The San Diego Comic Convention may be a few weeks away, but the exclusive merchandise is already selling out! What be the point of living without rare bobbles that I may sell on eBay at insane markup?!
Before we even knew that Gentle Giant was releasing a trio of ‘TRON’ figures, they were already gone. This isn’t the year for picking up cool stuff, man. Can’t get a PS5. Can’t find Cara Dune figures. Now I can’t even get Sark, Flynn, and Tron.
Had they not sold out, the trio would have cost $80. Each figure will be on a separate blister card and feature “black-light-reactive printed details.” Though individually packaged, they would all be stored in a window box.
It may be hard to tell from the picture, but these are the same figures as the Diamond Select ‘TRON’ line. Those 7″ toys are still available for purchase through the Big Bad Toy Store. The articulation features are still the same, but the listing does not mention accessories.
‘TRON’ toys have been a somewhat regular staple of the convention scene for a while. Sometimes it’s a re-release of the classic ’80s figures and light cycles. Other times it’s the cool translucent stuff like these. Either way, you can never go wrong with Flynn and Tron.
If the new film ever gets off the ground, I hope we can get a remaster of ‘TRON 2.0’ for PC. It was made by Monlith and launched in 2003. The title was a pretty fun FPS. It acted as a sequel long before ‘TRON: Legacy.’ To be honest, it was a better story than what we got on screen. Sure, it was nowhere near as flashy, but it kept the original’s aesthetic with some modernizing.
The gameplay was a bit clunky. Keep that in mind if you decide to head on over to download it from Steam. It hasn’t been optimized for today’s hardware. So, get ready for a few quirks.
What types of ‘TRON’ merchandise do you think should be on shelves now? Does the film hold real estate in pop culture to warrant a resurgence? Let us know in the comments.
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