Oh, Look ... You’ve Gone and Broken Your New Doll
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
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.
Behold: the “Smash-Me Bernie” doll.