Daft Punk Action Figures - From Japan, of Course
Postmodern French TechnoFunk Action Figures?
Okay, so musicians often have likenesses of themselves created and marketed, but they aren't generally what would be be considered "action figures," i.e., posable, articulable, and in this case thoroughly high-quality mini-facsimiles. No, see - Daft Punk hold a special place in the global pop-cultural consciousness.
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And after 21 years of success in electronic music, they should. Daft Punk spans the entirety of the 90s rave scene, the early 2000s...whatever scene, all the way to present day high-production mashups both mixed and live - few electronic acts have that kind of longevity.
Also, they dress up like robots and almost never show their faces, which tickles us. Tokyo Otaku Mode has the super-detailed figures with lovingly detailed, custom-made suits up now, and they aren't cheap, but they are pretty awesome:
Real Action Heroes - Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Random Access Memories Ver.)
TOM’s action figure description:
“Daft Punk’s fourth album has won five Grammys with its innovative but retro music. These Real Action Heroes recreations of members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo feature the sci-fi outfit designed by Hedi Slimane from the group’s latest installment, Random Access Memories. Their iconic helmets and hands are made from metal plated pieces, and their suits are constructed with top-notch detail. Built with a RAH301-Kai body, the figures are fully articulated and therefore extremely poseable. Marvel at this sci-fi robotic maestro!”
- Height: 300 mm (11.8 in)
- Included: Adjustable Figure Stand
- Release Date: Late-March 2015 (available for pre-order now)
- Price: $202.99/Figure
- Product Links: Real Action Heroes - Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Random Access Memories Ver.)