What the world needs now: An Edward Snowden action figure

What the world needs now: An Edward Snowden action figure

[Ed. – Just try to make this stuff up.]

ThatsMyFace.com, based in the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon, is marketing a 12-inch (30-centimeter) likeness of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor for $99, it said Tuesday on its website.

It comes appropriately dressed in a blue shirt, casual trousers and black high-top basketball shoes, though grey-striped business suit, Indiana Jones and combat uniform options are available.

Proceeds will go to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit that added Snowden — currently living in asylum in Russia — to its board of directors in January, ThatsMyFace.com said.

But in an email to AFP, the foundation’s executive director Trevor Timm said the group — whose board also includes Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame — has never been contacted about the toy.

“It’s not us selling the dolls, I’m actually not sure who is,” Timm said. “The first time I saw anything about it was when someone tweeted about it, and no one has contacted us about it since, to my knowledge.”

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