The Barack Obama Action Figure (Made in Japan)

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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31 Responses

  1. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    Let me guess…Medicom? Hot Toys? Toys McCoy?

  2. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. And suffering for 8 years leads to change. Change leads to Obama. Obama leads to hope. Hope leads to social, political, and economic reform.”

  3. Russ Rogers says:

    "What do you mean, 'Come to the Dark Side?'" Are you saying I'm not Black Enough? You didn't see Mace Windu win the Iowa Caucus!"

    • Anonymous says:

      Change leads to socialism and the new USSA where we can all regress. All because of people like you that drank the koolaid. United Socialist States of America

      • Russ Rogers says:

        Anonymous, I'm going to try to parse this sentence. I'm not going to have much luck. First off, "Anonymous," way to back up your words! Way to stand up for what you believe in! Or were you just too lazy to sign in?How does change lead to socialism? What change are you talking about? The fact that the USA is now invested in US Car Companies? Working towards health care reform? The fact that our President is Black? By my thinking we are no more socialist a nation than we were 9 months ago, when Bush was busy throwing money at Wall Street like Halloween Candy."Where we can all regress"? I'm still trying to figure out this phrase. Is this just blatant racism? Are you trying to imply that Black people aren't as evolved or have somehow regressed? Are you talking about a devolution of society, like DEVO? "Are we not men?" How have we all regressed? This just makes no sense to me unless I read this in extremely offensive terms. But it's vague enough so that, if you can explain it away, it might just be stupid and not so hateful."People like you drank the koolaid." What the heck does that mean? Are you talking to ME? People like me? What am I like? People who make jokes about Star Wars? Because you left this comment on a joke that I made. Are you saying that the people who support Barack Obama are similar to the cult followers of Jim Jones. Jim Jones MURDERED his followers, most of them did not voluntarily drink poison. They were shot if the didn't. That was a mass murder, not a mass suicide and if you are joking about that, it's in extraordinarily poor taste. There are not even satirical similarities between Jim Jones and Barack Obama.When you talk about "the people like me," are you talking about the plurality of Americans who Democratically elected Barack Obama? Because you don't agree with his policies, you think everyone else must have been duped, is that your point? Here's the deal. The most popular candidate won. I'll go farther and say, that in this election, the objectively best candidate won. That's more than could be said of Bush in 2000.Anonymous, why are you posting this 8 months after the article? What made you seek this out today? Did you write out "United Socialist States of America" at the end just in case we didn't get the joke when you said "socialism and the new USSA"? I got the joke. It was dull, unfunny and lacked insight the first time you said it.And again, I come back to, why would you leave this cryptic, wing-nut, possibly racist rant as a reply to my goofy little Star Wars joke? What makes you think this is about me?

        • Anonymous says:

          People like you are so lame pulling out the race card for everything; Get over it people are people. Race has nothing to do with being a socialist. The true measure of a socialist country is the amount of the GDP that is controlled by the government. When Bush was in office it was considered socialist too with a government controlled GDP of ~30%. No that the new BO is in office and buying banks and car companies that number will be much higher. No other socialist country has been able to achieve this. We are now the best at beng the worst.

          • Russ Rogers says:

            Anonymous, when you say "people like me," what do you mean? What am I like? Do you even know me? Because I don't know you! Are you the same Anonymous nut-job that has already posted here several times or some new Anonymous nut-job? Could you please sign in or at least sign a name to the end of your rants? If you aren't proud enough about what you have to say to back it with a name (even a made up name), why should anyone take the time to read or respond? Staying "Anonymous" seriously undercuts what little credibility you might have, even before you start your ranting.I didn't play the race card. I just asked what the line, "where we can all regress," meant! Because it sounded deranged and racist to my ear. If it was only meant to sound deranged, but not racist, my apologies. If as you say, "people are people," (and really, who can argue with that logic) then what are "people like me"? Just people too? Trust me, I'm a people. Yeah, I'm a real people person! Seriously, is English a second language for you? Because I have a hard time understanding what you mean.Who gave you the rules as to what the "true measure of what a socialist country is"? Did you learn this in a class? Did you make these rules up yourself? Where are you getting your facts and figures and misguided conclusions? Could you give me a reference? Cite a web address? Anything? Because according to another Anonymous Nimrod in these comments (who might be you, but I'm not certain), "in this country you must be 75% of something to be considered anything." So, if it's only 30% of GDP, we are nowhere close to SOCIALIST yet! Anonymous, you do realize that this is not an article about Obama; this is an article about an ACTION FIGURE! You are ranting about something like a GI Joe Doll, y'know. The doll has NO political views. None. It's … a … thing. Plastic. Kung Fu Grip. This makes you seem like a real tool! Or a fool! Or a tool's fool. Or is it a fool's tool; I can't decide. Help me out here. Are you more of a "tool" or a "fool"? Think about it. Do you think you are at least 75% TOOL or 75% FOOL? You can be both! I have faith in you. But ponder this one hard. Mull it over for a good long, long time. You can get back to me much later. Actually, when you finally come up with an answer, keep it a secret. I just decided, I don't want to know.

          • Michelle says:

            Somebody named Russ forgot to take his thorazine. Hope he can't get my address from this comment; I'm liable to wake up to the smell of half-chewed granola and tofu in my bedroom and be assaulted with six hours of Russ' self-righteous raving.

