A Call to Action (Figures): A New Holiday Tradition
Today, on this last day of Hanukkah, this night before Christmas, and this day two before the start of Kwanzaa, I’m proposing a new holiday tradition. Every year people build gingerbread houses. I prefer making them with Graham Crackers, but some people use kits and others bake their own gingerbread. They decorate them with candy, and then some eat them and some throw them away. Inspired by a picture that’s been making the internet rounds (seen below), there should be an intermediary step between building and eating/tossing. The stage where action figures destroy the gingerbread house.
Here, we have Ye Old Christmas Village.
Enter our friends, Godzilla and Thor’s Destroyer.
And you can see the rest of their romp at the bottom of this here article. I’d normally make a point of arguing more why this is a good idea, but there’s no logic to it. It’s fun to destroy gingerbread houses with giant monsters. It’s fun to sneak those monsters into the family nativity scene too. Or throw them on the tree.
After you finish smashing the gingerbread house(s), make sure to wash your figures. I used a soapy sponge and lukewarm water, and immediately hand-dried them with a towel. It’s been a few days since I’ve taken those photos and the figures aren’t sticky or water damaged. I would recommend against using figures with a higher price point than the one’s I used. (Although, if I had this two foot-tall Godzilla, I would definitely rather use him. He could smash a whole house with one step).
And that’s it for this week. Take a gander at the pictures below, and post some of your own in the comments! Happy Hannukah! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa!
A Call to Action (Figures) is a weekly column published every Wednesday, chronicling my rants and raves about all things action figure. Next week I’ll be talking about the Gundam figures versus the Gundam snap together models.