The Bernie Sanders celebrity doll depicts him as himself at 79 years old, an American politician representing Vermont as both an Independent Congressman and Senator. He also unsuccessfully ran as a Democratic for the party’s nomination as U.S. President in 2016 and 2020. The soft plush doll was made by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild in 2020 and is part of the Little Thinkers® collection and sells for $23.95 at www.philosophersguild.com.
September 8, 1941 –
“Not me. Us.” -2020 campaign slogan
Brooklyn-born activist Bernard “Bernie” Sanders earned a B.A. at the University of Chicago and an arrest for protesting school segregation. He moved to Vermont, lost four campaigns, then was elected Mayor of Burlington (4 terms), U.S. Congressman (8 terms), and U.S. Senator (3 terms). A self-described Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders served longer in Congress than any independent, running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020 on “economic, racial, social and environmental justice for all.”
The plush doll comes wearing a navy blue business suit with removable elastic waisted pants and jacket. Underneath is a light blue shirt and blue tie. The shirt is sewn in as part of the upper body. The felt black shoes are sewn in as part of the stuffed body which is pink skin toned from the waist down to the shoes.
The face is embroidered with brown eyes, red lips, open mouth with teeth, brown square rimmed glasses, and white eye brows. The stuffed round nose and stick out ears on sewn on. The disheveled iconic hair is white faux fur.
The doll is stuffed and weighted so it sits up and balances on the bottom of the doll’s butt.
The plush Bernie Sanders doll comes packaged in a plastic bag and has a biographical tag attached to the jacket collar.
You can get current market prices for the Bernie Sanders doll by using this links. The Celebrity Doll Museum has affiliate accounts with Ebay and Amazon. It can also be purchased directly from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild. They occasionally have sales if you purchase three dolls at a time.