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Who said only superheroes could have their own action figures?
The Karens of the world can rejoice as their difficult-to-digest persona now comes in the form of a toy.
The K-name has been coopted to call out many a “white-lady-with-a-bone-to-pick” socio-cultural faux pas online, spurring slangy put-downs like “Calm down, Karen.”
Pennsylvania-based Toy Company Namespace unveiled plans to produce 3¾-inch tongue-in-cheek action figures depicting the problematic Karens of the world.
What’s more, the action figure will be sold along with an overworked “Joe the Manager” figure for the bob-cut action figure to hurl insults at.
Namespace is hoping to raise $30,000 on fundraising platform Kickstarter to secure funding for the production of the action figures, which will be sold at $18 a pop.
So far, just over $200 has been raised.
“Ultimately, for us these two figures embody qualities we can all be guilty of, and so they can help us keep our inner Karens and Joes in check,” Namespace said in a statement.
Link: New York Post