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Oxford Company Makes Obama Action Figure to Celebrate Bin Laden's Death

Hero Builders company is known for making political action figures.

Gone are the days when children might ask for Superman, Buzz Lightyear or Darth Vader as a Christmas present. Now those toys have to contest with the ‘Rambama,' according to the Daily Mail news organization.

A new action figure of President Barack Obama as a Navy SEAL has been released by a company in Oxford, Conn., to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden, the news organization reported.

Emil Vicale’s firm Hero Builders has made the ‘Rambama’ SEAL Team 6 action figure of a muscular President armed with an M1-A4 gun in honor of the news, according to the news report.

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linda May 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM
What message is this sending to our children??!!?? What a terrible idea.
Janis Hardy May 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM
I agree! What does this say about what we value? Why choose President Obama for the model? Why not some real hero, like a nondescript composite of all the SEALS who took part in the mission? Our REAL heroes are all those serving our country in the military, federal, state and local law enforcement, and those really unsung heroes who man our local fire departments and ambulance associations. We can always do without 'Rambobama', but we could never live without any of these devoted individuals. They are MY heroes every day of the week!
Patricia Babina May 13, 2011 at 02:04 PM
Isn't this "Rambobama" the same man who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009??? The same president who was hoping to discourage this type of celebration of a war mission accomplished??? Who would agree that the heroes of this mission were the SEALS who carried it out? I agree with Linda. This is the wrong message to send to our children about our values; it degrades the image of true heroism during wartime, which never glorifies killing, even when justified.
Betty Ippolito May 13, 2011 at 02:05 PM
Are you kidding me??????
Patricia Plankey May 13, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Really? How very sad. To celebrate a death in this way does a great disservice to the values that our President and our country are supposed to stand for. If only we were as keen to celebrate people who do missions of mercy and kindness!
John M. Joy May 13, 2011 at 07:01 PM
I only have one word for this whole Osama bin Laden affair: Kabuki
kathy johnson May 13, 2011 at 07:51 PM
As if our town hasn't had enough negativity . Now this? I can not believe that any member of the human race thinks that this is in good taste. I am proud to be an American and am proud of those who are sworn to protect this nation. I can not believe that any president of the USA ,Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative , Moderate or Libertarian would think that this doll was a good idea. This is an embarrassment for our town and country. Has anyone given any thought to all those involved especially the SEALS? Is this the kind of recognition they deserve? We might as well be shooting guns in the air and yelling death to America. God help us all. Kathy Johnson, Former First Selectman Town of Oxford, Ct.
kathy johnson May 13, 2011 at 07:57 PM
It just dawned to me that this could be a bad.joke. Lets hope so. Kathy Johnson
John M. Joy May 13, 2011 at 08:11 PM
Those are my thought every morning when I read the newspaper. Alas...
Janis Hardy May 13, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Great statement, Kathy! Kudos to you! I can only hope that the owner of this company is reading these posts and plans to do some market research on this product. I learned something yesterday about the demographics of the buying public, and that is, decisions are most often made by women between the ages of 35 and 70. If you look at these posts, probably all are from women within this core group. If we are only a representative sampling of the majority, this product will be a failure. If it is manufactured, it might be one we would want to boycott.
John M. Joy May 13, 2011 at 08:28 PM
Hey now - do I LOOK like a women between 35 and 70??!?
kathy johnson May 13, 2011 at 08:43 PM
Thanks Janis. You also being a one time elected official in Oxford know how bad this can be. Our town does not need this publicity . And no John .In all the years I have known you you have never looked like a woman of any age to me but I sure do love that cute hat you are wearing in your above picture. Kathy Johnson
Janis Hardy May 13, 2011 at 10:57 PM
I'm sorry, John! We must have been writing at the same time. Imagine how embarrassed I felt when I got back to this article and saw that you had posted in the meantime... No, I think your avatar takes you out of the female 35-70 category!
