If you’re a Tron fan, or just a lover of things that glow, then we’ve got the Funkos for you. Behold the luminescent splendor of these glow-in-the-dark, classic Tron Funko Pop! figures, and tell us the world doesn’t need more Tron in it.
It’s been 35 years since Disney’s Tron lit up the big screen with its neon-tinged tale of a computer hacker (Jeff Bridges) who gets “abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games,” as the synopsis so eloquently conveys. It was movie magic at its finest back in the day, while also inspiring one of the coolest arcade games ever (remember the spiders!).
But somehow Tron fell from the zeitgeist, even after the 2010 sequel, which didn’t quite capture the jaw-dropping, head-scratching wonderment of the original. As such, a planned third installment from director Joseph Kosinski was scrapped, and Tron’s future didn’t appear to be so Technicolored, despite the protestations of some vocal supporters.
Now however, all these years later, perhaps we’re getting a bit of a Tron resurgence? First we heard about a possible reboot in development with Jared Leto, then we learned about a Tron light cycle ride coming to Disney World, and now, further proof that Tron is on all our collective minds: a new Funko Pop! series.
Representing the film’s two opposing computer programs, the self-monitoring security program, Tron (Bruce Boxleitner), and the evil, malevolent program Sark (David Warner), both Pop! figures come complete with their own identity disc (“everything you do, or learn, will be imprinted on this disc!”). For you serious collectors, there’s also the 1-in-6 chase variants. And did we mention they glow in the dark?
So, what do you think? Is it high time for a Tron reboot?