Cartoons, Toys

Kid Robot Takes an Adult Swim

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Other than the few figures Palisades released a few years ago shortly before it went under, Adult Swim has been damn well near toyless. But not no more! Action-Figure says that Adult Swim will partner with similarly hipper-than-thou vinyl toymaker Kid Robot to create a blind-box line of 18 AS characters, including:

? Assy (Assy McGee)
? Avenger (Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law)
? Bird Girl (Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law)
? Carl (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
? Dr. Girlfriend (Venture Bros.)
? Early (Squidbillies)
? Grandma (Squidbillies)
? Ignignokt and Err (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
? Kill Face (Frisky Dingo)
? Lil? (Squidbillies)
? Mad Scientist (Robot Chicken)
? The Monarch (Venture Bros.)
? Murderface (Metalocalypse)
? Orel (Morel Orel)
? Robot Chicken (Robot Chicken)
? Toki (Metalocalypse)
? Two mystery figures

I approve of anything that lets me get my hands on Venture Bros. figures, but apparently these will be $7.96?a hell of a lot for a blind-box where you don’t know which toy you’re getting. I’d be furious if I ended up with a goddamn Squidbilly.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.