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Black Tokyo broke this one and it has now garnered international press. A cell phone ad by E Mobile depicts a monkey in a suit deploring a crowd holding “Change” signs. BT says:

Am I crazy to think that the monkey is supposed to represent Barack Obama? Given the track record for companies in Japan that use monkeys and blacks or monkeys as blacks in advertisements…maybe not!

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SockPoliticians Site A Scam

On June 20, 2008 By

It’s pretty clear now that the new site sockpoliticians.com is really just a Google Adwords scam trying to capitalize off of the popularity of the SockObama story. I had an email conversation with the original manufacturer who bailed on the project, Binkley Toys, and they told me they have nothing to do with this new site and their former customer the Lawson’s do not either.

In fact, the McCain doll supposedly available is actually a doll designed by Binkley for another customer. I hear they are actually a huge publishing firm who will actually crush anyone using […]

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from The Deseret News (via Joseph on IM and commenter Snowe). I give this piece of drivel to you in it’s entirety. It’s hilarious, really. I’m so glad Joe broke this story and started the pressure that would lead to their contract manufacturer refusing to make these racist dolls. Joe’s initial post was not always credited, but make no mistake this was a Plunderbund original. I’m really tempted to break this into pieces and comment on it, but It really does speak for itself.

We at TheSockObama Co. have some questions to pose. What’s really going on […]

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Just got a note from the company who was hired to prototype the sock obama doll (a story Joseph first broke here at PB). It appears Binkley Toys is taking the right step in not making the doll. Good on them! Full note is below:

A Statement
My name is Rob Bishop, I am the owner of Binkley Toys Inc. and this is my website.

My company, Binkley Toys Inc. has not manufactured the SockObama in production. (more then one toy)

My company was involved in prototyping the SockObama doll as a “work for hire” manufacturer.

Before the […]

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