Idris Elba

A British toy manufacturer mistakenly created a Montel Williams doll that they named after British hunk Idris Elba. Despite the mixup, the $1,100 Idris doll flew off store shelves!

Black Twitter directed hateful tweets at the Twitter feed of Emperis toy manufacturer when the "Idris" doll was posted on the toy maker's website.

The doll caught the attention of Montel who thought the doll was modeled after his likeness.

Montel tweeted: "Ok, so I guess I have a doll now."

But others informed him that the doll was actually named after Stringer Bell, aka Idris.

Black Twitter accused the company of trying to make a fast buck by fooling Idris fans into believing the slow-selling doll was really their idol.

But it seems all the bad press had positive results, as the "Idris Elba" doll sold out quickly at $1,100 each!

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  • Guest

    What in tha hell?????

  • tintin

    what can i do with a doll like that... do people just have nothing better to do with their money

  • Brown & Proud

    That looks like a skinnty Montell Williams that aint no damn Idris! ???

  • GAPeach

    LOL! That damn doll looks nothing like him. It actually looks like Romany Malco to me.

  • Notatall

    LOL!

  • Nik

    Sandy Mae...the belly laugh that came frem mi when you said Montel Williams. You are so cheeky.???

  • SpiceGirl

    Wayment...how much? FOH....it don't even look like him!

  • Trace da Ace

    well if ANYBODY is going to pay more than $10.00 for a damn Barbie doll....they DESERVE to get clowned.....and it looks ALOT like Romany Malco anyways......Montel and Idris...NOT.

  • Trace da Ace

    lol that is who I thought the doll was.....Romany!! lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Looks like Romany Malco.. I think tgats his name... From 40 yr old Virgin and other stuff

  • hi-liter

    Does his lil ugly azz come alive and eat puscee at night or something for $1,100?

  • Dahl

    First of all, that’s Romany Malco. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4c660bc44d8413265d8dc4585ba0ce4a897f35c8887901cde091b8b124f06a7.jpg
    Second, they would call him any black man’s name and most “folks” won’t know the difference...

  • Dollface

    K Michelle ordered them all... and dat dont look like him

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Rofl. Dead.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    that's exactly who i thought of, just couldn't remember his name!

  • Soda

    Somebody lying...that that's Idris & that they flew off the store shelves.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yes HIM!

  • shay2shaymd

    He is the first person that came to mind. Hilarious

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *faints*

  • Julia Lyons

    Lawd Hammercy! Auntie got me ROFLMAO!

  • MJF

    lmao @ K Michelle ordered them all, that was funny

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • SJ

    That doll took me OOOOWWWTTT!!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Cdfuuu

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i was scrolling so fact i didn't even read the heading.... i was clutching pearls, thinking Eldris had caught the 'Thinner' https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5406a067d89d1924f4f9967857b7ca15a701e44524df7514659efb170810c224.gif

  • itsjismemelly

    yike who or wat in the world is that supposed to be

  • Nik

    LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    White man from town done struck again. LMAO

  • Nik
  • free

    who purchased this peanut head fuggery?

  • free

    could NEVER be stringer bell!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Idris(whom I had the pleasure of working with) was slightly insulted when I was surprised of his confirmation of his other talent I asked him about.

  • Shamwow
  • Ryan

    How many were there? Three? LOL!!

  • SumthinSweeter

    Mmmmmm (licks my lips) that damn Stringer Bell was fine asf. And this proves once again, how whites view us.

  • Nik

    Neva and Eva!

  • supastar

    That doll tho!!! yikes

  • Nik

    LMBO!

  • Yoni7

    EVA!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Nik

    Ha! I just snorted?. You all have me in stitches right now.?????

  • SumthinSweeter

    LOL

  • Dowoop

    Yes!

  • Phillybruh

    who is that...lol

  • Pamela

    It looks like Eddie Murphy to me.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Was about to type this.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's who i thought it was

  • Shamwow

    Me too I searched black man from 40 yr old virgin. ?

