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The Perfect Holiday Gift For Any Security Pro: A Bruce Schneier Action Figure

For $89, one of the industry's best-known experts will sit on your desk

Move over, James Kirk and Luke Skywalker -- there's a new action figure popping up on top of security professionals' computers -- and this one is a real guy.

A miniature version of BT Counterpane security guru Bruce Schneier -- complete with beard and ponytail -- is now available from the That's My Face site.

The site has dubbed Schneier's figure "Cryptoman," and is offering him in "casual" or "smart" outfits. Buyers can save $29 by purchasing the head only.

Schneier knows about the action figure and has blogged about it:

"I'd like to be able to say something like 'half the proceeds are going to EPIC and EFF,'" Schneier blogs, "but they're not. That's the price for custom orders. I don't even get a royalty. The company is working on lowering the price...I've told them that at $100 no one will buy it, but at $40 it's a funny gift for your corporate IT person. So email the company if you're interested, and if they get enough interest they'll do a bulk order."

We want one, Santa. Please?

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Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one ... View Full Bio

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