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Downton Abbey Action Playset & Other Toys We'd Buy as Adults

by Kevin Marshall   August 30, 2013 at 12:00AM  |  Views: 428
Source: Carnival Films


Last week, All Access Weekly took a trip to the headquarters of Mezco Toys in New York as they opened their vaults for the very first time. We saw a lot of cool stuff, including action figures from "Breaking Bad," the Universal Monsters, and an actual Chucky doll from the "Child's Play" movies.

Toys for adults aren't anything new. Well…okay, let's not go there. I'm clearly talking about action figures, games, and other collectibles based on stuff that's targeted towards the post-adolescent crowd. MacFarlane Toys specializes in this sort of thing, particularly when it comes to horror movies. We also talked to Todd at this year's Toy Faircheck out the video here

But what about adult entertainment that doesn't fall into the realm of speculative fiction? Sure, it's cool to have action figures from "Evil Dead," but what about a line of action figures from the 80s sitcom "Empty Nest?" We have a full line of figures from shows like "Breaking Bad," so why not "Beasts of the Southern Wild?"

The bottom line is that we might be adults, but that doesn't mean we're smart with our money. We'll buy anything. Here are some toys and more that companies could make based on the books, movies, and TV shows we love.



The Downton Abbey Playset
Remember those old fortress sets that they used to have for GI Joe and the like? It'd be awesome if they did one of those for the BBC/PBS Masterpiece Classics series celebrating Great Britain's rigid and socially crippling class structure. This recreation of the Downton house will open up to reveal all the action figures inside, from the Earl and Countess of Grantham all the way down to crotchety head butler Mr. Carson and matriarchal housekeeper Mrs. Hughes. Also, in owing to the show, action figures will randomly disappear or die off because of contract negotiations.


The Mad Men Old Fashioned Machine 

Source: Lionsgate Television


One of the most sought after toys growing up was the Snoopy Sno Cone Machine. We may have grown out of them for the most part, but how about we have a contraption to make Don Draper's signature drink? Maybe they could even have a little button on the side that plays an audio clip from one of Don's many childhood flashbacks to accompany the drinking.


Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections: the Video Game
Up up down down left right left right B A start. Enter that code at the start menu and the Christmas dinner with your dysfunctional family will go a lot smoother.


"How I Met Your Mother" Mystery Game

Source: 20th Television


It's a shame that we finally met the mother just before the start of the final season this Fall, because a lot of the fun of the show was speculating that one of the existing characters was, in fact, the mother of Ted Mosby's kids. Even more fun would be a sort of kit or board game a la "Clue" that allows you to select and eliminate candidates for motherhood. Turns out it was Cristin Milioti, in the airport, out of nowhere.


The Les Miserables Russell Crowe Singalong Doll 

Source: Universal Pictures



Pull the string sticking out of Javert's back and hear Russell Crowe croon. Or, more appropriately, croak. You'll suddenly feel better about your own singing abilities, and really, shouldn't the point of every toy be to bring you happiness?




Got any other toys you want to see get made? Let us know in the comments!



In the meantime, check out our latest episode of All Access Weekly, where we get all giddy like children in the presence of Bellator MMA superstar Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and preview Madden 25!


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