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03.03.15 Prachi Gupta

Hillary Clinton may have found herself in the middle of an email scandal, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. At least, that’s what the makers of a new Hillary Clinton action figure hope. Brooklyn design studio FCTRY and Art Army General Mike Leavitt are Kickstarting the mini-Clinton to show support for her potential presidential bid. […]

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08.30.13 Marina Galperina

Artist Scott Pettersen’s 12 inch Blade Runner action figures are immaculate, from the faces of Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah, to the costumes, to the make-up and tattoo details, to the “essence of the characters.” I work in wax when I sculpt and you can get a lot of detail in wax. The finished heads […]

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02.06.13 Marina Galperina

Did you know they make 1/6-scale conflict photojournalist action figures? War Journalist: Battlefield Hero. Damn. PetaPixel found one that looks like Leonardo DiCaprio — complete with mad DSLR gear, laptop, Bluetooth headset, water bottle, flexible little arms for flashing a little press pass and a slick black sweater and shades for when he wants to be sexy […]

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07.19.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s the “explicit” music video short Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win directed by Spike Jonze, written by Adam Yauch, reminiscent of Inception, Thunderbirds and Team America and featuring little plastic Beastie Boys. […]

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05.17.10 Marina Galperina

Mike Leavitt has scaled down some familiar artists. Behold, the Art Army: a bizarre Mark Ryden, a dissected Damien Hist, a masked Banksy, a be-bucketed Shepard Fairey and more. The pieces are hot items. Leavitt sold more than 200 out of his 240 art-action figures. Ron English’s wife bought Leavitt’s Ron English. KAWS not only […]

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08.07.09 Bucky Turco

With the viral success generated by the Obama-Joker poster, the opportunistic custom toy makers at Herobuilders whipped up this menacing 12″ action figure of the president in whiteface. The perfect gift for tea baggers, birthers, and astro turfers alike, it’s limited to 2000 pieces and can be purchased here ($50). […]

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