Pop Culture
Nov 11, 2009, 11:12AM

Tiny, tiny President collectibles

And the Futurama writer who saved them.

In 1970, Patric M. Verrone, age 11, started amassing the 2.75-inch plastic replicas of US presidents made by toy company Louis Marx. Sadly, the series petered out well before Watergate. There would be no miniature Gerald Fords, no tiny Jimmy Carters, no Lilliputian Bill Clintons. The geeky completist in Verrone refused to let the line of micropoliticians die — why, it would be like ending X-Men at issue 93!


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