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Friday, January 23, 2009

Barack Obama, Action Hero: It Is His Dessssstiny

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 7:30 AM

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In what is either a Web site for an Asian toy company or the best parody site ever invented (and we really mean it -- the best), a hyperrealistic Barack Obama doll makes a speech, waves the flag, wields a variety of firearms, and engages the Dark Lord of the Sith in a battle to determine the fate of the universe.

See the mind-blowing doll here (note: In the wee hours between last night and today, the Gamu Toys Web site cut off access to the Obama doll section. This is a photo archive on a different page). By the way, if Obama is Luke Skywalker, does that make Dick Cheney the Emperor?

Finally, another line of toys displayed on this Web site is a robot figure astoundingly called "Project BM." We hear it's their No. 2 seller...

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more

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