Back to the Future George McFly He Is Your Density
Back to the Future ReAction Figures
Item No.: No. 03917 Manufacturer:Super7 x Funko Includes:n/a Action Feature:n/a Retail: est. $9.99 Availability:July 2014 Other: First-ever 3 3/4-inch George McFly figure
When these lines were announced I was delighted across the board - before I even had time to ask if he was coming, Funko confirmed George McFly was on deck. Given the nature of the actor, licensed merchandise, and so forth I didn't expect that such a thing would ever actually exist - but here it is! He looks more than a little cartoony, but I think it works for the affable character. I've had some actual QC issues with this line, but George is pretty simple and nothing here seems to be out of place. He basically just works.
The 3 3/4-inch figure has no accessories to speak of, and his hands look pretty close to the style of figures which he aspires to mimic. The facial expression is much more expressive than other figures of the era, but given his inner turmoil and goofy exterior it's a good match. The figure has too much personality for a 1980s Kenner toy, which works for me. There isn't a lot you can do with this style of head to give you an idea of the personality, so something other than the blank faces we're used to is a real nice touch. The hair is exaggerated and a little too long on the side, but it was an essential part of his character. I can see why they elected to exaggerate it.
The outfit feels right on the money - the untucked shirt, the coloring of the jacket, .and the simple sculpt showed a lot of restraint on the part of the sculptor. You can tell the reeled it in - the deco, too, shows that they were paying a lot more attention to the vocabulary of a 1980s action figure. The buttons are unpainted on his shirt, as they should be. The soles of the shoes are the same color as the rest of his footwear, and they color-corrected the jacket during production. Honestly, if it was still incorrect I wouldn't have faulted them - Kenner's 1979 wave of Star Wars was plagued with errors, so their inclusion would be almost appropriate.
With no accessories and a plastic head molded in an acceptable, not-too-pale flesh color this is one of the better ReAction figures from the debut year of new sculpts. The Alien guys were largely well-constructed, and many of these are too - but I've had a few problems which I am unsure if they were isolated incidents. (Their reviews are not yet written.) George McFly turned out largely well - if you dig his look, he's pretty good, but be careful with him. He doesn't feel as rugged as a 1982 Kenner figure, but he certainly looks the part.
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