People can't believe this doll is supposed to look like Idris Elba.

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People can’t believe this $1,100 doll is supposed to look like Idris Elba

Welp, they tried.

Nov 13, 2018, 6:37 pm*

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Kris Seavers 

Kris Seavers

The good news: There’s a very expensive Idris Elba doll. The bad news: It doesn’t look like Elba at all.

According to the Daily Mail, the doll is a handmade collector’s item created by U.K.-based specialty maker Emperis and retails for more than $1,100 (at the time of writing, the Elba figurine was not listed for sale on the Emperis website).

The doll sports jeans with a suit jacket, a balding head, and arched eyebrows. It comes only kind of close—but for many, not nearly close enough—to resembling the man named People’s sexiest man alive in 2018. A tweet that went viral on Monday showed a side-by-side of a Elba with a lovely glint in his eyes and the doll, noticeably glint-less.

“This doll is supposed to be Idris?” Twitter user @courtdanee2 wrote. “Somebody getting fired.”

People couldn’t believe the figure was supposed to look like the 46-year-old British actor.

More tweets rolled in comparing the Elba doll to other people who are not Elba at all, like actor Romany Malco and RuPaul Charles.

https://twitter.com/_Bigdom15104/status/1062368124052389889

At least Elba can take comfort in knowing he’s not the only celebrity with a botched figurine of himself. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, last year inspired a bust that looked like a very wonky version of his face.

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*First Published: Nov 13, 2018, 6:07 pm