Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting ran on PBS from 1983 to 1994. And during that time, the painter captivated millions of people around the world with his landscapes, "happy little trees," soothing voice, and words of encouragement. Ross is still a big part of our culture today, and now you can take home your very own action figure of the beloved television host.
The action figure ($31), produced by NECA, comes complete with a paint palette, two brushes, a palette knife, and an easel, displaying a brightly colorful mountainscape much like the ones he created on his 30-minute television show. Ross himself is just as accurate as his accessories, complete with his signature perm hairstyle, blue button-down shirt, and jeans. And at 8 inches tall, this figure is the perfect size to stick wherever you need a quick reminder that “We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.”
Despite Ross’s calm demeanor, he actually spent 20 years in the United States Air Force. Learn how he came to host the show, how his signature perm helped cut production costs, and more by heading here. But if an action figure just isn’t enough Bob Ross for you, check out our official gift guide, which has everything from socks to Chia Pets.
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