          • Anonymous says:

            this makes me lol.i do not agree with obama's policies.But both of you guys are ridiculous.I love how "it's a GI JOE doll so we should stop arguing," you say at the end of your two page rant.Not that anonymous (the other one) doesn't sound like a complete moron. He does.Don't you love how Fox news tells its mindless cult that Obama supporters are like Jim Jones followers? I love the hypocrisy.But CNN isn't any better.Bottom line, both you people need to get on some serious medication lol.peace out.-Trey

  4. Lorenzo Minor says:

    "Now Who's Your DADDY"

  5. bob2000 says:

    Maybe this is why Dick Cheney was really in the wheelchair….

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh man I want one sooo bad! I should buy one for my kids and let them learn about democracy!

  7. Jackie Li says:

    " YES WE CAN "

  8. greensucksbluerules says:

    Now I need to buy National Socialist army figures and have them kill him.

  9. Anonymous says:

    That's pretty dumb, Japan is gonna hate Nobama soon!

  10. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang says:

    Speaking of Barack Obama:Barack Obama is a racial-minority individual, and he inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush. George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog). George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.Many people know what Bush did.And many people will know what Bush did-even to the end of the world.Bush was absolute evil.Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.Bush is a psychological prisoner.Bush has a lot to worry about.Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy. Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen WangB.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996Messiah College, Grantham, PALower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993 "GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY" BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG______________________I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: "If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded." Oh wait-off the top of my head-I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

  11. greensucksbluerules says:

    Andrew Yu-Jen Wang is a brainwashed Obama sheep.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Considering how the economy is already starting to turn around, Obama-wan Kenobi has learned his to use his Obama-do quite well! Love to see him in Edo-period formal robes, such as haori.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Obama is not black he is 50% black and in this country you must be 75% of something to be considered anything, else you are a mulatto, like my son. Obama has stolen the title of the first black pres from the next truly black pes IF that ever happens after he get finished tearing up this country.

    • Russ Rogers says:

      Why are you ranting about this here? This article has nothing to do with Obama's ethnicity! Why are you ranting about this today, on an article which was published nearly 8 months ago? What made you seek out this article to spew this out of context, nonsensical rant? Are you Black? No, I don't think so. You said your son was mullato, but you didn't say you were black. So I'm assuming you are not black. So what's your beef with Barack being Black? He's not trying to hide the fact that his mother was white. It's no secret that he has several heritages in his make-up. Are you afraid that your son might be thought of as black, when you consider him mulatto? I hate to tell you, but the term "mulatto" is sort of archaic. Not many people I know think in those terms any more. You might be hard pressed to find someone who identifies themselves as "Octoroon" either. In our society now, for better or worse, you are black if you look black or especially if you identify yourself with being black. Are you afraid that society will see your son as only black and so he will end up turning his back on the heritage and legacy you are giving him? I'm not trying to put words in your mouth; I'm just trying to figure out why this upsets you so much.If Barack Obama's mother had been Italian and the Italian community wanted to embrace him as the first ethnically Italian American President, would you be up in arms that he was stealing the title from some future full blooded Italian-American? Look, there is no official title of "First Black President," so Barack Obama hasn't stolen anything. He did not get a plaque. Feel free to make a plaque for the first President you think should have "The Title." Or make Obama a "First Mulatto President" plaque and give him that. You have your undies in a bundle over nothing! If the Black Community is excited that we finally have a President with Black heritage, who are you to rain on their parade, or throw a wet blanket on their pride, or rain on their blanket of pride parade! (I'll just keep tossing out metaphors and clichés till one of them makes sense.) Who are you to tell other black people that their President isn't Black enough for them to embrace as one of their own!So far, Obama is doing a good job, especially for a man who was handed a country in the middle of the biggest economic crisis since the depression and mired in two unwinnable wars! And he is working with a minority party in Congress that is more interested in being obstructionist than in working towards solving any of our problems. Obama's not perfect, but he's still doing a very good job.Finally, where did you get this rule that in this country you must be 75% of something to be considered anything? Who made up that rule? Seriously, I can't tell what percentage of douche-bag you are, but I'm still willing to give you the benefit of the doubt and consider you one.And hey, on St. Patty's day, we're all Irish!

      • Linda Gold says:

        Russ- I love you.

        • Russ Rogers says:

          Thank you, Linda. I feel a little guilty about the "douche-bag" comment. I try to stay positive and away from cheap insults. And I'll admit, that one was cheap. And I don't know what possesses me to try to make sense of or even respond to these Anonymous postings. I'm spitting into the wind! I'm tipping at windmills! I'm poking at trolls with a pointy-pointy stick.

  14. Anonymous says:

    In this battle of the Dark Lords, I'm rooting for the Dark Lord of the Sith.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hey I have an idea- let's all have a political debate on an internet message board over pictures of an action figure.

  16. snarkyarky says:

    Russ, man oh man. You you delusional. When we have no logic on our side, we don’t just pull out the race card, we draaaaag it around, stomp on it, wave it around screaming and act like a whiny baby. That is the height of hypocrisy. Anybody who from here to eternity that disagress with ANY black person on policy is hereby forever labeled racist. Man up and quit being RACIST YOURSELF.

  17. Tom says:

    What would Obama think if he saw this?

  18. No says:

    oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii what happened to all the comments?

  19. haha nope says:

    w.w.o.d. bumper stickers for all!!!