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Spidey Spidey Awesome: The World of Disneycartoys

Somewhere on the internet Barbie, Elsa, and Anna are BFFs. Disneycartoys is a mashup of doll, action figure, and play-doh "unboxing" videos which often break out of the unboxing genre and evolve into full-on crossfic narratives, featuring Barbie, the Disney princesses, and occasionally an effeminate Spiderman.
posted by analogue on Aug 18, 2014 - 7 comments

"If you give a girl a different toy, she will tell a different story."

Frustrated with the modern toy market's focus on female characters with uncomfortable costumes, uninspiring back stories, and unrealistic body proportions -- "most are created for the adult male collector, decidedly more Hooters than heroine" -- Wellesley alumnae Julie Kerwin and Dawn Nadeau joined forces with the legendary creative team at EleventyPlex to crowdfund a new line of fierce, Joan of Arc-inspired action figures, designed to encourage girls to embrace their inner strengths and imagine themselves as self-made superheroes: I Am Elemental. [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Jul 7, 2014 - 73 comments

Hank shot first!

A long time ago, on a prairie far, far away... Custom-made Star Wars action figures, re-cast as Wild West heroes and villains.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 27, 2014 - 11 comments

My kind executive action.

Clinton with an Uzi?...check.
Reagan on a velociraptor?...check.
TR taking out Big Foot?...check.
Hey, what about Abe Lincoln, riding a grizzly bear and packing an M-16?
No?!?! What kind of place is this? Oh, wait, here it is.
And many more, but for my money, nothing beats Abe on the bear. (Sort of single link Deviant Art)
posted by hwestiii on Nov 30, 2013 - 27 comments

Yo Joe?

Nostalgia isn't always pretty: The 24 Worst-Dressed Members of G.I. Joe and Cobra along with The 10 Most Useless Members of G.I. Joe and finally, The 20 Stupidest GI Joe Vehicles Ever.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 9, 2013 - 56 comments

Very few imaginations beat an awesome playset

The Fourteen Greatest Action Figure Playsets of All Time
posted by prize bull octorok on Jul 3, 2013 - 156 comments

Their dull-eyed looks will haunt you

A Tumblr that features animated gifs and photos of the mass-produced Kenner Star Wars toys showing their deterioration and degradation over the decades.
posted by Mezentian on May 10, 2013 - 25 comments

Body, ten, face......... ten.........

From the comedic duo Key & Peele, mentioned twice before on MetaFilter, comes Pizza Order, the funniest sketch I've seen in years. Their new season has had some terrific moments – Dubstep, I said "Bitch", Slow Brotion, and School Bully, amongst others – but Pizza Order is something special.
posted by Rory Marinich on Dec 17, 2012 - 98 comments

HEAD MAN

No line of unlicensed Star Wars figures is as sought after as the Turkish line known as Uzay. STARS WAR UZAY set includes: Stormtroper, Imperial Stormtoper, Head Man, Chewbacca (Monkey Man), Artoo-Detoo, Imperial T E Fighter Pilot and See-Threep.
posted by timshel on Mar 28, 2012 - 28 comments

Custom Robot Toys in Afghanistan

PFC Rupert Valero is a U.S. soldier stationed in Afghanistan who makes amazing custom toy robots out of recycled materials.
posted by MegoSteve on Apr 22, 2011 - 11 comments

Literary Superheroes

Looking for literary superheroes? Behold the awesome powers of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne! (SLYT)
posted by GatorDavid on May 13, 2010 - 37 comments

Rewarding Attentiveness: Street Level Urban Art

Ben Wilson's Chewing Gum paintings and Slinkachu's sculpture rewards the attentive pedestrian. The former paints tiny pictures on sidewalk gum. The latter sets up tiny urban tableaus with humor and sly social critique. Pays to watch where you walk. (hat tip -- Raw Vision)
posted by cross_impact on Apr 14, 2010 - 5 comments

Action Joe! Jouets vendues separement!

Awesome Action Joe commercials.
posted by MegoSteve on Oct 3, 2009 - 18 comments

"All he ever talked about was building that vestibule for his maw"

Low Plains Drifter is an award-winning short film featuring artistically photographed 8" custom and kitbashed action figures in painstakingly crafted scale sets. It's the first of a series of Wee Westerns, the latest project from Jason DeWitt, a man who believes very strongly that toys are for playing.
posted by MegoSteve on Jun 29, 2008 - 3 comments

Figures of Anachronistic Action

Sillof's Workshop features steampunk/gaslight versions of some pop culture's most-loved heroes, as well as dioramas based on Star Wars scenes.
posted by Eideteker on May 4, 2008 - 33 comments

The whore you know...

Hieronymus Bosch Action Figures: Bosch action figures; a perfect gift for that special niece or nephew whose tastes tend toward the demonic and grotesque.
posted by psmealey on Dec 10, 2007 - 21 comments

"My Star Wars Collection"

"My Star Wars Collection" A devoted fan made tiny pixel illustrations of his collection of over 500 Star Wars action figures. [via]
posted by kirkaracha on Sep 27, 2007 - 16 comments

A Small German Army

One small german army and a train. (large pageload of photographs). Also: a flash slideshow of the same army (parent site) [via]
posted by peacay on Aug 22, 2006 - 18 comments

Blood, Guts, and Plastic

Blood, guns, and plastic -- stop-motion style.
posted by crazymonk on Apr 11, 2006 - 27 comments

Grunge *is* dead.

Hello, hello, hello, HOW LOW.
posted by keswick on Mar 16, 2006 - 126 comments

Cat 5 Joe

Cat 5 Joe
posted by riffola on Mar 15, 2006 - 29 comments

Down at the Dinghy

No sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls, sir! [NSFW]
posted by kenko on Apr 19, 2005 - 22 comments

Nader Raiders?

Nader finally goes off the deep end. Looks like he got his debates after all ... with action figures?!
posted by monju_bosatsu on Oct 30, 2004 - 66 comments

Amazing action figure art

Amazing action figure art When I first saw the photos of this stuff, I thought they were taken from life. I've never been into war-toys based on humans, but this is really really breathtaking...
posted by chinese_fashion on Jun 23, 2004 - 13 comments

Cheesy Jesus!

CheesyJesus.com --Beyond the Jesus Action Figure, this is also your home for lovely Last Supper Wall Tapestries, Mosque Alarm Clocks, "Wash Away Your Sins" Bubble Bath...and of course, Jack Chick tracts! Your equal-opportunity religious kitsch supplier.
posted by ChrisTN on Jun 7, 2004 - 11 comments

Jesus Christ Action Figure-- with more gooey chunks of salvation!

It's not Christmas just yet, but get your hands on the Jesus Christ Action Figure. With walk-on-water action!
posted by xmutex on Apr 28, 2004 - 16 comments

Three Historical Tributes

Three very different historical tributes, in, perhaps, descending order of seriousness: a nostalgic reprise of a Soviet-era car, a proposed monument to The Terminator in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian hometown, and the adventures of the Herbert Hoover action figure. (via The Situation Room)
posted by Artifice_Eternity on May 6, 2003 - 9 comments

The Real American Hero

He's no Stormin' Norman, but his Battalion of Greeters will takedown Saddam and Rollback Prices! Check out the extensive G.I. Joe filecard gallery at Yo Joe.com to harken back when times were a little bit more simple, and our guns fired Laser Beams. Also if you have a chance see the commercial archive for the comic books (with songs for each one!). I hope you'll learn something from all of this, and knowing is half the battle.
posted by Stan Chin on Mar 20, 2003 - 15 comments

aw, look. it even has a little pointless bandaid.

it's getting hot in here... in miniature.
posted by grabbingsand on Feb 3, 2003 - 10 comments

Pr0n Star Action Figures!

