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Who's Buying the Rick Perry Action Figure?

The Rick Perry action figure comes in "regular man" and "executive" outfits.
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The Rick Perry action figure comes in "regular man" and "executive" outfits.

Rick Perry’s been immortalized in plastic.

Texas Public Radio reports that Texas governor and faltering Presidential candidate has been cast in plastic by a Connecticut-based boutique toy firm, Hero Builders. You can score a “Regular Man Rick Perry” for the low, low price of $39.95, or spring for the speaking “Executive” version of the Texas Governor for $69.95. (The doll “speaks” the infamous audio from Perry’s presidential debate where he couldn’t remember the third federal agency he would eliminate.)Texas Public Radio notes Hero Builders principal Emile Vicale “was banking on a Perry popularity surge,” but with Perry’s low poll numbers, Vicale  is readying a Mitt Romney figure. The trickle-down effect of Perry’s poor primary performance has already been felt in Austin, with at least one book downgraded to self-publishing as book companies started backing away from Perry-related material.


Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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