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Charles Dickens Action Figure
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The novels of Charles Dickens captured the essence of Victorian society so well that the entire period is often described as Dickensian. To this day, none of his novels have ever gone out of print in England. This 5-1/2" (14 cm) tall, hard vinyl action figure comes with a quill pen and a removable hat!
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6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Serves as a conversation starter. . .Apr 17, 2009
My Charles Dickens' action figure sits on my office desk and still resides in its packaging, on which a blue sticker with white type boldly announces "with quill pen and removable hat!" I suspect this action figure can, when manipulated properly, also flail its arms and stomp its feet as deadlines approach; clear a desk of inkwells, cups, and papers when overcome by the frustrations of writer's block; and possibly offer disdainful over-the-shoulder glances at unfortunate folks who might make excellent subject matter as the next Fezziwig or Turveydrop.
The likeness is a bit off, judging from images I've seen of Dickens' countenance, and I suspect having a few calluses on the fingers and some smudges on clothing would not be out of character. For greater verisimilitude, I wish the manufacturer had included a few pages of manuscript paper and an inkwell as accessories.
If you are a writer or teacher, this action figure can serve as a conversation starter or even a reminder that it is easier to peck away at a keyboard than dash off a novel with a quill pen.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
A dapper little man--But don't remove the parts!Dec 19, 2012
By D. Bowers
I purchased this dapper little action figure for my good friend, who is also an English teacher. She LOVES it. She carried it around with her during final exams and had Charles shake hands with her students.
A caution, however: don't remove the removable parts. She took that hat off almost immediately--and it doesn't stay on after you take it off. Also, the quill broke off, as well (probably because he was shaking hands) but now it looks like a cigarette.
Other than that, it's a fun, silly little thing perfect for your literary friends.
Accoutrements: I think you should make an Emily Dickinson action figure. Thanks! :)
Accoutrements Charles Dickens Action FigureMar 05, 2014
So I have started to actually collect these and hang them on the wall in my office. They are great little conversation starters and have tons of awesome little tidbits of information about the character on the back side. I doubt I will ever take them out of the package but my wall sure looks great! ;)
The detail on them is pretty good and the colors are nice a vibrant. They are so well detailed and I like the look so well it was what prompted me to not take them out of the package. If I did I know all my co-workers would be playing with them or possibly even walk off with one.
Great giftJan 10, 2014
By Lucy Girl LLC
My sister loves it! She is huge Charles Dicken's fan. She also received an Edgar Allan Poe Bobblehead and she chronicles their many adventures together in pictures. We gave a blast!
FunApr 19, 2013
He is a little plastic guy that hangs out on my bookshelf and makes an interesting addition to the books :)
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