Source: Bleacher Creatures

Bleacher Creatures is known for its plush recreations of WWE superstars and other tough pop culture icons but its latest design is based on a different kind of fighter.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has battled AIDS, Ebola, SARS, MERS, and Zik over his 50-year career but Bleacher Creatures is interested in his most recent fight. A Kickstarter Campaign for the plush version of Dr. Fauci celebrates him as a defeater of COVID-19 misinformation.

The video above explains the Kickstarter campaign as a way for people to show their support for Dr. Fauci — and science. Those who sign up early will receive special discounts and bundle offers. Everyone who helps meet Bleacher Creature’s stretch goals will get a Dr. Fauci Face Mask and a “Stand Up for Science” metal lapel pin.

Fans who contribute to the Kickstarter will also get first access to the 10-inch collectible of America’s favorite doctor, with various quantities at various price points. Fans who donate the largest amount can get 12 plush collectibles of themselves — unrelated, does anyone want to give me $1,000?

If Bleacher Creatures meets its goal, fans should receive their very own Fauci just in time for the holidays. Find the campaign here.

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Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.