Saturday, May 14, 2011
President Obama vowed to not “kick the football,” a term presumably meaning he had no plans to exploit giving the order for the Navy SEAL team to locate and kill Osama bin Laden, but a Connecticut-based company didn’t get the memo.
Please meet Rambama. Made by Hero Builders, the uber-muscular Obama action figure is SEAL Team 6 action figure of President Obama in fatigues armed with an M1-A4 to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden.
A treasured collectible for the O-Bots to give as Christmas presents.
Rambama parallels the speech that inspired the company almost 10 years earlier when on Sept. 14, 2001, company president Emil Vicale listened to then-President George Bush’s bullhorn speech from Ground Zero and was inspired to create Hero Builders.
As Bush stood there, with an arm around the shoulder of a New York City firefighter, Vicale saw what he thought was the first moment that Bush fit into his shoes as president.
“I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you and the people who knocked these building down will hear all of soon,” Bush said as New Yorkers chanted “U.S.A.”
And 10 years later, Obama spoke the words that would make Vitale feel the same way: “Tonight, I can report to the American people, and to the world, that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda.”
With that statement, another Hero Builders action figure is born. Puke.