If you liked Mr. Potato Head, you may love the Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure, which raised $142,000 on Kickstarter this summer and can now be purchased for $35 over at the Today is Art Day web site. Made of PVC and standing 5 inches high, the action figure comes with:
- 2 removable ears (Van Gogh cut his left ear)
- 1 bandaged ear
- 1 paintbrush
- 5 masterpieces and 1 cardboard easel
- 10 fun facts about the artist on the box
Other figures included in the collection include Frida Kahlo and soon Vermeer, da Vinci, Magritte and Rembrandt. Enjoy.
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Right now, Facebook is throbbing with distaste for this thing.
I was hoping to see it was raising money for mental illness awareness.