This glow-in-the-dark Xenomorph figure might be the scariest Alien toy

That's a bold claim, given how many horrifying Alien toys were marketed to little kids. But this Kenner 18" figure is both close to H.R. Giger's original vision and blatantly horrific, with the skull-face and everything. Hard to believe this was marketed to little kids. » 9/12/13 6:40am 9/12/13 6:40am

These Action Figures Make Star Wars' Scum & Villainy—and Military…

I still remember the lone Star Wars figure I owned a long time ago in a childhood far, far away. Getting that Imperial Guard was a rare treat for me as my two siblings and I were raised by a single mom. Money was always tight and I always had to plead with my mom to get the action figures that sprang from the movies,… » 7/05/12 11:00am 7/05/12 11:00am

Customizer Fixes the Biggest Problem With Skylanders Toys

While the plastic characters Toys For Bob created to populate the world of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure are certainly cute, colorful, and well-made, zero points of articulation makes them less action figure, more tiny statue. Action figure customizer supreme Jin Saotome brings four Skylanders to life in a whole new… » 11/28/11 2:00pm 11/28/11 2:00pm

The Creator of Resident Evil Gets His Own Truly Bizarre Action Figure

Shinji Mikami, the video game creator behind games like Resident Evil, God Hand and Vanquish, is finally getting his own action figure, now available for pre-order at the web site of Tango Gameworks, the developer's new studio. Featuring "real shaving action," 256 points of articulation and alternate zombie heads, it may … » 3/31/11 3:40pm 3/31/11 3:40pm