Diamond Select Toys – Disney Select Classic Series 1 The Rocketeer Figure Review

Diamond Select Toys – Disney Select Classic Series 1 The Rocketeer Figure Review

 

Diamond Select Toys has partnered with Disney to offer a new assortment of Disney Select figures, and this new assortment includes The Rocketeer, robot V.I.N.CENT (with B.O.B.) and evil robot Maximilian from The Black Hole. The Rocketeer was released in 1991 and follows stunt pilot Cliff Secord in 1938 Los Angles. Cliff stumbles onto a prototype jet pack, and uses it to become a masked hero, attracting the attention of Howard Hughes, the FBI, and Nazi’s, who are all after the jet pack.

Thank you to Diamond Select Toys for providing their Disney Select Classic Series 1 The Rocketeer figure for review.

Availability: March 2020

The Rocketeer is packaged on the standard Select packaging  with artwork inspired from the film on the front, and an image of the figure as well as a bio on the back.

 

The Rocketeer is one of the most anticipated characters to join the Select line and is depicted on how he looked in the classic 1991 film. The figure is sculpted in his brown leather flight jacket with a wash over it, gold buttons, light grey pants also wish with a wash, black boots, brown and black gloves, a metallic silver, copper and gold jetpack, and a gold helmet with a wash. The figure’s sculpt looks incredibly detailed especially the realistic golds and details in the clothing. The chest features two interchangeable pieces, with one having a corner unbuttoned. The jetpack can be removed, and there are pegs on the bottom left side. It is attached with a chest harness around his shoulders and chest. The jetpack also has some tiny bolts sculpted as well as a fan to give it that extra detail that it deserves.

 

He also comes with two head sculpts, the helmet with the gold and black deco, and the unmasked head sculpt, which unfortunately doesn’t cover the likeness of Billy Campbell, and could use that photorealistic technology that some other companies have been using. But for this figure, he was always meant to be displayed with the helmet, which looks stunning on him.

The Rocketeer also includes four sets of interchangeable hand sculpts, a blast off effect piece, which holds his weight with no trouble and plugs into the jetpack. He also includes a blast effects to resemble him flying, and blueprints of the rocket. The other downside about him is that he does not include a pistol, which is strange as he has a trigger finger, but nothing to use it for.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel hinged wrists, swivel waist with a tiny bit of motion, swivel-hinged hips, swivel thighs, swivel-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.

Overall, The Rocketeer is an excellent figure that is worthy of your collection. He fits in great with the other Select figure offerings, Disney collection, or film and tv figures. Make sure to add him to your collection, and you can find him at the stores listed below:

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Megalopolis: City Of Collectibles

Hobby Link Japan

Things From Another World

Amazon.com

 

 

 

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