I have lost track of how many times that I have watched the Rocketeer on Disney+. In fact, I am currently watching it again in the background as I compose this action figure review. It is a classic super hero movie that premiered in 1991 from characters that artist and writer Dave Stevens created with his comic books of the same name in 1982.
Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Disney film, and Diamond Select Toys is getting the party started this year with several new Rocketeer collectibles and toys which include releases in their PVC Diorama, Premier Resin Statue, 1/2 Scale Bust, Select Action Figure, and Vinimates product lines. That is a lot of Rocketeer. Our friends at Diamond Select Toys sent us a few of these products to showcase on the blog.
Today, we will be taking a look at the highly anticipated Rocketeer action figure from the Disney Select Classic Action Figures Series 1 Collection. The other figure releases in this set from series 1 are characters from The Black Hole.
Diamond Select Toy’s Rocketeer action figure is packed full of accessories.
Need a hand? You get a wide variety of hands for you to customize your Rocketeer figure. (non gloved hands, clenched fist rocket activating button pushing hand, pistol holding hand (*pistol not included), and open hands.
The accessories also include: Howard Hughes’ jet pack design plans, the Rocketeer helmet head sculpt, alternate unbuttoned jacket, and jet pack flames.
This release also includes a flame explosion diorama stand that can hook up to the jet pack. This diorama really adds to the display of your figure as you will see in pictures later on in this review.
This figure has two head sculpts: Unmasked Rocketeer (Cliff Secord) and the Rocketeer helmet.
The Cliff Secord head sculpt is not an ultra high resolution detailed representation of the character. I felt it was a good mixture between the Rocketeer from the film and the comic, but there is no mistaking that it is not Cliff when he is in that flight suit.
The Cliff Secord head sculpt can easily be swapped out for the Rocketeer helmet version. I feel like the Rocketeer helmet is the look that most people will go with, but it is always great to have the option to go with the unmasked version.
The jet pack has great detailing included on it which includes the gum that is used in the movie to cover up a bullet hole.
The included flame accessories attach right onto the bottom of the jet pack.
The figure has an amazing 16 points of articulation which will allow you to get this figure into many dynamic super hero poses. This also allows for great balance which is important for posing figures.
This figure was originally supposed to come with a pistol as the Rocketeer does use one as a weapon in both the movie and the comics. The pistol was unfortunately not approved for this release, but the pistol holding hand was still included in the accessories. This is great news as you can always find a pistol from another figure. Here is a pistol that I procured from my Star Wars Black Series Mandalorian figure.
The flame explosion diorama display can be plugged into the bottom of the jet pack. This display option gives the figure a real mini statue vibe.
Here are some comparison photos of the Rocketeer action figure next to the Rocketeer PVC Diorama figure also by Diamond Select Toys.
Where to Buy?
The Diamond Select Toys’ The Rocketeer Action Figure retails for $29.99, and it can be purchased online or at your local comic book shop:
I am a big fan of the Rocketeer from the original comics to the film. You can really tell that Diamond Select Toys are also big fans from the attention to detail that they have put into this great action figure release as well as all of the rest of their Rocketeer product lineup. I am looking forward to seeing what other Classic Disney figures will be released in this action figure series.