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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure Gets a Kick-Start

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure Gets a Kick-Start
A student carries a sign with the picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the National School Walkout in Los Angeles. (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:55 AM

A Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figure got more than just a kick-start in an internet fund-raising campaign to honor and perhaps take advantage of the Supreme Court justice, raising almost six times the needed amount in just a day. 

And you'll be able to get your own RBG action figure in a $100 liberal boxed set that includes Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Sorry, President Donald Trump sold separately. 

Product incubator FCTRY started the fundraising effort on Kickstarter to create the action figure on Tuesday, giving itself 35 days to raise $15,000 on the crowdfunding source, USA Today reported. By that evening, the incubator more than quadrupled that goal, raising more than $67,000.

That number topped $83,000 by Wednesday with more than 2,400 backers, according to Kickstarter.

"We have an awful lot of fun making our toys and RBG is an exceptionally fun character to celebrate in this medium (we like to think of her as the Yoda of our little action figure universe) but what makes this project extra-gratifying is the fact that RBG is such a tremendously positive and inspirational character to so many different kinds of people," the toymaker said on Kickstarter.

"Knowing that some of these figures will surely wind up in the hands of young girls and boys who may, quite possibly, grow up entirely free of all of the antiquated stereotypes that RBG has spent her life dismantling is both gratifying and humbling."

Possibly showing its political leanings, FCTRY also offered action figures of former President Obama, former Democratic presidential candidates Clinton and Sanders, and Sen. Warren. USA Today said the company also created an action figure depicting President Trump as well.

FCTRY offered its "Dream Team" paring of Ginsburg and its Democratic action figures for $100.

Company CEO Jason Feinberg said he was overwhelmed by the fundraising support of the Ginsburg action figure.

"We knew RBG was going to be popular because we had gotten so many requests to make her over the last year or two," Feinberg told USA Today. "What happened today is way beyond our expectations.

"Each of our action figures is associated with a cause that is aligned with the real-life person they represent," Feinberg said to the newspaper. "A dollar for every figure sold goes to that cause."

Funds raised by the Ginsberg action figure will go to the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C., the Kickstarter website said.

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A Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figure got more than just a kick-start in an internet fund-raising campaign to honor and perhaps take advantage of the Supreme Court justice, raising almost six times the needed amount in just a day. 
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