Unusual Action Figures

actionfigure-shakespeare4.jpgWhat does Moses have in common with Rosie the Riveter? How is Oscar Wilde similar to Alexander the Great?


They’re all action figures. Yes, really. Since I’ve now earned a reputation blogging about toys with the Playmobil airline screening playset toy, I thought I’d point out that there’s a bizarre line of action figures of famous authors, artists, musicians, scientists, and others.

Now instead of playing with GI Joe or Star Wars action figures, you can have William Shakespeare battle Edgar Allen Poe. There’s also one of Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jane Austin, and Sigmund Freud to name a few.


I don’t quite understand the whole collection. Why are Bigfoot and Blackbeard included? Why is there an action figure of an obsessive compulsive man or an albino bowler?

What action figures are coming next? Can anybody crack the logic of the series? Perhaps the Volokh Conspiracy’s puzzleblogger, Kevan Choset, can figure it all out!

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5 Responses

  1. Eric Goldman says:

    I’m putting my money on the Dan Solove action-blogger figure. Eric.

  2. Rick Garnett says:

    There is also — and I own — a Pope Innocent III action figure. I also own one of Pope John Paul II. (For the kids, of course).

  3. Julie Churchill says:

    I have one of the Albert Einstein figures and it is great. It brings out a laugh from everyone who sees it, and it was fairly inexpensive!

  4. Carl says:

    My mom’s a minister so I gave her the Jesus action figure. I own the Obsessive compulsive action figure and the Marketing Guru and Crazy Cat Lady action figures are next on my list!

  5. Kelsey says:

    I bought the Johann Sebastian Bach action figure for my good friend who is a very talented pianist. He keeps it on display next to his piano. 🙂