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


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

Welp, they tried.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Nov 13, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 1:44 am CDT

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.

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 CST