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 […]Full Story... →
Thanks again to Snowe for pointing us to this interview with David Lawson, the guy responsible for making the racist sock obama monkey doll.
You can get the MP3 file here, or listen to it now:[audio:http://www.plunderbund.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/KSL-sockobama.mp3]
In it Mr. Lawson again says “we did not want to cause a controversy” but then claims he changed his mind after his “rights and liberties came into question”.
Yes David Lawson, you have the right to say racist crap and make racist toys. Ain’t America great?
He then goes on to attempt to explain that he just doesn’t “think like […]Full Story... →
Hard to tell if this is for real or not. Domain is registered via proxy. Paypal link doesn’t work. If it were for real you’d think they’d be processing orders like mad given all the attention. It’s probably a joke (decent one, actually). Probably trying to earn some quick cash on Google Ads.Full Story... →
So first the contract manufacturer bails out over the uproar. Now the site is proclaiming they won’t be seeking another manufacturer to make any either. I’d say Joseph did a good job of getting this out there and squashed like it deserved. Kudos to my fellow Plundermonkey (no pun intended).
…which leads my cynical ass to wonder if the whole thing wasn’t a ploy to get a racist theme into […]Full Story... →
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:
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 […]Full Story... →
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