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.