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‘Rent 2 Damn High’ Candidate Becomes Doll

Star Gubernatorial Candidate Being Made Into Action Figure
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Jimmy McMillan participates in a debate held at Hoftstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 18, 2010.  (AP Photo/Audrey Tiernan, Pool)

Jimmy McMillan participates in a debate held at Hoftstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Audrey Tiernan, Pool)

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — One colorful candidate for New York’s governor post has inspired countless comedy routines, and now he’s inspiring toymakers.

 Jimmy McMillan, the New York gubernatorial candidate from the “The Rent Is Too Damn High Party” now has a talking plastic “hero” doll that repeats his catch phrase.

jimmy mcmillan doll Rent 2 Damn High Candidate Becomes Doll

The Jimmy McMillan "The Rent is Too Damn High" doll. (AP Photo/Herobuilders.com)

A Connecticut company that makes action figures is selling one of New York governor wannabe Jimmy McMillan.

Priced at $49.99, the McMillan doll announces, “The rent is Too. Damn. High.”

Those words made him a one-theme political sensation when he spoke them during a debate, wearing black gloves and mutton chops.

Emil Vitale owns the online company Herobuilders.com. He launched his latest product on Monday and by Wednesday sold a few hundred of the 12-inch figures.

Vitale says he’s seen the candidate only on TV.

He also makes a plastic Sarah Palin, Barack and Michelle Obama and other talk-of-the-town figures.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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