As we’re coming up to the fiftieth anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey going on general release in the UK, (May 15th 1968) here’s another piece of recently released 2001 merchandise, the Space Suit Action Figure from Mafex which appeared towards the end of 2017.
This is the orange version, representing David Bowman, there’s also a yellow version available, representing Frank Poole.
I know Bowman doesn't appear in the 'Dawn of Man' , but I've always liked the scene of that first encounter with the alien monolith, so why not...
The figure is obviously fully poseable, apart from the helmet, and has a clear display stand.
It comes with three pairs of interchangeable hands – normal, pointing and fist.
The detail and lettering on the suit, chest pack and back pack is excellent.
As you can see the visor is blacked out, as it does at one point in the movie, which actually looks pretty cool to me, and gives the figure a mysterious otherworldly look.
I think I can hear Also sprach Zarathustra...