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    I don't think it was black women that brought it cuz we all know damn well 1. we are not paying $1100 for a doll and 2. It doesn't even resemble Idris.

  • Yardgirl

    First thing I thought!!

  • Yardgirl

    crine!! :-))

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    This looks like a niglette doll whites like to collect.

  • Alextra Ballard

    The doll is horrifying. ..it looks like nobidy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Shamwow

    Stringer still have his hair. Why make a doll bald when Idris hair is still standing strong. Smh

  • Hill Candy

    Aint no way. They should be ashame of themselves for making this.SMH

  • Tammie Reed

    That doll really looks like Actor Romany Malco from "Think Like A Man" lol!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d1bf96e6c85f6561fb33fc55e4e82b0e0e44393d41de9d4523ce7079aaa2fd6.jpg

  • Rainbowbelow

    I think that blind lady from Lionel Richie's Hello video made that thing... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d46068e77cb12708a8e3b182d58dac3993bb4fa58e1152167c03d7f73ca06927.jpg

  • Yoni7

    This movie was SOOOOOO LIVE!

  • Yoni7

    Yaaassss!!! Posed and everything. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Clean as hell up there .....

  • Renee26

    LMAO that doll looks scary as shiiit... Like one of those little "nigglets" that came alive in that movie Tales from the Hood

  • Gloria

    Sholl do!

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes! That is exactly who I thought it was!

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    Yep

  • LeeSeeCee

    Ugliest damn doll I ever seen! Looks like a black skelator.. Not even close to Idris...

  • ShelbyMoore

    Love that movie!

  • Nik

    What movie is it?

  • MrsSpice1

    Look like a cleaned up version of that voodoo doll in tales from the hood!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    CDFU.....smh at the fact it flew off the shelves

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's exactly what it look like ... but they got it looking sharp by the clothes

  • Renee26

    Hmmm....was it that cunnilingus that Kimberley bragged on??

  • HalleMerry
  • Renee26

    Dead

  • Yoni7

    Thinner. It's a Stephen King movie. Funny stuff!

  • Shamwow

    They probably thought it was spot on; whoever did it doesn’t have real friends nor good eyesight.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol....yew soooo wrong!!!!

  • Renee26

    Right...Only way they flew off the shelves is if an angry female customer did a long arm swipe and threw them all too the floor ?

  • iWasteTime

    That doll looks like CTG and Pappoose

  • Soda

    In New Zealand, they announced that Spike Lee died at 95, instead of Stan Lee!

  • Renee26

    From the shelves to the trash

  • iWasteTime

    I can't scroll down until I finish this sandwich.
    i'm not fixin to die behind y'all

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Looks like a distorted Romany Malco ???

  • iWasteTime

    it sure does ...lmao!

  • MythCalledLove

    Remember Brad the first black doll they had in the Barbie collection? I still hv all my Barbies, her house, van, car. 3 black Barbies ?AKA Barbie and I think the other was Christie (sp). Can't Remember the other one but she had red & gold dress. Diana Ross dol. I still hv my Barbie case. .1st mk of Cabbage Patch Doll Byrana. My Miss Piggy and Kermit. My mama kept all my toys. The phone toy you pull and I think the eyes blink.. Only1 I didn't keep was Baby Alive... I hope for that amount he signed it.

  • GrapeCrush

    Lol! That’s exactly what I said.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Definitely!

    I just commented this ?

  • TriniHarlem
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Alextra Ballard

    Alla those tales from the hood dolls need to get together and eat Trumps asz

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Glad to know I wasn’t the only one getting Romany vibes from this thing ? Romany is much more handsome though.

  • MythCalledLove

    White women and a few men. Show it to someone they'll be like Damn I forgot all about Montell..lol

  • iWasteTime

    I still have all my Cabbage Patch Dolls and their accessories!
    Everyone but Pretty Crimp and Curl, Toys R Us only shipped 8 black ones that Christmas and my momma was 10 on the list

  • Yoni7

    I was thinking he had a Dwight RHOA flare to him.

