Okay, for those of you who were not amused by the Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure, perhaps you'll be mollified by the actual catalogue description:
You can have all the books, magazines, periodicals, journals, videos, and CD ROMs in the world, but without a librarian you'll be frustrated and overwhelmed before you can say 'Dewey Decimal System.' And although most librarians can't travel faster than a speeding bullet, or leap over tall buildings in a single bound, they can direct you to an article on the physics of speed, an instructional pamphlet on high jumping, and a book of photographs of the world's tallest buildings.--although in light of the OCLC/Library Hotel flak, maybe they should put a TM in there. :)
Also, I'm happy to report, the figure comes with a small plastic version of Nancy Pearl's book, Book Lust and a stack of books (including Devil's Dictionary, Eudora Welty, and Bulgarian Flax. There are also two bookmarks, a Nancy Pearl trading card, and a check-out card in a 'classic library sleeve' on the package. I'd say that's worth US$8.95. They also include a link to where they're selling her real-life-sized book. So, I think the total package shows more pro-librarian action than some of the naysayers thought.
It's definitely on my Yule wish list.