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Unintended Surrealism with Action Figures
February 2, 2005 8:56 AM   Subscribe

When boys play with dolls, the results can be a bit startling. Some terrorists/insurgents are GI Joe fans. and here is an extensive collection of Little Nazi Dolls. my little nazi dolls via Mofi
posted by theora55 (26 comments total)

 
and we all know that when girls play with trucks they act like the trucks are dolls.
posted by jessamyn at 9:00 AM on February 2, 2005


this is not a political statement, but that nazi is hot.
posted by Lisa S at 9:01 AM on February 2, 2005


When boys play with dolls,

Action figures, dammit.

*returns to combing his Silent Bob figure's lifelike hair*
posted by jonmc at 9:04 AM on February 2, 2005


Is it just me or is there deliberate homoeroticism involved in how that guy posed his nazi dolls?
posted by ursus_comiter at 9:11 AM on February 2, 2005


Man, when those terrorists finally get Maya, the shizznit's really gonna hit the fan!
posted by ba at 9:12 AM on February 2, 2005


I hesitate to point this out in case he's reading, and I wouldn't want to be responsible for the creation of a new fetish (or would I?), but.

Just imagine the fun this guy could have with little Nazi *PLUSHIES*.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:13 AM on February 2, 2005


When we see a photo of Barney being held hostage, we'll KNOW the insurgents are laughing at us.
posted by BoringPostcards at 9:20 AM on February 2, 2005


Is it just me or is there deliberate homoeroticism involved in how that guy posed his nazi dolls?

Highlights from the site:
here's Marius the SS officer and Fritz the panzer cadet.
they are gay.
a lot of people in the 'action figure community' are mean to me because some of my dolls are gay.
i have around 65 action figures, but only 5 or 6 are gay.
but meanwhile, the people in this hobby act like all my guys are gay.
they are mean to me.

here's a bunch of guys in a cardboard box before i hide them - i have to hide them when my family comes to visit, or else they'll think i am retarded.
i buy metal stands to hold them up, so they don't fall over.
i also get special hats for certain guys.
i like to keep them looking fancy.
i really like my action figures, but i face a lot of prejudice from people -- i bring gay guys home from bars and then they see my doll collection and they don't like me any more.
and on the other end, my fellow doll collectors don't like me because i am gay.
Also:
the other guy is lefty mcgill-- he is a driver. i always have him driving
What kind of Nazi name is "Lefty McGill"?
posted by Shane at 9:22 AM on February 2, 2005


I miss my Transformers. *sigh*
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:27 AM on February 2, 2005


How many of your Transformers were gay?
posted by Keith Talent at 9:38 AM on February 2, 2005


Liam Cusack, of the toy manufacturer Dragon Models USA Inc. called to say that calling " Cody" a GI Joe doll, is ruining their new marketing plan.

I still have 2 original GI Joe dolls, and a sweet Jeep for them to tool around in.
posted by lobstah at 9:41 AM on February 2, 2005


Many of the Decepticons were leading a double life; I don't wish to out any of them. I will admit to having a Bumblebee-inspired crush on Optimus Prime.
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:42 AM on February 2, 2005


How many of your Transformers were gay?

Starscream always found time for snugglebunnies with Soundwave.
posted by bunnytricks at 10:03 AM on February 2, 2005


I found it a bit strange when I was in Austria and did a search for "nazi" on ebay there were 0 results, compared to over 2000 in the US.

But when I went to the flea markets there were plenty of little tin nazi soldiers.
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:24 AM on February 2, 2005


- i have to hide them when my family comes to visit, or else they'll think i am retarded.

I hate to break i to you like this son, but I've been reading you website, and yes, we do.

-Love Dad.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:30 AM on February 2, 2005


"Magnus. I've had these... overwhelming feelings."

-Optimus Prime, to Ultra Magnus in a very short story of forbidden love. (.wav file. Perhaps NSFW, but not overtly.)
posted by loquacious at 10:45 AM on February 2, 2005


i have around 65 action figures, but only 5 or 6 are gay.
but meanwhile, the people in this hobby act like all my guys are gay.
they are mean to me.


Oh... this is so sad...
posted by metaculpa at 10:51 AM on February 2, 2005


i also get special hats for certain guys.
i like to keep them looking fancy.


That whole thing is pure poetry. Words to live by.

and

What kind of Nazi name is "Lefty McGill"?

The Awesome kind.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:55 AM on February 2, 2005


Anatomically correct?
posted by bardic at 11:07 AM on February 2, 2005


i have around 65 action figures, but only 5 or 6 are gay.
but meanwhile, the people in this hobby act like all my guys are gay.
they are mean to me.

Oh... this is so sad...


Actually, just about every girl I've ever dated has "introduced" me to her favorite stuffed animal, had me say hello, and told me an elaborate story about how they first "met." So maybe this isn't so far fetched or strange.
posted by jonmc at 11:46 AM on February 2, 2005


Jonmc,
You wouldn't have to go throught that if you weren't so into the singles scene around the ball pit at Chucky Cheese.


(Sorry man, I have an urge to just slam lobs today, I've totally had that happen to me and I was all, uh whatup Mr Beeniesquoosh, yeah chillin, chillin'. Rough times.)
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:52 AM on February 2, 2005


The picture of the dolls in a box is downright eerie, the way they're all looking toward the camera.

Homoerotic nazi toy fetish... the perfect way to cap that off is to find out the guy is Jewish. Truth is eversomuch stranger than fiction!

I wonder how many of the soldier beheading videos have been fake, either entirely made-up (as done by the guy in San Fran) or using already-dead soldiers.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:58 AM on February 2, 2005


My Tonkas moved gravel to job sites, they didn't move explosives. Strangely, the only thing that has changed is the amount of oil based plastics found on the trucks..
posted by sled at 12:33 PM on February 2, 2005


These little Nazis would make a nice companion set to Zbigniew Libera's Legos.
posted by josephtate at 12:54 PM on February 2, 2005


Somehow this all makes me cry.
posted by fleacircus at 2:32 PM on February 2, 2005


That's SS Obersturmbahnfuhrer Lefty McGill to you, Shane...
posted by runkelfinker at 3:35 PM on February 2, 2005


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