Crowdfunding campaign wants to make Jingle All The Way's Turbo Man a reality

The 1996 Christmas movie Jingle All the Way isn’t perfect, though it has certainly carved out some nostalgic cultural currency. But now, you’ll soon be able to own the coolest thing from that movie: Turbo Man.

A Kickstarter campaign is in full swing, raising funds to crank out a limited run of the fictional superhero toy at the heart of this so-so Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad vehicle. In case you’re not up on your mid-1990s Christmas flicks, here’s the short version: Turbo Man is the hot toy out that year, and Schwarzenegger plays a dad who goes to positively ridiculous lengths to acquire one for Christmas. It’s goofy and fun, and is weirdly a ton of product placement for a fictional toy. Wait, was this entire film just a clever, post-consumerism commentary?

Regardless, that fictional toy is about to be real. A Kickstarter campaign to produce a small run of the action figures has proven a hit. The model will be based off a prototype prop from the film, and even feature box art designed to mimic the film version.

They’re set to ship in May 2017. Just in time for, umm, next Christmas?

(Via Nerdist)

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