Figurines of famous people

Jailbreak Toys

These little guys—and gals—are unbelievably fun, not to mention funny. Billed as “History’s most compelling characters—now in convenient pocket size,” everyone from Malcolm X to Shakespeare to Einstein to Freud is available for … well, whatever. Carry them around in your pocket as reminders of your goals. Decorate your desk with Gandhi. Play out primal scenes with made-up dialogue, or try your hand at some real art. The site features examples on a fan-art page, which also contains some hints about other ways you can use your tiny Picasso figurine. Think you know what Virginia Woolf would have to say to Andy Warhol and vice versa? It’s as subversive as Barbie art, but less weird and more, well, odd. Feel free to share.