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Ah-nold Doll -- Total Recall?

11/3/2006 11:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

People are going nuts for the new Tickle Me Elmo, but no one's showing much interest in the talking doll that one Whittier, Calif. entrepreneur can't seem to unload. Talking arnold doll: click to hear

Derrell Brown said he paid a toy maker in Taiwan about $6,000 to create 1,400 talking Arnold Schwarzenegger action-figure dolls that mock the actor-turned-governor's trademark line from the Terminator movies. When you touch the Schwarzenegger doll's arm, it says "I won't be back."

Brown, 75, ordered the dolls a year ago, when things were looking down for Schwarzenegger's re-election campaign. "I didn't think he was going to make it," Brown said. But with polls showing the governor going into next week's election with a double-digit lead over his Democratic rival Phil Angelides, Brown's not finding much of a market for his wares. He said even charity groups won't take the dolls off his hands to give to needy children on Christmas. "I just wanna get rid of them," said Brown, a retired bus driver. "But no one seems to want them."

Associated Press contributed to this story

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Mean Old Bitch    

Why in the hell would you want to spend your money on something stupid like that? I don't know what is worse...........this doll or Paris Hilton's music or K-freak's music? UGH!

2828 days ago
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Missy    

Maybe if it actually LOOKED like Arnold, he'd have a better time selling it. I would have asked for my money back from the designer.

2828 days ago
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Torshion Bar    

That story, is quite possibly, the funniest thing I have ever read on TMZ. Although, it is interesting to note that for 6,000 dollars you can attempt to cash in on any foreseeable trend, catch phrase, or flavor of the week. Let's see, 6,000 dollars for 1400 units at let's say 29.99 a pop- you do the math. I'm just glad ol' Arnold will have the last laugh with where this is concerned. His leaning to the left on crucial issues is paying off for him big time, and who knows, it may even be a more than a political ploy to get re-elected. All that aside, just think of the poor children that made this toy. Wow. What a sick lot we are.

2828 days ago
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Torshion Bar    

#4 Lol, totally. It may be cheap to get things manufactured in Asia, but it is also true that their designers generally suck, and you should pay an American designer to do the work prior to shucking out cash for the tooling, manufacture, and shipping.

2828 days ago
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Mohamed    

IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A REAGAN DOLL. HE CAN REPROGRAM IT TO SAY SOME REAGAN CATCH PHRASE AND HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SELLING THEM. JUST A THOUGH.

2828 days ago
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Good for Craig!    

Looks like this poor fellow had more dollars than cents(sense). That doll looks nothing like Arnold.....That doll is a short, chubby man with bad taste in clothes.....very opposite of Arnold. The doll actually kinda looks like the dad on the movie "Gremlins". Im with "Missy"...he should have asked for his money back from the designer.

2828 days ago
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Mark    

Let's see-
The doll doesn't LOOK, SOUND, or DRESS like Ahnald. And, it is spouting an irrelevant phrase....
Nope, sorry- I just don't see how this could lose!
Double my order~!

2828 days ago
8.

ll    

The doll looks nothing like Arnold.
What is with the weird overcoat? Looks like a flasher.
Whoever did the voice sucks too!

2828 days ago
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Cher    

Derrell Brown passed away on July 10, 2011. Derrell was the third cousin to the late actor John Wayne.. One of his last requests was to donate the Arnold dolls to the sick or poor children.. Many of these dolls are neatly still packaged. It's my intent to carry out Mr. Derrell Brown final request. Fly your wings special angel..You gave so much & expected nothing in return.. Your will be dearly missed.. Cher & Zita..

1114 days ago

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