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September 19, 2014 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

5 years after Terminator Salvation, we found a great line of Terminator toys from ReAction Figures

Terminator games and movies In today's fast-paced entertainment market it seems that producers and retailers are too eager to force sequels into the market. We took a look at the Terminator films and games not long ago and were surprised at how much time passed between each film release.

Terminator movies, games and toys
...and the Sharknado 2 version of the pic via the Sharknado app. Several years ago I bought my son a Terminator HK toy ship. As he grew older he was more curious about the robotic action figure that accompanied the HK. He discovered a Terminator video game and began asking questions about time travel and the sequence of events laid out in the game. I love his inquisitiveness!

ReAction Figures logo We went online to flesh out the details and discovered another film due out next year - Terminator Genesys - complete with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It now seems that it will be a trilogy of new films coming in 2015, 2017 and 2018. My son was stoked and wanted to buy more Terminator toys. I explained that the ones we had were released when the last movie premiered in 2009.

We headed to our local Toys R Us where I was prepared to buy him an alternative since I was pretty sure there wouldn't be any Terminator toys on the shelves. I was wrong. We found a lone rack full of Terminator figures!

Terminator figures from ReAction Figures I asked a sales rep about the figures and it turns out they had just received them - what luck. They are made by ReAction Figures and featured several characters from the franchise.

This was one of those rare times when I was astounded we found what we were looking for. They were $9.99 each, so we chose a few and headed home for an epic cyborg battle!

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