Playthings for film fans |


Playthings for film fans

WHAT THEY AREN’T ”Matrix” or ”Hellboy” figurines that sci-fi nerds cream over in musty comic-book stores.
WHAT THEY ARE Playthings for discerning film fans (okay, geeks), like ”Ghost World” slackerette Enid (pink-, green-, or black-haired), an ”Adaptation” figure set (above right; Charlie is the sweaty one), and Medicom’s line of limited-edition Kubrick minifigures from films like ”Reservoir Dogs.” We’re also partial to Dark Horse’s homage to ’50s cheesecake queen Bettie Page, complete with photo studio and leering photog (
TURNING JAPANESE Most of these figurines are made in Japan. ”Asia’s way ahead on the retro-cool thing for toys,” says Giant Robot owner Eric Nakamura (, who counts Matt Groening as a fan. ”If you’re into design and packaging, that’s what makes [them] cutting edge.”

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