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Gary Panter’s 10” Jimbo vinyl figure comes with a real fabric loincloth (with cool genital-covering action!) and a creepy stare. Courtesy photo.
Add Gary Panter to the growing number of adult-oriented cartoonists who have entered an arena once exclusive to super heroes and other kidstuff: the world of action figures.

Granted, this won’t be any ordinary sandbox toy — not from the punk artist best known as the designer of “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.” Panter’s vinyl figure, an incarnation of his famous, spiky-haired Jimbo character, will be nearly 10 inches tall and sport a real fabric tartan loincloth — under which, let’s just say, he’ll be more lifelike than Ken and G.I. Joe. The toy’s being produced by Craig Yoe, the multitasker beyind the Arf! series of comic-related anthologies, and should arrive this summer.

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy is no stranger to the toy world, being as he is a big-time Hollywood super hero. He hasn’t, though, had his own cartoon. That ends with Sword of Storms (Starz Home Entertainment), an animated extension of the Hellboy film with voices supplied by Hellboy’s cast. The nearly feature-length ’toon cutes the gang up a bit, giving them the big-eyed look of anime heroes.

More in line with Mignola’s distinctive style is the other recent cartoon based on his work, “The Amazing Screw-On Head” (Lionsgate). This one, a 22-minute one-shot made as a TV pilot, is a real hoot — s