The Rocketeer is back! No, there’s no new Disney movie (thankfully, considering what happened to Willow). Instead, the original comic book version of the hero is flying back into the collectibles market with a new action figure two-pack.
The Big Bad Toy Store is taking pre-orders for 6″ tall versions of Cliff Secord and his girlfriend, Betty. The set comes in a fantastic box with artwork by the character’s creator, the late Dave Stevens. The price is a bit of a kicker, though.
Betty and Cliff are priced at $149.99. Unfortunately, this doesn’t appear to be a limited edition or numbered set from Executive Replicas. So, I do not quite understand the high price tag. However, if you’re a hardcore fan of The Rocketeer, I won’t blame you for spending that kind of money.
Cliff has 31 points of articulation and comes with the following accessories:
- 6 Pairs of hands
- Rocket pack
- Blast effect
Betty has 28 points of articulation and zero accessories unless you include massive sex appeal. The expected ship day is this June or July.
Recently, the classic version of the Rocketeer that appeared in comics starting in the early 1980s is gaining more popularity than its Disney counterpart. We recently covered an amazing-looking watch based on the WWII-era hero and some upcoming retro-styled action figures. It’s an excellent time to be a Rocketeer fan!
Another pricy figure we spotted today is Medicom’s classic version of X-MEN’s Psylocke. Before Marvel/Disney did all sorts of weird things to her design, Psylocke was one of the iconic sexy heroes from the early ’90s comic book days.
Thankfully, this 5.1″ tall, super posable action figure displays all of that beautiful nostalgia. She’ll cost ya, though. Psylocke is $104.99, but she does come with plenty of accessories that could make her the star of your X-MEN collection:
- 2 Head sculpts
- 6 Energy effects
- 2 Katanas
- 2 Scabbards
- Katana/Scabbard accessory
- 3 Pairs of hands
Expect the assassin mutant to arrive this April.[Source: Big Bad Toy Store] [Source: Big Bad Toy Store]