By now every Obama zombie out there more than likely owns a few Barack Obama action figures, originally released in a White summer suit (sold out) and Black power suit. A companion John McCain action figure was also released at the same time as Obama by Jailbreak Toys.
The Obama action figure scene instantly morphed from ho-hum novelty into "freakin sweet" when Jailbreak Toys hosted a unique "Art + Action = Obama 08" auction of specially designed Obama figures by over 80 artists. The results ranged from artsy epic to painfully ridiculous. My faves were the classic "Star Trek" homage with "Obama Spock", "Super Obama" by Brett Clisch, "Death Rock Obama" by renowned toy designer Voltaire, Mega Man and the ghetto fabulous "O-Boma" tagger by Phetus.
It's possible that these highly customized Obama-Bots could become valuable collectibles should "Super O" become our nation's next president. Or not! Jailbreak Toys also sells a DIY Obama figure blank to paint your own "priceless" Obama-Bot original.
[Photos by Steve Talkowski]