Even if you know nothing about classical art, there’s a good chance you’ve at least seen photos of the Venus de Milo, the Greek statue of a lovely woman without arms. With a height of 203 centimeters (6 feet, 8 inches), the statue is larger than life in every sense of the phrase, save her missing limbs. What happened to her appendages remains a mystery to this day, and, we imagine, it will likely continue to be that way for approximately forever.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t imagine what the sculpture looked like! And thanks to FREEing, a Kanagawa-based company, we won’t even have to stretch our imaginations too much, as they’re producing a “Venus de Milo” figure…with arms!


The Venus de Milo, which was likely created sometime between 130 and 100 B.C., is one of the world’s more iconic works of sculpture. Even if you don’t know its proper name, you likely recognize it as something to do with high art — partly because of the statue’s missing arms. Though reconstruction of the statue is mostly impossible it hasn’t stopped people from wondering what the piece originally looked like.


Though the upcoming Venus de Milo figure being released by FREEing won’t bring us any closer to confirming what the statue was originally doing (some have suggested she was spinning cloth), it will let us set her in whatever pose we want!


The figure will come with various interchangeable parts, including two different torsos (one without arms and one with), posable arms, an adjustable head, and a “stone” apple. It looks like you’ll even be able to open the cloth draped around her waist to pose her legs as well!

▼ So she can finally run away from all those gawkers at the museum!


▼ Or lay the smack down on anyone who’s disrespecting.


The figure is set to be released in January next year and will cost 4,444 yen (plus tax) which is about US$36.22 in today’s money. The figure won’t reach the real statue’s towering height, but it will look pretty impressive on your desk at home at 150 millimeters (5.9 inches) tall.

Of course, if you’re going to get the Venus de Milo, you should get her a friend as well! At least, that’s what FREEing says, and who would know better than the manufacturer, right? Luckily, they’ve produced another posable figure: The Thinker.

▼ They make quite a nice couple, we think!


▼ Of course, they look good just standing next to each other too.


The Thinker figure is available now for 3,980 yen ($32.44) plus tax. It stands 155 centimeters (6.1 inches) tall and is available on Amazon Japan, waiting to molded to your will!

▼ Less The Thinker and more a Man of Action!


▼ John McClane-levels of action!


▼ And cowering, apparently.


▼ Or…Burt Reynoldsing?


Though these figures will obviously appeal to art lovers around the world, we also can’t help imaging the glorious stop-motion films these will make possible! Venus de Milo dates The Thinker, and everything is going great until she has to meet his family. Oh, the wacky hijinks that might possibly, but probably won’t, ensue!

Sources/images: FREEing, Good Smile Company (Venus de Milo, The Thinker)
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