I’ve ended up with a number of Microsoft figurines over the years. It all started with Nine Guy, then went on to the whole Source Force team:
It’s been interesting to see how they’ve evolved over the years. Here are the SQL Server ones:
SQL Server 2005 had a demure little lady that was all Red. She morphed into an orange version by SQL Server 2008 (shown here with me at TechEd USA) in 2008. Later she took on a Neo look from the Matrix, and now there’s a guy, the Query Controller.
I love the way that the tradition continues. Microsoft Virtual Academy recent had a Heroes program where you got sent a figurine if you completed one of a specific set of app dev and server courses. (Each course had a number of sub-courses). Here’s the full set: