It really wasn't until George Lucas came along with Star Wars in the late 1970s that movie tie-ins, particularly action figures, became a big part of a film's marketing push. As a result you can get a miniature version of your favourite character from most films these days, but that wasn't always the case.
eBay seller 'Popsfartberger' has been creating custom action figures for neglected movie heros and anti-heros for a while now. And if there's a movie buff on your gift-giving list this year, there's still plenty of time to grab one of these unique creations in time for the holidays.
"You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with action figures and those who dig. You dig." ~$69.95.
"I'm too old for all these points of articulation!" ~$39.95.
"We can't bury Shelly - S-She's a sidekick of ours." ~$49.95.
"You're the disease, and I'm the cure... for boring Saturday mornings!" ~$49.95.
"Come with me if you want to play." ~$49.95.
[STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SCREAMING] ~$49.95.
"You're gonna need a bigger toy box." ~$39.95.
"My son, we're pilgrims in an unholy action playset." ~$29.95.
"You talkin' to my kung-fu grip? You talkin' to my kung-fu grip? You talkin' to my kung-fu grip? Then who the hell else are you talking... you talking to my kung-fu grip?" Sold.
[Nerdcore via The Verge]