Action figures are usually the reserve of comic book superheroes; rarely made in tribute to real-life folk. But make room on the shelf next to Superman and Wonder Woman because Australia’s accidental icon of tolerance, Egg Boy, has just gotten his own action figure.
Egg Boy – whose real name is Will Connolly – took to Instagram to show off his namesake of a toy, one of a limited edition run of only 100. Perhaps the manufacturer will get the kid’s surname right should there be a second run in the works.
The action figure comes complete with egg and cell phone while the back of the box reads, “From the unrelenting turmoil of a corrupt theocratic police state emerges a dead set legend, a hero for our times”.
“Let me inform you all guys, Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning.” – Egg Boy
Since having thrown an egg at idiotic MP Fraser Anning in March this year, after Anning blamed the Christchurch shooting on Muslim immigration, Egg Boy (17) has become somewhat of an unofficial hero of the nation.
After the incident, he took to Twitter to share his wise words of cultural acceptance, saying, “Let me inform you all guys, Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning.”
Connolly has even revealed a philanthropic edge, donating close to $100,000 to victims of the Christchurch mosque shooting.
With close to half a million followers on Instagram, an action figure of Egg Boy might just be the beginning of something bigger.