Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pre-order Go Hero, Executive Replicas and Phicen Ltd 1/6 scale Rocketman 12" figure

Radar Men from the Moon is Republic Pictures' first Commando Cody 12-chapter movie serial, filmed in 1952, and starring newcomer George Wallace as Cody, Aline Towne as his sidekick Joan Gilbert, and serial veteran Roy Barcroft as the evil Retik, the Ruler of the Moon. The odd naming choice of the serial's main hero, "Commando Cody," was possibly an attempt by Republic to make young audiences think they were seeing another adventure of Commander Corry, the hero of the popular ABC TV and radio series Space Patrol (1950–1955).

This serial recycles the rocket-powered flying suit from Republic's earlier 1949 serial King of the Rocket Men. The main character, Commando Cody, has a rocket-powered flying suit and a rocketship capable of reaching the Moon. When the U. S. finds itself under attack from a mysterious force that can wipe out entire military bases and industrial complexes, Cody surmises (correctly) that the Earth is under attack from its own Moon. He then flies his rocket there and confronts the Moon's dictator, Retik, who boldly announces his plans to both conquer Earth and then move the Moon's entire population here using spaceships.

This first ever 1:6 scale figure of the Rocketman, with the likeness of actor George Wallace, captures the retro-futuristic flying action that continues to influence countless entertainment properties from Star Trek to Star Wars to Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer. Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd is proud to present, for the first ever as a 1:6 scale figure collectible, George Wallace as the Rocketman!

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The Rocketman Sixth Scale Figure includes: Portrait of George Wallace, new Phicen 12-inch pose-able body, trademark bullet-shaped Metal Helmet with Working Visor and Flight Cap, Metal Jet-Pack / rocket-pack, Metal Luger with Ray gun Attachments and Clip, Metal Canon, Metal Control Panel with Adjustable Knobs, Radio, Black Leather Jacket, Detailed Outfit (pants, shirt, tie and socks), Leather Belt with Metal Buckle, 3-inch Rocket Ship Mini Model, 3 Sets of Interchangeable Hands

You can pre-order this Go Hero, Executive Replicas and Phicen Ltd 1/6 scale Rocketman 12-inch figure at TFH (link HERE)

Related posts:
July 26, 2007 – Rocketeer by Medicom Toys (first posted HERE)
March 12, 2009 – Rocketeer version 1 released by Medicom Toys in 2002 (posted HERE)
March 13, 2009 – Rocketeer version 2 by Medicom Toys, released in 2007 (pictures HERE)
July 10, 2011 – R is also for Rocketpack Batman in my toy blog HERE
June 16, 2011 – Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 scale Commander Cody 12-inch Figure REVIEWed HERE, HERE and HERE
September 26, 2012 – Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Shock Trooper, Commander Bacara, Cody, Bly & 501st Legion Clone trooper group pictures HERE

1 comment:

One Shot said...

What a classic! you can find the episodes off of you tube for those who might not fully know about this classic TV show. I'm thinking I might pick this one up.