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"Smash Me Bernie" Doll Eases Madoff Frustration



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    The "Bernie 'he made off with my money' Madoff" character doll that is being shown at the American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. (From ModelWorks)

     Mad at disgraced investor Bernard Madoff? There's a toy just for you. One of the vendors at this week's Toy Fair is offering the "Smash-Me Bernie," a $99.95 Madoff lookalike doll that wears a devil-red suit and carries a pitchfork. It comes with its own hammer - so you can pulverize it.

    Phoenix, Ariz.-based ModelWorks is behind the caricature Mini-Me figures, which can be customized to look like celebrities or whomever a buyer chooses.

    Madoff was arrested in December after investigators said he confessed to his sons that he had swindled investors of $50 billion in a Ponzi scheme.

    The toy fair is open only to the industry and runs through Wednesday.