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Monday, October 11, 2010

 

FLOTUS Michelle Obama has pricey new doll

  Michelle   Obama,   all   dolled up

Michelle Obama is pictured. | AP Photo

A Michelle Obama doll is being sold for $195 by Franklin Mint. | Photo by AP

KARIN TANABE | 10/11/10 9:56 AM EDT

 

If you happen to be a Michelle Obama fan with $195 burning a hole in your pocket, the Franklin Mint has something for you. The seller of gold coins, Princess Diana dolls and Elvis heirlooms has released the “Michelle Obama Official White House Portrait Doll” for, you guessed it, $195. 

The company has produced a “limited edition” run of 9,900 dolls, each standing at 16 ½” high and adorned in a tiny replica of the black Michael Kors dress Obama wore for the portrait. The smiling vinyl doll also wears a replica steel watch, a double-strand faux pearl necklace and shockingly pink lipstick. 

If throwing down nearly $200 for a doll doesn’t fit your budget, the company is offering “3 easy monthly payments of $65.00” and a really long explanation of why the doll is a must-have. 

“In the same way that clothes are a language without words, Michelle Obama speaks volumes. With the intelligent optimism and youthful energy she brings to the Capitol, Michelle is making headlines, shaping retail trends and inspiring women the world over, as she has perhaps grown to become one of the most celebrated modern women of our time,” the website declares.

But that’s their take on Michelle Obama the woman. What about the merits of FLOTUS the doll?

“Our Michelle Obama Official White House Portrait Doll, one of the first of its kind in the world, captures all the style and substance of our iconic First Lady. A dazzling tribute to the passion and positivity of Michelle Obama and her Declaration of Fashion Independence,” the site proclaims.

Are you sold? Alas, even if you’re ready for the FLOTUS doll, she is not quite ready for you. Perhaps, like her inspiration, she is too busy on the campaign trail? The Michelle Obama portrait doll will ship in late November.


Comments:
Looking at the photo I would say that was a photo of Michelle in person if I was not told otherwise. If the doll looks like the photo it is worth the price.
The photo caption say "Photo by AP". No mention wether it is a photo of Michelle or the doll.
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