We’ve had our fair share of action figures based on Ghostface, the iconic branded Halloween costume best known for its appearances in the Scream movies (the TV show changed it in part to avoid paying royalties). But now it’s time for the original inspiration behind that design to join in the figural fun, as Edvard Munch’s iconic painting gets three-dimensional and fully articulated, courtesy of the figma “Table Museum” series that previously gave us such art-inspired action toys as the four-armed Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man figure, as well as a Venus De Milo with removable arms.
First seen by us at io9, The Scream is the first in this series of collectibles to be based on a full-color painting, and comes with a framed backdrop if you just want to reproduce the original as closely as possible. But the figure also comes with multiple sets of hands for some cheeky alternate poses, like “air quotes” and retired wrestler Diamond Dallas Page’s “Diamond Cutter” signal. Munch was a sufficiently irreverent fellow that he might have appreciated these variations; he was also prone to moodswings, which this figure can certainly represent, with multiple points of articulation in the torso allowing for shimmy-shake poses as well as the more familiar one of anxiety. You can see just a few of the possibilities in the image gallery below, and preorder the figure at Goodsmile Online.
Does this new interpretation give you your own good smile, or is any kind of change to a classic something to scream about? Holler at us in comments below.