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Doll adds to Weiner's embarrassment

An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sex texting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two versions: censored and uncensored.

It is offering the "standard" doll for 39.95 dollars (£24) and the anatomically correct "for adults only" version for an extra 10 dollars (£6).

Both are dressed in a gym shirt and shorts with a label that reads "Tweet This".

Weiner has acknowledged exchanging messages and photos that ranged from sexually suggestive to explicit with several women online.

Congress has approved a two-week leave of absence for Weiner while he seeks treatment.

The action figure company also makes a plastic Sarah Palin, Barack and Michelle Obama and other talk-of-the-town figures.

Mr Obama has said he would resign if he were in Weiner's position.

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