Shopping Picks in Action Figures
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Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs set the tone for his next five movies and got him a nomination for Film Independent's Spirit Award for Best Director. You can get your very own 7-inch Mr. Pink action figure to commemorate the film as Tarantino's latest film Inglorious Basterds premieres in early August. Mr. Pink, played by Steve Buscemi in the movie, comes with accessories, including a satchel and glasses. And, according to the package,... more
You may not be able to find Star Trek action figures for the young crew of the new movie, but you can get them for the originals. Get Kirk in his captain's chair, or with his first officer, Spock, in the bonus two-pack. All of your favorite's are here: Uhuru, Sulu, Bones, Scotty, and more. The costumes vary, and some even come with a Klingon warrior, or other Federation nemesis.
What's hot for kids this holiday season and doesn't cost much money? One word: Bakugan (pronounced "bah-koo-gahn"). Bakugan is an anime series on the Cartoon Network, and the toys are the hottest things since Pokemon. Our friends' 9 year-old son and 6 year-old daughter are obsessed with them. Each toy is the size of a golf ball or large marble when closed. Inside is a magnet, so when you touch the Bakugan to metal,... more
Hey Heroes fans, did you know Mezco makes Heroes action figures? The first series includes 7" articulated versions of Hiro Nakamura, Peter Petrelli, Claire Bennett, Sylar, and Mohinder Suresh, all with plot-appropriate accessories (Claire comes with an alternate damaged head and alternate damaged arm). If the show continues to win Emmy awards, we're thinking these figures could be worth something someday. Then again, we thought the same thing about our Spice Girls action figures.... more
We just found out about this Barack Obama action figure. It doesn't talk, but it does have 8 points of articulation so you can "pose him presidentially." We'd like to see a companion Michelle Obama figure, so we could pose them together doing the "terrorist fist jab." (Speaking of which, check out the latest New Yorker cover.) If you're a McCain supporter, sit tight: The McCain action figure hits stores next month.
Frankly we're more excited about this Indiana Jones Mr. Potato Head than we are about the new movie. The Taters of the Lost Ark toy comes with a jacket, whip, hat, teeth, and other accessories. Press his hat once to hear a short segment of the Indiana Jones theme song, or hold it down to hear the whole song. And when you get tired of that, watch the first 3 Indiana Jones movies... more
Bring the (mini) noise into your home with these 9" Public Enemy action figures by Mezco. Chuck D comes with a hat a microphone, while Flavor Flav comes with a Viking helmet, baseball hat, sunglasses, clock, and microphone. Mezco also makes some great Family Guy action figures.
Get 5 rock stars for the price of one with this Devo action figure from NECA. The 7-inch figure comes with an energy dome, whip, and 5 interchangeable heads (Mark, Jerry, Alan, Bob1, and Bob2) that you can pop off and replace whenever you're bored at work. We would have preferred 5 separate figures, but then again, they all wore the same outfits, and one body with 5 heads is probably cheaper than 5... more
In the Why Would Anyone Buy That? department, may we present this talking Elvis robot. For the low, low price of $300 you, too, can have a lifelike 12-pound bust of the "king" on your mantel, shove it full of batteries (3 AAAs and 8 Ds), and watch Elvis "turn his head, open and close his mouth, blink, look around, and bob his head to his own music," according to PC Magazine. Put Elvis... more
It's been quite a summer for blockbuster movies with toy tie-ins. First there was Spider-Man 3. Then Shrek the Third, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Ratatouille, Transformers, and Harry Potter. But the one we've been waiting for is the Simpsons movie, which opens this Friday. We don't know who some of the characters are, but that's not stopping us from ordering some of these cool Simpsons movie action figures. Shown here is Homer and... more
The Spider-Man 3 movie doesn't open for another month, but stores are already stocking their shelves with all kinds of Spider-Man toys, including web blasters, action figures, play sets, learning laptops, walkie talkies, and special editions of board games like Monopoly and Sorry. Our favorite movie tie-in so far is the Spider-Man Chopper Trike, shown here, which has a throttle twist-grip with a revving sound.
How do you make a Muhammad Ali action figure? First you make it big - a foot and a half tall. Then you make it talk with voice chip technology, so you can hear quotes from the press conference following the Sonny Liston fight ("I shook up the world!"). And you make it articulated and pretty - as pretty as Ali told us he was. Add the display stand and the window box packaging... more
Just in case Kurt Cobain didn't feel stupid and contagious enough when he was alive, now there's a Kurt Cobain action figure that forever commemorates the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video. Kurt stands 7" tall, holding his Fender guitar and standing on a gymnasium floor base. We blame Courtney's lawyers. But we guess the Kurt Cobain action figure will look good next to your Jimmy Page and Johnny Cash figures. How long... more
Superman may not return to movie theaters until the end of June, but Superman Returns toys are already available in stores. In addition to the usual action figures, there are capes and costumes, remote-controlled flying figures, and even a Lois Lane Barbie doll. Shown here are the Punch 'N Crush Gloves, which have special sound effects of real metal-bending noises. Hair gel not included. Get the Superman Returns video game.
From SOTA Toys comes this 7" Johnny Cash "Walk The Line" action figure. Featuring an amazing likeness of the music icon, a detachable guitar, and a detailed base, this limited edition figure is based on Johnny Cash in 1969, when his records were outselling those of the Beatles. Compare prices on Johnny Cash albums.
No one does action figures like McFarlane. So we're excited to learn that the company is going to release a series of Napoleon Dynamite action figures. Shown here is the one of Napoleon in his Vote for Pedro shirt. The figures won't come out until November, but you can preorder them now. Compare prices on Napoleon Dynamite shirts and accessories.
First there was Darth Tater - Mr. Potato Head crossed with the Dark Lord of the Sith. Now PlaySkool is coming out with Imperial Spud Troopers, which will have 12 interchageable parts and come in a collectible tin. They don't ship until October, but you can preorder them now. We can't wait for a Pricess Leia version.