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American Girl, Meet American Boy (Presidentially Styled)

German doll maker Marcel Offermann is used to seizing the day. He has made dolls of newsmakers like Pope Benedict, the Dalai Lama and Princess Diana. So it follows that he would make a Barack Obama doll.

Offermann was interviewd on NPR's Marketplace about the doll which looks more like a boy than a man. It's kind of a male version of those American Girl dolls that are dressed like girls from various historical periods. This “present-day” doll looks eerily like a Diff’rent Stokes-era Gary Coleman. Check it out: