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.”
This doll is supposed to be Idris? Somebody getting fired. pic.twitter.com/VsFXlmRibW
— Court (@courtdanee2) November 13, 2018
People couldn’t believe the figure was supposed to look like the 46-year-old British actor.
im staring at that doll like pic.twitter.com/zL2fLRvzYJ
— T. (@torrielilina) November 13, 2018
— KOI♓️ (@AshiaTanay) November 13, 2018
Is this really supposed to be a figure of Idris Elba? Have they ever seen Idris? Have they ever seen a human? pic.twitter.com/D3AJSzAsoX
— Martin S Dixon (@BunnySuicida) November 13, 2018
More tweets rolled in comparing the Elba doll to other people who are not Elba at all, like actor Romany Malco and RuPaul Charles.
Idris Elba doll?! More like Romany Malco pic.twitter.com/84ZBkqO2gs
— bmwgirl85☘️ (@bmwgirl85) November 13, 2018
Why Idris Elba doll look like the dude from 40 year old virgin pic.twitter.com/12W1HFNrbB
— Ké (@Kehudd) November 13, 2018
Reminds me of that MLK Jr statue in Buffalo. Who dis? pic.twitter.com/LUUps1zrSU
— blackonbothsides (@Biographer1986) November 13, 2018
Gotta be Jafar with them eyebrows pic.twitter.com/43wvJSEDCz
— ✨ (@erinisprobsok) November 13, 2018
This doll of idris elba looks like the ‘ya moms a hoe’ guy pic.twitter.com/si4jzT8H8x
— 🐟 k⁷ (@jjoongles) November 13, 2018
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.
Just as bad as the Cristiano statue. pic.twitter.com/Jc7nIWBOlB
— Greg (@GreginATX) November 13, 2018