underlying unmasked head seems a bit vertically squashed, but it’s not terrible. I doubt anyone is planning to display him without the helmet. The helmet is a very nice sculpt, even if it is a little bit oversized. The Rocketeer is one of the few ReAction figures not to have any issues with the sculpt being too flat, which is definitely a good thing. The details on the costume are quite nice, and they fit the style very well. The jetpack is another separate piece, and it’s a really great sculpt. There’s lots of nice details, and they even sculpted the little piece of gum on the back! The paint work on Cliff is okay, not amazing. It’s mostly clean, but there are a few areas of bleed over here and there. There’s also a small issue with paint transfer from the hands to the thighs. It scratches back off, but it’s annoying. The Rocketeer includes no extra accessories, but since the helmet and jetpack are packed separately, that’s not really a bad thing.

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THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION

When I first heard about the Rocketeer figure, I was instantly on board for getting the figure. The figure’s release actually ended up sneaking up on me a bit. I ended up getting him along with the remainder of the Firefly ReAction Figures from Amazon. Of the figures I received in that shipment, Rocketeer is far and away my favorite. After the bit of a descent in quality seen with the Firefly figures, this figure is a real pick me up for the line. He has his flaws, but I think he really shows the true potential of this line. If Funko can manage to make more figures in the vein of this one, I think the ReAction line can really take off.

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#0327: Jayne Cobb

JAYNE COBB

FIREFLY REACTION

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Of all the Firefly toylines out there, Funko and Super 7’s Firefly ReAction Figures line is certainly the one with the most characters. It is certainly the best Firefly line in the 3 ¾ inch scale that imitates the vintage Kenner style. This line’s versions of Wash, Zoe and Kaylee can’t be beat! Ummm….okay, so I may be reaching for things to say here. So here’s the sad state of affairs, guys: as I continue with the reviews of the Firefly ReAction Figures, I find the quality to be on a bit of a downward slope. Let’s continue that slope with Jayne Cobb, who is hands down the best hired gun on board the Serenity!

THE FIGURE ITSELF

JayneWilsonJayne Cobb was released in the first series of Firefly ReAction Figures. The figure is about 3 ¾ inches in height, and he features those very familiar 5 points of articulation we’ve all seen before. Like the rest of the series, Jayne has been given a look that sort of epitomizes his look from the show. Here’s where things go off the rails. I’m not going to say that the sculpt is bad per say. It’s just that Funko’s sculptors seem to have based their sculpt on some alternate universe where Jayne was played by David Schwimer instead of Adam Baldwin. I can see the confusion, though. I mean, Adam and David are both… tall, and uhh… Okay, they aren’t really that similar. All joking aside, Jayne has been saddled with the worst sculpt in the series. His proportions are odd, his arms stick out weirdly, his torso’s too flat, and his head is just wrong. Jayne, who should be a rather big and imposing guy, has been reduced to a scrawny, silly looking toy. That hardly does the character justice. To give Funko some credit, the detailing on the boots, gloves, and belt are actually really nice, but they aren’t enough to save the sculpt. The best that can be said about the figure’s paint work is that it’s clean. That being said, it’s not terribly exciting, and the work on the face doesn’t really do much to help the unfortunate sculpt. Jayne comes packed with both a handgun and his very favorite gun, Vera. These are cool, but, like Mal, Jayne has some trouble properly holding them.

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THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION

Just like the rest of the “post-Wash” Firefly reviews, Jayne was acquired via Amazon. Cutting right to the chase, Jayne’s not a very good figure. That being said, as I pointed out with Kaylee, I can’t bring myself to hate this figure. For all its flaws, it fills me with just a bit of joy to even have these figures on my shelf. Jayne may not be a great figure, but Wash was. It wouldn’t feel right to only have part of the crew on display, so Jayne becomes necessary. It’s also important to keep in mind that this style of figure doesn’t mesh with every character. Jayne’s mean to be a cool looking, big, imposing guy. Let’s all keep in mind that Kenner turned this into this. That’s not a complaint against Chewbacca, it’s a statement that these figures will always look a little goofier than their counterparts. Jayne is not one of my favorite figures, and the first series of Firefly ReAction Figures are not without flaws, but I don’t regret the purchase of a single one of them. Take that for what you will.

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#0326: Kaylee Frye

KAYLEE FRYE

FIREFLY REACTION

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You have to give some credit to Funko. They somehow have the ability to get every license ever. Is there some property you’ve been dying to see some toys from? Because odds are good that Funko currently holds the license for that property. I think part of the reason they are able to secure so many licenses is just the sheer amount of product they are able to put out. When they announced their partnership with Super 7 to produce the ReAction line, which is a line of figures done in the style of the 80s Star Wars line from Kenner, they didn’t hold back. They announced over 50 figures from numerous properties, all in one shot. Amongst those properties was fan favorite Firefly. The figures certainly aren’t for everyone, but I was rather excited. Today, I’ll be taking a look at the ship’s every cheerful mechanic, Kaylee!

