Today the beloved Terminator franchise makes its long awaited return to theaters with Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke. Is it just The Blot, or does it feel like The Terminator is everywhere this summer? Along with Genisys, which is a soft reboot of the franchise, both NECA and Funko are releasing San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive Terminator 2: Judgement Day action figures. Funko alone is releasing three SDCC exclusive Terminator 2 ReAction figures. So I thought what better time than now to do a proper review of these fantastic Entertainment Earth exclusive Terminator 2 “Final Battle” T-1000 ReAction figures!
James Cameron's Terminator 2 is still an amazing sci-fi action film that I put up against any other film in the genre. While Arnold’s T-800 may have been the star of the film, it was Robert Patrick’s liquid metal shapeshifting T-1000 that stole the show! To this day I can remember sitting in the theater watching T2 and being blown away by how they transformed Patrick’s body throughout the film. So it’s really cool that these EE Exclusive Terminator 2 ReAction figures revisit some of the film’s coolest T-1000 transformations!
The Blot has been a huge fan of Funko’s Kenner inspired ReAction toy line from the very beginning. These retro figures are based on Kenner’s limited articulation action figures of the ‘70s and ‘80s, which made up for the non-articulated knees and elbows with highly detailed body sculpts and killer blister card artwork. These Terminator 2 figures fit that description to a T! The key here is not caring that none of Funko’s ReAction figure head sculpts look anything like the actors they are based on. It’s intentional on Funko’s part, and helps give these figures their retro feel.
The Blot loves the extra molding Funko added to the “Final Battle” T-1000 to replicate the blasts it sustained while battling Arnold’s T-800. That was such a cool scene, and it actually looks like a retro way to recreate the fight. And how can you not love the all metallic silver "Final Battle Metal Form" T-1000 that recreates the evil robot’s malleable all metal form. I still remember the audience’s gasp when Robert Patrick went all metal and lost his corporal form. For such simple “retro” style figures, these retailer exclusive ReAction figures turned out sick!
What’s really great about these figures are their packaging. Funko spared no expense creating the full color backing boards, which include live still photos from the movie that match each limited edition variants. And like all figures from the ‘70s and ‘80s there’s a checklist on the back of all the figures in the collection. If you’re a collector of Terminator toys and are already planning to pick up Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con 2015 releases, then you will definitely want to buy these Entertainment Earth exclusives!
Each Entertainment Earth Exclusive Terminator 2: Judgement Day “Final Battle” T-1000 ReAction Retro Action Figure stands 3¾” tall, includes 5 points of articulation and comes packaged on a full color “retro” blister card. These figures are in stock, and can be purchased exclusively at the Entertainment Earth online store for $12.99 each here.