U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner may have fallen out of favour with the president and House leaders because of his so-called sexting scandal, but he's a real doll on another front.
Weiner, who missed the opening of Congress this week to seek treatment for an undisclosed condition, now has an action figure modelled after him.
It's available through HeroBuilders.com, the Oxford, Conn., company with a doll lineup that also includes Sarah Palin, and U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama.
There are two versions of the Weiner doll: censored and uncensored.
The standard version goes for for $39.95 US. Add $10 for an anatomically correct doll "for adults only." Each figure is wearing a gym shirt and shorts, and bears the label: "Tweet This."
After denying it for a week, Weiner finally acknowledged exchanging messages and photos that ranged from sexually suggestive to explicit with several women online.
Calls for his resignation started shorting after the scandal, dubbed by many as "Weinergate," erupted earlier this month.
On Tuesday, the leader of the House of Representatives joined the president and other Democrats in suggesting that Weiner resign.
Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, responded "yes" when reporters asked whether Weiner, a 46-year-old married Democrat, should quit.
The raunchy photos and other revelations about Weiner have been a distraction for Democrats looking ahead to the November 2012 elections and hoping to recapture a majority in the House.
So much so that Obama told NBC television's Today show on Tuesday, in recorded comments made available Monday night, that if he were Weiner, "I would resign." He also said Weiner's actions were "highly inappropriate."
Weiner is seeking professional help at an undisclosed location. His wife, State Department official Huma Abedin, is due back from an overseas trip early Wednesday.