In retrospect, it seems like it was only a matter of time. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, better known to the wide world as Daft Punk, created such a strong, signature sci-fi look with their robotic costumes and cartoonish personae that it ultimately would have been remarkable if there weren’t a pair of action figures inspired by them. Sure enough, now you can indeed avail yourself of miniature versions of Thomas and Guy-Manuel, visor helmets and all.
Surely you know the sort of person whose day would be made by getting these as a gift, if you aren’t already that sort of person yourself. The big question is: what does this mean for the future? Should we expect to see more and more of this sort of thing popping up as time goes by? Can a deadmau5 doll be far behind, for instance? He’s already more or less an action figure to begin with, after all. And it’s not as if there’s no precedent for this sort of thing — anybody remember the Kraftwerk action figures from a few years back? Maybe Daft Punk will start taking a page from Kraftwerk’s book and stage performances with the Thomas and Guy-Manuel dolls standing in for the real thing. If that happens, remember where you heard it first.