Wisconsin-based artist Chuck Williams has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring his already famous Donald Trump-inspired naked troll doll to the market. Originally seeking $38,000, the initiative has secured well over $300,000 from nearly 8,100 backers.
While sharing details about the project, Williams, who reportedly was senior staff sculptor for the Walt Disney Co. in the 90’s, stated:
“I am looking to fund the manufacturing of a large number of factory made vinyl Trump Troll dolls. The sculpture seems to have struck a very popular chord with my family and friends on Facebook. This figure is near and dear to me and thankfully it seems to have brought a smile to all sides of the political spectrum. The response has taken me a little by surprise!! I am very grateful to have made so many people happy with this sculpture. I want to make this figure widely available to everyone around the world that has taken a liking to my caricature sculpture and to do that I need your help to cover the costs of making the production molds and castings as well as the freight costs from the toy factory.”
Those who back the project will receive the Troll doll starting at $25. The doll stands 4.75 inches tall and is 4 inches across. Williams noted he planned to cast and finish the resins figures in his shop as soon as the goal was me and then have them on the way to backers. Vinyl figures will be turned around as soon as he can get the factory on board to fulfill the orders. The campaign is set to close mid-March.
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