Doll manufacturer HeroBuilders has produced Ana Chapman action figures. The spy dolls come in two different outfits -- one, a white crop top paired with high-waisted pants, the other just an itty-bitty plaid skirt with white schoolgirl socks.
The Ana Chapman dolls will cost less than $30 apiece. According to HeroBuilders, orders for these action figures have been flooding in. Would you buy a real-life Russian spy action figure?
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