Target Misses With Talking Action Roosevelt Figure

At left, the Franklin Roosevelt doll from Target. Seated at right, our 32nd president.

The action figure brings to life when FDR went back in time and possessed a certain famous inventor’s body to cure himself of polio, using only a series of pneumatic tubes* attached to a church steeple.

* Tubes and steeple not included. Thanks to Celeste!


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  1. i’m guessing they meant to say ‘benjamin franklin’- the outfit’s a little off as well.

  2. Thank you, Professor Obvious.

  3. North of 49 says:

    And wasn’t Ben Franklin not a president?

    Someone needs to take history…

  4. Lesley says:

    Ten bucks says this thing is made in China. And their website is maintained in India.

  5. Lesley says:

    Oh, damn, the site says this is made in the USA.

  6. segfault, registered cat offender says:

    …when FDR when back in time…

    When did he when back in time?

  7. Lesley, this is yet another testament to the power of public education.

  8. Triteon says:

    Hey now, publick ejucation done me guud!

  9. SharkJumper says:

    Hey. It includes “an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.” You can’t argue with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity!

  10. Triteon says:

    Oh hell, did anyone notice the guest reviews at the bottom of the page? This has been on Target’s site since at least June 9th!

  11. AcilletaM says:

    The maker’s site is here and they have the real FDR action figure there. They also have Moses, Jesus, Pope John Paul, Einstein, Hillary Clinton, Ahnold, and Mandela. You can also vote for the next figures they do!

  12. Triteon says:

    Maybe, finally, I can land an honest-to-goodness Al Gore doll, just like Martin Prince! “You are hearing me talk.”

  13. shumugu says:

    My only question is this: How many did they sell before they pulled it off their website?