Dos Equis: The Man. The Barrel Chest. The Action Figure.

Uh...anyone else see these recently?

Yep. That's All State's "Mayhem," Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World" and Old Spice's, well, former "Old Spice Guy" (Isaiah's retired his towel, sigh).

Anyway. They're action figures. What the cheese?!??

Hurm. I s'pose I can see the logic for Equis, anyway. I mean, who doesn't like a guy for whom the contents of his tacos refuse to fall out? Who's the life of parties he's never even attended? 

And who cares if that worldly, bearded, tanned Spanish rogue is actually a 72-year-old Jewish guy from the Bronx? Named Jonathan Goldsmith?

And Mayhem is a fitting character for actor Dean Winters, who died for 2.5 minutes in 2009 from a bacterial infection, spent most of the year recuperating and lost two toes and half a thumb from some heinous gangrene along the way. He gives new meaning to the word deadpan.



If Mayhem and Interesting Man aren't enough to send you rushing to order these, consider Old Spice's action figure. Which is anatomically correct. 

Stay thirsty, y'all.

9 comments:

Hannah Kincade | March 3, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Old Spice guy retired?! Boo on that!

Zoe C. Courtman | March 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM

I know, right?? Now who's gonna get me tickets to that thing I like?? :D

vbtremper | March 3, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Omigosh, too funny! I had no idea anyone made action figures of iconic advertising characters. Where's the Taco Bell chihuahua? And I'm super sad that Isaiah retired from Old Spice - those commercials were a riot!

Oh, and congrats on that award. I'm glad it arrived at just the right time!

-Vicki

Alesa Warcan | March 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM

It wouldn't have taken much more for this post sound like an episode of "Sick sad world"! ; j

Zoe C. Courtman | March 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Alesa, dude. You just put me in the way-back machine, spun the dial to 1998 and kicked the hatch shut!! :D

Matthew Rush | March 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Those aren't action figures. Those are dolls. But they're still awesome!

Ricki Schultz | March 3, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Who are the people buying these things?? (But they are pretty awesome.) :)

Isaiah -- Nooooooooo!!!!!

And LOL to Matthew -- totes dolls. :)

Alleged Author | March 3, 2011 at 6:45 PM

That is hilarious that they all have action figures!

Lydia K | March 3, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Aw, too bad. That Old Spice guy was so funny!

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