Firefly fans can now pre-order Funko's official, retro-themed action figures.
It's been more than 10 years since Fox pulled the plug on Firefly and, as many a Browncoat can attest, the hurt never quite goes away. That said, the past years have, in the least, provided a few bandages here and there. Serenity, obviously, was a big one. The graphic novels penned by Joss Whedon didn't hurt either. Now, toymaker Funko has unveiled another salve that fans can apply to their wounds in the form of retro-styled action figures.
The new toys, which will be the first official Firefly figures ever released, will be a part of Funko's ongoing Re:Action line which aims to emulate the style of the 1980s Kenner Star Wars toys. What this means for those unversed in 1980s toys is that they'll be 3 ¾-inch tall and less than realistic. Fans hoping for something a bit truer to life will be happy to know that Funko already has plans to put out more detailed action figures in the near future. The current release will include toys for Mal, Zoe, Wash, Jane and Kaylee.
That said, if you're interested in the Re:Action Firefly figures they're currently available for pre-order with an official release planned in April. They'll cost $9.99 each. In the mean time, let us know what you think about them. Do they tickle your nostalgia nerves or is this a case of retro gone wrong?