Action figure primary

Polls can tell much about a politician’s popularity, but what about action figure sales?

A Connecticut-based company, Herobuilders, sells action figures of prominent political and pop-culture figures. Herobuilder catalog includes such GOP heavyweights such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.

For $39.95, interested parties can order an action figure of their favorite GOP lady. The Palin figure has a multitude of customizable clothing options, including a school-girl outfit.

But which is more popular? Herobuilders CEO Emil Vicale said there’s been a recent uptick in Bachmann sales, but the Minnesota Congresswoman is still far behind Palin.

“You can’t compare the two,” Vicale said. “Lets say I had 100 percent of sales between the two. Palin would take 98 percent, and Bachmann 2 percent.”

Vicale said he will probably roll out a Mitt Romney action figure in the near future, but overall he’s disappointed with the sales potential of the current GOP field.

“After doing this for ten years, and you start get a sense for what’s happening,” Vicale said. “I’m not feeling anybody right now. I have to be honest with you: I would love another great Republican action figure, but I’m just not seeing the sales.” (Could Charlie Crist make a glorious return to politics?)

Vicale said Mitt Romney will win the GOP nomination and Bachmann will be his pick for vice president. Scoff if you will, but Vicale’s made a living by predicting the future. He released an Obama action figure two years before the young Illinois Senator received the Democratic nomination for president. And he released the Bachmann figure two years ago.

An interesting aside: Palin is far from the most popular political action figure on the site right now. Vicale said that honor goes to erstwhile Congressman Anthony Weiner and his infamous bulge.

“He’s casting a big shadow over the crowd,” Vicale said.

  • TheRegulator

    It does not look much like Palin- who would pay $40 for that poorly crafted sh*t

    • Crosby

      I believe he said the ‘big’ seller is Anthony Weiner, so who is lonely now? lol

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  • philipjames

    I know you are probably only 15 and jerking off while looking at the Palin action figure, but she paid for the tanning bed herself and it was not $35000 (got too many zeros in there stupid) and it was more for her daughters… jerk off and lick it up – that would be more your style.

  • Humorless

    Sorry, how do you tell the difference between the plastic action figure and the real Sarah?

    • truthhasnoagenda

      The real one probably owns you in a debate.

    • A Doctor’s Labor is Not my Right

      The Real one wouldn’t even look your way, welfare trash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

    this is both hilarious and disturbing at the same time.

    • barryswhitehalf

      Disturbing – yea, I like that; that’s the perfect word for it.

  • MartyS

    Liberal women do look like men.

  • Jess81

    Oh. Does this guy have a Michelle Obama nekkid doll too?

    • El Presidente

      Chewbacca nekkid?


  • truthhasnoagenda

    I wonder if this company would make a Democrat female politician into a slut like they did Palin. Somehow I doubt it, but since there are no attractive female Democrats I guess we’ll never know. Strange how all the hot women pols are Republican. They didn’t need assistance from the “women’s movement” to get where they are, they had to earn it, and overcome the Lib stereotype that attractive women are dumb and must have slept their way to the top.