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Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man Proves Action Figures Can Be Art

Illustration for article titled Da Vincis Vitruvian Man Proves Action Figures Can Be Art

Figma’s Table Museum series is adding another iconic artistic masterpiece to its collection. Following up on action figure versions of the Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David, there’s now a bizarre multi-limbed version of Leondardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man to add to your toy box.

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The original Vitruvian Man sketch appeared in the third book of Roman architect Vitrivius’ De Architectura series and is supposed to be an example of what the ideal human body should look like. That, of course, is up for debate, but Figma’s figure does appear to accurately capture every last detail of the sketch. Every... last... one...

Illustration for article titled Da Vincis Vitruvian Man Proves Action Figures Can Be Art
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With eight limbs at his disposal, Vitruvian Man would have no problem besting Michelangelo’s David in a wrestling match. But you’ll be paying a premium for all of those extra arms and legs. The figure is now available for just shy of $60, with an included display stand and da Vinci sketch backdrop.

[Good Smile Company via Boing Boing]

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Finally, an 8-limbed action figure. I was getting sick of 6-limbed ones.