Kickstarter Campaign For An AOC Action Figure Beats $15,000 Goal

Posted: Oct 15, 2019 8:10 PM
Kickstarter Campaign For An AOC Action Figure Beats $15,000 Goal

Source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Apparently there’s demand for an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez action figure because a Kickstarter campaign for the AOC figurine has already sailed past its $15,000 goal.

FCTRY plans to produce the AOC action figure as part of its “line of Real Life Action Figures” which it describes as “an ongoing collaboration between us (FCTRY) and Mike Leavitt, a Seattle-based artist and activist.” 

“It's a commercial endeavor, but we really do believe in the ideals of heroes we portray,” the Kickstarter page says. “We try to align each action figure with a social mission that matches the values of its real-life counterpart. If this project gets funded, we plan to align AOC's figure with the Sunrise Movement—a grassroots organization that works alongside the real AOC, championing the Green New Deal.”

Perusing FCTRY’s current catalog of “Real Life Action Figures” reveals figurines based on people including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Robert Mueller, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Billie Jean King, Pope Francis, and notably, a Trump figure that shows him holding up his middle finger. 

In a 2017 post on Medium Jason Feinberg said that the company would start giving all profits from the Trump figurine to the ACLU: “So, as of today, we are giving 100% of the profits from our Trump Action Figures to ACLU. And for as long as we keep selling these Action Figures, we will keep on taking ALL of the profits and funneling them into the organizations and causes that are working to hinder the darkest parts of Trump’s agenda.” 

Some people on Twitter commented on the news of the forthcoming AOC figurine: