“I’m not saying that I’ve been everywhere and I’ve done everything, but I do know it’s a pretty amazing planet we live on here…” Ol’ Jack Burton had it right, boys and girls. We live in a world where damn near anything we can imagine is possible. Even licensed vinyl figures from a cult film that, almost thirty years after its release, is more popular than ever. John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China didn’t conjure up a storm at the box office when it was first released back in ’86, but like a certain fast-talking, fearless trucker, it’s true worth has been proven over time, and it now stands as one of the director’s most revered masterpieces.
The fun-loving folks at Funko certainly appreciate it. Because along with the Big Trouble figures they previewed last year as part of their ReAction line (co-produced by Super7), the company has a whole wave of Pop! figures devoted to our favorite American-made kung fu ghost-comedy heading our way in February. Feast your eyes on Jack, Gracie Law, the villainous Lo Pan, and his three Storms — Rain, Thunder, and Lightning!
So when some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says at a time like that: “Have ya paid your dues, Jack?” “Yessir, I just got me Funko Pop!’s adorable new Big Trouble in Little China figures.”