Movies, Toys, TV

The First-Ever Tom Skerritt Action Figure Needs to Be Bigger News



Listen: it is fantastic that Sigourney Weaver finally agreed to let Alien and Aliens figures be based on her specific license, rather than a generic female sculpt. Especially since she allowed the subpar-at-best Avatar figures from Mattel to kinda-sorta look like her.

But without diminishing that, why aren’t more people celebrating the first lifelike Tom Skerritt figure? Star of Alien, M*A*S*H (the movie), Top Gun, The Dead Zone (movie AND TV show), SpaceCamp, Picket Fences and so much more…the man has been acting since 1962, and at last he is immortalized in a pink samurai spacesuit. As a character with the manly name of Dallas.

Skerritt. Real man wearing pink. Toy. This is awesome, you guys. Bow down.


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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist