Posts tagged "action figures"

Maybe Toys ‘R’ Us’s Best Course Would Be To Tread Lightly (Plus, Some Mixed Feelings About Aaron Paul’s Tweet)

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston have tweeted in response to Toys ‘R’ Us pulling “Breaking Bad” figurines from their shelves:

“Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.” I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest

— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

An Anatomically Correct Anthony Weiner Doll

Action figurine company has wasted no time jumping on Weinergate. They have released an Anthony Weiner doll that comes in two versions—regular ($39.95) and anatomically correct ($49.95). While the face looks nothing like Weiner to me, he does come bedecked in gym clothes and has a label on his shorts that says “Tweet this.”…

The New Justin Bieber Dolls Look 30

Have no fear, Justin Bieber action figures are here. These new dolls of the Bieb will be available at Target and Walmart in early December—the one on the right plays 30-second snippets of “Baby” and “One Less Lonely Girl,” while the one on the left is from the “JB Style Collection” and just has nice…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 30, 2010

Do The “True Blood” Action Figures Do The Actors Justice?

OK, so technically these are “busts” not action figures since they don’t have legs and aren’t really meant to be played with. In other words, you can’t make Bill, Sookie, and Eric have a threesome by rubbing their figurines together the way I might have done with Barbie, Ken, and Midge, but I digress. Bill…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 1, 2010

Michelle Obama Is Now An Action Figure

What with those sculpted arms and supermom credentials, it was only a matter of time before someone would turn the First Lady into some type of cartoon-y character. Behold the new Michelle Obama action figure, a product of Jailbreak Toys (which also produces the similar Barack Obama action figure). While the doll’s huge head and…

Leonora Epstein / October 14, 2009

Lesbian Action Figures Snap Into Void In Market

Don’t want to give you baby girl some plastic doll with a wack sense of what women look like? Well, check out DYKEdolls, an alternative action figure that positively portrays ladies and the lesbian lifestyle. Just look at the adorable family of Kelly, Christine and baby Soo! Or how about a total Betty in a…

Simcha / December 24, 2008

Online Dating: Top 5 Niche Meat Markets

Online dating is more popular than ever! Just like the movie and music industry, it’s getting into the wallets (and pants) of niche markets, as dating sites are getting as particular as their clients. Are our top five picks for going indie online, after the jump…

Simcha / February 28, 2008