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Who is this guy?


The "Facit man" is an advertising figure developed by the adding machine manufacturer Facit of Sweden.  He was first used in manuals and advertising in the 1950's with plastic figures created in a few different designs for shop display and to give to customers.  

The pictures below show small figures given to customers including my first Facitman, the 1970's grey version picked up at a computer trade show in the early 1980's.  Other designs included larger figures up to 40cm tall

Late 50's or early 60's Facitman
Made in Sweden, 110mm tall
1960's Facitman "Yellow"
Made in Hong Kong, 95mm tall
1960's Facitman "Orange"
Made in Hong Kong, 95mm tall
1970's Facitman "Grey"
Made in Hong Kong, 95mm tall
Bronze Facitman
60mm tall
Hard Plastic
Head rotates
Right arm rotate

String from hat
Yellow Hair
Magnets in feet
Soft Plastic
Head rotates
Both arms rotate
Stick on Badge
String from hat
Brown Hair
Magnets in feet
Soft Plastic
Head rotates
Both arms rotate
Stick on Badge
String from hat
Stick on Badge
Magnets in feet
Soft Plastic
Head rotates
Both arms rotate
Stick on Badge

Brown Hair
Magnets in feet
Bronze
Solid cast
Hat, Head and arms can be detached Hat, Head and arms can be detached Hat, Head and arms can be detached
I have another example with pink'ish face, without red buttons and magnets This example is still in it's original bag This example missing the badge and magnets Tarnished with oxidisation
(Flash washes out tarnish) 

Facitman's crappy attempt at web design 2006