  • Nik

    Thank you. I hope it's on Netflix.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Did You keep them or did Mama?
    *pssst* Bet U got them all sitting up on the bed, right?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "Thinner" (based on Stephen King's book)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    the book had me shook, Lol!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l! Not you too!
    Well, at least I know what to get you & Myth for your birthdays.

  • ohdearme

    What a goofy looking doll, for 1,100.00 no thanks.

  • Alextra Ballard

    CCCCDDDFFUU... giiiirl git outta hea,tawkin bout a lil tuft of hur. R.I.P Benson,she ain mean it

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Trey
  • tia

    This looks more like Romany Malco and he still looks better than this doll.

  • Yoni7

    In all honesty, he looks like one of those old debonair dudes that lived a wild lifestyle back in the 60's, 70's and 80's and is now living with that package. But STAYS clean with his fashion.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Omgggg....Cdfuu...the comments gettin worss

  • Yoni7

    Never read it. Only watched the movie. I don't too much do Stephen King (and his books) which surprised me because this movie was funny asf to me.

  • Keyshia Ray

    What the hell! That dont look like him.

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Ok imma say it i mean i think he handsome but sexiest man alive!!!

  • Yoni7

    It's an older movie. I hope you can find it and watch it. I laughed my butt off.

  • Coy little wink

    Why...

  • Coy little wink

    Zeke the freak!

  • Coy little wink

    WHY

    this was on shaderoom yesterday Auntie why didn't you leave this in the past???

  • isaiit

    I immediately thought of Romany

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Look@m3

    ....and I came just to like your comment and leave because they know that does not look like him ...I'm out!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    tailored and fitted to deaf! LMAO!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • blue skies

    lol

  • Blue

    And what in the Uncle-Bens-Face Hail is this?

  • blue skies

    lmbo what in the tales from the hood is dis mess hea

  • blue skies

    at all!

  • blue skies

    ??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I used to read every book he'd publish (i was still pretty young & still living at home when i went through that phase - no way i'd be reading that mess and living alone - i need to be able to go 'cross the hall to my mama room, ROFL!) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d465041cfaadc9080119da3ebc9e8e678679d3b3b44dc4f5fce24974c1de281.gif

  • Nik

    Thanks. I'm going to check Hulu and Netflix.

  • kimberly

    Lmbo!! What Jimmy the Cricket cracker box this skinny troll came out of. That doll looks nothing like him. This is a joke.

  • dru and neil

    Who on earth designed the doll? There are so many rugged action figures out there so I know it can be done.

  • Kimocha

    WTF??... That doll don't look nothing like Idris OR Montell!... I think it looks more like Romany Malco who played the player "Zeke" on Act Like A Lady.. Think Like A Man... Just my opinion tho!

  • Kimocha

    LMAO!!

  • dru and neil

    Off topic, has there been a medical minute on adult ADHD?

  • Yardgirl

    I screamed!!! *flatline*

  • Keyshia Ray

    Seems more like a mockery that a compliment.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Keyshia Ray

    Seems more like a mockery.

  • Malai

    That doll look like the doll from tales from the hood.. the one that was biting that white man face off ?

  • Gwendolyn Smith

    My opinion as well!!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS THAT'S THE ONE !!!!!!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    100% *crine*

  • Appplesauce

    The niglets ?!

  • Coy little wink

    Zeke the freak!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he really reminds me of "Geoffrey" from 'fresh prince' but cept he's too skinty (and bald), but the expression is spot on! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b0c4e9dbd6510a8e302e189e8111da17a10b8e9a6bc68c7e5bec527c5762b02.jpg

  • Andrea Williams

    They must mean the Romney Malco action doll because that is who that looks like or possibly Montell Williams.

  • Rayne

    Exactly like him! I hope he bought himself a doll of himself ?

