On tonight’s episode of The Big Bang Theory called “The Cooper/Kripke Inversion,” Howard and Raj spent a thousand dollars to have custom action figures made of themselves. They first ordered the action figures from an online site where they sent in pictures and picked their wardrobe and accessories.
Unfortunately, when the action figures came in, Howard's action figure had a large nose, and Raj's action figure was "dark chocolate" instead of "melt-in-your-mouth caramel." Disappointed in the mail order figures, Howard and Raj then bought a used 3D printer for $5,000 to make their own action figures.
Given The Big Bang Theory’s connection to geek culture and that the show often advertises in comic books, one has to wonder why there aren’t already Big Bang Theory action figures. There is a ton of merchandise for The Big Bang Theory including Bobble Heads, Pop! Vinyl figures, and plush dolls.
If they made Big Bang Theory action figures, then would you buy them (assuming they didn’t cost a five hundred dollars each of course)?