Diamond Select: Tron Retro Action Figure Set - SDCC 2021 Previews Exclusive
Diamond Select Toys is looking back to the original Tron toy releases for this Tron Retro Action Figure Set of 3 – SDCC 2021 Previews Exclusive.
These three 7-inch figures – Tron, Sark, and Flynn – replicate their 1982 action figures. They are cast in a translucent material with awesome black-light-reactive printed details, designed by Yuri Tming and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.
Released in 1982 by Walt Disney Pictures, Tron is a must-see movie for two reasons: first, because the film was one of the first to use computer graphics effects so extensively way back in the 1980s, and second, because its story is incredible. Tron was not a huge box office success but clearly reached technology and computer geeks, making it a cult movie.
Diamond Select: Tron Retro Action Figure Set of 3 – SDCC 2021 Previews Exclusive is a limited edition of 3000 pieces and is priced at $79.99. Pre-orders are already live and can be found at the links below. Its release is scheduled for August 2021.
In the movie, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is a software engineer who spends hours of his day at ENCOM, the company he works for, developing new video game ideas. The trouble begins when Ed Dillinger (David Warner), his co-worker, steals his ideas and is promoted to vice-president of the company, while Kevin is fired and tries to break into ENCOM’s system to prove Ed’s fraud.
In this task, Flynn joins the computerized gladiators in a deadly game and has to face Tron (Bruce Boxleitner), a specialized security program. Together, they face the ultimate battle with the MPC to decide the fate of the real and virtual worlds.
Despite being considered today one of the best films of the 80s, mainly for disrupting the special effects market, Tron was not very successful at the time of its release because it competed directly with E.T.
Even so, the Steven Lisberger work entered the hall of favorites of movie buffs and geeks and ended up getting a sequel in 2010. Tron: Legacy brought together in a single film all the “technological odyssey” of the original production with the “plus” of new display technologies such as Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.