Robert X. Burden likes to paint his toys, and not in the way customizers do – he commits them to canvasses. And not just the ones we know and love, like Snake Eyes and He-Man; Robert seems to have an inordinate and somewhat touching love for some terrible toys, like the old LJN thumb wrestlers and Toy Biz’s awkward attempt at replicating Super Powers.
His latest Batman opus features a frame of actual Batman figures, and pays tribute to the Kenner and Toy Biz renderings of him in the ’80s and ’90s.
The original artwork is 12 feet by seven feet, but he’s selling poster prints that are three by two on his website for $40. Except one of you can have one for free, on us.
Here’s what you gotta do – In comments below, name your least favorite action figure you’ve ever owned, tell me why you disliked it so, how you got it and what happened to it (this does not have to be a true story, obviously, but those are sometimes the best). I will pick one winner. Enter as many times as you like, because I won’t know what your real least favorite actually was.
Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 6th, 2013.