Saturday, September 19, 2020

Real Life Action figures - RBG!

Real Life Action Figures - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - FCTRY 2018

It's very difficult keeping this blog apolitical considering that women in a male-dominated arena is a strong political message in itself. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a prime real-world example of just that. As the second female US Supreme Court Justice ever (after Sandra Day O'Connor), she spearheaded many advancements against gender discrimination and toward gender equality (among many other notable achievements). I found this action figure a few months ago while on vacation. It was in a beachside candy shop among a slew of other "novelty" toys. I thought for a second it was going to have a cheap "boxing nun" gimmick or something, but no, it's actually quite well produced and clearly done with respect and love. The articulated elbows and great face sculpt sold me and I was excited to bring her home. I was at the gym yesterday when the news of her passing hit. I saw her picture popping up on all the TVs one-by-one and knew immediately what had happened. What a sad day.


Time for a Comparison Pic!



  1. RIP RBG. Yeah FCTRY has made a lot of cool political and politics adjacent figures in the last 5 or so years. I have their Hillary figure. They've also made Obama, AOC, Kamala, Biden, etc.

    1. I went to the website after I posted this and saw the whole lineup. And now that I think of it, I've definitely seen the AOC in a store before. It's a pretty cool company.