22 February 2010

my guy can totally beat up your guy...

or at least compose circles around him!

spotted this in the disney hall gift shop, and couldn't decide if the idea of a little boy being given a wolfgang amadeus mozart action figure, breaks my heart or fills it with joy. maybe a little of both.

15 comments:

hello gorgeous said...

At least it's not a Richard Simmons action figure?

Margaret said...

If you Google, "Mozart Action Figure" there's a whole page on Shakespearean action figures, gasp! There's no Constanze Mozart, sadly, but Mozart can be paired with Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, and hommes Houdini and Alexander the Great(plus more). How droll! There's even a Sigmund Freud figure to help sort this all out.

Janet said...

Ha! That's funny. Does he come with accessories...piano, sheet music...? ;)

jones said...

I think that the benefits of playing with a Mozart action figure far outweigh the bad!! Have a great day.
Marycolsons

Paul Anater said...

I think those things are a riot. I'm waiting for them to expand the line to include Claude Debussy and Camille Saint-Saens.

Karena said...

I think this is wonderful! Nice to offset GI Joe's etc.

Karena

magnaverde said...

Thank heavens they didn't have these things when I was a kid. By the time I was in first grade, I was already beginning to slip into geekiness--I've got pictures to prove it--but if I'd ever received one of these for my birthday, I might as well have had a big 'N 'for Nerd branded onto my forehead. My life would have been over before it started.

maison21 said...

gorgeous- i would so buy a richard simmons action figure just so i could chnage his outfit- those spangly tank-tops and short-shorts have gotta go!

that's too funny margaret- esp simund freud!

janet, he comes with a pino stool, but not piano. his hands look like they are made to grasp the stool and smash it over a bad guy's head, too.

mary- i agree, except for what bat said (below).

paul- maybe a schoenberg figure to kill the bad guys with an unlistenable atonal composition...

karena- being a former little boy, i can assure you that we could turn mozart into a g.i. joe killing machine- it's in our dna... ;-)

magnaverde- you hit the nail on the head. i just kept thinking of an already bookish and introverted lil boy (read: me) being given one of these and then as you said, he would have the scarlet "d" of dorkdom forever branded on his forehead!

Paul Anater said...

I love classical music humor. Really!

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Oh. That is kind of sad, I think. And ironic. What sort of "action" is Wolfie supposed to take against the bad guys? Beat them with his piano bench? Play beautiful music and soothe them into submission? On the plus side, the Barbies would love him.

Lord Cowell said...

Maybe your Mozart action figure could take on my Oscar...

http://willowbrookpark.blogspot.com/2010/02/oscar-wilde-malmaison-and-french-empire.html

David :-)

Easy and Elegant Life said...

I gave Mrs. E. the Sigmund Freud action figure. She keeps it on her desk at the school.

As for giving one to a child... hmmm... why not? Schroeder had his Beethovan bust.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Mozart would turn in his grave... laughing ;-)

Suzy said...

you make me laugh...thanks for sharing ;)

Habitually Chic said...

That made me laugh out loud too! Thanks! I needed that!