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Thread: Did anyone really want President dolls as a kid?

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    Did anyone really want President dolls as a kid?

    The news letter got me thinking about this again and I didn't want to take that thread off topic.

    I understand historic figures like Daniel Boone at least that has some play value. But Presidents? Let's be totally honest on this. Put yourself back in time, you're a kid with limited toy money and you have Big Jim in one hand and George Washington in the other. Do you really choose the guy in the powdered wig over Big Jim? Were there really kids begging for a Ben Franklin doll for Christmas? I probably would have cried if I had gotten one.

    Also, don't adults tend to collect out of nostalgia? So, I don't really get a big adult market for them either. If you didn't want one as a child why would you want one now?
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    I tend to agree. I had and have no interest in them.

    Now, if some were made in 1/6th scale; today, by one of the high end manufacturers like Enterbay, who did those lifelike Bruce Lee figures, etc, I can see some adults collecting those since they’d be done to such high quality. Even then, presidents made by one of those companies wouldn’t wouldn’t sell like crazy.

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    Loved collecting Marx Presidents from my local gas station.
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    I think I would have looked at them if only because they were 8" clothed figures. A Lincoln figure would have possibly been a purchase for me, especially if he came with a top hat. I had a minor and inexplicable obsession with top hats as a kid.

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    FDR action figure: $8.99. Wheelchair sold separately.

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    I can't see these selling well. if nothing else maybe there will be some good custom fodder

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    Every Canadian child loves the "World's Greatest Prime Ministers" action figure line by Irwin, oh the afternoons I'd whittle away staging epic battles between Wilfred Laurier and John A. McDonald......

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    As with most anything, there is an audience for this type of thing. Lots o' folks buy Presidential collectibles, some people dig history, some people like blah blah blah. We aren't necessarily the audience, but who knows, these might sell like gangbusters.

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    Americans have always been obsessed with their President, putting them on pedestal or something. I donít see the allure of a having their toy , tho a Justin trudeau voodoo doll I would buy.

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    I had the heroes of the American revolution dolls. President Washington and Jefferson were among 9.



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