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You Need These Dictator Speakers

At this point you're probably asking yourself, Well now why the hell would I want to display a bust of a megalomaniacal dictator in my home? That's a fair question. But these guys aren't just porcelain busts, but rather sculptures with built-in speakers known as the Sound of Power series, and they're designed to represent six men who've "played" the world like an instrument to the beat of their own metaphorical drum.

That's art, people.

The collection includes all-white 3D portraits of dudes including Robert Mugabe, Muammar Al Gaddafi, Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, and yep, Barack Obama. They come in your choice of three sizes: 10 inches, 22 inches, or room-dominating 43 inches. Each one's packed with a top-notch audio system comparable in scale to the size of the bust you've selected and compatible with nearly any smartphone, pumping your playlists of choice out of a speaker cover fit onto a slice off the dudes' head.

If you'd rather jam out to a speaker shaped like yourself, they also offer a fully-customized version. You'll have to be a mega-rich narcissist to go that route, though, considering it'll set you back a cool $165,000—a price that includes roundtrip travel to Moscow to be 3D-scanned, and in-person delivery of the finished setup. 


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He'd bet that Putin has already placed an order for himself.