Sarah Palin, Barack Obama dolls to be auctioned for charity

Cabbage Patch Kids Sarah Palin doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.

Cabbage Patch Kids Sarah Palin doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Move over, Tina Fey, there’s a new Sarah Palin impersonator in town.

Four one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids dolls crafted in the likeness of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Palin will be auctioned on the eBay.com Web site.

The dolls sport outfits inspired by their counterparts, with the Palin doll wearing the Republican candidate’s signature rimless eyeglasses, red suit and heels.

“These four folks in particular seemed like the perfect candidates, if you will, to become one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids,” said Jakks Pacific Inc. spokeswoman Genna Rosenberg. “We’ve had a great history with making celebrity look-alikes with these Kids. We’ve done everyone from Elvis to Donald Trump to Ellen (DeGeneres) and Oprah (Winfrey).”

Cabbage Patch spokeswoman Margaret McLean said Monday the company made John Kerry and George Bush dolls for the last election. She said she couldn’t find figures for which of the dolls raised more money, but the company does plan to keep track this year.

“Maybe whoever brings in the most money will win the election, maybe this could be a barometer,” she said with a laugh.

All proceeds from the auction, which begins Thursday and ends Nov. 4, will benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Jakks Pacific will also auction six limited edition 25th-anniversary dolls that have been created to look identical to the original Cabbage Patch Kids that were first released in 1983.

In September, BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga., home of Cabbage Patch, celebrated the pop culture giant’s 25th birthday.

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Cabbage Patch Kids Barack Obama doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.

Cabbage Patch Kids Barack Obama doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.

Cabbage Patch Kids John McCain doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.

Cabbage Patch Kids John McCain doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.

Cabbage Patch Kids Joe Biden doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.

Cabbage Patch Kids Joe Biden doll. Courtesy Jakks Pacific.