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Five '80s movies that need their own action figures



Everyone my age had Star Wars action figures. Hell, I had a whole battalion of identical stormtrooper figures; I just kept asking my parents for more until I had enough to man an entire Death Star. ("That's not a moon ... it's a space station.") But alas, '80s fans were never able to enjoy action figures for beloved movies such as Back to the Future and Escape from New York. Until now.

ReAction Figures is working on old-school figures for a slew of characters including Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Snake Plissken and the cast of Goonies, reports Other characters include famous faces from The Terminator, Friday the 13th and even some - gasp! - non-'80s movies. They're available for pre-order now on Entertainment Earth.

Of course, I'd still like to see some other classics represented.


5. BARF (Spaceballs): If John Candy got to choose which movie character would be an action figure, I'm hoping he'd pick his half-man, half-dog sidekick from this Mel Brooks movie.

4. FERRIS BUELLER (Ferris Bueller's Day Off): With leather jacket and sweater vest. "Clammy hands" feature costs extra.

3. ELIOT NESS (The Untouchables): Kevin Costner as a stiff piece of plastic? No, nobody would believe that. Actually, they should sell figures for all the squad. And maybe even an Al Capone.

2. RANDY AND JULIE (Valley Girl): Sold only as a pair, of course. And Deborah Foreman should get all the merchandising revenue.

1. JEFF SPICOLI (Fast Times at Ridgemont High): If his father is a TV repairman and has an awesome set of tools, why can't we get an action figure for Spicoli? It could come with removable Vans and T-shirt (for visits to All-American Burger) and even a gold jacket ("The network gave me this.")

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:14am]


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