I love it when pop culture and history collide.
Yesterday I received an advertisement for this little guy in my e-mail inbox. It was for Playmobil version’s of Martin Luther. I thought it was pretty funny. And since ALL my ancestors were German Lutherans, I thought he had a place on this blog (a stretch, I know; he’s just so darn cute). Released ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the toy has broken Playmobil sales records. The figurine even has his own hashtag on social media: #LittleLuther.
Little Luther will be released in the United States on July 1st, 2015. He is available online at Concordia Publishing House.
 “Why Martin Luther is the answer to Playmobil’s prayers,” The Guardian, 18 February 2015, Web edition (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2015/feb/18/martin-luther-playmobil-figure-sold-34000-in-72-hours : accessed 6 June 2015).
 Little Luther web page, Concordia Publishing House (https://www.cph.org/t-littleluther.aspx? : accessed 6 June 2015).