Finally, Joss Whedon is here to put the action in action figure. Anyone who purchases Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, on DVD from Toys ‘R’ Us will receive the pictured action figure of the man behind such Comic-Con legends as Serenity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who recently added The Avengers to his growing list of achievements. Or, you can get an action figure of Morgan Spurlock. But, you know, Joss Whedon.
The limbs aren’t poseable, unfortunately, which makes calling this an action figure a little bit of a stretch. Whedon is posed as if he’s visualizing the action in a movie he’s filming, though, so we can accept that as action figure material enough. Whedon has to be excited, though – when you’ve created so many action figure-worthy legends that you get an action figure made of yourself, you know you’ve made it.
You can also tell he’s made it from the company he will be keeping – popping up at game stores will be a four-pack of Whedon, Spurlock, Harry Knowles, and the man himself, Stan Lee, in action figure form.