Looking for the perfect graduation gift for friends young and, well, slightly older? Behold: the Elizabeth Warren action figure! The sensational toy features the esteemed Democratic senator from Massachusetts — the first woman to hold that title in the state! — in a pair of “comfortable slacks, to stand up for democracy,” and a “power blazer, to topple the patriarchy.”
Yeah. The Warren action figure is pretty GD awesome.
The company behind it, FCTRY, was inspired to create the action figure after Warren was silenced on the Senate floor — and the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted” was born.
But hold up just a minute. While we’re ready to get our hands on this thing ASAP, it’s still in the production phase. In fact, a Kickstarter campaign to fund the mass production of Warren’s action figure kicked off today — and has already reached its goal by more than double.
Yup. More than $30,000 has been raised in just a few hours, so clearly we’re not the only ones excited about this toy.
FCTRY has also produced awesome Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Barack Obama toys, raising and donating thousands to those candidates’ campaigns. With the Warren doll, FCTRY plans to donate funds to Emily’s List, an organization that helps get pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.
What’s extra cool about this project is that it already has Warren’s seal of approval. In an interview with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the senator said of the character, “I really like that — that’s cool. I was sort of hoping for Batman, but I wear too much color to be Batman.”
With all due respect to Batman, Liz, we think you’re way cooler.
Said FCTRY CEO and creative director Jason Feinberg,
Want to support this project and get your own Elizabeth Warren action figure? Pledge a minimum of $19 to the Kickstarter campaign and this toy will be yours. Can’t wait till it ships!