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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Amazing Tron Guy Duct Tape Commercial

Posted 9 years ago by Videos

Score one for the geeks. I think I speak for everyone when I say this commercial is full of win. Somehow, imagining Tron Guy making a stop-motion Tron movie in his garage doesn’t require very much suspension of disbelief. At least not as much as imagining him having a wife, that is. I kid, Tron Guy, I kid. You’re my hero.

Tron Uprising Trailer

Posted 9 years ago by Television

Well, this is happening. Somehow I missed the news that Disney XD would be airing a new Tron cartoon staring Bruce Boxleitner, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, and Paul Reubens. I don’t get any TV channels, but somehow, count me in on this one.

Via Cartoon Brew

‘Tron Legacy’ and ‘Tron’ on Blu-ray April 5th

Posted 9 years ago by Movies

Tron Legacy and Tron Blu-ray

Heads up users, it looks like Tron Legacy and Tron (now dubbed ‘The Original Classic’) are both headed to Blu-ray on April 5th. It looks like you’ll be able to pick up a few different versions, including a crazy-expensive collectors edition with five discs. Actually, six if you count the replica of an identity disc that comes bundled.

Say what you will about Tron Legacy, but it was visually stunning and will look great in HD. We’ll find out on April 5th how the original Tron looks.

Here’s the Full Press Release

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Tron Mickey Mouse

Posted 9 years ago by Toys

Tron Mickey Mouse

In anticipation of the Horrible Night Out at the IMAX in Indianapolis tonight, I broke out my Tron Mickey Mouse vinyl figure from Sideshow Collectibles and snapped some photos. I have mixed feelings about vinyl collectibles. If they were cheaper I’d probably own a lot more, and in the case of Tron Mickey Mouse, I wish he lit up. Sideshow sent this to me a while back and I wanted to hold off until Tron Legacy was out to publish anything.

There’s not much to review with vinyl figures, so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Sidenote: It’s a testament to Tron Guy’s viral popularity that when I look at this it makes me think of Tron Guy Mickey Mouse more than Tron Mickey Mouse.