The Vault – Peronsalized Superhero Action Figures

The Retcon Punchers spend an awful lot of time looking for ways to celebrate our nerdy obsessions. This means a lot of time sunk into scouring Etsy, Deviant Art, Think Geek or whatever. Sometimes we see things so great we just have to share them… and then clutch them fiercely to our collective chest. Throw it in The Vault.

Website: Firebox

Who Would Love This: Narcissists, people who want to pretend to be superheroes but lack imagination, the homely dude they used to model this product

Price: $127.39

Let me be clear, I’m not advocating purchase of this product. First of all, the price tag is astronomical (and oddly specific), but it also suggests that someone wants to pretend that they are a superhero, but can’t do that unless the hero literally has their face. As a kid, I used to hate that my Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves action figures didn’t look like the real characters, I can only imagine how I would have reacted to a Batman figure that looked like me. Oh, and the website makes a special note that the personalized action figures are not toys. Nothing says fun like “for display purposes only.”

The Vault – Vintage Tattoo-Style Wonder Woman

The Retcon Punchers spend an awful lot of time looking for ways to celebrate our nerdy obsessions. This means a lot of time sunk into scouring Etsy, Deviant Art, Think Geek or whatever. Sometimes we see things so great we just have to share them… and then clutch them fiercely to our collective chest. Throw it in The Vault.

Website: Etsy

Who Would Love This: Wonder Woman fans, old-school tattoo fans, rockabillies, and pin-up girls

Price: $25.00

You may not know this, but I love tattoos. I have a couple myself, and can’t wait to get more. This is a perfect marriage of all the things I like: comic books, vintage tattoo design, and secret nerd art. This 18×24 print could, to the untrained eye, just be a cool vintage piece of art, but SURPRISE! It’s a portrait of Wonder Woman! I love the design of her hair, and the roses, and…ok, basically I love everything about this. Is anyone at all remotely surprised by that fact? This practically has my name written all over it.