Bidi Bidi Bidi… That’s the Frikkin Bomb, Buck!

Been playing with this in the wee hours of the evening after closing the FP NYC store…

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Go Hero’s Buck Rogers 12″ Action Figure

… That’s right.  Playing with it.  Grown man, playing with a toy.  Flying Buck Rogers around, flirting with all the female action figures in sight, battling monsters, having adventures… Y’know. Playing.

I’m a gigantic Buck Rogers fan, and have been since I was a kid.  I have an affinity for the 70s TV show (can’t get enough of evil space chicks in Lycra, and Gil Gerard’s the man), but I love Buck in all his iterations.  This particular figure is a re-creation of John F. Dille, Phillip Francis Nowlan, and Dick Calkins’ Buck from their newspaper strip of the 1930s.

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His helmet’s removable, his Atomic Disintegrator (blaster) is die-cast, he’s got a totally sick jetpack, and his clothes are cut from better quality material than almost anything I own.  This toy’s the cat’s pajamas, and if you’re a fan of Buck or classic old-school space opera, and you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.  It is so choice.  (Thanks, Ferris Bueller.)

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As a quick aside, allow me a moment to also state my affection for Twiki, robot sidekick to Buck in the 70s.  The Mel Blanc-voiced weisenheimer is long overdue a revival in popularity and what with the “everything old is new again” credo running through geekdom these days it is a crime that he’s not been given a new figure.  I will not rest until I have a light-up talking Twiki in my grubby mitts once again.

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