There was nobody quite like Nikola Tesla, and if anybody deserves his own Little Thinker doll, it is he. Let the astonishing scientist and inventor keep you company and expand your ideas of what's possible by taking home this intense-yet-cuddly Nikola Tesla Little Thinker Plush that measures about 12-inches tall.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American scientist, inventor, and polyglot. He was born in Croatia to Serbian parents - one an inventor, the other a priest - and studied at the University of Prague before immigrating to the USA. Ages 14 and up.
The list of Tesla's experiments, inventions, and hundreds of patents reads like the plot points of an amazing science-fiction movie:
Radio waves from space
Dynamo electric machine
Pyromagneto electric generator
Apparatus for aerial transportation
...and, of course, the Tesla coil.
While Tesla was famous in his lifetime - he was a friend of Mark Twain and received a massive public funeral at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York - after his death he faded from the public eye. Some of his work was even misattributed to other inventors with better PR.
Edison, Marconi, and others may have gotten all the glory, but recently Nikola Tesla's star has been ascendant, especially now that science and the public are catching up to the once-eccentric ideas of this visionary, mad scientist, and natty dresser.