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Daft Punk, ready for peace, and action. | Courtesy of Daft Life LTD

Action figures aren’t meant to be locked up in their packaging. (There’s a reason they’re called action figures, after all.) Take Bandai’s new Daft Punk toys: They may not come with Kung Fu Grip, but they do have seven sets of interchangeable hands, making them perfect pretend-android warriors. So we dusted off our collection of rock star action figures and pitted them against Messieurs Bangalter and de Homem-Christo in a series of doll brawls.*

VS. Kiss: Mego’s original ’70s Kiss dolls are, like the band, awesome cheesy fun. But they’re too brittle to rock ‘n’ roll all night, much less win a fight. Winner: Daft Punk

VS. Michael Jackson: Made at the height of Thriller-mania, this figure’s bendable joints, surely made for moonwalking, also work well for ass-kicking. Winner: Michael Jackson

VS. Joan Jett: Mattel’s “Ladies of the ’80s” Barbie tribute doesn’t come with special features. But come on—it’s Joan Jett, the ultimate badass. Winner: Joan Jett. Duh.

*That’s what you do with action figures: Make them fight. Or kiss. Or, in this case, fight with kiss.

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Battle of the Toy Bands: Daft Punk Against the World - Wired

 

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Daft Punk, ready for peace, and action. | Courtesy of Daft Life LTD

Action figures aren’t meant to be locked up in their packaging. (There’s a reason they’re called action figures, after all.) Take Bandai’s new Daft Punk toys: They may not come with Kung Fu Grip, but they do have seven sets of interchangeable hands, making them perfect pretend-android warriors. So we dusted off our collection of rock star action figures and pitted them against Messieurs Bangalter and de Homem-Christo in a series of doll brawls.*

VS. Kiss: Mego’s original ’70s Kiss dolls are, like the band, awesome cheesy fun. But they’re too brittle to rock ‘n’ roll all night, much less win a fight. Winner: Daft Punk

VS. Michael Jackson: Made at the height of Thriller-mania, this figure’s bendable joints, surely made for moonwalking, also work well for ass-kicking. Winner: Michael Jackson

VS. Joan Jett: Mattel’s “Ladies of the ’80s” Barbie tribute doesn’t come with special features. But come on—it’s Joan Jett, the ultimate badass. Winner: Joan Jett. Duh.

*That’s what you do with action figures: Make them fight. Or kiss. Or, in this case, fight with kiss.

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