Possibly the worst merchandising idea ever: Penny Dreadful action figures

I’m not one for an action figure myself. I’m an adult for one thing.

Okay, cheap shot. I do appreciate that some grown-ups enjoy playing with an action figure. I’m not sure why, but I’m not sure why people watch Mrs Brown’s Boys, either. It takes all sorts to make a world, I guess.

But surely, surely, there is no point whatsoever to these figures, which are going to be unveiled at Comic-Con: Eva Green and Josh Hartnett in Penny Dreadful.

Josh Hartnett/Ethan Chandler

Penny Dreadful action figure of Eva Green

I’m sure that there will be some uptake, despite the fact they’re pretty poor. But what’s the point? In a show populated by Dracula, Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Monster, Van Helsing, Mina Harker and Dorian Gray, they’re going with “the guy who can shoot things and has a secret (that you can’t exploit with this action figure)” and “the woman who gets possessed a lot while hamming it up”? How odd.

Still, it takes all sorts to make a world, I guess.