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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 [...]

Amanda Visell’s Blocky New Art Toy Series

If you like your toys wooden, limited edition and hand painted then you’re going to love Amanda Visell’s new wooden figure series Wood Idol. Many of the brightest stars from childhood are present and accounted for, like Mario, the Mad Hatter, Voltron, Gizmo and E.T., all ready to sit around looking delightfully square in their fancy [...]

Custom Made Bumblebee TRON Crossover Figure

Tron X Bumblebee from Transformers = one amazingly cool custom action figure! It’s called “Rage Over Cybertron Bumble Bee” and if crossover figures, like this one made by figure modder Ammra, had been released when I was a wee lad I would have moved heaven and hell to get my hands on one! Link  –via Obvious Winner

The Pageant of Letters

The Pageant of Letters was a Greek comedy about the alphabet from about 400 BCE. The premise of the play was that four new letters (eta, xi, psi, and omega) were being added to the Greek alphabet, and some folks were resistant to the change, others embraced it with varying degrees of success, and some [...]

An Amazing Array Of Custom Action Figures

Figure modder elvis1976 knows his way around the clays and the plastics, and he creates unique versions of popular comic book characters that show his deep love for the funny books. Of particular note are his versions of Tank Girl, Cable and the baby (pictured above), a movie version of Big Daddy from Kick Ass, and [...]

A Where’s Waldo Style Poster For Diablo III

This fun and figure packed poster captures the character searching fun of Where’s Waldo with a Diablo related theme, because the guy you’re searching for in this pic is the director of Diablo III Jay Wilson. It looks like a confusing mass of miniscule details at this size, so make sure you hit the jump if [...]

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 Size of a Jelly Molecule as Estimated by Jelly Electrophoresis

(Image credit: Flickr user Brandie Kajino) by Gregory J. Crowther Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington   Despite the importance of jelly as a sandwich ingredient, its molecular structure remains poorly understood. We therefore attempted a preliminary characterization of the jelly molecule using a novel technique we call “jelly electrophoresis.” Jelly electrophoresis is a methodological [...]

Kansas Is Flatter Than a Pancake

(Image credit: Flickr user Patrick Emerson) by Mark Fonstad 1, William Pugatch 1, and Brandon Vogt 2 1. Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 2. Department of Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona In this report, we apply basic scientific techniques to answer the question “Is Kansas as flat as a pancake?” While driving across the [...]

Mystery ‘pulsating winged being’ filmed

A video has appeared online showing a glowing figure with wings appearing briefly on CCTV footage. The video shows an unremarkable street in Indonesia…