The Ghosts of Presidents Past
November 29, 2004 4:44 PM   Subscribe

Presidential action figures are making a return just in time for the Holidays. It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, we could all use a little Dick Nixon to kick around come New Years.
posted by nathan_teske (11 comments total)
[This is good.]

Things like this always amuse me, but I'm always too cheap to buy them. Or at least struggle to justify it with my wallet.
posted by BradNelson at 5:13 PM on November 29, 2004

Don't forget to trim the tree.
posted by rxreed at 5:24 PM on November 29, 2004

I'm just amazed the quotes are so non-partisan. They're for the most part uplifting. Even the Nixon quotes are positive! Impressive in a time where everything seems to declare some sort of partisan allegiance or laugh at an office which, even if you don't agree with the individual incumbent, should be one of uniting/greatness/progress/equality/justice.

First time I've felt a modicum of respect for the modern American Head of State in years.
posted by kamus at 5:38 PM on November 29, 2004

They just had to slip the "I'm not a crook" line in for Nixon, though. And "read my lips" for Bush Sr. What can you do.

I am trying to imagine a less appropriate voice than the one they came up with for Abraham Lincoln. Frank Oz comes to mind. And Joey Lauren Adams.
posted by Simon! at 7:03 PM on November 29, 2004

There seems to be something wrong with it at the moment, but you can vote for their next design. I'd like everyone who reads this message to cast a vote for an action figure styled after William Howard Taft, our nation's fattest president, and suggest the inclusion of a bathtub accessory in which he may get stuck.

And that was a very odd voice for Lincoln. It sounded like Bill Clinton by way of Stephen Hawking.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:21 PM on November 29, 2004

C'mon, I want action figures of John Tyler or James Polk. Of course, I have no idea what you have those two guys say. Maybe Polk could explain the Wilmot Proviso!
posted by marxchivist at 8:13 PM on November 29, 2004

I wish the Reagan toy box looked like an open casket.
posted by Arch Stanton at 8:23 PM on November 29, 2004

Well I've picked out my presidential action figure.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:13 PM on November 29, 2004

George W.'s doll looks an awful lot like Robert Patrick.
posted by grimcity at 9:40 PM on November 29, 2004

I'd like a William H. Taft doll. I think it'd probably cost more and require a bigger box. Nothing wrong with being the fattest president.
posted by BradNelson at 9:53 PM on November 29, 2004

Voting seems to be back up. Let's get that Taft doll!
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:20 PM on November 29, 2004

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