THE FIGURE ITSELF

kayleeWilsonKaylee was released as part of the first series of Firefly ReAction Figures. She stands just shy of 3 ¾ inches tall and features those same faithful 5 points of articulation as the rest of the ReAction line. She’s dressed in her typical jumpsuit with a colorful shirt underneath look, sort of the inverse of Wash’s look. Kaylee is unfortunately a character that is a bit let down by this particular style of figure. Putting it lightly, the figure isn’t as pretty as Kaylee was on the show. That being said, this isn’t entirely the fault of the sculpt. The sculpt is far from perfect, but it doesn’t do a terrible job of capturing Kaylee. One notable thing: Kaylee is far too skinny. It’s a fairly known fact that Joss Whedon had actress Jewel Staite put on a little bit of weight so that she would, in his words, “look like she enjoyed a cheeseburger occasionally.” Making her too skinny sort of robs the figure of character. At first glance, the worst aspect of the sculpt is the head, which bears next to no resemblance to actress Jewel Staite. Further examination reveals that it’s not the sculpt that is the issue, but rather the paint. The head’s still a little off, but it’s not as terrible as the paint would leave you to believe. The main issue with the paint work on the figure, particularly the head, is misalignment. Looking at the figure’s face, it’s pretty clear that the eyes are meant to sit down a bit lower. The misplacement ends up making her look rather strange. The rest of the paint isn’t terrible, but there are numerous areas where it seems the paint has just slightly missed its mark. Like Zoe, the paint on the figure looks alright as a whole, but examining each piece it looks pretty bad. Kaylee’s only accessory is a small wrench. I guess it makes some sense, since she’s a mechanic, but she wasn’t actually seen carrying a wrench on many occasions. What’s more, the figure can’t even really hold it, making it even more pointless. I can appreciate Funko’s movement to give the figure a little more value, but I feel like something like the box with the strawberry or her paper umbrella from the pilot might have made for more appropriate pieces.

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I got Kaylee from Amazon, at the same time as the rest of the first series (sans Wash). Kaylee was my second favorite character on the show, after Wash, so this was a figure I was kind of looking forward to. Sadly, I think Kaylee is the figure I was most let down by in this first series. She’s not the worst in the series (I’ll get to that tomorrow), but she isn’t as good as she could be. To be fair, a decent coat of paint would do a lot to redeem the figure, so it could be possible to make the figure a little better if you want to put the effort in. All that being said, I can’t help but enjoy the figure. It’s irrational, but there it is.

 

#0325: Zoe Washburne

ZOE WASHBURNE

FIREFLY REACTION

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The vintage 3 ¾ inch style has recently come back into fashion. Leading the charge are Funko and Super 7, with their ReAction Figures. They started the line off by releasing the unreleased Kenner Alien figures, and have moved onto their own unique sculpts based on other properties. Among the first properties to be released in the style was Joss Whedon’s Firefly. So far, I’ve looked at the ship’s captain Malcolm Reynolds and the pilot Hoban “Wash” Washburne. Today, I’ll be taking a look at Mal’s right-hand (wo)man and Wash’s wife, Zoe Washburne.

THE FIGURE ITSELF

ZoeWilsonZoe is another figure from the first series of Firefly ReAction Figures. She’s roughly 3 ¾ inches tall and features the classic 5 points of articulation. Like Mal, Zoe had a fairly consistent look over the course of the series, with mostly just the colors changing from episode to episode. Zoe features a totally unique sculpt. It’s a pretty decent sculpt, and it probably captures the Kenner style the best of all the figures in the series. The figure bears a passing resemblance to Gina Torres, which I suppose fits the style of the line. The face does seem just a slight bit too thin, but it isn’t terrible. It would also be nice if the hair allowed for a bit more movement, but this is actually a complaint about true vintage Kenner figures. The paint on Zoe is where things fall apart a bit. Viewed as a whole, it’s not bad, but it’s not great. Close examination brings out some serious issues of bleed over as well as a bit of slop here and there. The biggest issue is the figure’s hairline, which is a total miss. It looks like the paint app for her skin was just totally misaligned, which leaves it bleeding pretty heavily into what’s supposed to be her hair. Her eyes and eyebrows seem to be shifted a tad upward too, which means they don’t quite line up with the sculpt. Another issue, which I didn’t even notice at first, is that they’ve painted the upper part of her torso incorrectly. It should be done in a flesh tone to match the rest of her skin, but they’ve accidentally painted it the same color as her leather vest, making it look like she’s got another shirt underneath the green one. If you don’t know it’s supposed to be that way, it’s not too bad, but it looks odd once you’ve seen what it should look like. Otherwise, the paint is fine, I guess. Zoe includes a shotgun, which is pretty signature to the character. Her grip isn’t quite right to hold it, but it’s no worse than how Mal holds his revolver.

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Zoe was purchased along with the rest of the series from Amazon. Zoe’s definitely in my top three for favorite characters on the show (after Wash and Kaylee), so I definitely wanted her to be a good figure. The sculpt isn’t bad, but the paint work is a serious letdown. With a better paintjob, I really think this could have been one of the best figures in the line. As it is now, I think it’s still the second best, after Wash, but it’s nowhere near the quality of that figure. She’s not a bad figure by any means, but she could be better.

