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Not Your Parents’ Action Figures

Action figures began with Habro’s introduction of G.I. Joe in 1964. Since then, they’ve become associated with the marketing of TV, film, and comic book characters. But those are just the ones you see all the time. If you look, you’ll find just about anyone available as an action figure, which can spur imaginative play, [...]

10 Best 2011 Meme Halloween Costumes

If you wear a costume that illustrates an internet meme, you might find yourself explaining it over and over, but when someone “in the know” sees you and gives a thumbs up, it’s all worth it! Still, this Old Spice Guy shown here will probably be recognized by everyone. Our own Jill Harness put together [...]

Sesame Street’s Grover Gives Isaiah Mustafa a Run for His Money

Fabio couldn’t hold a candle to the Old Old Spice Guy, but Grover… well, Grover might be a worthy competitor. Link

Advertising Icons Become Action Figures

As advertising becomes an ever-bigger part of our television experience, advertising characters are becoming pop culture icons. Hero Builders is offering a limited edition line of action figures based on characters from commercials. From the left, the Allstate Insurance “Mayhem” Guy, Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World, and the Old Spice Guy. There [...]

Hot + Interesting = Awesome

The man your man could smell like meets the most interesting man in the world. Isaiah Mustafa (the Old Spice Guy) posted a picture of his meeting with Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis beer guy. And somehow the space/time continuum remained intact. Link -via reddit

Internet Meme Halloween Costumes

An internet meme costume is cool as long as at least a few of your fellow Halloween party-goers recognize what you are trying to portray. Of course, not everyone is a citizen of the ‘net (believe it or not), so you must be prepared to explain yourself to someone who is not familiar with the [...]