Action figures do so much more than sit on a shelf; they go through hard times, too. Well, they do if they’re part of Marcos Minuchin’s collection. His ongoing photography project The Secret Life of Toys is designed to imitate and comment on real life. In this series pop culture figures such as Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, and Spider-Man are out of work and money and looking for help. These portraits of toys are amusing and a little sad. The touch of truth in each of the images speaks loudly.
See more action figures in dire straits after the break.