While living in New York for the summer, I had to pass by one of the “Thinker” sculptures by Auguste Rodin’s every day walking through Columbia University on my way to work. The bronze statue was the first time I had seen such a work of art up close and personal. Something about hustling-and-bustling past that sculpture every day, making a mad dash to my bus stop, made me feel like a citizen of an actual Metropolitan city with a capital M, if even for a short time. What I didn’t realize at the time, though, is that I would one day be able to bring a piece of that experience and feeling home with me in the form of figma’s bitchin’ “The Thinker” action figure!

As the first in figma’s series “The Table Museum,” the famous centerpiece of Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell” collection can now have a place on your desk or in your cubicle, serving as inspiration while you ponder such important matters as what direction you should take your career, whether you are ready to own a dog, or how much weekday drinking is too much weekday drinking. You can sit him in his classic pose of deep thought or, if you’re feeling froggy, put him in any number of positions. That’s right, I did say “action figure,” and figma’s The Thinker is ready for action. As he is fully articulated, his limbs can be adjusted for all of your collector’s needs. The Thinker can be positioned in a dancer’s pirouette, in a battle stance to do combat with your He-Man and Thundercats figures, or in duck-and-cover position for 1950s nuclear fallout.

figma has provided these details to think about when thinking about purchasing “The Thinker”:

· Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out the classic Thinker pose, or various other action poses.
· A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
· A special stand, chest and head part are included to recreate the classic pose, but various other head and hand parts are also included.
· An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

A note: figma’s “Thinker” figure comes fully packaged, as in he’s packaged with male genitalia. So, when posing this replica of a piece of art, keep it classy.

“The Thinker” is now available for pre-order through November 19 and will run you 4,298 Japanese Yen. I assumed that came to 900,000,000 U.S. dollars, but Google tells me it’s actually a little over $70. You can get more info on Good Smile Online Shop’s website.

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Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work can also be seen in press releases for the Master Musicians Festival, a Kentucky event that drawn acts such as Willie Nelson, the Counting Crows, Steve Earle, and Wynona Judd. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.