Did you own any action figures when you were a kid?
Superman? Jedis? X-Men?
I didn’t, probably because I never read any comic books until my brothers came along. What we did have though, were real people action figures.
I’m not even kidding. There’s a company out there called Accoutrements that makes action figures out of historical characters.
There’s Marie Antoinette with a detachable head, Houdini wrapped up in a straight jacket, Van Gogh with a bandage over his ear, and many more –>
I myself am the proud owner of both a Jane Austen and a DaVinci figurine, and they sit on my bookshelf, keeping each other company whilst I am away, or so I like to think…
But, for the purposes of this blog, I would like to introduce you to the action figure of none other than Rosie the Riveter. That’s right — our very own pseudo-mascot, doll-size — the perfect desk-top inspiration!
She comes with her very own spring-action rivet gun and a lunchbox, just like in the original Norman Rockwell painting. Plus, she’s posable!