File under Not Star Wars: Funko and Super 7 are teaming up to take on everything you loved about growing up in the 1980s in toy form. We're reading lots of reports of Kenner-style 1970s/1980s action figures being produced for Aliens, Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firelfly, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Predator, Goonies, Back to the Future, Dark Crystal, and more are on deck for production in the not-too-distant-future. Click through for more on what may actually give Hasbro's 3 3/4-inch juggernaut a real run for its money.
In a very real way, this may be the strongest competition for the 30-something Star Wars toy collector dollars since 1995.
Funko and Super 7 confirmed those that pre-ordered the set directly at $99.99 will get six figures from ALIEN - which will be #6? I have no idea, but I'm glad I pre-ordered. Also, a company called Zica Toys will be doing Six Million Dollar Man.
The real question remains if Hasbro will embrace this format, or sub-license it, or if it'll fall flat on its face as something fans requested, but do not actually buy in droves. (See: Indiana Jones in 2008.) Will we be talking about a Hasbro-made 1985-esque Darth Maul in a year? Or will be be lamenting the short, happy life of the format and clutch our Docs and Martys as a pleasant reminder of the time we all jumped back into the toy stores of the 1980s in our imaginations?