The true story of the Seth Godin Action Figure: [Update: they may be all gone by the time you read this, sorry…]
It's a joke. But it's a real product, with tongue in cheek.
It was all for charity (the Acumen Fund gets all my royalties). An old interview with all the details here, including narwhals.
Years and years ago, I suggested this project to my friends at Archie McPhee because they're brilliant and funny and I'm jealous of what they do all day. And they (after six months of trying to persuade other, better authors to say yes) agreed.
And now, years later, after thousands of these little guys were sold, we come to the end of the line. Action figures are falling out of favor, they say, and they need to make room for bacon mints and flying pigs. And there's only a thousand left. Is your dashboard bereft? Here's your chance.
You can get yours for about half price! Just type in the discount code: pokethebox when you order (they tell me this is only for US orders).
Thanks, guys. Archie McPhee made me small, plastic, articulated and delighted, all at the same time. Now I know how Mr. Bill feels.