Comicon 2010 was freaking Tron central, with a bunch of
"exclusive stuff"... but there was only one thing I was really interested in,
peeking in on it occasionally. And how prices
rose. Oh how prices rose. And then got completely
ridiculous, opened figures going for $200+. All I'm
saying is that I got a factory-sealed one for a hell of a lot less than
that. Ebay people are nuts. Unless they are
sane. Sane sellers are rare, so hold onto them and
protect them with your life. ...Or something less
dramatic, but you get the point.
Look at that. I mean look at that.
This is one box I will actually keep and display all on its
own. Totally gorgeous... though the figure itself can
hardly be seen. Blasphemy, I say!
Oh look at that. Sealed plastic,
never opened. Pay attention, collectors. I'm
about to devalue this baby something fierce.
But first, had to hit that button again
and get a glowy shot. It's impossible to resist a "try
me" button, you know?
But doesn't the box looks far more lovely
out of the stupid plastic? I'm really impressed with
the design. Lightcycles, recognizers, tanks, oh
my! Way to show off, Flynn.
This is what you'll find on both sides of
the arcade box. MAGNIFICENT GLOWY GLORY. I do
wish there had been a Sark figure in this style, but...
that's just something else to buy. (Psssst. How
about a Comicon exclusive Sark for Tron 3
promotion, guys?) Anyway, classic shot and serious
Oooohh, the back of the box. Love
yet another classic image. And a warning telling me to
remove all of the small parts so I won't hurt myself.
*casually chews on small plastic packaging bits*
OUT OF THE BOX!!! ...And covered
with dark plastic, WTF.
Though I must admit, the dark plastic
cover it makes the glow look particularly awesome and kind
--But fuck that. This is my boy
Tron, and he's getting freedom. The detailing actually
managed to impress me, since I'd been worried that
everything would just look flat. Or worse, some of
those pictures I'd seen online of the figure had messy lines, which is
part of what kept me away from this for so long. This
one, though? Lovely. There's incredibly subtle
shading rather than a flat paint job. The face is the
closest to Bruce Boxleitner's visage as I've ever seen in a
Tron figure (dammit, guys, release the movie figure
commercially already), and that is quite important when
you're wondering how blind the people who sculpted other
Tron figure faces are.
And here he is, all lit up and looking
shiny-awesome. It's not just a light switch; it sort
of shudders on and fades off, which I thought was a point of
particular coolness. Why, I even
have a YouTube video of the lights going on and off
Oh yeah, I'm quite
pleased with this figure, even if it is completely
static. It lights up, though, and
comes in an awesome
box. Two thumbs up, five stars, ten lightcycles.