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Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama Figure

Posted by Hoob on October 18th, 2008
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  • Publisher: JailBreak Toys
  • Format: Figures, Vinyl
  • Available: Now
  • MSRP: $12.95

barack_feat.jpgSome people have called Barack Obama a rock star, others have called him the Messiah, and others still have called him things that I probably shouldn’t write here. The point is, whether he wins or loses in November, he’s become more than just a politician, he’s an icon and a viable commercial brand. So, just like the Pillsbury Dough Boy or Iron Man, Barack Obama has earned his place in history as an action figure. The company making him, Jailbreak Toys, is a supporter of Barack Obama and is donating one dollar from the sale of each figure to his campaign.

This is another one of those toys that doesn’t really require a very long review. The figure is made of vinyl, which is a bit of a switch for action figures, but I think it is something you’ll start seeing more from smaller companies. just the fact that it is vinyl makes it more collectible because it not only draws in the action figure and political fans, but also the vinyl art crowd.

The figure features eight points of articulation and a likeness that, depending on who you ask is either a cartoonish homage, or slightly insulting. To those who find it insulting, get a new hobby. It is clearly Obama. Sure, his ears are even bigger than they are in real life and his head is just a little be extra cone-shaped, but you can just chock all that up to artistic license. After all, if they are giving money to his campaign, they can’t be trying to mock him too hard.

The paint on the figure is pretty good. I’d give it an 8/10. there’s a couple little scuffs and rub marks, and somep laces where it goes outside the lines a bit, but that’s vinyl. In the end, you have a decent action figure. He’s very posable and actually holds his poses a lot better than I would have expected. His white suited version is already sold out. Depending on how the vote goes in November, he’ll either be a highly sought after collectible, or something you find in your attic 20 years from now.


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5 Comments »

TCM Hitchhiker said on
October 18th, 2008 at 2:08 pm...

I would buy him if I could find one locally.

Vote Obama!

Hoob said on
October 19th, 2008 at 10:41 pm...

You can pick one up at jailbreaktoys.com

 
 
October 22nd, 2008 at 10:17 pm...

That would be better if you could stick his head up his ass

xnoybis said on
November 2nd, 2008 at 6:11 pm...

You should remove yours if you actually think McCain would make a better president.

 
 
jokercard said on
October 30th, 2008 at 12:13 am...

Haha! My school has both the McCain and Obama figures at our bookstore prices at $12.95….

They had a bunch so heres hoping they get discounted rather quickly!

 

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