The Boys Are Back

In honor of the new Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network, Toyriffic is looking back at the Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck Looney Tunes Back in Action action figures from 2003.

Both Bugs and Daffy are great looking figures, and each includes a super rubbery action feature to give them a unique and cartoony playtime theme.

Fortunately the rubbery features don't diminish the sculpts. In fact Daffy is one of the finest representations of the ego-maniacal duck in action figure history. (The best ever Looney Tunes action figure would be hands-down the Wile E. Coyote in Bat-Man's outfit.)

But I digress. Daffy's proportions and personality are just right and make for a fine looking toy.

Bugs is pretty good too although his arms are sculpted to hold his weapons, making more 'natural' poses impossible. Bugs Bunny's action feature involves pushing a button on his tail, which in turn, well...turns...his ears. The soft rubbery material of his ears allows them to flop around in a helicopter blade-like fashion. A very fun feature, allowing any kid (or...let's say...me...) to run around the room with Bugs' ears flopping going 'vwoopvwoopvwoop' like the rabbbit is flying. You know you would be doing it too if you had one of these toys. DON'T JUDGE ME!

Daffy's action is a bit more complex. In true vadevillian showman form, Daffy has an Acme launchpad that stretches him out a bit and launches him rubber-band-like with the push of a button. Good thing he is wearing a helmet!

As mentioned earlier, Bugsy came with a couple weapons that would make Harley Quinn jealous.  First up is his anvil-gun, which actually launches a plastic anvil! I love how the barrel of the gun appears stretched out, as if the anvil was jammed in there cartoon style.

Bugs also comes with a pretty standard looking pop gun. Flip the button and...

...BOP! A 'wooden' mallet smacks his foe on the head. Classic!

These guys are quite fun and pretty nice looking action figures for a line that didn't really last long or do all that well among collectors. I believe only Series 1 was released, which included this Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, a super awesome Tweety Bird (seriously, go check him out!) and the Tasmanian Devil (which I own and may blog about...someday.) A Yosemite Sam was planned for Series 2 but I am unsure if it ever made it into production.


  1. You're right, they are nice looking figures! Did you enjoy the new Looney Tunes? I actually liked it but animation snobs are trashing it. I don't know why, I thought it looked good. Plus it was actually funny. Some folks are never satisfied!

  2. I like the way the figures look without their accessories, they look true to form.

  3. I still haven't seen it Jay, but it looks fun, and as long as Michael Jordan stays the hell away from it it can't be that bad, right?

  4. these are fine toys! I used to have and a fan of Marvin. not forgetting porky pig especially at the ending of the show. that's all folks!

  5. Those are so cool Bubba and no Sam! Bummer.

  6. Those are hilarious! Grew up on those cartoons, and they STILL make me laugh :D