Several RoboCop toys and action figures have been released throughout the years, but this 7″ tall glow-in-the-dark RoboCop action figure from NECA is one of the strangest. Sold as a Toys ‘R Us exclusive, this is a retro-styled version of “Night Fighter” RoboCop. He looks just like RoboCop.
Except he glows in the dark.
Which makes no sense.
Because RoboCop didn’t glow in the dark.
Believe it or not, this was not the first glow-in-the-dark RoboCop figure. In 1989, one with cap-firing capabilities was available as a mail away with proof of purchases.
I debated on whether or not to post this find, as Austin Powers doesn’t seem to be “retro” enough for me yet, despite the fact that the original film came out 16 years ago. Can you believe that? Since Austin himself is a time traveler from 1967, I decided it was groovy enough to throw it up here.
Found for $2.99 at a local thrift, not only is this doll completely poseable, but he also comes with a talking stand that , with the push of a button, emits many of Mr. Powers’ catch phrase. Oh, behave!
I have run across a lot of weird action figures throughout the years, but this is one of the weirdest.
Meet Klytus (on the right), Ming the Merciless’ metal-faced right hand man in the 1980 classic, Flash Gordon. Klytus is a loyal servant who helps Ming make the lives of everyone around him miserable. Toward the end of the movie in a battle against Prince Barin and Flash Gordon, Klytus is pushed on to a platform full of spikes where he is impaled and dies. When he dies, his eyes bug out and his tongue hangs out. Like this:
This is the “Dead Klytus” action figure from the recent line of Flash Gordon figures.
I’ve bought a lot of dumb figures in my life. Next to my desk I have a tiny bobble head Burger King standing next to a knock-off Hulk Hogan thumb wrestler leaning up against a generic Minotaur with a giant handlebar mustache. Let he who does not own an Ugnaught cast the first stone, right? I can’t imagine ever, ever needing a “Dead Klytus” action figure.
I loved Star Wars and G.I. Joe action figures, of course, but for some odd reason, the hero of my collection was this guy, A. J. Foyt. Apparently there is a real A. J. Foyt. I know nothing about him and wouldn’t even recognize him if I saw him. I loved his action figure, though, as you can see in this review.