It’s no surprise that Idris Elba was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive this year. The former star of the HBO hit series The Wire has long been a favorite of women (and men) across the world. But, the recent name-dropping of the actor all over again due to his new title, publications and companies have been fawning over him—including British company Emperis.
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The company claims to make custom, specialty dolls that are ball-jointed. The doll, which stands at a whopping 17-inches and features movable joints is available on their site for—I kid you not—$1,100. Who would spend this much money on a doll of Elba? Someone who’s thirst AF, maybe. But, the only problem with this doll (besides the price) is that it doesn’t quite look like Elba at all.
We’ve seen this stud muffin plenty of times—he has a nice head of hair, great bone structure in his face, and he’s jacked. The doll? Well, it’s definitely off. Twitter has been hella confused since the toy dropped and they’re trying to figure out who the doll looks like and how anyone could say it looks like Elba at all.
This doll is supposed to be Idris? Somebody getting fired. pic.twitter.com/VsFXlmRibW— Court (@courtdanee2) November 13, 2018
This doll is meant to be idris Elba I am DYING!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Y7zq7y5miT— Clem (@clempayne_) November 13, 2018
I can’t stop laughing over the Idris Elba doll.— Lorraine King (@lorrainemking) November 14, 2018
It looks more like a black version of Yul Brynner in the King and I ???? pic.twitter.com/aixsyLtm5X
This $1100 Idris Elba doll is the perfect gift for that special Montel Williams fan in your life. pic.twitter.com/F4VtSJecKx— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) November 14, 2018
Did Terry Silver hijack the designs for Idris Elba's doll pic.twitter.com/04AprZtaXO— Luke-Anthony Bailey (@LukeaBailey) November 13, 2018
Idris Elba looking at that doll... pic.twitter.com/5Zy4bGobHb— Box Fan On High All Year Round (@TerrellChuggs) November 13, 2018
This doll is supposed to be Idris Elba?!? Looks more like my long term enemy pic.twitter.com/accqTfneIh— Kyle Kaufman ???? (@Mrkyle330) November 13, 2018
Anyone else think the new Idris Elba doll looks more like Terry from Power????????????????? pic.twitter.com/3kzi3U56WW— Kev.I.N (@kevjohnson77) November 14, 2018
IDK why but the Idris Elba doll made me think of the Tales from the Crypt dolls. pic.twitter.com/p37z9mjQq0— M•T GOD (@UnapproachableA) November 13, 2018
The Idris Elba doll is equal parts Idris, Montel Williams and Lil Penny pic.twitter.com/urWV9GWzjQ— Man pretending to hold elevator (@GrandmasFreezer) November 13, 2018
Idris Elba doll?! More like Romany Malco pic.twitter.com/84ZBkqO2gs— bmwgirl85☘️ (@bmwgirl85) November 13, 2018
This is supposed to be an Idris Elba doll. Instead, it looks like Ming the Merciless, aka Blax von Sydow. pic.twitter.com/GtNmBV01Gz— Tana Hargest (@TanaHargest) November 13, 2018
that “idris elba” doll is romany fucking malco idc idc!!! pic.twitter.com/szWt0cqv7J— neighborhood nique. ???? (@MissSneed) November 13, 2018
Obviously, no one is going to buy this doll. I mean, unless you have a spare $1,100 lying around that you want to blow on a poorly done doll. In the meantime, at least it has left us all with a pretty good laugh today—and that’s all that matters.