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Looks like homie from 40 yr old Virgin

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    like Bren's uncle Peaches????????

    *faints*

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile one those voodoo plantation dolls from Tales got away and I think we found him.

  • Yoni7

    YAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unctie n'sheet. LOL

  • Kimocha

    Me too... cuz that's HIM!

  • wonderwoman

    What the Sam Hill is this. If I was Idris I would be mad as hell. Looks nothing like him.

  • Kimocha

    Yep! That's the one!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rahab

    ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • stav

    Whether is looks like him or not, who in the world has 1100$ for a doll?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • FukkFolks2018

    Log off

  • FukkFolks2018

    You too. Log off. I am crying at the comments. I hate yall

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Doesn't look like an Idris or Montel Williams doll to me. Looks more like a RuPaul doll.

  • Yoni7

    Gimme an hour.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Normally I cringe at men in tite pance, however Idris lookin goodt in those jeans

  • FukkFolks2018

    Get us off this fake Mattel doll post Sandra

  • Alextra Ballard

    New post

  • Merkaba morris

    I am happy he got a action figure doll but it looks very metro sexual to me , they always try to emasculate black men. But if u speak on it.you will always be branded as a hater or you jealous . this is a maketing strategy feminize the Black male and make money off of the Love the people have for the character ....Love and Light

  • Notatall

    ????????

  • Yoni7

    Jill upstairs.

  • SumthinSweeter

    gotta ask racist person this question that made this action figure.

  • Reina1718

    Looks like that farrah gray dude who be on instagram lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Idris?

  • Love Luv

    Lolololololol and they had the audacity to make his clothes on point so it would not look like they were hating or shading Idris. Ah well. Makes for a great back scratcher. Idris looks much better than that!

  • Wreckognize Game

    That doll looks like Terry Silver from Power.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    What in the Romany Malco? Nope! Nah! Un-uh!

  • Malai
  • Trace da Ace

    ugh!!! them dolls scare me every time I watch that movie...lol

  • Trace da Ace

    ohhhh.....I canna!!!!! lmao!!

  • Trace da Ace

    lmbao!!!!! the thinner??.....awwww lawdy!!!

  • sherri2016

    I thoughts about Romany too from Why did I get married thats who I thought it was lol

  • rockstar2142

    Looks nothing like him. Try again folks.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Please no comparison...

  • Carrington

    If that don't look like Penny Hardaway dipped in my crackhead uncle Bay Bay!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    If Voldemort and Romany Malco had a baby that doll would be it....

  • Y me?

    It must have been gay dudes or fetish holders that bought that doll. I haven't met a woman yet that's paying to lay up with any man - real or plastic

  • Yoni7

    LOL That young millionaire. LOL

  • n1kk1a

    He looks like Conrad from weeds! ???

  • Browneyes
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I first saw him on Weeds, then 40 Year Old Virgin and of course, Blades of Glory. I like him, he's funny.

  • Karen Brady

    That doll. tee heee. It looks lile Romany Malco.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Noooo! Not the Tales From the Hood voodoo doll!

  • MythCalledLove

    Lol..she has them but if I did I would .Someone comes over.. Oh my lil cousin left them all over the floor. .

  • Love Luv
  • jujumanji

    My thoughts exactly! He prob bought one too ??

  • Wayup!

    ?????????????

  • RealATLPeach36

    That Gotdamn doll is funny asf lmao WTF lol???????

  • Dahl

    Aaaw, you and me both!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Montel tweeted: “Ok, so I guess I have a doll now.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Who created this sad looking doll??? LOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    In this age of 3D printing is it really that hard to create a doll that actually looks like the person???

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • GuestSTAR

    Wonder why he approved this doll when it NOTHING, NOTHING like him.

  • bemetoo

    yes it looks like mobtel but my first thought that the doll looks lie Romany malco https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a523614732be5b77c8eb3b57b5132ef986a2a84075a60facdb83ac133dd098e8.jpg

  • Applebootay

    I don't want nothing to do with this post...NERP....not TUHDAY!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    But it don't even look like.... nevermind.

