For some reason I can't stop seeing "Red." From Chairman Mao skateboards to Frederich Engels comic books, socialism seems to be taking over over the kid's aisle. In fact, I have no doubt that Senator McCarthy (bless his soul) is rolling over and over in his grave just thinking about these products. Oh well. I guess one good turn deserves another. The following are 7 faux-socialist products definitely worth waiting in line for.
If you love fascism's facial features, you'll probably love this. Equipped with a magic wand, and plenty of metal shavings, you can turn an ordinary Joe into Joseph "Man of Steel" Stalin. And speaking of steals, the thing retails for just $6.95 at stupid.com!
2. Be the Life of the Soviet Party
If you're more the type to wear your political ideology on your sleeve, this shirt from threadless.com might fit just right.
3. The Last Last Unicorns
Looking to indulge your fantasies and put the rod back in the Iron Curtain? These magical Cold War Unicorns from Archie McPhee are perfect for nostalgic boys, girls and politicians of all ages.
Finger puppets, plush toys and (re)action figures after the jump!
4. Che Guevara Puppet
Get your finger on the pulse already! The revolution might not be televised, but it can definitely be rebroadcast for small audiences thanks to the help of this Che Guevara Finger Puppet (available at the Unemployed Philosopher's Guild).
5. Karl Marx the Spot
Sick of Beanie Babies that ain't worth beans? Then wrap your arms (and mind) around one of these 11'' tall Karl Marx dolls.
6. Lil' Kim Chew Toy
Sure, there's plenty above to corrupt your kids, but if corrupting your canine is what you're looking to do, this Dear Leader Chew Toy might just fit the bill (assuming Fido wants cut his teeth on a little dictatorial ideology).
7. Fidel Castro Action Figure
Who's the 4-star general with the 5-star Amazon.com reviewer rating? None other than El Comandante Fidel Castro. Perfect for using to protect your imported cigar collection.
Did I miss any (other than our own Karl Marx t-shirt, located here)? Drop a note in the comments if there are other socialist-inspired toys, gadgets and t's we need on our radar.