Aug 20, 2012

Mailbox Invaders - Tron Kubricks

I've gone years without buying anything classic Tron related and never really thought about it. I think blogging about it lately has reawakened my collecting interest. These guys downloaded into my mail server over the weekend.

Medicaom Kubrick Tron and Sark figures

I've collected a few other Kubricks over the years (Universal Monsters & Star Wars) and these are on par with them. Considering the 2" size, the detailing on Tron's chest is pretty amazing. They also did a great job with the facial expressions. Tron looks very determined and Sark is kind of dour. The only thing I'd change is to have some way of attaching the discs to their backs. They hold them ok but it's very easy for them to drop if you're handling the figure. When I unboxed them, Tron's disc fell into a junk drawer. Took about 10 minutes to find it in there.

These guys were released as a 2-pack around the time of Tron: Legacy's release along with two other 2-packs that had Legacy based figures in them. But they're not the first Tron Kubricks. During Tron's 20th Anniversary (2002) there were four boxed sets released, creatively called A, B, C, and D. Each set had two figures and a lightcyle, recognizer or the MCP tower. Each set goes for upwards of $75 on eBay so I won't be picking them up any time soon!

And that's too bad because they're really cool sets. The boxes flip open and are very Tron-y inside. The vehicles look like they were digitized right out of a computer. The lightcycles even come with light trails you can attach to their back. You can see a group shot of all four sets here.

Speaking of collectibles, are you watching the Collecting Nostalgia YouTube show done by fellow League blogger Ashley? You should be! Episode two recently premiered and they're talking to the Raders, creators of Battle Babies! You might also know Stacey Rader as @geeky_vixen on Twitter. So cool to see these folks talkin toys and showing off a collection I'm definitely envious of! You can check that out at Life With Fandom.

4 comments:

  1. Those are cool! Do they glow in the dark?

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    1. You'd think so, wouldn't you? The actual costumes are white in reality but do appear kinda gray-ish in the film after the glowy is put on them. Guessing they went with this not-quite transparent plastic instead of straight white.

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  2. Dex these look great! I might have to hunt these down now lol.

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    1. I picked them up for $10 loose and I've seen them sealed going for $15-$20, so they won't bust the bank.

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