The plastic gods above know that, in the pursuit of the all-powerful dollar, toy companies have come up with some oddball action figures in their time. Almost every successful toy line reaches that point of over-saturation and cranks out some of your favorite heroes in get-ups you never asked for. Ranker has collected many of these abominations in this list of inexplicable action figures.
Sure, every major character from your youth got a lame variation - everyone from He-Man, to Batman, even the Ninja Turtles outlived their merchandising lines and the people behind them had to come up with something. Other times, well, toys just started out bad. It's hard to imagine the people even wanted some of these when they originally came out.
So go through that old box in the attic and maybe throw some of these out.