Sunday, January 30, 2011

NECA Warrior Figure

Here's another of the figures NECA released in 2002 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tron.  Like the others, it's a re-release of the original Tomy figure with a different backboard.
I was a little surprised that the colouring of this figure is different from the Sark one.  The translucent plastic is a slightly darker red and the painted accent lines are sort of an orange colour where on Sark they were a white-pink.
As with the other figures in this line, there's almost no articulation but it's still a great representation of the Warriors from the film.
The Warrior figure comes with a nifty glow in the dark staff accessory.


Monday, January 17, 2011

NECA Sark Figure

In 2002, for the 20th anniversary of Tron, NECA released a series of action figures that are essentially re-issues of the the original 1980s Tomy figures with new backboards.
Though these figures have almost no articulation, and the sculpts bear almost no resemblance to the actors who played the characters, they have a certain charm.  I'm a big fan of David Warner who played Sark and this is a fun representation of the character.  It's retro and making these toys from translucent plastic was a clever and inexpensive way to reflect the amazing glowing effect from the original Tron film.

If you're a Tron fan your collection wouldn't be complete without least one of the figures from this series.  They're beginning to become more and more rare but they're still out there.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

More Tron-ified Disney Characters

After iamclu posted his Tron-ified Buzz Lightyear a while ago, some other Disney characters have gotten the Tron treatment.  I think my favourite is the Tron-A-Bog but Jafar and Stitch are pretty great too.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Translating to Fashion

Another cool Tron video has surfaced online.  This one is called Translating to Fashion and it features brief interviews with some designers who have been inspired by the costumes of Tron: Legacy and created wearable fashions based on those designs.

Christine Clark is back to explain some of the foundations of the costume design for the film.

She's followed by jewelry designer Robin Rotenier who has designed an extensive line of necklaces, cufflinks and earrings inspired by Tron: Legacy.

Next up is Nichole Jordan of Tableaux Vivants who was inspired by the Tron look to create new womens' clothing items.

Finally, there's Canadian shoe designer Jerome Rousseau who's created a great shoe based on the Tron aesthetic.