Friday, March 09, 2007
Toys A Plenty
How do you know when you've achieved greatness? When you've been made into an action figure, of course! Don't believe me? At talkingpresidents.com you can purchase such heroic figures as Dennis Miller, Dr. Laura and Ann Coulter.
According to the copy on the website: The Ann Coulter figure is dressed in a single piece black dress, black high heels and gold earrings. The articulated figure bears a striking resemblance to its namesake - even down to Ann’s striking green eyes, long blond hair and determined look. Just like Ann, if you press the right button it will tell you exactly what it thinks, and it has plenty to say. “What are you Liberals afraid of? Let me talk.”
If contemporary political action figures aren't your cup of tea, how about an old standby? Adolph Hitler!!! I can think of some interesting expressions of surprise around the Christmas tree, or Hanuka bush for that matter. Ann and Adolph, a match made in heaven?
Speaking of Heaven, maybe you want your kids to enjoy some religious action? They can always replay the Original Sin with Adam and Eve religious figures (fig leaves not optional), or maybe change the outcome at Golgotha with a Jesus Christ action figure (complete with bendable arms).
Never went to Woodstock? You can easily create your own music festival by bringing together Jimi Hendrix, Freddy Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, and The Man In Black, Johnny Cash. Keep them off the smack with the smooth psychoanalytical stylings of Carl Jung.
I remember the good old days, when the only action figure was GI Joe.
Posted by Stewart Sternberg at 7:20 PM