Maybe fanboys love action figures because it's a way of openly declaring one's passion. Comic books themselves are usually carefully protected and packed away in dark, cool rooms. Perusal is limited, and often restricted. Jeff Ayers, the manager of and buyer for NYC comic store Forbidden Planet, notes that "people love to immortalize their passion in plastic form. Never underestimate that."
But perhaps Chris "Venture Bros." McCulloch sums it up best. "A tiny little plastic superhero on your shelf - well, that's a beautiful thing."
Be sure to watch MTV's "Superman Returns" movie special on Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).
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