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Patricia Krentcil, Tanorexic Mom, Gets Her Own Action Figure (VIDEO)

Posted: 05/08/2012 12:58 pm Updated: 05/09/2012 11:54 am

Tanorexic Mom Action Figure
Patricia Krentcil, aka the Tanning Mom, has inspired an action figure.

A Connecticut-based company is hoping to make green money off the tanned hide of Tanorexic Mom Patricia Krentcil.

Herobuilders.com, which specializes in customized action figures, has just released a "Tanorexic Action Figure" based on the bronzed face of Krentcil that is selling for $29.95 a pop.

Krentcil recently burned her way to fame after she was arrested for allegedly bringing her 6-year-old daughter inside a tanning booth.

Since then, she has become a pop culture icon of sorts, even being parodied by Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live.

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The tanorexic tribute follows a long line of action figures inspired by psuedo-celebrities like White House crasher Michaele Salahi, the "The Rent Is Too Damn High" guy and the protester who said the immortal words, "Don't tase me bro."

Herobuilders head honcho Emil Vicale considers the offbeat action figures to be satire, but admits the Krentcil doll isn't a perfect match.

"It doesn't really look like her," he told The Huffington Post. "But we did the best under the circumstances."

In the interest of time, the Tanorexic Action Figure is only tan on the face, while the body is the same as the one the company uses for its Sarah Palin action figure, CNN reported.

Vicale doesn't expect his Krentcil creation to replace Barbie in the hearts and mind of doll collectors soon, but said the right doll at the right time can still do well.

"We sold 1000 of 'The Rent Is Too Damn High Guy' in a month," he told The Huffington Post.

Who's buying the dolls? Vicale suspects they appeal to people who know the subjects being satirized.

"I think she's ordered one and people she knows," Vicale said. "We're getting orders from her part of the country."

Collectibles expert Stephen Fishler suspects that the market for the Tanorexic Action Figure will be small and suggests people not buy it hoping to sell it for big bucks in a few years.

"This is not being marketed as an investment. The company is trying to sell shock value," Fishler told The Huffington Post. "The people who will buy it should be people who find it funny in and of itself."

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story referred to Krentcil as Pamela, not Patricia.

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  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." She brought her daughter, Anna, whom she <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/patricia-krentcil-arrested-daughter-tanning-booth_n_1469392.html?ref=crime" target="_hplink">allegedly took into a tanning booth in April</a>. Krentcil denies the allegation.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Here's Tanning Mom with HuffPost Weird News editor Andy Campbell.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." She brought her daughter, Anna, whom she <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/patricia-krentcil-arrested-daughter-tanning-booth_n_1469392.html?ref=crime" target="_hplink">allegedly took into a tanning booth in April</a>. Krentcil denies the allegation.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

  • Tanned Mom Charged

    This photograph of Patricia Krentcil was released by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J. Krentcil, of Nutley, N.J., whose own skin is deeply bronze-colored from regular visits to a tanning salon, has been accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth in violation of state law. Krentcil entered a plea of not guilty Wednesday in Superior Court to a charge of child endangerment. (AP Photo/Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

  • Tanned Mom Charged

    Patricia Krentcil, 44, left, stands with her lawyer John Caruso during a court appearance on charges of child endangerment at the Essex County Superior Court, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J. Krentcil is accused of taking her 5-year-old child into a tanning booth. Krentcil tells The Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using tanning salons.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Tanned Mom Charged

    Patricia Krentcil, 44, waits to be arraigned at the Essex County Superior Court, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J., where she appeared on charges of endangering her 5-year-old child by taking her into a tanning salon. Krentcil tells The Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using tanning salons.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Tanned Mom Charged

    Patricia Krentcil, 44, center, walks out of Essex County Superior Court with her lawyer John Caruso, right, after court appearance on charges of child endangerment, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J. Krentcil is accused of taking her 5-year-old child into a tanning booth. Krentcil tells The Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using tanning salons.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Tanned Mom Charged

    Patricia Krentcil, 44, walks out of Essex County Superior Court after court appearance on charges of child endangerment, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J. Krentcil is accused of taking her 5-year-old child into a tanning booth. Krentcil tells The Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using tanning salons.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Tanned Mom Charged

    Reporters talk to Patricia Krentcil, 44, center right, as she walks out of Essex County Superior Court after court appearance on charges of child endangerment, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J. Krentcil is accused of taking her 5-year-old child into a tanning booth. Krentcil tells The Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using tanning salons.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Tanning Mom's New Skin

    Patricia Krentcil -- also known as Tanning Mom -- was in Westchester, NY on Friday, Sept. 21 to show off her better-looking skin and promote the book she allegedly swears by, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin." During the event, she told The Huffington Post exclusively that Mitt Romney's now infamous "tan" is fake.

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