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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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