The 18 Most Realistic Action Figures

Not every movie and TV character-related action figure is a work of art. In fact, some are downright disastrous. But every once in a while, a master toymaker comes along and creates an action figure that bears an uncanny resemblance to its actual on-screen thespian counterpart. As we anticipate a whole new line of swivel-arm battle-gripped warriors with the release of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (that look a bit like Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum), here are 18 action figures that are maybe even a little too good.

1. Ash

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Bruce Campbell as "Evil Dead" hero Ashley J. Williams, S-Mart Employee and Demon-Wrecker. Hail to the King, baby.

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2. The Baroness

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Sienna Miller as The Baroness in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra." A hot action figure for many a young man's first crush.

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3. Black Widow

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Here's one that's maybe a little bit too good. Which is the toy and which is Scarlett Johansson? (Is that a weird question?)

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4. Hannibal Lecter

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An action figure that would meet even the ultra-snobby high-class standards of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

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5. Hannibal Smith

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Hannibal Smith loves it when a ... toy comes together.

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6. Hans Landa

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A Nazi action figure? Hey, at least it's not a slavemaster action figure.

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7. Harvey Dent

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You make your own luck. And you're way lucky if you own this Harvey Dent action figure.

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8. Jack Sparrow

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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy, no?

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9. The Joker

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A fleeting moment from "The Dark Knight," captured forever in one sinister action figure.

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10. Luke Skywalker

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Ten points to all of you who know this outfit is referred to as "Bespin Fatigues." Yes, clothes make you tired in the "Star Wars" universe.

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11. Superman

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You'll believe an action figure can fly. Henry Cavill is our new "Man of Steel."

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12. 'Raiders' Nazi


Wait a minute ... why is this Nazi action figure okay? Probably because he got his face chopped off by a runaway plane propeller.


13. Rocky Balboa


Now you can make Rocky Balboa go as many rounds as you want.

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14. Snape


Who wouldn't want to add Alan Rickman to their action figure collection?

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15. Spock


It's only logical that a Spock action figure would be designed with detail-oriented precision.

16. Starbuck

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You may have forgotten that before Starbuck was a sexy tomboy blonde, she, er, he was Face from "The A-Team."

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17. Superman (Again)

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Now you can have Superman see through lead if you damn well want him to.

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18. Terminator

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Remember, if big dude dressed in '80s punk chic asks you if you're Sarah Connor, you say, "Hell no!"

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