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This Birdman Action Figure Is Just What The Kids Need

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.25.2015 | Comedy

Hey, even a serious Oscar-winner like "Birdman" could use a merchandising tie-in for the kids, right? Check out Fox Searchlight's faux old-school a...

Two Little Girls Take On Comic Book Action Figures And Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

John Marcotte is the father of two geek-chic girls -- Anya, 9, and Stella, 6 -- who have a passion for comic books. Their favorite superhero is Gamora...

New Line Of Action Figures Aims To Teach Young Boys That 'There's More Than One Way To Be Strong'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

When you hear the words "action figure," odds are you think of tiny Batman toys or G.I. Joe in his brawny, bicep-filled glory. But you'd be hard press...

Talking Twenty Years of Toys With Todd McFarlane

Chris Barnes | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Chris Barnes

Image courtesy Flickr user Gage Skidmore Attending the 2014 American International Toy Fair was business as usual for comics legend and head of his ...

Happy Birthday, G.I. Joe

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — G.I. Joe is turning 50. The birthday of what's called the world's first action figure is being celebrated this month ...

'80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And Those That Aren't Worth Much

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...

All the Best Christmas Gifts I Ever Got in the 80s

Leslie Goshko | Posted 02.17.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

I maintain that the 1980s produced some of the most kick-ass, memorable and, at times, weird and creepy toys.

DENIAL: Why Sinbad Was More Than a "Sailor Man" to Me

Jonathan Rauch | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Rauch

My childish, playtime fantasy was freighted with a strange power. This was more than playing Batman and punching invisible enemies in the stomach. I wanted in a deeper, more slavishly yearning way to be Sinbad the Sailor.

Presidential Monster Actions Figures Are Real

Posted 02.01.2013 | Comedy

Unless the makers have run out of stock, as these have been passed around the Internet today, presidential monster action figures are available to buy...

'Django' Action Figures Draw Protests

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment

Slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" are raising questions about whether they're appropriate. A line of figures ...

5 New Uses For Action Figures Beyond The Playroom

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.28.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

So many people associate these scaled-down toys with playtime (or geekery), which is unfortunate to say the least. (I might be biased, since I have dozens...and dozens.) But in the spirit of this column, I'm finding new ways to use action figures in the home.

Neeson & Stewart Preside Over 'Star Trek' Vs. 'Star Wars' Action Figure Battle

Posted 03.30.2012 | TV

It's a war that's raged since "a long time ago," through the 24th century and beyond. "Star Wars" versus "Star Trek." On "The Graham Norton Show" (Sat...

PHOTOS: Pippa Middleton Is Now A Yucky Action Figure

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.09.2012 | Style

It was only a matter of time before Pippa Middleton, like her royal sister, was made into a doll. We had no idea, however, that that doll would be ...

Famous Artists Become Action Figures

ARTINFO | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Artist Michael Leavitt continues his assault on the wider art world in the nerdiest way possible: by making action figures. The Seattle-based tinkerer...

WATCH: Action Figures Need Therapy, Too

Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy

Everybody has problems, even soldiers, ninjas, and environmental cleanup workers. But if one of your problems happens to be that you're also an actio...

Anna Chapman, 'Bombshell' Russian Spy, Re-Emerges On Facebook And As Action Figure

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though Anna Chapman remains in an unknown location since her return to Moscow, the buzz of interest around the Russian spy ring's unofficial "femme fa...

Bronte Sisters Action Figures (With Barrier-Breaking Feminist Vision Powers!) (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We love literary action figures like the librarian and Jane Austen, but wouldn't it be cooler if they could combine their powers to become a giant din...

Bernie Madoff Action Figure Up For Sale

Guest of a Guest | Rachelle Hruska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Due to the unprecedented orders we have been receiving, all orders from this page will take 8 weeks to ship from the date of your Order." HeroBuild...

Did This Knight Have To Be So Dark?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With The Dark Knight, we get such a boundary-breaking piece of pulp whose noir is so effective that, we most likely will see comic books and their relative movie and TV franchises adopt an even darker tone.