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First Official Firefly Action Figures Are a Bit… Weird

Mal, that’s a pretty significant… head… and face… you’ve got going on there. But before you all get up in arms, the action figures are deliberate homages to the proportions and articulation of Kenner’s ubiquitous Star Wars line, right down to the packaging.

So they look a little doofy on purpose, not by accident. Still, I’d buy a Zoe action figure.

(Funko via Nerd Approved.)

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  • Anonymous
  • Jim

    Were the molds put into a microwave before they started casting them?

  • Jill Pantozzi

    Well, technically, that’s Serenity. These are the first Firefly ones.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, those were nice!

  • Charlie

    D: what happened!

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to take a wild stab at it and say “Fox happened”.

  • Lady Commentariat

    You idiots! You sculpted their stunt doubles!

  • Laura Truxillo

    Aauuhh…no. C’mon, it’s not actually the 70′s anymore, there’s no excuse for this. As a cute joke, fine, but when it’s the only game in town making it bad-on-purpose is just mean.

    But I am glad to see a Zoe figure. And Wash has his teeny dino!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget the Buffy figures! This is really sad. Someone put time and money into these things and are going to find out the hard way how bad these are:

  • Glitchy

    Wash, why the long face?
    [ba-dum ching!]

  • Anonymous

    I can appreciate the attempted aesthetic (these proportions are off. Those old Star Wars figures look better than these) but I wish they’d gone whole hog with the packaging to better compliment them. This is a bad marriage of two time periods. Divorce and start over, the kids will thank you.

  • Erin

    Funko is producing Firefly toys in at least three lines: these are part of the “ReAction” line. I’m not a fan, but apparently there are a handful of collectors who like the retro look.

    The good news for the rest of us is that Funko is also planning on making Firefly figures in their “Legacy” line. That means 6″ figures with detailed sculpts and a lot of articulation. It’s the same line as the Game of Thrones figures they’re releasing at Barnes & Noble. I haven’t seen them in person, but the photos look great.

    Last I heard, the Legacy figures were scheduled for fall.

  • Erin Treat

    Excellent! Great reference. LOL

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  • Adam Cross

    can someone give the Hot Toys people a call? Firefly needs their expertise. (I’m excited to see their upcoming Maleficent 1/6 scale figure)

  • Robert Vary

    I don’t know, the Angel figure looks just about right with a giant head.

  • Anonymous

    I dunno. I kind of like the aesthetic. BUT WHERE IS GILES.

  • Anonymous

    I think they’re delirious enough to think that there’ll be multiple waves to come so, y’know, trying not to blow their wad.

  • Brittany K

    I can appreciate the homage but… These are awful. I get what they’re going for, but these look like some sort of terrible knock off rather than a legitimate thing.

  • Delphi Psmith

    Are we sure they’re not Pez dispensers?

  • Anonymous

    I appreciate the idea with these, and I even think the retro action figure works quite well with the Mal doll.

    But it’s a bit half-arsed. Especially since there’s no retro feel about the packaging, it’s easy to miss it’s a deliberate look and they’re not just badly made. You’d have to be a big Star Wars geek to catch the specific reference.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, so I’ve heard *boomboom*