Comics, Toys

Yeah, This Rocketeer Figure Is Pretty Much Everything I Need



That is rather obviously a digital mock-up of the packaging, but the figure photos are legit – we’re getting Cliff Secord’s alternate head, removable front flap and his Han Solo-ish pistol. (I’d have preferred a removable helmet because I always do, but at least we have options.) Funny that there’s a large number “1” on the package – does anybody actually think there’ll be a series 2, when you’ve just essentially included everything to make variants in one package? (Props for that, by the way. Other companies would have sold the unmasked version separately.)

The only test left is to see if the figure can stay immune from breakage when flung through the air by kids trying to make him “fly.” As my then-three-year-old cousin used to say of his rubber toy Rocketeer: “He fwied. He died.”

Twenty bucks. Not too bad nowadays.

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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