Martin Luther travels the world


Anglican Journal writes:

With the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation this year, many are marking the occasion using an item not often associated with theology: a child’s plastic toy. In 2015, German toymaker Playmobil launched a new figurine in advance of the anniversary year: a 7.5-cm Martin Luther, wearing a scholar’s gown and holding a German Bible in one hand and a quill in the other.

“Little Luther” turned out to be an enormous hit for Playmobil; soon after its release, the figurine became the company’s fastest-selling toy ever;  last month, Playmobil announced it had just shipped its millionth copy.

At some point, Luther enthusiasts hit upon the idea of photographing the toy at various places they found themselves, and posting the photo on the social media sites Twitter and Instagram. [using the hashtag #littleluther]

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Image: From Twitter
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