Despite being the driving force of one of the finest period pieces (that is, overwhelmingly 1980s movies), Marty McFly didn't get a lot of toys until the last few years. Mattel announced action figures, but we never saw them - Funko, LEGO, and Hot Toys released Marty toys so that you can get them, now that you're too old to appreciate an action figure with incest action.
Released a few years ago, this one features the normal body type - arms out, thick limbs, and no display stand needed. The head is nicely Michael J. Fox-like with the hair, but is otherwise the same blank slate you usually get out of one of these guys. The costume is nothing to sneeze at, bringing in numerous details as close as trademarks can allow.
In the movies Marty was referenced as having worn Nikes - and these white sneakers have a vaguely Nike "swoosh" design that's suggestive, but not a copy of, the design. His vest - which I'm pretty sure wasn't even a thing back in 1985 (in that I never remember seeing one), is present as are his rolled-up shirt cuffs, jeans, downplayed large headphones, and shirt. The paint is notably good, except on the bottoms of the feet - the soles are almost undecorated in spots. This is weird. It won't hurt the figure for its intended purposes as a display piece, but it's one of those little shortcuts that probably help the factory to deliver them at ten bucks. I wonder what a premium one would look like?
I liked the ReAction figure, but I think I ultimately like this more. The deco is nice, he's about the same size, and he feels less fragile. So far they've only given us Doc and Marty, and I assume that was all deemed sensible to do. (I'd buy George & Lorraine.) At ten bucks or less, you may as well get this - you know what to expect, so check the paint on the figure when you're in line at the register and enjoy.
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