Many families have that odd Holiday decoration either on the tree or sitting around the house. It could be a family heirloom, a gift made by crazy Aunt Faye, or just something that one day appeared. Personally, my Christmas tree is decorated with numerous Hallmark Collectibles. Everything from Kermit the Frog to the Millennium Falcon rests on my tree. Yet there are a few choice action figures that get displayed this time of year. They could be reminders of the unorthodox holiday film or a film that came out during the holiday season. Here is AFJ's "7 Unorthodox Christmas Action Figure Decorations". Let the holiday cheer reign. #AFJ4LIFE
7. James Bond (George Lazenby)
Movie: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Company: Sideshow Collectibles
Reason: It is only James Bond to actually take place at Christmas. It is also the only Bond film to have a Christmas Song, "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?".
Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Reason: There are plenty of action figures and decorations from this film. The craziest of all would have to be Behemoth and the Easter Bunny. One does have an axe residing in his head and the other is well… the Easter Bunny. A great little curveball for your holiday party is these two on display.
5. Edward Scissorhands
Movie: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Company: McFarlane Toys
Reason: It should really go without saying that Edward belongs on the tree as much as Rudolph. The music from the film alone invokes the perfect snow on a Christmas morning. Snow made by Edward, of course, from his tower.
4. Batman vs. Catwoman
Movie: Batman Returns (1992)
Reason: Not only does the entire film take place at Christmas it has the right message at its conclusion. This film is a holiday staple and the Batman and Catwoman deserve their rightful place around or on the tree.
Movie: The Lord of the Rings (2001- 2003 and 2012-2014)
Company: Toy Biz
Reason: For three straight years The Lord of the Rings was released the week before Christmas (history repeated this tradition with The Hobbit). It became such a part of our holidays that when 2004 rolled around we felt like something was missing. Whether it is Gandalf the Grey or Gandalf the White both seem like our Geek Culture Father Christmas.
2. John McClain
Movie: Die Hard (1988)
Reason: The film took place at Christmas, Duh! If only he came with Karl’s little brother decked out in his “Ho Ho Ho” sweatshirt and Santa hat.
1. Star Wars Action Figures
Movie: Star Wars Saga (1977 – 2017)
Reason: Who didn’t receive numerous Star Wars figures, play sets, or vehicles every holiday season? Now it just doesn’t seem right if there isn’t something with Star Wars written on it under the tree. Our favorite has to be the Santa Yoda but if you prefer someone else there is an all red Darth Vader and a set of holiday Jawas too.
Have an action figure that is a holiday staple? Put it in the comment section below! Happy Holidays from AFJ!