Alt News December 12, 2012
AWESOME THING OF THE DAY: The Action Figures You've Been Waiting For


Lots of popular movies from the '70s and '80s spawned their own lines of action figures: 'Ghostbusters', 'Star Wars', 'Indiana Jones', and even 'The Karate Kid' got toys to go with them.

But all of those films, and the toys, were aimed at kids.

What about all the successful movies from that time that were for adults? There weren't any action figures for fans of 'Lethal Weapon'. Or 'Friday the 13th'.

Well, guess what? There are now.

eBay store Old Colony Hobbies has created a line of meticulously detailed action figures with period-appropriate packaging based on '70s and '80s movies that were definitely not aimed at children.

For instance, would you buy your kid an action figure version of Pennywise from the movie 'It'? See below: you really shouldn't.


Other characters that get the action figure treatment from Old Colony Hobbies are MacReady from 'The Thing', Travis Bickle from 'Taxi Driver', and Jason Voorhees from the 'Friday the 13th' series.




But it's not all adult-centred. There are also characters from kids' movies that never got their own figures (Indiana Jones' dad, anyone?).


And as a true movie buff, the artist behind Old Colony Hobbies works in some nods to arcane filmic details that only someone who's really into this stuff would know.

For instance: C-3P0, the droid from 'Star Wars', appears in a hieroglyph on the wall at the Well of Souls in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.


Until now, there was no action figure to commemorate this tiny production detail. Well, here it is:


If you're in the market for a custom figurine of Harry Warden from 'My Bloody Valentine' or Chief Brody from 'Jaws', these are for you. And if you, like Briggs and Murtaugh, feel like you're too old for this s***, well, Christmas is just around the corner - maybe they'd work as gifts.




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