Janis Hardy May 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM
PS: Kathy, don't you sometimes feel like a few of us are online here gabbing away like we were on an old "party line"? Remember those? Bad as they were, some of us might call them efficient today!
TK May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Whether this is good taste or not, this is Capitalism. In a free market economy such as ours, some companies are opportunistic and if there us a demand, the item will sell, if not, it will go away. I would hope you you agree with these concepts since that is our system?
John M. Joy May 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Oh, indeed. And that's what makes it all the more puzzling. The above refers to those abhorred by what appears to be the glorifiction of a death, who certainly would not buy. I suspect there are a lot of staunch right-wing folk who would be appalled at the implication that the present occupant of the Oval Office had much, if anything, to do with it. They would not buy. Then there's MY type, who doesn't believe a bloody word the politicians utter, and suspect the man in question has probably been dead for years, and the whole stunt was just kabuki. WE certainly will not buy. I'm guessing that leaves the who-gives-a-rodent's-patootie centrists. There are plenty of those, of course, but how many of them will part with the bucks, especially in a crummy economy that's poised to get (sorry folks - I calls 'em as I sees 'em) MUCH worse before much longer? Developing new products requires capital investment, which requires making a judgment call as to what the market desires, lest the investment be lost. Dunno, but not optimistic. But perhaps I'm wrong and they've called this one well. Time - and the market - will tell.
John M. Joy May 14, 2011 at 04:04 PM
Kathy: the hat is from Fuzzhats (and matches my shoes) - original photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmjoy/4761099599/ Janis: I don't recall ever having a party line at the house, but friends had one at their camp in Maine. Funny story: a few years back, I had a corporate training gig at Norwalk Community College. I was teaching a database class, and, while discussing whether a phone number would make a good candidate key for a table, I said something about party lines. Everyone looked at me like I was from Mars. I proceeded to describe the concept, and they all thought I was kidding them. Now, most in the room were my age, give or take, but several students were quite a bit older, and even they thought I was pulling their legs. Then again, I can recall teaching a computer class up at Great Oak in... 1988 was it? and mentioning vacuum tubes and getting the same blank stare. (I can still recall the TV repairman with the cases of tubes, and the tube tester machine at Radio Shack. I guess I'm old.)
Janis Hardy May 14, 2011 at 04:21 PM
Great story, John. I forgot that they have revived party lines again in a fashion .... they're called "Total Phone"!
kathy johnson May 14, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Just got on again. Janis and John the three of us should take this show on the road. Yes Janis this does remind me of a party line I remember them well. Remember the I Love Lucy episode when Lucy wanted to use the phone and impersonated the two women on the line and tricked them into hanging up? John thank you for the info on your hat. I love your comments and the way you present them. I may not always agree with you but I have always admired your intelligence and strait talk. Kathy Johnson
kathy johnson May 15, 2011 at 01:36 AM
TK I have no problem with Capitalizim and no problem with free speach. I believe in using ones talents to aquire wealth but with all great political ideas they never succeed unless we are guided by a moral compass. I believe it was Ben Franklin who reminded our young nation of this fact. Kathy Johnson
kathy johnson May 15, 2011 at 01:36 AM
TK I have no problem with Capitalizim and no problem with free speach. I believe in using ones talents to aquire wealth but with all great political ideas they never succeed unless we are guided by a moral compass. I believe it was Ben Franklin who reminded our young nation of this fact. Kathy Johnson
kathy johnson May 15, 2011 at 01:36 AM
TK I have no problem with Capitalizim and no problem with free speach. I believe in using ones talents to aquire wealth but with all great political ideas they never succeed unless we are guided by a moral compass. I believe it was Ben Franklin who reminded our young nation of this fact. Kathy Johnson
kathy johnson May 15, 2011 at 01:40 AM
OOPS. THE POWER OUTAGE MESSED ME UP> SORRY> KATHY JOHNSON
John M. Joy May 16, 2011 at 02:38 PM
Now THIS has my hat beat: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110516/od_nm/us_technology_cat

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