Comic-Con attendees can re-create their favorite "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update moments, thanks to an exclusive "SNL" action figure set with figures of former anchors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It even comes with an anchor desk.
Goldie, the new action figure from GoldieBlox, loves invention, engineering and adventure. The toy company's latest effort at girl-empowerment through retail, Goldie aims to break the mold of princess-worship and oversexualization of female action figures.
She-Ra, "Princess of Power," was an influential icon for many girls growing up in the '80s. With a successful cartoon and action figures, she was stiff competition for her twin brother, He-Man. With her long blonde hair and heavy sword, she resembled a Gladiator Barbie.
There's ongoing debate in the comic book community about the glamorization and oversexualization of female comic book characters and action figures. Case in point: DC Comics' Wonder Girl looks ready for a night at the disco in this sparkly, strapless number. She's also ready to kick some butt with her lasso if need be.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ally April O'Neil has gone through many iterations in her time as an action figure. Whether she's wearing a form-fitting yellow jumpsuit or the updated look seen here, April is armed with the tools of her journalism trade -- and deadly weapons.
Batgirl's costume resembles Batman's duds, only more colorful. With built-in six-pack abs and a cape in perpetual motion, the DC Comics character seems ready to fly to the rescue at any moment.
Marvel Comics' Black Widow is the alter ego of the Russian femme fatale Natalia "Natasha" Romanova. Since she's a ballerina when she's not working as a secret operative, her black unitard comes in handy for the character's acrobatic moves.
Hit Girl is one of Marvel Comics' crime-fighting "Kick Ass" crew. The young assassin projects elements of school-girl innocence with her plaid skirt and purple color scheme. But the spear-wielding action figure is all business.
DC Comic's Super Girl is a woman of action in her colorful getup. She may have forgotten her pants after changing in the phone booth, though.