White House Doesn't Diss New Michelle Doll

Action figure seeks to capitalize on first lady's popularity

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 13, 2009 4:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – The White House—which strongly objected to Malia and Sasha Obama dolls released earlier this year—declined to comment yesterday on an upcoming Michelle Obama doll. The 6-inch action figure seeks to capture the first lady's "muted, subdued, classy" style, says its maker Jailbreak Toys, which has been selling a Barack doll since last summer.

The Michelle doll has been in the works since early this year. "The entire political scene was a little rosier at the time," the firm's founder told CNN. "But what was really apparent was the country, and the world at large, were very enamored of this lady." The doll comes in a choice of three outfits, including the red-and-black number the first lady wore election night.

This version of the Michelle Obama doll features the black and white dress she wore on The View.
This version of the Michelle Obama doll features the black and white dress she wore on "The View."   (Jailbreak Toys)
The inauguration version of Jailbreak Toys' Barack Obama figure.
The "inauguration" version of Jailbreak Toys' Barack Obama figure.   (Jailbreak Toys)
This version of the Michelle Obama doll features the dress she wore election night.
This version of the Michelle Obama doll features the dress she wore election night.   (Jailbreak Toys)
Jailbreak Toys' Michelle Obama comes with three clothing options.
Jailbreak Toys' Michelle Obama comes with three clothing options.   (Jailbreak Toys)
This version of the Michelle Obama doll sports the purple dress she wore when she shared a fist bump with Barack on the campaign trail.
This version of the Michelle Obama doll sports the purple dress she wore when she shared a fist bump with Barack on the campaign trail.   (Jailbreak Toys)
The other half.
The other half.
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