Disappointment is a part of any gift-giving occasion especially, when you were a kid, there always was an inherent risk of asking Santa for an action figure when your mom didn’t exactly knew the difference between a Transformer & a GoBot. Because parents usually thought that as long as it had the right logo, it didn’t matter. Turns out they couldn’t be more wrong, right?
But, with this digital age, most people choose to shop online sitting on their couch using Cubify Promos which by the way, are a great benefit for shopping action figures for yourself or the kids.
#1 April O’Neil’s Boss (From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
There was something about boys from late 80s or early 90s to wake up on Christmas day and open the wrapped TMNT shaped box. They’d tear it open the next second to see if it’s their favourite Turtle? Favorite villan? Or some fat guy with toilet paper stuck on his foot eating sandwich.
This official TMNT action figure included accessories like phone, typewriter and larger sandwich. Well, the truth is, number of TMNT toys were neither teenage nor mutant nor Ninjas even some of them weren’t appropriate for kids.
#2 Bonebreaker (From X-Men)
The X-Men action figures were one of the coolest lines in the 90s provided that you didn’t get one of the lesser known characters. What’s more unfortunate is that in X-Men, 90% of the whole team qualified as lesser known characters. It was just pretty much about, wolverine, professor X, etc.
For example, this character’s superpower is his legs are a tank. Unless you misplace the tank, then his superpower is that he has no legs. Sounds pretty much weird to me!
#3 Bob (From Batman)
You probably know that every batman movie has two villains. Batman Begins had Ra’s al Ghul and Scarecrow. And, batman forever had Riddler and Two face where the original batman had Joker and Bob.
Most of us didn’t even knew he had a name, but that didn’t stop toy lines to produce an action figure of him. And too creepy, since because of some reason they decided to do without his beautiful blonde hair.
Since no one expected Star Wars to be a hit, Kenner didn’t exactly prepared for the moment that people might want action figures based on this thing. So, when the movie came out, there was simply no way they could make toys in the next Christmas. Keeping Star War’s success in mind, Toy Lines decided to take a leap and produced every possible superhero ever created action figures, but turns not much of a great success!