An Idris Elba doll is turning heads for looking very much unlike the “Luther” actor. The toy made in the Sexiest Man Alive’s likeness has social media users unleashing on a British specialty doll manufacturer to hilarious results.
The figure can’t currently be found on Emperis’ website, and a Daily Mail report on the uproar reported Elba’s $1,100 doll was nearly sold out Tuesday, Nov. 13. But it’s not because the doll bears a striking resemblance to Elba. On the contrary, after @courtdanee2 posted a side-by-side image of the doll and actor on Nov. 12, many Twitter users have commented that the bald-headed doll with severely arched eyebrows and looks more like “A Million Little Things” actor Romany Malco.
“That’s definitely #RomanyMalco.”
“Yo @TeamRomany this you?”
Malco denied all ties responding, “Nah fam! 🤣🤣”
Others just marveled at how off the design of the “handcrafted ball joined” doll dressed in a waistcoat, suit jacket and jeans was.
“This Montel Williams/Dracula hybrid is supposed to be Idris?”
“That doll looks like a black professor Snape.”
“This Idris Elba doll is giving me tales from the hood nightmares all over again! #thisaintit #IdrisElba.”
“Gotta be Jafar with them eyebrows.”
“Man why does that Idris Elba doll look just like charlamagne @cthagod 😂😂”
“This doll is meant to be idris Elba I am DYING!!!!!!!”