A Brooklyn-based design company called FCTRY launched a campaign to make an action figure of Sen. Elizabeth Warren using Kickstarter, an online funding platform for “creative projects” including art, games and design.
Using the platform, FCTRY asked potential backers for $15,000. Within hours, they’d reached their goal, then they surpassed it, achieving 850 backers and $25,500 in pledged funds over the course of a single day.
FCTRY’s figure is intended to “bring the fight to the Right.” On their Kickstarter page, CEO Jason Feinberg, writes, “We could only handle sitting around feeling sad for ourselves for so long. In fact, we went through all seven stages of ‘Trump Grief’ before making this toy and now we’re just plain fired up and optimistic about what lies ahead.”
The company also has action figures of Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and “Evil Trump.” Feinberg says the Warren figure’s stance could be described as “defiant hero mode,” and she features a “righteous fist,” “power blazer” and “rolled up sleeves.”
“We’re really focusing on what she’s been focusing on,” Feinberg said. “On the concept of fighting. Fight back. She’s a very positive fighter.”
A video on the Kickstarter page features the Warren figure punching the “Evil Trump” figure, lifting “Trump” above her head and throwing him.
According to the page, Warren commented about the figure, saying, “I really like that -that’s cool.”
Kickstarter has helped over 13-million “backers” fund projects they’re interested in.
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