Elizabeth Warren Action Figure Brings ‘Fight to the Right’

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren pumps her fist as she speaks at a Our Revolution rally in Boston on March 31. A toy company has made the progressive icon into a political action figure, ahead of her 2018 re-election campaign. Mary Schwalm/Reuters

A toy maker wants to ensure Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gets re-elected next year in the Bay State, and it aims to mass produce a political action figure representing the liberal firebrand to help pro-choice, Democratic women attain office.

Related: Warren’s silencing prompts #ShePersisted on Twitter

The progressive icon, whose name has circulated in connection with the 2020 presidential contest, is the latest politician who the product design company, FCTRY, will turn into a miniature doll. Among Warren’s features, the $19, short-haired figure wears her signature eyeglasses “to see through the GOP’s bull,” dons a power blazer “to topple the patriarchy,” has rolled up sleeves “to wrestle with the big banks” and stands in sensible boots “to march on Washington.”

On Monday night, the creators soft launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to mass produce the toy. If the endeavor is successful, they hope to partner with Emily’s List, a nonprofit committed to electing Democratic women to office. But it already appears that the company won’t have trouble launching its partnership soon: At least 650 backers exceeded the $15,000 goal by contributing more than $19,000 in less than 24 hours.

Earlier this year, social media erupted with #ShePersisted posts depicting iconic women throughout history in reaction to Republican leaders silencing Warren in the Senate chamber for reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King. The high-profile Democrat had joined in her party’s attempt to hold the Senate floor for 24 hours in protest of Senator Jeff Sessions’s nomination to be attorney general in the Trump administration.

Warren and President Donald Trump have infamously taunted each other in speeches and on social media. On different occasions during the presidential campaign season, she tweeted a series of messages calling the Republican candidate “weak” and a “thin-skinned fraud,” while he repeatedly continues to say she is goofy and refers to her as “Pocahontas” and “the Indian”—based upon her unproven Native American ancestry.

In 2008, the toy company first came out with a Barack Obama action figure, which ultimately raised more than $10,000 for the future president and Democratic National Committee. Since, the creators have made figures of Trump and candidates Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary Clinton. “We even made an Evil Trump and used it to raise money for a non-profit that helps immigrants safely cross the Mexican border,” the Kickstarter website says. “When Trump won, we declared we’d send 100 percent of the profits from that figure to the ACLU and that’s where things stand to this day.”