Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Custom made Atari action figures

From chicagotoycollector, A lot of classic Atari titles received very little merch (or none at all), which is why some of these games have endured as classics, in my opinion. If Atari had been shoving merchandise down our throats for every franchise, maybe we all would've grown sick of these games.

Either way, if Atari had decided in the 80's to cash in on their popular games, this is exactly what their toys would’ve looked like (in my opinion). While the last batch of Atari figures I made were constructed from vintage GI Joes, these were made from vintage Kenner Star Wars toys, giving them a classic 80’s look.

And rather than make them only for myself, I made a few extra Missile Command figures and a few extra Berzerk figures to sell. They're all on eBay now for $50 each.

Click here to buy a Missile Command figure.
Click here to buy a Berzerk figure.
Click here to see a video of an idiot falling off a ladder.

Funko Reaction figures get some competition from Big Bang Pow!

No sooner was I singing the praises of Funko Reaction figures (see below) when I stumbled upon Big Bang Pow! and their upcoming Flash Gordon line!  Could this be the beginning of a 3"2/4 action figure revolution?!  Although Flash Gordon has been done before I am encouraged that others see jumping on the 3"3/4 action figure line.  I can't wait for Gene Simmons to meet Darth Vader...

I can't wait for Trek Reaction!

I've been really bored with the action figure scene for a few years now.  Star Wars figures have devolved into over-priced crap with characters based on the animated shows (yawn) and no-one else has been releasing anything interesting...until Funko Reaction figures!!!  Funko figured out what made the original Star Wars figures so much fun.  Rather than the over-articulated, cheaply made action figures of today Funko went back to basics and have released a ton of product in a short period of time.  What makes these figures special, aside from their compatibility with Star Wars figures is that the figures are sturdy, simplistic, colorful, and they come in my favorite scale 3"3/4!  For the first time ever I can have Spock meet C3PO, etc.  I have purchased numerous Reaction figures over the past few months including the Alien, Horror Movies, and Monster sets and I have been delighted with the quality.  I can't wait for future releases!

Hilarious custom Jaws "action figure" on Ebay