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Edward Snowden Gets His Own Action Figure (VIDEO)

Published: February 20, 2014 (Issue # 1798)



  • The new Edward Snowden action figure is being offered with a range of outfits.
    Photo: ThatsMyFace.com

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has been hailed as a hero by many for disclosing details of mass surveillance programs conducted by the US government. Now he’s joined the ranks of fictional superheroes with the release of an action figure in his likeness.

The Oregon-based company ThatsMyFace.com this week announced that it is selling 12-inch (30-centimeter) action figures mounted with Snowden’s lifelike head and will donate the proceeds to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, an American NGO established in 2012 to promote free speech and support whistleblowing journalism.

Related: Putin Shearing Wool From the Snowden Pig

Snowden was named to the board of the organization last month.

The company is selling the made-to-order figurine for $99, though for $60 customers can purchase just the Snowden head, which can then be attached to the buyer’s own action figure body.

Snowden, 30, fled the United States last year after leaking troves of documents related to US surveillance programs to the media, and he has been living in Russia since last summer after receiving temporary asylum there.

Related: Snowden Hired by a Major Russian Website

Russia has repeatedly denied US requests to expel Snowden to the United States, where he faces charges of espionage and theft of government property. US authorities have rejected claims that Snowden is a whistleblower, insisting that he committed crimes and should face a trial at home.

ThatsMyFace.com is offering a range of outfits for the Snowden figurine, including one modeled on swashbuckling fictional archeologist Indiana Jones of the Hollywood movie franchise, complete with a bullwhip and gun.

The company has issued a promotional video for the Snowden figurine that features an action figure in the likeness of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose whistleblowing website became an enemy of the US government in 2010 when it leaked hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.





 


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Thursday, July 24


Liliana Modiliani, a well-known Russian stylist, will talk about choosing clothes that fit during her lecture at 7 p.m. at the Pryamoy Efir art club, 13 Viborgskoe Shosse.



Friday, July 25


Discuss Russia’s economic and political prospects for 2014 during a Business Breakfast organized by SPIBA at 9.30 a.m. in the Bank Saint-Petersburg office at 64


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Start your weekend with adorable miniature pigs at the Squealing Pig festival at 7 p.m. this evening in the Karl & Friedrich restaurant, 15 Iozhnaya doroga, on Krestovsky Island.



Saturday, July 26


Hundreds of brand-new and retro cars, drag and drift shows, test drives and karting are planned for the Avtobum-2014 festival, which will take place in front of the RIO shopping center at 2 Fuchika Ulitsa.


Participants in today’s SaniDay Summer competition will impress visitors with their hand-made, unusual and hilarious boats, which will race at the Igora Resort near the 54th kilometer on Priozerskoe Shosse.


Metro Family Day will include both serious lectures for adults and master-classes for children, making the event interesting for the whole family. To participate, come to Kirov Park on Yelagin Island.


Photography will be the focus of today’s Photosubbota, which features lectures by famous photographers, meetings with photo schools and studio representatives, and participation in a photography competition. The event starts at noon at Petrokongress, 5 Lodeynopolskaya Ulitsa.


If you like cycling, make sure to visit the Za Velogorod Festival with its retro bike exhibition, market and live music. The second round of the Leningrad Criterium race will also take place during the event at Petrovsky Arsenal in Sestroretsk.



Sunday, July 27


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Monday, July 28


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