Created by Larry Hama (of G.I. Joe fame) and Michael Golden (Marvel Comics), Bucky O’ Hare infiltrated TV, toys, comics and video games in the early 1980’s to the early 90’s! It followed Captain Bucky O’Hare, along with the crew of his, as they battled the evil Toad Empire. It featured a diverse cast of characters including First Mate Jenny, Dead-Eye Duck, AFC Blinky and more.
In another dimension, another time and space, a parallel universe was fallin’ on its face. When out of the chaos, who else could it be? But the animal adventurers from S.P.A.C.E.?
Bucky! Captain Bucky O’Hare! Mutants and aliens and toads beware! You’re looking for adventure? Well, this is it. With Jenny, Deadeye, Blinky, and Willy DuWitt!
I said Bucky! Captain Bucky O’Hare!
With that opening to the original theme song, I was hooked as a kid. I had a Bucky O’Hare figure, as well as one or two others. I loved the NES game when it came out, and enjoyed the arcade game. I was never really into the comics, where the story was much more expanded than the short lived TV series. The property never enjoyed the long term success of brands like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but it’s fondly remembered by fans as a fun toy line and show.
In 2016, Boss Fight Studio announced that they have teamed up with Neal Adam’s Continuity Studios (publisher of the comic series) for a brand new toy line based on Bucky O’Hare! While not part of their popular Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. line, the figures utilized some of the same ideas. Featuring numerous interchangeable parts, they set out to make the ultimate versions of each character, even bringing out figures that never had an initial release. Series 1, which featured Bucky and Jenny, was released in 2017. Series 2, which includes Dead-Eye Duck and variants of Jenny and Bucky, will be making its way to fans very soon. If you’d like, you can order those items by Clicking Here.
Boss Fight Studio was kind enough to provide the figures for us to check out. We have nearly 80 high resolution images and a review of the first two assortments, as well as the holiday special “Chocolate” Bucky O’Hare. Read on to check them out!