Knowing what to buy anyone during the holidays can make for a pretty dicey season of giving. But toy collectors with discerning tastes? That's usually gift card territory. But it doesn't have to end that way! We're here to help with a guide breaking down some of the most awesome action figure and toy options for the young and young at heart (mostly the latter). Whatever your articulated plastic budget is this year, we've got recommendations sure to please. Hit the jump for ComicsAlliance's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide to Awesome Action Figures.
Expanding on its initial action figure and plush line debuts at Toy Fair, Mezco hit San Diego Comic-Con International with loads of new Axe Cop toys. Coming in 2014 is a full second wave of action figures pulled straight from Ethan and brother Malachai Nicolle's webcomic/Dark Horse comic/Fox ADHD cartoon including figures of Axe Cop in his cat suit and president attire, plus the Candy Candy monster and the the previously seen Baby Man. New plushies include Dr. Doo-Doo and a huggable Axe Cop.
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Though observant listeners to early clips of Fox's new Axe Cop animated show were pretty certain Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Ron F**king Swanson himself, would play the titular mustachioed officer, Axe Cop co-creator Ethan Nicolle confirmed it, along with the rest of a truly stellar cast, on his blog.
Cartoons: Fox teases its ADHD lineup with a new sizzle reel that includes new Axe Cop footage.
Digital: Writer Dave Eggers and artist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo) has a new comic up at Trip City.
Toys: Fans headed to the May 17-19 Dallas Comic Co
Video: If you were at ECCC 2013 last weekend, you probably saw Alice Finch's insanely awesome LEGO Hogwarts. If not, no worries,
Because the new Axe Cop cartoon -- based on the comic co-created by Ethan Nicolle and his then five-year-old brother Malachai and starring the voice of Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman as Axe Cop -- seems destined to be amazing, excitement about the show has only grown since it was announced last week that it will debut on July 27