There have been LEGO figurines of everything from culturally insensitive Native Americans, to culturally insensitive Samurais, to culturally insensitive Martians. But there’s never been a LEGO minifig that represented (well, tried anyway) the fandom until now.
Among the new additions to Series 3 of the LEGO Minifigures Collection is one affectionately named, “Gorilla Suit Guy”.
The official LEGO Minifigs site explains his deal:
The Gorilla Suit Guy is a mystery. Who is he? Why is he wearing that suit? Does he think he’s an actual gorilla, or did he get lost on his way to a costume party? He certainly acts like the real thing, or at least like someone who’s watched a lot of old movies and TV shows and thinks that’s how a gorilla should act. And he sure is wild about bananas.
The detail on the minifig is the best part. Note that the back has a zipper (normally the figures don’t get printing on the back for cost issues). But really the best part is when you finally pull off that gorilla mask to find out who’s inside.
Oh shit, little guy. We better get you to a headless lounge to cool off.
Image source: The Ugly Duckling at Bricklink