action figures

  1. Entertainment

    Turn Your Desk Into the Mushroom Kingdom, Starting With This Mario Action Figure

    Remember when you were a kid and you wanted all the Nintendo toys you could possibly own, but your parents wouldn't buy them all for you? You're now an adult, presumably with disposable income, and you are also now able to make your own purchasing decisions. Bandai Tamashi Nations knows this about you. Oh God, do they know this.

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  2. Entertainment

    Leaked Photo of 12th Doctor Action Figure Looks Sufficiently Creepy

    As excited as we all were to find out who'd be playing the next Doctor on Doctor Who, you can bet that the toy industry was probably three times as excited for all the merchandise they'll be able to make. In fact, there's already an unpainted action figure model of actor Peter Capaldi's head making the rounds online.

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  3. Entertainment

    Who Knew the X-Men Cartoon Intro Was So Much Better in Stop Motion? [Video]

    We all have that one moment in our childhood when we "borrowed" our parents camcorder for the afternoon and attempted to make a stop motion masterpiece with the action figures we had lying around. But chances are the final product was, well, nothing short of absolute rubbish, with the camcorder always ending up broken somehow -- no matter how hard we tried to prevent that from happening. If its any consolation, stop motion animator Kyle Roberts has recreated the intro of the incomparable X-Men cartoon series from the '90s entirely from his collection of Marvel Legends figures, showing us all what could have been. Suffice it say that it's better than anything we filmed in the garage.

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  4. Entertainment

    Meet the Disney Voltron-Like Robot You Didn’t Know You Wanted

    If someone were to pitch us an action figure that's essentially robotic versions of Disney's popular characters mashed together to form some kind of Voltron, we would have probably turned them down. That was before we saw what's being called the Chogokin King Robot Mickey & Friends action figure being released by Tamashii Nation. Now, it's pretty much all we want.

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  5. Tech

    Put Your 3D-Printed Head On These Superhero Action Figures

    It's pretty much a sure thing that, at some point or another, you've imagined yourself as a superhero. It's a perfectly geeky way to day dream. What if that's not enough though? What if you need to see it? Firebox can help you out with that by providing you a superhero action figure with your head on it. All you need to do is send them your picture. And some money.

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  6. Entertainment

    Time-Lapse of Giant Thundercats Action Figures Oil Painting

    Artist Robert Burden has made a name for himself by creating large paintings of old action figures. He also makes time-lapse videos of the entire process, which as we all know, is a form of video the Internet appreciates. His new piece features the '80s Thundercats in a very large, very pretty oil painting. The piece, called "Soliders of Thundera," measures in at 6 feet by 11 feet unframed, and took Burden about 1,000 hours of work spread over 7 months. Head on past the jump to watch the time-lapse video of the creation of the piece, and also so you can be amazed at the things painters know to add to paintings.

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  7. Gaming

    3D Printed Super Meat Boy Figurines

    A few of us here at Geekosystem took a break from Minecraft to play the wonderfully difficult, hilariously bloody Super Meat Boy. While we were exploding all over buzz saws and leaving trails of slippery blood on everything we touched, Etsy user Voxelous was busy construction Super Meat Boy figurines with a 3D printer, super glue and a significant lack of slippery meat blood. The figurines, which include Meat Boy, Bandage Girl, Tofu Boy, and Brownie are on sale for $12 each plus shipping. Head on past the break to check out the rest of the 3D-printed collection.

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  8. Entertainment

    Did Action Figures Save Han Solo from Death in Return of the Jedi?

    Estranged member of the original group that put Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back together, producer Gary Kurtz has some strong but ultimately unsurprising words for The LA Times, regarding George Lucas and the creative motivations behind the later Star Wars movies.

    Instead of bittersweet and poignant [Lucas] wanted a euphoric ending with everybody happy. The original idea was that they would recover [the kidnapped] Han Solo in the early part of the story and that he would then die in the middle part of the film in a raid on an Imperial base. George then decided he didn’t want any of the principals killed. By that time there were really big toy sales and that was a reason.

    Well, we can't say that we don't prefer Han alive at the end of the trilogy, but gee, George Lucas makes bad writing decisions for the wrong reasons?

    We are shocked.

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  9. Entertainment

    TRON: Legacy Toy Lightcycle, Aside From Looking SWEET, Can DRIVE UP WALLS!

    Disney revealed its toy line for the much anticipated TRON: Legacy at a press event yesterday. It pretty much confirms my extreme depression about the fact I'm no longer 8, recently brought on by the colossal nostalgiafest that was Toy Story 3. Why? BECAUSE TOYS ARE AWESOME -- and specifically, these toys, which include sleekly designed action figures, vehicles, and electronic accessories. But the biggest piece of news: According to Underwire, the remote-controlled light cycle will be able to SCALE WALLS! Kids these days, they don't know just how lucky they are. Details, images, and a video after the jump.

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  10. Entertainment

    Return of Bruce Wayne Action Figures, Side-by-Side with the Comic Covers

    Remember these?  The covers of the six-issue mini-series The Return of Bruce Wayne, featuring Caveman Batman, Puritan Batman, Pirate Batman, Cowboy Batman, and Private Eye Batman?

    ...of course you do.

    Well, the actual issues started their run earlier this month, and DC Direct, the collectibles wing of DC Comics, has announced an exclusive figurine for each time-lost Batman. We've put them side-by-side with their corresponding Return of Bruce Wayne comic covers after the jump.

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