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Screen-Accurate PULP FICTION Action Figures Are Happening, 23 Years Later

Screen-Accurate PULP FICTION Action Figures Are Happening, 23 Years Later

The Pulp Fiction action figure license is one that has been long-sought and highly elusive, like the great white whale to the toy companies’ Ahab. Like so many R-rated movies made before action figures of same were a thing, Pulp Fiction‘s licensing rights didn’t come with actor likenesses attached, so the only toys to date have been of a stylized variety that didn’t (and legally couldn’t) look exactly like the stars.

When Diamond Select announced a couple of years ago that they were doing figures, fans had every right to be skeptical, especially since we hadn’t heard much since then. But lo and behold, via Toyark, the first series is here, and there are pictures. Consider us believers now.

The initial lineup includes Jules, Butch, and Marsellus, and will do nothing to dispel the rumors that John Travolta has been the likeness holdout all these years, since Vincent is notably not in this batch. Travolta has agreed to licensed figures before, but usually only if there’s a higher cause involved, like a Ladder 47 doll for charity, and a Battlefield Earth figure to promote his favorite author-turned-guru L. Ron Hubbard. We’ll see if he’s changed his mind once Diamond starts rolling out more of these.

Butch and Marsellus come with sidewalk bases that connect to make their chase scene, and Marsellus comes stocked with coffee and donuts. Not to be outdone, Jules gets an mm-MM! tasty Big Kahuna burger to smite down his hunger with a vengeance. Does this mean a Gimp basement playset is coming? I mean, technically you don’t have to get likeness rights for a guy in a mask. I think we can bet money on a Jimmie down the line, since Quentin Tarantino has had an action figure of himself made in nearly every toy line based on his movies so far.

What would you want to see next from Pulp Fiction? Do they call action figures “Les Action Figeurs” in France? Break any uncomfortable silences with your comments below.

Image: Diamond Select

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