Mitt Romney has his enviable head of hair, while President Barack Obama has the most consistent smile we’ve ever seen. And to capture the signature looks these candidates are sporting on the trail, the 80s iconic doll company (the Cabbage Patch Kids, who else?), have crafted stuffed dolls modeled after the presidential hopefuls for charity.
Starting Oct. 30, election-crazed fans can bid for the collectible stuffed dolls on eBay to get both a campaign fix and to also help support Rock the Vote. The 21-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan organization aims to register 1.5 million young voters for the upcoming election and will use proceeds from the doll sales to fund new programs for young people.
“The funds raised in this auction will help with new programs that continue to keep young Americans engaged, ensuring that their voices are part of our country’s democracy,” said Chrissy Faessen, vice president of communications and marketing for Rock the Vote, in a press release.
But don’t expect auction numbers to be an indicator of who may win the election this year.
Back in 2008, the Sarah Palin Cabbage Patch Kid doll was a hit, selling for $19,000 and Obama’s plush persona went for a mere $8,400. The auction, in its entirety, raised more than $35,000 for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, a nonprofit that brings presents to disadvantaged kids during Christmas, according to Business Insider.
But it looks like the one woman included in the pack this year of conservatively suited up presidential and vice presidential candidates could prove to be a considerable contender. In keeping with the first lady’s head-turning fashion picks, the Michelle Obama doll dons a hot pink dress, with plenty of bling and some serious heels to boot.
Click through the slideshow below to see photos of the Cabbage Patch Kids election dolls.
The five dolls will be auctioned on eBay beginning October 30 to benefit Rock the Vote.
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