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TOM OF FINLAND ®



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21st January 2020

The time is now.

TOM OF FINLAND,
Untitled (Silhouette series), 1971,
Pen & ink on paper,
ToFF Cat. #71.09 - #71.20,
Tom of Finland Foundation
1971

 


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TOM ACTION FIGURE

The 001 Rebel is an officially licensed action figure based on the celebrated artwork of Tom of Finland®. At 13" tall, this collectible figure is of the highest quality, featuring 15 points of articulation, detailed coloring, removable gear and a range of accessories - including three interchangeable penises. Each figure is serially numbered, displayed on a chrome base that also functions as a storage box for accessories and is covered with a protective clear bell - jar vitrine. The action figure makes a great piece to augment your collection of erotic art.

Art in Action by Norm Lloyd

Norm Lloyd is the creator, designer, sculptor and artist behind the TOM Action Figure. The images and ideas floating around in the art world are like elements of a surrealist dream to me. Tom's dream-like world of "perfect" men who are not only great and proud slabs of beef that are ready to enjoy themselves, in any way, at any moment - but are also good natured and caring - has to be a turn on for anyone. What man hasn't at one time or another felt the same assertiveness portrayed in Tom's drawings? Tom's technique, and how it evokes the sensuous quality of tumescent volume, taught skin and the smell of leather on a potent man reflects my own experience working with materials, either paint, drawing or sculpting. I love to sculpt. There are times it is like playing chess, trying to figure out the technicalities of a shoulder joint. The best times are when I get into the raw appeal of manipulating the materials. Having sculpted in the toy industry for over nine years there seemed to be a clear lack of product available to particular markets. This, along with my interest in Tom's work, inspired me to approach Tom of Finland® Foundation. My initial meeting was pretty animated as I also happen to have a ten-year background as a curator and exhibit administrator and have worked with artists, collectors, galleries and museums putting together exhibitions. I care deeply about art.There were extensive discussions regarding all aspects of the project; from the expression on his face to whether he should have a mustache; all came under our consideration. The goal was to create the most 'Tom" figure imaginable. The process was filled with challenges; it took six design revisions to come up with something Tom would be proud of. In keeping with the caliber of Tom of Finland®'s extensive body of artwork, the first figure released, 001 Rebel, is of the highest quality and workmanship, and is a serially numbered open edition that will be retired after a limited run. I get off on the cultural relevance of Tom's unique vision. His work presents a potently versatile rubric of dominant cultural icons (such as cops, lumberjacks and construction workers) and uses humor and sensuality as a key that helps to open our preconceived notions about the nature of both assertive and receptive power. Extending these same qualities into pop culture, in the fun, heroic status of an "Action Figure", is a natural progression and continuation of Tom's vision of which I am proud to be part.

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One of the most well-recognized symbols of contemporary gay culture, the heavily muscled and big-dicked "Rebel" of Tom of Finland®'s illustrations has found new life as an action figure. The 001 Rebel is the first in a series of officially licensed action figures based on the artwork of Tom of Finland®. At 13" tall, these collectible action figures are of the highest quality, featuring 15 points of articulation, detailed paint, removable clothing and a range of accessories - including three interchangeable penises. Each figure is serially numbered, displayed on a chrome base that also functions as a storage box for accessories and is covered with a protective clear bell-jar vitrine. The action figure makes a great collectible to add to your assortment of Tom of Finland® illustrations and erotic art, or the perfect partner to that lonesome Ken doll rattling around the Malibu Dreamhome. Just don't tell Barbie.

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