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10 of the Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made

Popular characters as action figures make plenty of sense. Obscure action figures are often works of art, have meaning to someone, or are awesome in their very obscurity. Then there are mass-produced action figures that serve only to expand a series and sell to collectors who are obsessed with a complete set, depicting characters that [...]

Darth Vader Made out of Darth Vader Toys

Australian artist Freya Jobbins takes dolls and action figures, tears them apart, then reassembles them into human sculptures. Some of them are disturbing but all of them are well-crafted human forms. Link -via Junkculture

Inch-Tall Crocheted Superheroes

Do your dolls need action figures? Etsy seller Crivens Studio can set you up. She crocheted thimble-sized versions of Batman, Superman and Ironman. She should try a really challenging subject: the Atom. Link -via Technabob

May Your Banana Always Be True

How do you make any action movie instantly more entertaining? Turn all of the swords into bananas, of course! Something Awful’s newest meme is simply delightful -and full of potassium. Link Via io9

Joss Whedon Can Finally Move In To The Barbie Dreamhouse

If you feel like there’s something missing from your dolly playtime, you’re probably just wishing you had a Joss Whedon action figure to throw into the mix! Complete with sensible shoes, ginger beard and hands capable of framing any scene faster than you can say action, the Joss Whedon action figure will transform any playset into [...]

The Credible Hulk

Unfortunately, I don’t think that attacking things while angry, even if it is somewhat justified, is necessarily a credible course of action. Link Via The Daily What

Turkish Star Wars Action Figures

These Turkish knockoff Star Wars action figures have actually become a big hit with avid collectors, and I must admit they do have a certain crappy charm about them. Maybe it’s the colorful renaming of characters (see: Head Man), or maybe it’s the new packaging photos (the Imperial Gunner looks like he’s playing with a giant [...]

Techno Viking Action Figure

Techno Viking, the character from a 12-year-old video, is a meme that just won’t quit. Now he’s an action figure! There’s no verifiable information, but I gather that this is one of those custom-made action figures that can look like anyone if you pay the premium price. But I don’t know who it belongs to. [...]

The Manliest Swordfights in Film

In the mood for some action movies this weekend? Ranker has some suggestions for killer swordfighting films. Yeah, we all know they are choreographed down to the inch, but some films do it so well that you can suspend your disbelief and wait for one or the other combatant to triumph over his nemesis. Check [...]

Why Are Unidentified People Called John or Jane Doe?

From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn’t know someone’s name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a placeholder. Why? Toe tag image via Shutterstock The John Doe custom was born out of a strange and long since vanished British legal process called an action of ejectment. Under old English [...]