Zelensky figure sold for $100 and flame bottle for $5
US toy company donated $145,000 in sales The figures of President Volodymyr Zelensky became a hot topic as they sold out as soon as they were sold. Yonhap News, Twitter capture
Amid growing support for Ukraine, the Lego figure of the President of Ukraine sold out at the same time as it was released. The American toy company that sold the figure is said to have donated the proceeds from the sale to Ukraine.
The New York Post reported on the 17th that Citizen Brick, an American toy company that sells custom-made Lego figures, sold a figure of President Zelensky to raise funds for the victims of the Ukrainian war. The company donated $145,000 from sales of the figures to a charity that distributes medical supplies to Ukraine, the New York Post reported.
The Zelensky figures sold for $100 each. The figure of President Zelensky is wearing a military color, the clothes that President Zelensky has always worn after the Russian invasion. A beard was also drawn around the chin and mouth.
A Molotov cocktail figure with blue and yellow patterns that symbolizes the Ukrainian flag. Instagram capture
In addition to the Zelensky figure, a Molotov cocktail figure was also sold for $5. The Molotovs were painted with blue and yellow patterns that symbolize the Ukrainian flag.
The figure was sold out immediately after online sales first started on the 5th. Citizenbrick said that $16,540 raised from the sale of the figure was donated to Direct Relief, an advance organization that distributes medical supplies to Ukraine. At the time, Citizenbrick said, “We sincerely thank all those who donated to the fundraising event for Ukraine.”
As the news spread, requests for additional figures to be sold also flooded. Accordingly, the company produced additional Molotov cocktail figures with President Zelensky and resumed sales on the 16th, and all of them were sold out in one day.
A Citizen Brick official said, “We have raised more than $145,000 by selling all the figures. Instead, we encourage you to consider donating directly to the relevant charities.”