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    But............ WHY???????????? IT doesn't even look like him...He sharp tho...LOL

  • Chapter29Chick

    Who is spending a thousand for this janky azz doll? Beatz meh

  • Ms Thang

    It looks like Romany malco. The dude that played mc hammer in the too legit to quit movie.

  • Ms Thang

    Lmfao!! I just said that ??

  • Ms Thang

    Exactly ??

  • Chapter29Chick

    This doll was on the recent Tales from the Hood 2 movie lol. On Netflix. Which was cray cray btw.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Looks more like Ralph Tresvant than it does Idris. Bwaaah........

  • Chapter29Chick

    So if someone comes out with a doll that looks more like him then this one, they will be rolling in the dough, wish it was meh but, whatever im chillin...

  • Murgs

    That's who I was thinking of...

  • Maxx

    OMG all I saw was the heading & didn't read further & said in my head 'That looks like Montel Williams, not Idris...and then as I actually read further I found out I was right! I am smart, I am kind, I am important.

  • Malai

    I watched tales from the hood 2 and it was horrible.. it was no where near as good as the first one..

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Hang onto them. They could be collector's items one day!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    "A British toy manufacturer mistakenly created a Montel Williams doll that they named after British hunk Idris Elba. Despite the mixup, the $1,100 Idris doll flew off store shelves!"

    See... that's why this is the ONLY blog I frequent. ?

  • Society Has Changed

    What in the living —????

  • T865!

    That’s the dude from the Tyler Perry movie?

  • JustB

    That's the black dude from Mad Dogs!!!

  • Raymond Isiah

    Looks more like Eddy Murphy.

  • helpme2understand

    This thing does not look like Idris.

  • Logan Roberts

    What in the Mr. Gaines from a Different World hell is this???

  • TruthshallsetUFree!!!!

    Looks nothing like him

  • Queen B

    Thats Montel lol Montel Williams and Montel Jordan but damn sho ain't Idris

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Please remember that I am a staff of one. I do have errands to run.

  • EMILY POST

    OMG LOLOLOLOLLOLOL

  • EMILY POST

    OH MY GOSH LOLOLOL !!!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    They Idris looking sick!

  • Strappyheels

    Ooh the shade!!!

  • EyeEmJai

    That's not Williams either lol. That's actor Romany Malco.

  • Harley

    ????

  • Jhiggz Kharique Merritt

    Looks like R&b singer Joe .....

  • Quiet

    sold out because fooling fans bought them

  • Quiet

    i just love the clothes on the doll. every piece on the doll is so detailed for a little doll man toy

  • Kaze

    That don't look like him looks like a shaved bird

  • ILoveMacarons

    Was he the salesman in 40 year old virgin Kevin's character was trying to hustle? Never knew his name but that's who this doll looks like

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    It does not look like him at all.
    It looks like this brotha'

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Romany Malco

  • Renee Bee

    "A fool and his money are soon parted".

  • Guess Who

    Thank you! The dude from The 40 Year Old Virgin! That is exactly who that doll looks like!

  • Guess Who

    Uh....NO MA'AM!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    IKYFL... LMBO!!!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I am dying!!! What is going on here?! That doll looks HORRIBLE! I don't care WHO it is in the image of! Stop it.

  • ShWa

    Looks nothing like him-looks like that other guy I forgot his name though!

  • ThatNigerianGirl

    That doll looks like Zeke the freak!

  • friendofblog

    Romany Malco comes to mind for me.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Exactly.

  • Malcom Flex

    Spit out my coffee laughing TF that looks nothing like him!

  • https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/doc-joness-podcast/id1134986642 Doc J

    The most surprising thing is that someone would make a damn Montell Williams doll for any reason. Does it have a motorized mouth and over dramatic recorded message?