Betty on the News: White House Mum on Michelle Obama Action-Figure Doll
The White House has no comment on a new Michelle Obama toy doll that will be on sale in November.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
A six-inch Michelle Obama action figure is set to be released on November 20th, but, unlike when the company behind Beanie Babies began selling Sasha and Malia dolls, the White House said it had no comment on the figurines made by New York toymaker Jailbreak Toys.
The Michelle doll, which will accompany the Barack Obama action figure that company began selling in 2008, will be available in three outfits, all with bare arms: the purple dress she wore when the Obamas shared their infamous fist bump during the campaign, the red and black dress she wore on Election Night, and the black and white floral dress she wore on The View.
The toy will retail for $12.99 and is expected to appeal to adults “who collected toys as a child, who haven’t lost that kind of whimsical enthusiasm,” said the company founder Jason Feinberg. (CNN)