Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mercury Figure

As strange as it is for a Tron fan, I'm not a gamer.  I've never played Tron 2.0 but I really like the designs from the game.  Most fans don't consider it "canon" but I think it's still a neat alternate reality.  In 2003, NECA released a series of four 8 inch action figures based on Tron 2.0 characters.
Mercury is a female program voiced by Rebecca Romijn in the game.
Her costume design draws a lot of inspiration from sports pads which is appropriate since the costumes from the original Tron were made of pieces of motocross armour!
Mercury has 11 points of articulation.  She comes with a Tron 2.0 display base and a staff weapon accessory.  The staff is really cool!  It's a transparent rod with really detailed circuitry designs painted on it.
Any Tron enthusiast should definitely take a look at these figures.  


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Super Bowl XLV

I'm not a football fan but I tuned in for the halftime show.  I thought the Black Eyed Peas sounded mostly terrible but I sort of enjoyed their Tron-inspired costumes.
One of the commercials during the Super Bowl was a funny Best Buy ad that featured Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber in their own Tron-inspired costumes.
Tron: Legacy has clearly found its way into the popular culture of the moment!  I look forward to seeing all the Tron-inspired costumes at Halloween this year!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Movie Prop King Collection

Jason--the Movie Prop King--White, has posted a new video on his YouTube channel in which he gives us a tour of his screen-used Tron costumes.
Jason has in his collection a costume worn by Jeff Bridges as Flynn which looks to be in great condition.  I love the close-ups of the details on the back of the suit which we really don't see in the film.  Also, you can see on the back the velcro that held on his Identity Disc.
Jason also has a costume worn by Cindy Morgan as Yori.  Her "helmet" hasn't held up too well but the suit itself looks great!
Jason also has a helmet and armour worn by a game warrior.  I've seen a few pieces of armour in private collections and this set is in the best condition I've seen.  There's very little peeling of the graphic tape and I can't see any of the paint chipping off either.
I think my favourite piece in Jason's collection is the costume worn by Barnard Hughes as Dumont. I really like that character and the design of his costumes.
If you've never checked out Jason's site before you really should.  He has an amazing collection that I love to drool over often.  Jason's also a really great guy.  I've chatted with him a few times since we're both members of the Star Trek Prop and Costume Forum.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tron Armour on eBay

A Tron collector from the UK recently posted a fantastic piece of original costume armour from the original Tron film on eBay.

This is the same design that was worn by Ram (Dan Shor) and Crom (Peter Jurasik).  It doesn't have any costume tags so it's impossible to tell who wore it.
This piece was originally sold a few years ago by Disney Auctions and it is accompanied by the original COA.  I was the high bidder but the reserve wasn't met when the auction ended.  I hope it is re-listed because I would really love to have an original Tron piece in my collection!