The Russian artist Oleg Kulik is a guy who knows how to create an “event” — he slaughtered a pig in the Regina Gallery in Moscow, he bit people while acting like a caged dog in Moscow, New York, Stockholm and Vienna. At the same time, Kulik is a serious artist who takes deliberate care with his final product. For instance, everyone can easily recognize the figure of Anna Kournikova, the Russian tennis star (though her name is never mentioned, as we shiver with fear before American lawyers). Continue reading »
Sometimes it’s just not enough to have super hero and anime figures duke it out, you’ve got to add some historical and artistic firepower to your action figure duels. Fortunately, Japanese figure maker Figma has your back with their Table Museum series, a lineup of action figures that brings history’s most famous works of art to life (such as The Thinker and Michelangelo’s David). Now joining their lineup is perhaps the most formidable of masterpiece art–a multi-armed monstrosity in the form of a badass Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man action figure. Continue reading »
Beauty standards are always changing, but they never seem to go away. In 1938, LIFE magazine did a feature on 20-year-old June Cox, showed the model in a floor-length dress and then again in her underthings, and proceeded to praise Cox for possessing the “ideal figure.” The model stood 5 ft. 6 3/4 in. and weighed 124 lbs., though life insurance statistics, the magazine said, suggested she should weigh 135 lbs. Continue reading »
Imagine action figures crossing over to Toy Story, and you’ll get this priceless photography series by Instagram user @bmyhero.
If you loved these action hero mashup photos, the following pictures by this Bali-based photographer will be up your alley—they hilariously feed to any fantasy you’ve had of superheroes from rivaling franchises meeting each other. The photos also have a surreal quality to them, which makes them all the more believable and enjoyable to fans. Continue reading »
It seems like adults were always our worst enemies when we were kids. Always ruining a good time. We weren’t allowed to eat candy for breakfast, they made us go to bed at a reasonable hour on school nights and a good education was so important that we had to wake up at the most unreasonable hours to get it. Now we’re the ones that are trying to eat balanced meals, and attempting but failing miserably at balancing fun and getting adequate sleep before work tomorrow. This is our life now, this is what we have become. Continue reading »