It’s been a long time coming, but now, because of what US voters did on November 4th 2008, America finally has an action figure to be proud of. Modelled on the 44th President of the USA, the Barack Obama Action Figure is the perfect gift for fans of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’s newest (and coolest) resident.
Standing 6” tall with eight articulation points, this detailed figurine can replicate all manner of presidential poses, filling onlookers with hope every time they gaze at his chunky plastic form. He even comes packaged in a colourful window box with original Obama artwork.
Just think of the fun you’ll have with your very own mini commander-in-chief. You can wiggle him around as you recite his celebrated campaign slogans, put him on your desk to show your support or, thanks to his pointy finger, force him into striking that pose from Saturday Night Fever. The possibilities are endless!
Whatever your political stance it’s impossible not to be inspired by Obama’s meteoric rise to the top. As the USA’s first African American president he’s already an iconic figure, regardless of future conduct. Plus he looks a bit like Will Smith.
Okay, so he’s not as inadvertently hilarious, preposterous, bewildered or tongue-tied as his predecessor (a tall order, even for Super Obama). And, despite his youth, he’s probably not as adept at dodging incoming shoes. But even hardened Republicans would have a hard time ‘misunderestimating’ Obama’s charisma. Indeed when Dubya stepped down it truly was the end of an error.
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of its founders is alive in our time; who still questions our ability to sell frankly ridiculous toys, may we present the answer: the Barack Obama Action Figure. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.”
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