New Retro Action Figures

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Last Friday was my birthday. Over the weekend I took some of the birthday money I received and drove over to Vintage Stock to see if they had anything I couldn’t live without. (Spoiler — Vintage Stock always has something I can’t live without!)

As you can see above, Vintage now carries a large collection of ReAction action figures. They had Doc and Marty from Back to the Future, Snake Plisskin from Escape From New York, and a couple of T800s (with skin and without) from the original Terminator.

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Just past the ReAction figures were these Twilight Zone figures from Bif Bang Pow! They had several to choose from, but when I spotted “The Gremlin” I knew he was the one I wanted. I took him home and unwrapped him, but he soon disappeared and I looked all over for him. A few minutes later, I finally found him…

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…on the wing, as usual.

My 80’s Film Icons

80's Icons

Every once in a while, I’ll try my hand at creating something artistic. Because I grew up in the 80’s, my inspiration is often that decade and, in my most recent efforts, I focused on some of the film characters that I grew up with.

Specifically, I thought about the iconic characters that I wasn’t supposed to grow up with. The likes of RoboCop, The Terminator, Predator and others like Rambo should not have influenced me because I wasn’t old enough to watch them! Yet of course I watched them, these viewings were essential for my younger self and I’ll be forever grateful that my parents turned a blind eye.

Robocop and Co

Presented here is a Retroist exclusive – the above image has been created solely for this site to honour my favourite of the three characters – Robocop!

The Terminator on Blu-Ray

The Terminator has been available in HD and Blu-Ray for a while, but recently they just released in in the Blu-Ray Digibook format. I had not picked it up yet and was buying a few other movies and threw it in my cart. Its not a bad little release, the picture decent (although some will complain that their are scratched and atrifacts — I often enjoy having some reminder of a films age), the audio is excellent and in a really nice twist this digibook actually has some extras included. Not a ton, but you get:

– Deleted scenes
– Creating the Terminator: Visual Effects & Music
– Terminator: A Retrospective

Not bad for a budget release, but much like the Rocky release, I think you should just keep your eyes open for it to drop in price. I imagine it will drop pretty quickly.

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