Its time for another assignment from the Pop Culture League. Check out the full assignment at this link.
And this week’s question is:
The local Wax Museum is having a fire sale and you have the opportunity to add a life-size, life-like action figure to your collection. Who do you choose?
Now, the wording of the question accidentally limits the answers. If I am going to have a large icon to something or someone in my house at all times it has to be more than a figure. More than tights and a cape. More than an artist’s representation. I love the work of certain comic artists, of sculptors, or toy makers. But that love isn’t enough to warrant an entire focal point of my home.
Whatever takes up that much space in my home has to be more than the sum of its parts. It has to be something bigger. Not just six feet of wax. It has to inspire. It has to matter. It has to give anyone who sees it a sense of immediate recognition and explanation. None will be given, because none will be needed. This life size model will be an inspiration. An icon. In my home it will mean…
Not just Superman, but this representation of Superman. Christopher Reeve Superman. Not only did he make us believe a man could fly, he made us believe a man could be a super man. A glimmering example to the world. A belief in what we have the potential to be. A rare piece of pop culture that is good and pure and special for both adults and children.
Christopher Reeve not only played Superman on film, but in tragedy he portrayed a super man for the rest of his life. There were many jokes back then about “Superman cant walk”. No, but by his deeds he still flew, rising above us all. This symbol of strength, both in reality and fantasy, is the only one I would find worthy to be in my home.
How did the rest of the League answer? Check out some of the links below and there are always more where those came from!