Pr0n Star Action Figures! Those Autobots and Decepticons were getting a little dull, anyway. Or maybe, some human/robot action?
posted by kablam on Nov 6, 2002 - 10 comments

War Games?

War Games? J.C. Penney, eToys and KB Toys all sell this scary "Military Forward Command Post with Two 12" Military Action Figures", despite the efforts of these shocked consumers who call it an "atrocity". It does sort of look like GI Joes taking over Barbie's bombed-out Dream House... how real is too real?
posted by sparky on Oct 1, 2002 - 38 comments

History of U.S. Armies in Uniform

History of U.S. Armies in Uniform From His Majesty’s First Independent Company of American Rangers, Colonial America, 1747 to Special Operations, Tora Bora, Afghanistan, 2002. Although this site is very interesting from a historical perspective, I like it because it contains what must be the coolest Action Man collection in existence.
posted by RobertLoch on Jul 3, 2002 - 2 comments

Proof that someone, somewhere will make an action figure out of anything: Porn star action figures (complete with dancer pole!), eminem action figures (complete with chainsaw?), and Jeffrey Dahmer. eek.
posted by mathowie on Jun 16, 2002 - 22 comments

Mr. Clean Action Figure

Mr. Clean Action Figure More proof that you can buy anything online. Better hurry, only 100,000 numbered Mr. Clean Action Figures are available. o_0
posted by lheiskell on Jun 13, 2002 - 5 comments

Screw G.I. Joe Mommy! I want to play with a George Bush Jr. action figure! Take that, pansy! You have to see the rest of these...
posted by Pinwheel on Apr 19, 2002 - 13 comments

Enduring Freedom: The action figures

Enduring Freedom: The action figures Hong Kong hobbyists collect action figures with an intensity that in Japan would be labled Otaku-like. These action figures are more than toys, they are miniature replicas of real and modern weapons. Now you can buy your Covert CIA Agent Jones action figure and direct Long Range Airstrikes at home.
posted by AsiaInsider on Feb 8, 2002 - 5 comments

Mullet Head

Mullet Head action figures are now available! Collect all four and reenact scenes from Spinal Tap, Joe Dirt, Wayne's World, and more.
posted by riffola on Jan 6, 2002 - 10 comments

When your Mommy and Daddy just aren't enough... Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey will kick your rear into gear! (You may want to turn down your speakers before clicking)
posted by stew560 on Sep 4, 2001 - 7 comments

Heroes by James

Heroes by James - James doesn't like the some of the action fugres he buys, so he modifies them to get what he wants. Check out the Hulk and Iron Man figures. Pretty nice.
posted by plinth on Sep 4, 2001 - 6 comments

Lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade -

Lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade - Monty Python dolls^H^H^H^H^Haction figures to go on sale. As noted before I have a penchant for obscure toys. Clearly, they've nailed my demographic. Wish I had the cash to spend on them, though. [via Fark]
posted by plinth on Jun 15, 2001 - 13 comments

The Jesus Christ Superstore

The Jesus Christ Superstore (supposedly) sells action figures, modeled after Jesus, the Pope, Buddha, Krishna, and more. "Putting the fun back into fundamentalism and the laughter into sectarian slaughter." (Yeah, it's a novelty link. But it's a good one.)
posted by waxpancake on Mar 1, 2001 - 5 comments

Play with yourself anytime you like...

Play with yourself anytime you like... I don't know why, but I find myself wondering if I could afford the $250 or more they're asking for one of these. I can think of a thousand fun things I could do with a 'me' action figure (via Thirteen Labs).
posted by Markb on Jan 5, 2001 - 12 comments

One part "a long time ago", another part "a galaxy far away"

One part "a long time ago", another part "a galaxy far away" Ever wonder where the Imperial troops went to wind donw on the Death Star? The Death Star Disco of course.
posted by DragonBoy on Aug 31, 2000 - 1 comment

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