Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSinema's no Manchin, no McCain and no maverick Ocasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention MORE is about to reach “icon status” — with her very own action figure.
FCTRY, a company that creates action figures inspired by big political names, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to mold its next product after the New York Democrat.
If the campaign launching Tuesday is successful, the scaled-down AOC will stand six inches tall and about an inch wide. Ocasio-Cortez’s smiling, pint-sized doppelgänger sports a white suit similar to the one the House freshman wore to her swearing-in ceremony in January. She’s also seen with her “signature red lip,” gold hoop earrings and pulled-back hair.
“AOC’s bendable arms are ready to knock down the house,” FCTRY tells ITK.
The 30-year-old lawmaker "went from bartending and waiting tables to becoming one of the most influential politicians of our time, all in the span of three years,” FCTRY CEO Jason Feinberg said in a statement. “Adding her to our collection of political action figures was a no-brainer. AOC is the face of the future.”
The Ocasio-Cortez item would join a long list of 2020 candidates, Supreme Court justices and mostly progressive lawmakers who have had their likenesses immortalized in figurine form.
FCTRY unveiled its figure of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisAbrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Replace Kamala Harris with William Shatner to get kids excited about space exploration Republicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' MORE (D-Calif.) in January. The company also debuted in January a $20 Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE mini-me, based on the former special counsel who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The Brooklyn-based manufacturer raised more than $600,000 on Kickstarter to fund a “Notorious RBG” figure, inspired by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgBiden's Supreme Court commission ends not with a bang but a whimper The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle Why do progressives want to cancel women? MORE, last year. In 2017, the company said it would donate all profits from its “Trump Over Re-Action Figure,” based on the president, to the American Civil Liberties Union.