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Toys Gone Wild: Company Hawking Anatomically Correct Anthony Weiner Action Figure

 
 
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 It's only a matter of time until Madame Tussaud gets hold of this one: a Connecticut-based action hero doll company is selling a replica of Anthony Weiner, and according to the New York Post, it's flying off the shelves, so to speak. Dressed in a gray gym suit with a logo that says "Tweet This" where his, ahem, YFrog would be, HeroBuilders.com is selling both a "censored," Ken doll-style version of the figure... and one with a little more girth in the nether regions. The x-rated doll is ten dollars more than the going price of $39.95,  but clearly fans are hoping for a little more bang for their buck -- the Post reports that out of 250 sold, all of them were "enhanced." And in case Weiner's doll weiner was not enough, they're also offering a miniature BlackBerry, sold separately.

The company isn't just targeting Weiner -- it's built a little niche for itself by creating doll replicas of all sorts of political figure collectables, from a fairly accurate replica of Dick Cheney (stern, plastic, sans heart) to a customizable "build your own Republican lady figure" series, which allows you to dress a Michele Bachmann lookalike in "2010 Palin prom hair" and a superhero suit, if you so choose. (Nikki Haley: coming Tuesday.)  Having spent a good amount of face-time in comic stores, these types of novelty figures are not too odd to us, though we do wonder about what type of person would drop a deuce on a Christine O'Donnell doll. At any rate, keep your Weiner away from your Barbies.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at June 15, 2011, 8:15am

 
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