Daft Punk Action Figures: Harder, Smaller, Slower, Less Expensive Than The Real Guys

Ever dream you could have Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in your house? Oh, that’s the dynamic duo behind the masks of Daft Punk. Their Random Access Memories is perhaps the album of the year, and since Hasbro stopped making Gerardo figures, there’s been a big void to fill. These Daft Punk action figures ($45) will show just how much you love the electronic music duo, what with their meticulous details and shiny metallic finish. We’re guessing you won’t ‘get lucky’ if a girl spots these figures on your nightstand, but that’s her loss now, isn’t it?

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

For better or worse, Mission: Impossible has been ingrained into pop culture. We’ve hummed the theme song ad nauseum, most of the time when sneaking into the kitchen or attempting to steal vital information on government officials. Yes, the movie series has been flawed: the first was confusing, the second was dumb, and third was boring. And yes, I enjoy making sweeping generalizations about the filming/editing/sound work of very talented people. But surprisingly it took the fourth movie for Mission: Impossible to hit its stride: smart but never confusing, with dizzying money shots of the Burj Khalifa and dizzying money shots of Paula Patton’s cleavage. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to get a hold of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol ($22).

Collector Beastie Boys Action Figures

The celebration of the Beastie Boys’ latest release, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, continues. Nowhere Ltd. / Bathing Ape releases this set of 1000, limited-edition action Beastie Boys figures. Featured in the video for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” (see below), each collector edition figure stands 11.5″ tall and are housed in a 16″ x 12″ metal box. Multiple accessories and gear, as seen in the video, complete the collection.

Be ready to drop $750 on these collectibles. What’s that you say? Oh yes, it IS quite the princely sum. At the same time, all money goes to two charities working with kids dealing with cancer, the Pablove Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand. So, if you have the means and you’re a fan of Bathing Ape or the Beastie Boys, it could be worth the price tag. Each order also comes with the 2-disc deluxe version of the Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science. On CD!

Clicky here to buy and after that, go here to read an interview with Nigo, who designed the figures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-QIiVS_7Hs