Ah, capitalism. First, we had Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff making big money off his clients, and now here comes one ModelWorks, a toy manufacturer with an enterprising plan for how to profit off the failed financier in turn.
New York Daily News:
The $99, red-suited, pitchfork-wielding figure comes with a golden hammer.
You see, you’re not just buying Bernie, but also the fun of smashing him to smithereens.
The maker hopes its “Smash-Me Bernie” doll - available online at minimemodelworks.com - could become a “Tickle Me Elmo” for grownups who haven’t lost all their money in a Ponzi scheme.
“A lot of people have been asking about it,” Graeme Warring of ModelWorks said Sunday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
ModelWorks can even create a custom figure based on your own photograph through its My Mini-Me line.