The Best Action Figues of Oscar Winners

Posted 7 years ago by Toys

The Best Action Figures of Oscar Winners

Tim and I had this idea for a blog post about Oscar-winning actors and actresses who happen to have action figures, and although I didn’t get a chance to post it before the Oscars this year, at least I can get it in for this week’s challenge from The League.

At first I was going to make this a definitive list of every Oscar-winning actor who also has an action figure, but after doing some research I realized there are a veritable shit-ton of them. Since none of them seem to have action figures for the roles they won Oscars for (that would be awesome), I’ve opted to just collect the 10 best examples I could find.

So, get out your Morgan Freeman action figure and read the rest of this post in his voice, because here we go.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Mr. Spacey has won two Academy Awards so far, for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty. Although I would have dropped some cash to get a Keyser Söze action figure, his action figure actually comes from the 2006 most-people-hate-it-but-I-kind-of-like-it movie Superman Returns. I’m impressed at how easily they were able to make this tiny piece of sculpted plastic look like him. When I track one down, I’m going to replace his body with a generic guy-in-a-suit so I can recreate the Will you go to lunch! scene from Glengarry Glen Ross.
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Late to the Party: The Hunger Games

Posted 9 years ago by Books

The Hunger Games

When I came up with the idea for a series called Late to the Party I never would have guessed my first article would be about books. I assumed it would be about some TV series I just started watching, or even a video game that I missed out on as a kid.

I’m not the most prolific reader; I usually go through phases where I rapidly consume five or six books and then don’t read anything for a few months. Luckily my love of gadgets trumped my inconsistent reading habit when I picked up one of the new Kindle Touches a month or so ago. Since then I’ve been reading a lot more, but for a while before I got my Kindle I knew what I had to start with: The Hunger Games.
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