A Frida Kahlo Action Figure Is in the Works
If you're in the market for an action figure based on a real person, you've got plenty to choose from: Everyone from Snoop Dogg to the Pope is getting their own figurine these days. Now, Frida Kahlo is joining the ranks of icons to become immortalized in plastic.
Canadian art website 'Today Is Art Day' (known for their Vincent van Gogh action figure) recently started a Kickstarter to give Kahlo the action figure treatment. The toy features the artist with a monkey pal on her shoulder, as well as a detachable heart and the faint smell of roses. The packaging has fun facts about the artist, along with some miniature artwork that can be cut out and affixed to a miniature easel.
“Not that I don’t like the great books and reproductions of artworks but, I think it’s more engaging to have a Frida Kahlo action figure on your desk rather than an art history book on your shelf," ‘Today Is Art Day’ founder David Beaulieu told Lost at E Minor.
As of press time, the campaign is already more than halfway toward the $14,607 goal on Kickstarter. You can pre-order one now, with products expected to ship in September.
[h/t Lost at E Minor]