Universal Monsters and Horror Series were really strong, the Back to the Future, Firefly, and Terminator lines felt rather lacking. Today I'm taking a look back at one of those lesser ReAction lines from last year, The Terminator, because I found a couple of the figures on clearance at a Barnes & Noble for $5. At that price I couldn't resists and so I picked up Kyle Reese and the Terminator himself. Today I'm looking at Kyle Reese. Ready for a closer look? Then join me after the break...
Height:3 3/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Trench coat, Colt Trooper revolver, and an Ithaca 37 sawed off shotgun.
Non-Scalper Price: $10
*I'm going to talk about the head sculpt further down, as it's not really that great, but I do want to at least acknowledge the good aspects of Kyle Reese's sculpt. His unusual shirt is nicely textured and I really like the sculpted bandages on his elbow and hand. The asymmetrical appearance of the bandages for some reason really makes me feel a bit more positive about this figure.
*There are two reasons I bought this figure (other than the price) and one of those was the trenchcoat. It's a rather cool cloth accessory and reminds me of the cloth clothes from some of the later Star Wars figures (particularly Han Solo in his Endor outfit). It's actually pretty well tailored for such a small garment and fits Kyle pretty well. Whether you want to use it to help your future soldier hide his weapons or give it to another ReAction figure to aid them in their career as a flasher, a 1/18th scale trench coat is never a bad thing to have around.
*The paintwork on Kyle Reese leaves a lot to be desired. There's a lot of slop on his shoes and pants. Heck, some of it I'm not even sure as to where it came from such as the white splotches on the back of his jeans. The paint on the head also doesn't do the already blah sculpt any favors and looks overly simplistic, even for a toy trying to match a figure from the early 1980s.
*The articulation on this guy is what you'd expect but it feels very fragile. The joints were stuck together at first and still feel a bit flimsy. Funko has really improved the plastic quality on their more recent releases but this guy is an example of some of the earlier misfires.
I've only reviewed one other Terminator item on the site: A 1/2 scale Loot Crate exclusive Endo Skull from Terminator: Genisys.
I've reviewed a ton of other ReAction figures, though, including:
Alien ReAction by Funko
Alien (with Metallic Flesh)
Kane (with Chestburster)
Big Trouble in Little China ReAction by Funko
Buffy The Vampire Slayer ReAction by Funko
The Fifth Element ReAction by Funko
Leeloo (Straps Costume)
Jaws ReAction by Funko
The Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction by Funko
Jack Skellington (Evil Smile)
Predator ReAction by Funko
Predator (Thermal Vision)
Pulp Fiction ReAction by Funko
ReAction Horror Series by FunKo
Eric Draven from The Crow
Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street
Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th
Michael Myers from Halloween
Sam from Trick 'r Treat
The Rocketeer ReAction by FunKo
Scarface ReAction by Funko
Star Trek ReAction by Funko
Universal Monsters ReAction by FunKo
The Invisible Man
The Phantom of the Opera