Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Action Figure Accessories: Books

Here is a sampling from of my collection of accessories to action figures, in this case, books. I find them fascinating as they are much rarer than swords or guns. Since they are mostly flat I was able to make a decent scan. I'm ashamed to say I'm not sure where each one is from, particularly. But starting from the top left: 1) Philosophy, from an Accoutrement figure, I think Freud; 2)came with the Shakespeare figure; 3)a log book the came with a Baloo figure from Tale Spin; 4)Vulcan book of philosophy; 5) book of Capt. Dathon from Star Trek; 6)not sure; 7)came with Charles Dickens action figure; 8)Capt. Picard's family album; 9)came with Claude Frollo from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame; 10)another Picard family album; 11)not sure; 12)Santa's Workshop, came with Jack Skellington; 13)Hogwart's textbook; 14) from Disney's Atlantis; 15)Pride and Prejudice, came with Jane Austen; 16) from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within; 17)from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; 18)came with Merlin; 19)Book Lust, came with the Librarian Accoutrement figure; 20)not sure; 21)Vulcan philosophy; 22)came with Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow; 23)came from Anastasia; 24)Sexy Dictionary, came with Austin Powers; 25) + 26) not sure, but the same place, possibly Hogwarts; 27)came with Claude Frollo; 28)another large format Picard album; 29)Life and Death by M. Shelley, came with Frankenstein Monster; 30)Demons and Dragons, more Buffy; 31)Dentistry, came with Hermes from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer; 32) the Red Book, came with Bilbo Baggins; 33)Evolution by Robert Louis Stevenson, came with Dr. Jekyll; 34)Darkest Magick, more Buffy; 35)Medical Journal, came with Dr. Caligari; 35) Vampyr, more Buffy; 36)King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, came with Ichabod Crane; and lastly 37)Vampyr, even more Buffy.

Lest that list give anyone the wrong idea, I am not a big Buffy fan, in fact I've never watched a single episode. But I like the accessories that come with the figures. In fact if a figure has a book with it I'm likely to buy it whether I like the figure or not. Title in italics are actually on the books themselves. The Accoutrements action figure line (www.accoutrements.com) features famous people from history and popular culture.

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