anarchist action figures

A few weeks ago, I bought “playmobil 5878″ from a toy store in Ann Arbor. I thought it was really cool that you could buy a social protest action figure at a regular toy store. Later, I found that toy web sites call this “police and bandit.” Maybe. But look at the following photos from the Toronto Star, which covered recent G20 protests. A specter haunts the European toy business, the specter of anarchism!

Written by fabiorojas

July 29, 2010 at 12:09 am

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  1. Propaganda knows no limits nowadays.



    July 29, 2010 at 2:21 am

  2. What’s up with the Dr Who backing board?
    I also love the way the Anarchist’s clothes appear to be drenched in blood. Anyway, must be off to change my blood-stained clothes after a hard day of Propoganda Of The Deed, so I don’t spill kerosene on them when I make my molotov cocktails…


    Anne Archist

    July 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm

  3. (Webster Dictionary)Bandit: an outlaw who lives by plunder; especially : a member of a band of marauders.
    (Webster Dictionary)Plunder: to make extensive use of as if by plundering : use or use up wrongfully

    I found that toy web sites call this “police and bandit.” Maybe

    Bandit Seems to fit quite appropriately.



    July 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm

  4. Wow that is a little strange with the Dr Who box. Although, I guess they’ll just pretend it has nothing to do with that and they just decided to put an old call box there.


    capodimonte figurine

    July 31, 2010 at 2:37 am

  5. That anarchist is by far the best playmobil figure I have seen … I am going to place an online order right now for my kids.


    Steve Morgan

    August 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

  6. Also in sale in France :
    But they call it “l’émeutier” (the Rioter), not the “Anarchist”.


    Baptiste C.

    August 6, 2010 at 6:11 am

  7. hell yea bandits hell yea! raid and plunder like barbarians!



    December 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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