Toys

Sam & Max Toys Are…Uh…Here

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Sorry to get your hopes up, people. I promise you, no one was more excited than I was when I saw the headline over at Action-Figure about my long, long-awaited Sam & Max toys, and no one was more hurt and confused when I saw these…things. Now, I don’t really begrudge Symbiote Studios?who are also making a regular looking Sam & Max statue, by the way?from making Mighty Muggs-style Sam and Max (they even say they’re the same scale), but man…I really want a Sam and Max action figure set with guns and rats and a Glazed McGuffin and paper bag-space helmets and all that stuff. Still, the pair is only $20 when you pre-order ’em over at Symbiote, which is a great deal.

But isn’t action figures.

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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.