Battlepanda: Himbos in Toyland


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Himbos in Toyland

The action figues on the left are Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo, circa 1978. The ones on the right are Luke and Hans circa. 1998.

I guess Barry Bonds wasn't the only one who got juiced in that interim.

Full paper on the evolving ideal of men's bodies as seen through action figures, here (warning: PDF). Another article on muscle dysmorphia in males here.

(Via Fashion Incubator)