'Rent 2 Damn High' Candidate Becomes Doll
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) -- One colorful candidate for New York's governor post has inspired countless comedy routines, and now he's inspiring toymakers.
Jimmy McMillan, the New York gubernatorial candidate from the "The Rent Is Too Damn High Party'' now has a talking plastic "hero'' doll that repeats his catch phrase.
A Connecticut company that makes action figures is selling one of New York governor wannabe Jimmy McMillan.
Priced at $49.99, the McMillan doll announces, "The rent is Too. Damn. High.''
Those words made him a one-theme political sensation when he spoke them during a debate, wearing black gloves and mutton chops.
Emil Vitale owns the online company Herobuilders.com. He launched his latest product on Monday and by Wednesday sold a few hundred of the 12-inch figures.
Vitale says he's seen the candidate only on TV.
He also makes a plastic Sarah Palin, Barack and Michelle Obama and other talk-of-the-town figures.
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