Talk about a great toy for an 80’s kid! Ronald Reagan as a mummy. The irony of course is looking back and seeing how so many considered the president well past his prime long before he was even elected the first time in 1980. And despite your politics Ronald Reagan was a perfect snapshot representation of the greatest time to be a kid in the early 80’s. Capitalism was in full swing. Cartoons with toy tie ins where all over the place and over all, it was just a lot of fun!
The figure from Heroes in Action is also quite an impressive piece of work. While if you stand one of there figures next to a standard Mego figure from the 70’s or one of the new figures they are a little bit taller. But not enough to throw it into the awkward 9 inch category. Something about that extra inch just throws those types of toys off for me. Anyway, the figure is solid from tip to top. While not held together in the traditional rubber band fashion of a Mego or Re-Mego, it’s body design fits right in with the style.
The head sculpt is terrific. The talk was that Heroes in Action would be releasing a normal version of each of their presidents but as of this writing that hasn’t come to light or even been mentioned that I’ve seen. Perhaps the market for old dude action figures isn’t all that great but I for one would love to have a normal version of Reagan, Clinton, Kennedy, Nixon and even Bush the First (well I wouldn’t go out of my way for that one, I’d still pick one up on the cheap. Not for politics mind you but because he was a pretty boring character). They have released a regular version of President Obama but good luck in tracking one of those down.Seriously though, this toy is fun, clever and made really well.
The silk screened mummy wrappings are fantastic. The age worn and tattered suit is such a wonderful touch to this tongue and cheek parody figure.
The only down side to this figure for me is that now my collector OCD is kicking in hardcore but the $24.99 MSRP is keeping the other figures just out of reach. But that’s only temporary. Also to note the next wave which have been shown but not released are even more brilliant and fun. Teddy as a Yeti? Oh yeah, sign me up!
Well I better get back to the day job so I can make the bucks to round out this collection. So until next time kids, remember to show that patriotism can have a sense of humor stock up on all of these presidential monsters TODAY! Now, Go, Play! – Jim 02/18/13