From the Washington Post:
Coming soon to a store near you: a foot-tall likeness of the president called “Elite Force Aviator: George W. Bush — U.S. President and Naval Aviator.”
Blue Box Toys, a Hong Kong-based company, will be distributing the Bush dolls through KB Toys starting Sept. 15. “Exacting in detail and fully equipped with authentic gear, this limited-edition action figure is a meticulous 1:6 scale recreation of the Commander-in-Chief’s appearance during his historic Aircraft Carrier landing,” states the breathless promotion.
For just $39.99, you get a plastic model of Bush wearing flight suit, survival vest and parachute harness, jauntily carrying helmet and oxygen mask — just as Bush did on May 1 after climbing out of his S-3B Viking aircraft. The Bush doll joins many other Navy Seals, Blue Angels and World War II aviators in Blue Box’s “Elite Force” series….
The company recommends that only those 14 and older use the Bush doll, which it says is an “adult collectible item” and emphatically not a toy. It may, in fact, pose a choking hazard for the president’s Democratic opponents….
A White House spokeswoman had no comment yesterday.
For the record, I’d much rather have a copy of OS X, or something else from my Amazon wish list.