Edward Snowden action figure makes for toy whistle-blower

The famed whistle-blower gets turned into an unlikely action figure to help you fulfill your playtime reenactments of the NSA spying scandal.

Edward Snowden action figure
The Edward Snowden action figure: glasses included. thatsmyface.com

Edward Snowden, the famed NSA whistle-blower, already has been cast as the hero in a video game that has him collecting sensitive information while avoiding government capture. Now, he can be the hero of more tactile game play with his arrival in the form of an action figure from ThatsMyFace.com.

The action figure goes for $99 and comes with a 12-inch articulated body (movable joints) in your choice of clothes. Options include a brown military outfit, a casual set with jeans and a t-shirt, a business suit, or an Indiana Jones get-up complete with a whip and messenger bag. For obvious reasons, you should order the Indiana Jones version if you're going to buy this thing.

If you have a 12-inch, headless action figure laying around, then you can order just the interchangeable head for $60. The made-to-order head is crafted from resin.

Thatsmyface.com says it will donate all proceeds from the action figure's sale to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. A disclaimer notes that neither the foundation nor Edward Snowden is involved with or endorsing the action figure.

The Edward Snowden action figure joins a list of unlikely toy heroes, including Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. The best part probably comes when you start to mix your Snowden figure in with your "Star Wars" toys. Snowden could then be involved with exposing Darth Vader's top-secret spying efforts on board the Death Star, which would be totally amazing.

Edward Snowden action figure with laptop
Edward Snowden works a toy laptop. thatsmyface.com

(Via Boing Boing)

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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