Some Of The Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made

When toy companies keep pumping out product you end up with a bunch of figures that never should have seen the light of day, figures that are lacking one key word- action.

The Doctor Who craze ushered in by the series reboot resulted in a bunch of bad action figure releases, but no figure in the collection was more pointless than Destroyed Cassandra, the frame from which an animated flap of skin once hung:

The Waltons wasn’t a very exciting show, but even they got their own toy line, and for the sake of completion they released every member of the family- including Grandma and Grandpa Walton, the least action packed figures ever.

On the other hand, Starsky and Hutch was an action packed show worthy of having an action figure line, but releasing a figure for a drunken bearded man who never appeared on the show is the epitome of pointless:

And, last but certainly not least in terms of pointlessness, what action figure collection is complete without a side of beef? That's right- it's the iconic 1/2 cow Sylvester Stallone socked up real good in the movie Rocky.

Check out the rest of the figures that made io9's list of13 More of the Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made, and see what your toy collection has been missing all along!


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I did see it. But I guess Sam Worthington is unremarkable enough that I didn't think of him when I saw the figurine. It just looks like a generic dude in a wheelchair.
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I thought about that, but then I figured the billion or so people who saw the movie Avatar would get the reference, since all the action in that movie takes place with his avatar and not his normal body. I'm guessing you never saw Avatar?
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That headline followed with a photo of an action figure in a wheelchair strikes me as being in poor taste. I read it as "Who the hell would ever want to emulate a character in a wheelchair?" I'm going to guess that there are a lot of people who use wheelchairs that were pretty stoked to see themselves represented.
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