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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:32 PM
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Michelle Obama doll


October 12, 2009
White House mum on new Michelle Obama doll
Posted: October 12th, 2009 08:15 PM ET

From CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

A spokeswoman for first lady Michelle Obama said the White House has no comment on a new doll set to be released in late November.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House said it had no comment Monday in response to the upcoming release of a new Michelle Obama action figure doll.

The six-inch doll is made by New York toymaker Jailbreak Toys and is set for release on November 20, but the company began work on the new product six or seven months ago, according to Jason Feinberg, Jailbreak Toys 32-year-old founder.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:33 PM
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1. That's not a doll, that's a caricature......
are we supposed to be stupid once again?

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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 08:10 PM
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19. What do you want for under $15? For comparison, here's Andy Warhol:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:34 PM
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2. At six inches, I think it's an 'action figure', but I'll bet it can still beat up the GWBush doll.
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 10:18 PM
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26. does this bush doll come with a sock? nt
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 10:19 PM
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27. He'd better have a cup on it...sock or no for his 'manly asset'. .nt
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 02:16 AM
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29. bwahahaha that doll of Bush is a complete farce!

love it - in a nasty sorta you-got-to-be-kidding kinda way
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 08:46 AM
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34. My mother - a diehard Dem actually bought one for me. The outfit is so complicated I've not
undressed him to see how anatomically correct he is.

i don't think I want to know.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 10:32 AM
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37. I can't imagine that even if it were that it would be that impressive
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:34 PM
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3. I put this in the same offensive category as Hillary nutcracker
Jailbreak toys?
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 03:36 PM
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39. I fail to see how this is in the same category as the Hillary nutcracker.
The Hillary nutcracker feeds into anti-feminist stereotypes (cracking a male's nuts).

This isn't even in the same category.... although I bet they will eventually make a Michelle nutcracker too (I'm surprised they haven't already).
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:36 PM
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4. I hate when they make dolls
Edited on Mon Oct-12-09 07:36 PM by bigwillq
of celebrities and public figures. :puke:
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:41 PM
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10. I love my Jackie and Diana dolls.They are works of art and the clothes are beautiful
but then, I am a doll collector and love clothes.The Franklin Mint Michelle looks gorgeous.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:43 PM
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11. I haven't seen any of the dolls
you are talking about. I dislike dolls in general. This Michelle one looks cartoonish.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:50 PM
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13. It does but I think it is a toy.It looks like the drawing in a childrens book.
The Franklin Mint dolls greatly resemble the persons.They are like 3 dimensional photos!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:51 PM
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14. Enjoy your dolls.
I am just not into dolls, not matter how life-like they are. I actually think that's pretty scary.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:59 PM
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16. Actually, I thought so too at first but not so much now. It helps me appreciate the women more.
it is odd. However I am still creeped out by baby dolls!
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 09:43 PM
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21. What about characters?
Cause I love my Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Freddy action figures (or dolls).
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:36 PM
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5. Not that great a facial resemblance, and
six inches is not enough to do justice to her height. She should have a Barbie-height likeness.

:P

I like two of the three dress choices. Instead of the black/red election night number, they should've used the yellow/black combo she wore when they touched down in England last spring.

:D
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 10:07 PM
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22. I think the face is very much like her. I would recognize who she is supposed to be...
instantly. Although it could be more flattering. It's more like a caricature, and in that sense, you know who it is, but it accentuates some not so flattering things or what's most noticeable, rather than a balance likeness.

I like the red/black dress on the doll. Not so much in real life. But for some reason, on the doll it looks better. Maybe I'm just used to it now. Or maybe because the dress is so famous now.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 10:13 PM
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25. True and true
The doll's grin is just kind of disturbing. :o

I actually think the red/black dress looks better here too, and the purple one for that matter. Funny how the proportion of the doll actually works out.

I think the scary smile would prevent me from owning one, though!
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:36 PM
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6. Total fail. Saw that on tv earlier and was just shaking my head.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:37 PM
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7. I have that dress. nt
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:37 PM
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8.  Franklin Mint has a really beautiful Michelle Doll on order.
Edited on Mon Oct-12-09 07:38 PM by saracat
This doll seems like more of a playdoll and looks more like the shallow resemblence of the less expensive celeb dolls.I would likethe Franklin Mint doll. I hope it is as pictured. Their Jackie and Diana were wonderful.I have both!
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 08:06 PM
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18. Do you mean the Danbury Mint Doll?
http://www.danburymint.com/collectibles/prod/Michelle-O...

That is quite a good portrait. Stunning, really.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 04:09 AM
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30. Yes. Oddly usually the Danbury doesn't have as good a likeness of celeb's
as the franklin Mint. I have the FM Jackie and Diana. I had forgotten this was the danbury. I wonder what it will actually look like? Becaue the picture is beautiful and that is what I was going by.
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 10:24 AM
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35. How is an all porcelain doll fully poseable?
I have a modest doll collection that was mostly handed down to me from my mother and grandparents which includes several porcelain dolls. None are "fully" poseable - and the ones that are partially poseable are poseable because they are not fully porcelain - leather bodies visibly joints at the shoulders and other places to permit limited movement.

Despite the gorgeous image, that description would make me seriously pause before forking over any money.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 03:31 PM
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38. I imagine just the arms and legs move.I have some posable porcelain.
But I don't imagine they are fully jointed like some of the multi jointed vinyl.
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:37 PM
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9. Dont see anything wrong with it...It's kinda adorable. nt
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:50 PM
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12. I don't know if there is anything derogatory about this doll.
"Feinberg, whose company began selling a Barack Obama action figure doll in mid-2008, said that Michelle Obamas energy was muted, subdued, classy coming out of last years campaign while her husbands image was much more like that of a superhero."

Just because we don't like it doesn't necessarily mean that someone else won't think it is great and a compliment to Michelle. :shrug:
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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 07:52 PM
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15. It doesn't look much like her at all (nt)
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 10:08 PM
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23. I recognized her instantly, the likeness is so close. Except it's more caricature
than a balanced likeness.
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 08:03 PM
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17. Frightful. They put more effort in the dresses. I wonder who
their target consumer is.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 09:30 PM
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20. That is flippin adorable.....
... now my two Barack Obama "action figures" from the same company can have wives! I'll have to get my old doll house out. lol



http://www.jailbreaktoys.com/The_Obama_Action_Figure_p/...
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 01:23 AM
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28. Is it me, or does the doll look more like the impersonator on SNL? n/t
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 10:09 PM
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24. Cute, but not elegant enough. Should be more of a true doll, like Barbie.
Except the clothes shouldn't come off. Really. Something distasteful about taking the clothes off the First Lady, even if it is just a doll.

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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 04:19 AM
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31. It's a designer toy / urban vinyl action figure.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designer_toys

Designer toys tend toward the stylized, or exaggerated / amorphous shapes.
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 04:20 AM
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32. Accidental dupe...
Edited on Tue Oct-13-09 04:20 AM by Norrin Radd
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 05:19 AM
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33. Not a very flattering character of Michelle Obama
If I were her I'd be offended.
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 10:30 AM
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36. This doesn't look like her AT ALL...
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 03:38 PM
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40. That's what I thought too. I wouldn't even know it was Michelle if I weren't told.
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