November 12, 2013 8:01 pm

Mayor Rob Ford bobblehead madness at Toronto City Hall

ABOVE: Bobblehead tops list of Mayor Rob Ford related items. Mark McAllister reports. 

TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford bobbleheads could be this year’s hottest Christmas gift as hundreds of people lined up at city hall Tuesday to purchase the limited edition miniature dolls.

The sale comes days after he publicly admitted to smoking crack cocaine.

The bobbleheads went on sale Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and sell for $20 each. It didn’t take long for the “rare” collectibles to show up for resale online.

One of the bobbleheads posted on Ebay shortly before 11 a.m Tuesday for $49.95 quickly received several bids pushing it above $155 at 11:30 a.m.

A closeup of the Mayor Rob Ford bobblehead. November 12, 2013. Credit: Mark McAllister / Global News

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Many people who lined up were vocal supporters of the mayor. One woman could be heard yelling “Rob Ford. No. 1. The best guy in town. Don’t give up. Continue, continue,” from the crowd.

“It speaks volumes by the amount of people that are downstairs (lining up),” Doug Ford said Tuesday morning. “I don’t think there’s a politician in the country including the prime minister that could have bobblehead dolls and have them line up around the corner.”

Even Doug Ford, the mayor’s brother, was limited to getting just one.

But councillor Ford readily admitted the bobblehead isn’t an exact likeness of Toronto’s mayor.

“We sent it back four or five times to get it redone,” he said. “I guess they put too much hair. I guess they got to add a few more pounds onto Rob.”

Mayor Ford joined the crowd for 15 minutes to greet those in line and sign bobbleheads before heading off to a budget committee meeting.

-with a file from The Canadian Press

© Shaw Media, 2013

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