Rick Perry is tanking as a presidential campaign figure. He’ll probably also hit the skids as a political action-figure doll.
But that didn’t stop HeroBuilders.com, a Connecticut-based maker of custom action and political figures, from creating a Rick Perry doll that goes on sale this week on the company’s site.
“I don’t think it will do very well at all,” company president Emil Vicale said of the Perry doll, which is available in a “talking” version that includes audio of Perry’s infamous debate flub from November.
“This is what my experience has taught me: In the past, when there’s a figurine like this, his supporters will most likely not buy it because there’s a flub. And the detractors will buy it for the flub and give it to those who wouldn’t buy it.”
The new Perry doll is available in four options: dressed in jeans and T-shirt (in both nontalking, $39.95, and talking, $59.95, models) and “executive” dressed in a black suit (in both nontalking, $59.95, and talking, $69.95).