Hey Kids, Comics #318 - Lights! Camera! Action Figures!

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Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston, your hosts for this weekly comic book podcast, have long celebrated the Tanzanite Age of Comic Book Movies. For this issue they are celebrating the amazing offshoot of said age, the rise of the comic book movie-themed toy!


For over three decades now action figures and toys based on comic book movies have been a part of the collecting vernacular for children and adults alike. Andy and Cole take an in-depth look at the hits and misses, the highs and lows, and the advent of the collector market that drove the comic movie toy industry into existence.

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From the early Playmates action figure line based (loosely) on Tin Burton’s “Batman” to the commitment on the part of Hasbro to make action figures based on Marvel Studios films at least half of their annual Marvel Legends releases, this episode digs deep into the modern comic movie toy box!