Barack Obama’s presidential election has spurred more bizarre, creative and innovative marketing opportunities and products than any previous campaign. Soap on a rope is a pretty typical product--until it’s shaped like an Obama head and labeled ‘Hope on a Rope,’ that is.

In recognition of this amazing stretch of creativity, we bring you other bizarrely-shaped soaps in all of their bubbly beauty.

Implications - The commercialization of political figures reflects the broader trend of commercializing anything and everything. Kitschy products and brands are the most affected by these types of bizarre fusions of politics with beauty products and souvenir-type items and gadgets. This trend also shows how even presidents are considered a brand in themselves.