This is one of my favorite things. Some good friends made this for me when I was leaving a job 10 years ago to begin a large freelance project. We had a tradition of making an action figure for any person that was leaving our department... complete with accessories that reflected the person's interests and that, also, represented "inside" jokes.
Here's the one they made for me...of me. It's complete with custom packaging and most of the accessories are handmade and painted. I was blown away when I received it and am constantly amazed at this little work of art whenever I see it.
Bat Sketch book - everyone needs one of these, especially a Bat fan like myself. (Thanks, Mark)
A Bat T-shirt that was a parody of one of my t-shirt designs I produced for the company. (That little sucker is a complete hand sewn t-shirt...and so is the shirt the figure is wearing. Nancy, you're a genius.)
A mini Art Request form
A Pizza (without onions, I might add, compliments of Jenyva) because... I like pizza. Don't we all?
Can of Mountain Dew...you can't have pizza without Mountain Dew. Right?
An art book on the Artist Gustav Von Steiger. Never heard of him? We hadn't either but it didn't stop us from talking incessantly about him as if we had. His most famous painting? "Windmills in the Abyss," of course.
A Jar of Clay... because I must have been listening to a lot of Jars of Clay...the band. (Thanks, Heather!)
A sewing machine ...because someone (looking at you, Mark) thought it was pretty hilarious that I was sewing some costume pieces for a model that I was going to use for photo reference on a project. Hey, sewing can be manly. Right? Anyone?
Toaster (not seen, fallen in package) and popcorn. My friend, Mark, and I had a constant feud over whether it was possible or not to pop popcorn in a toaster. Mark = anti-Toaster. Me = It's gonna happen someday one way or another.