While teen boys may no longer play with their childhood action figures, it doesn't mean they really want to get rid of them. This DIY is a clever way to repurpose favorite action figures into a grown-up lamp. From Instructables.
use spray paint and a glue gun Old action figures spray painted gold + a lamp base (Ikea or Goodwill) = New purpose for repurposed toys, new skill sets & awesome bragging rights when their friends come over. Good adult geeky project, too.