Hillary Clinton is there. Ted Cruz is there. So are Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio.
Who is no longer there in Bleacher Creatures’ latest lineup of plush dolls impressed by way of the 2016 presidential applicants? Donald Trump.
Bleacher Creatures is perfect identified for its 10-inch plush figures of well-known athletes like New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James and the Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Remaining 12 months it hit a house run with its Pope Francis doll (promoting greater than 50,000 of them) to commemorate the papal talk over with to america.
On Saturday, Bleacher Creatures will unveil its latest dolls within the likeness of political characters on the North American Annual Toy Truthful in New York Town.
“That is our first foray into politics,” stated Matt Hoffman, CEO of Plymouth, Pa.-based Bleacher Creatures, which sells greater than 1 million dolls a 12 months.
Hoffman stated early polls made up our minds who were given a Bleacher Creatures transformation.
So why is Donald Trump lacking from the gang? Heck, even former presidents Invoice Clinton and Ronald Reagan earned a doll.
The legit rationalization from the corporate is that Trump is a celeb and superstar likenesses require licenses.
“We labored immediately with the Trump Group and in spite of everything we were not ready to get a deal,” stated Hoffman.
The Trump marketing campaign declined to remark.
Hoffman stated he has a Trump doll prototype able if the candidate adjustments his thoughts.
Hillary Clinton’s Democratic rival Bernie Sanders nearly did not make the minimize.
Hoffman stated the corporate was once carefully following the early polls to make a decision which applicants to move with.
Sanders’ digital tie with Clinton in Iowa gained him his personal Bleacher Creatures doll, however too past due for the toy honest.
The brand new political plush dolls (priced at $19.99 every) are on pre-sale at the corporate’s website online.
He additionally stated Clinton, whose doll wears a puff go well with, may just get a dresser alternate in next variations of the doll.
Hoffman stated the political dolls will send to shoppers mid-summer, or 30 days prior to the Republican and Democratic nationwide conventions.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed February 12, 2016: 4:13 PM ET