Idol Dollification

Immortalizing popular figures by turning them into figurines
Implications - When it comes to celebrities and famous figures, we all want a piece, which explains the gigantic market for celebrity products, ranging from clothes to fragrances to even dirty bath water. Another way consumers can now indulge in their celebrity obsession is by purchasing dolls and toys in the likeness of these famous individuals, such as Kate Middleton, Karl Lagerfeld, Steve Jobs, President Obama and more. While these people may not be action heroes, per se, immortalizing them in such a way points to society's reliance on powerful figures who have the potential and ability to create change and influence our decisions.
SCORE: 3.1
Mild Top 6 Examples: 11,578 Total Clicks Nov 11 - Aug 12
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Couture Icon Ponies - The 'My Little Karl' Sculpture by Mari Kasurinen is Adorably Dashing
SCORE: 5
Warm 2,818 Clicks Pub: Jul 19, 12
Couture Icon Ponies
The 'My Little Karl' Sculpture by Mari Kasurinen is Adorably Dashing
Karl Lagerfeld is known for being an eclectic innovator in an array of fields; he’s even taken over the pony world with the ‘My Little Karl’ sculpture by Mari Kasurien. The... [More]
Miniature Designer Depictions - The 'Muscle Man Marc' Doll is South Park-Inspired
SCORE: 2.7
Mild 1,045 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 12
Miniature Designer Depictions
The 'Muscle Man Marc' Doll is South Park-Inspired
After being depicted on South Park, Marc Jacobs decided to take the cartoon version of himself a step forward and began selling the ‘Muscle Man Marc’ doll, a toy version of the iconic... [More]
HBO Girls Paper Dolls - The Kyle Hilton Cut-Outs Channels These Favorite Ladies
SCORE: 4.1
Mild 3,068 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 12
HBO Girls Paper Dolls
The Kyle Hilton Cut-Outs Channels These Favorite Ladies
Recreate your favorite Girls scene with these Kyle Hilton Cut-Outs. The American illustrator Kyle Hilton is known for creating paper dolls based on popular television and film characters from all... [More]
Presidential Superheros - America's Back by Ron English Features Obama as the Hulk
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 3,353 Clicks Pub: Jan 30, 12
Presidential Superheros
America's Back by Ron English Features Obama as the Hulk
Watch out world because 'America's Back' in Ron English’s latest collection. America's Back features the man and the legend, Barack Obama, as the Hulk. To many, Barack is already considered as a superhero… [More]
Royal Sister Action Figures - The Kate and Pippa Wedding Dolls are Not True to Size
SCORE: 1.8
Untested 813 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 11
Royal Sister Action Figures
The Kate and Pippa Wedding Dolls are Not True to Size
There has been a number of items created in tribute to the Middleton sisters, from fashion editorials to toast portraits, and here is another: the Kate and Pippa wedding dolls by Herobuilders. Herobuilders,… [More]
Technological Innovator Toys - The Steve Jobs Action Figure is a Life-Like Replica
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 481 Clicks Pub: Jan 4, 12
Technological Innovator Toys
The Steve Jobs Action Figure is a Life-Like Replica
Though it's not available yet, this Steve Jobs Action Figure is sure to be a hit with Mac enthusiasts everywhere who are still morning the loss of this revolutionary innovator. The toy is made in the likeness… [More]