I’m not a huge toy collector. I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey. But this recreation of 2001's iconic monolith may make me reconsider—though it’s $300, a sum that would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies.
Technically, it’s not a toy (nor is it an April Fool’s joke). It’s an object of worship!
It’s made of Plexiglass with a resin “Moon base,” which means you’ll have to do some DIY alterations if you’re more partial to the monolith that appears in the “Dawn of Man” sequence earlier in the film, or the one that pops up “Beyond the Infinite.”
Purists will also have to DIY their own teeth-rattlingly piercing sound effect, should they want to recreate the scene in which Dr. Heywood Floyd and his sandwich-loving buddies first encounter the strange object on the Moon.
Anyway, it’s 1:6th scale, which makes it 24 inches tall, 10 inches wide, and two inches deep; truly devout Kubrickians will still have to go the ultimate DIY route and build their own if they want the thing life-sized. It’s made by Executive Replicas and if you want to pre-order it for its fourth-quarter 2016 release, you’ll need to put down a $75 deposit.