Arrow Season 4 managed to up its directing credentials with guest spots for names like Lexi Alexander and James Bamford, a trend that looks to continue into January’s Legends of Tomorrow as well. Bank on The Atom reaching some Innerspace, as veteran director Joe Dante will helm an episode of the new DC drama.
It's been over 1600 years since St. Nicholas of Myra first punched someone out for heresy right in front of the emperor, and in that time, he's mellowed out from a surprisingly violent theological hard-liner to the jolly old gift-giver that we know today as Santa Claus. He's beloved by children all over the world, owns a set of flying reindeer and has an origin story more complicated than most X-Men, but there's one area where Santa Claus is truly lacking: action figures.
Seriously, with the possible exception of Robin Hood, there has never been a character so beloved that is so dreadfully underrepresented in posable plastic. There are, however, a few options, so for those of you in dire need of something to fill that vacant spot in your miniature Christmas village, we're making like elves and doing our best to rank the 10 best Santa Claus action figures! Or at least, you know, the ten that actually exist.
Could you use a few more watercolor portraits of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast in your life? If you answered in the affirmative, proceed directly to the works of artist Mark A. Fionda Jr. He's an illustrator with a wholesome, Saturday morning cartoon look to his art and some radical ideas for redesigning Darth Vader, Gizmo from Gremlins and more