Well, it was bound to happen…
HeroBuilders.com, the company that builds infamous action figures of real-life folks, has built a series of quite hideous and hilarious figures of famous politicians. First drawing attention following the scandal involving Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner, the company capitalized on the 2012 presidential race with action figures depicting President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney in a boxing ring. The company has also built figures of Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Perry (ugh), Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum, complete with sweater vest. Perhaps the most cringe-worthy is an extensive line of very disturbing Sarah Palin figures.
It’s likely that – in a move that will delight both Republican and Democratic voters – they’ve now built a figure that will take the company to the next level. Introducing….the Skeeter-in-Chief!
Following the White House’s release of a photo depicting President Obama skeet shooting, HeroBuilders.com was quick to cash in on the unique opportunity by building the “Obama Skeet Shooting Action Figure.”
This action figure features President Obama in the outfit pictured below and comes complete with shotgun.
If you like a more aggressive Prez O, you can opt for the Rambama Action Figure:
“Haters” were quick to criticize the president’s official White House skeet shooting photo. Some Photoshop savvy folks even took Obama senior adviser Dan Plouffe up on his Twitter invitation to “make our day” and created some very interesting images.
The question is…what will it take to make the “haters” happy? The president is not a hunter, but has said that he has a huge respect for the tradition of hunting. He’s not an experienced gun-nut, but said that yes, he does enjoy skeet shooting. He was called a liar, so he produced a photo. I mean, really, what do these people want? Let’s just state for the record that they really can’t be pleased, and that’s fine with us. We love our Skeeter-in-Chief! Will you be getting one? As a HUGE collector of political memorabilia, I have to confess….I’m on it. How cool would it be for my son to have an action figure of a man who doesn’t use a gun for violent means.
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