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Mayor Bobblehead: Rob Ford Toys Sell Out Amid Crack Cocaine Scandal

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 03:36 PM

By Alexandra Ward

Hundreds of people lined up outside Toronto's City Hall Tuesday to get their hands on a limited-edition bobblehead doll modeled after disgraced mayor Rob Ford, who was on hand to sign the figurines just a week after admitting he has smoked crack cocaine.

After months of vehemently denying the accusation, Ford, 44, told reporters last week that he smoked crack in one of his "drunken stupors."

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"Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors. Probably approximately about a year ago… Yes, I've made mistakes. All I can do now is apologize and move on," he said.

Ford has resisted mounting pressure to resign from his post as mayor, instead hosting the "Robbie Bobbie" bobblehead autograph session. The idea for the figurines was conceived before Ford's crack admission, with proceeds from sales of the $19 doll going to the United Way charity.

The bobbleheads quickly sold out and were reportedly selling online for 15 times the original price by Tuesday evening.

"We're living in crazy times and it's probably going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have a time stamp of a guy that smokes crack as a mayor," Jay White, who got in line three hours early to make sure he got a bobblehead, told the Toronto Star.

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