#0324: Malcolm Reynolds

MALCOLM REYNOLDS

FIREFLY REACTION

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Back in the 80s, the toymakers at Kenner made a serious impact on the action figure market when they introduced their line of 3 ¾ inch figures based on Star Wars. The scale proved to be a huge hit, maintaining itself as one of the industry standards for over 30 years. Moreover, the style of the vintage Star Wars figures is quite popular with many collectors, those being the figures that brought many of them into the collecting world. Funko and Super 7 have recently joined forces to try and recapture that style and bring it to just about every property imaginable. One set of figures I was most excited for was the figures from Joss Whedon’s cult favorite Firefly. I recently reviewed plucky pilot Wash, and I liked him enough to pick up the rest of the first series. I’ll be kicking things off with Captain Tightpants himself, Malcom Reynolds.

THE FIGURE ITSELF

MalWilsonLike Wash, Mal was released as part of the first series of Firefly ReAction Figures. He is 3 ¾ inches tall and features the old-faithful 5 points of articulation. Mal had a fairly consistent look over the course of the series, though it should be noted that Funko have chosen to depict him without his signature Brown Coat. There is an exclusive version that features a cloth one, but the regular release is sans coat. Mal features a sculpt that is completely unique to this figure. It’s an alright sculpt. He bears a passing resemblance to Nathan Fillion, but it wouldn’t be very easy to place him if he weren’t in the typical Mal get-up. The weakest point of Mal’s sculpt is definitely his torso, which is too flat to properly capture the Kenner style. It really throws the rest of the figure off, which is a shame. It seems odd to say this, but the legs are actually the best work on the figure. I can’t help but look at those and see a set of vintage Kenner legs, so kudos to Funko for that. The paintwork on Mal is in keeping with the Kenner style that Funko’s going for, which is certainly good. It’s simplistic, but it’s nice and clean. All the paint apps seem to be right where they should be. Mal’s sole accessory is his signature revolver, molded in a brownish yellow.

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After I picked up Wash, I pretty much immediately went ahead and ordered the rest of the first series from Amazon. Being totally honest, Mal isn’t quite up to the standards set by Wash. He lacks a lot of the character that was present in that figure, which makes this figure a little more bland overall. That being said, he isn’t a bad figure. If you’re into this style, you could do a lot worse than to pick up this figure.

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#0312: Hoban Washburne

HOBAN WASHBURNE

FIREFLY REACTION

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Back in January, I took a look at the first entry in the ReAction Figures line, produced jointly by Funko and Super 7. Those first figures were based on the unreleased prototypes from Kenner’s ALIEN line. When Funko stepped in to handle distribution of Super 7’s line, they also brought with them their vast catalogue of movie and TV licenses. Together, Funko and Super 7 have launched a wide variety of figures under the ReAction banner, spanning several decades of properties, all in the vintage style. One of the properties I was most excited for was Joss Whedon’s Firefly, a show that, up until now, has been mostly lacking in action figures. The Firefly figures from the ReAction line have just been released, and I picked up my personal favorite character, Hoban Washburne, better known as Wash!

THE FIGURE ITSELF

WashWilsonWash is part of the first series of Firefly ReAction Figures. Wash is 3 ¾ inches in height and features the standard 5 points of articulation. Wash sported many looks over the course of the series, so there’s a lot to choose from. He’s depicted here in a brown jumpsuit with a blue and green Hawaiian over it. I don’t know exactly which episode he wears this combo in, but it suits the character perfectly. This is exactly what comes to mind when I think of the character. Unlike the ALIEN figures, which were previously existing sculpts, the Firefly figures are brand-new sculpts from Super 7 and Funko. Wash’s sculpt appears to be unique to him. It’s a pretty good sculpt, given the style they were going for. I was surprised by how well they captured Alan Tudyk’s likeness, given the figure’s more simple nature. The sculpt’s weak point is the figure’s torso, which just seems far too flat and devoid of any actual body shape. It’s not horrible, but it’s a bit distracting. Overall, the sculpt actually reminds me of Fisher Price’s Adventure People line, rather than the vintage Star Wars look they were going for. The lines are from the same time period and they are fairly similar, but there are some discerning details. Wash’s paint is in keeping with the simplistic look that Funko and Super 7 are going for, without being too simple. Everything looks rather clean, and he’s got some pretty great detailing on the Hawaiian shirt. The eyes being the same color as the eyebrows caught me off guard, but it’s actually in keeping with the Kenner style. Wash includes two small dinosaurs: a T-Rex and a stegosaurs. I can’t think of a better set of accessories for the character, and they fit perfectly in his hands. His is an evil laugh!

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As I mentioned above, Wash was my favorite character from the show, by far. I was always quite bummed that he wasn’t amongst the small selection of characters to receive a figure in the Serenity line. I was overjoyed to hear he would be amongst the first set of figures Funko would be releasing. When my local comicbook store, Cosmic Comix, received the first series of figures, Wash was the one I had to get. The figure is really quite cool in person, and I can’t wait to get the rest of the crew. I know that this style isn’t for everyone, but I really hope that Funko sees fit to release a second series with Simon, River, Book, and Inara!

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