I saw a photo of a action figure lamp years ago and immediately fell in love. And then I made about 400 other things and never got around to making it.
BUT NO LONGER!
Bask in the action figure's lamp gold and action-packed glory. :D
This action figure lamp is a fairly quick and cheap project, and I love that the results are so dramatic with so little effort! Plus, it will be nice to have some geeky things around presented in a nicer fashion. All I've got left as far as action figures are some Cowboy Bebop and Mouse Guard ones. :P
Choosing action figures:
I just bought a box of them off Ebay. As much as I wanted all X-Men figures, that would have ended up being waaaaay too expensive and I think I'd feel bad about painting them. ;)
After doing this project, I have to say you'll have a much easier time using only figures made from a hard plastic. The cheaper ones made from more rubbery plastics don't glue or paint as well, but it is possible.
You'll just cuss a lot. :D