It is hard to imagine anyone around my age not having a collection of Star Wars action figures growing up. Maybe there were side trips into Masters of the Universe or G.I. Joe. I certainly had a nice little grouping of Tron collectibles. Mostly it was a series of characters with the occasional film or TV show inspiring a few miniatures to sit on your shelves. You may not remember but there actually were action figures for The A-Team (and to think at the time you could walk into a friend's house and find two mini Dirk Benedicts sitting next to each other). Today that same friend's son might have replaced Dirk with Katee Sackhoff and Bradley Cooper.

Yes, after fans of the show have a good time with the big-screen adaptation, they can come right home and order the new line of A-Team collectibles from Jazwares. At 3 ¾-inches you can now get Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith, Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, Capt. 'Howling Mad' Murdock and Sgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus. And feel free to accessorize your new foursome with the Classic A-Team van. It arrives in standard black with red stripe, a "fully equipped interior", "action-packed sound effects" and you can smash it just like in the movie. Hopefully your mom will have another 30 bucks to spend to replace it though.

If you are the kind of guy that needs to accentuate for other areas, don't worry because you can also get the mighty 12-inch statues of Hannibal and B.A. Complete not just with multiple weapons and the hand tattoos of "pity" and "fool" seen in the film, but B.A. talks as well. Flip the switch, press the button below his neck and he will say "I'm B.A. You're going to be unconscious" (which was cut from the actual film), "Sucks to be you, homie" and "Shut up". Both figurines also have a gunfire sound effect and the Hannibal one speaks "Give me a minute I'm good, give me an hour I'm great, give me a month, I'm unbeatable" and the classic "I love it when a plan comes together." Though using the latter's audio when he's chomping on a cigar makes him sound a bit drunk. So, double the fun!

If only now we can get a Liam Neeson figure from Taken giving the "I will find you" speech, my collection would be complete.

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