Toymaker earns buzz for ‘savage’ comments on post featuring Prexy Bet’s toy figure

Leni Robredo funko-pop
A Funko pop figure of Vice President Leni Robredo’s presidential bet in this Cubao Customs Facebook post on March 21, 2022. (Facebook/cubaocustom)

A shop specializing in creating bespoke Funko pop-style figures has caught the attention of the local online community for its responses on a Facebook page after it turned in a 2022 presidential candidate.

Cuban customs shared a personalized figure of the Vice President presidential bet on Monday Leni Robredo and said it “honors the strength and beauty of women in this Women’s Month”.

National Women’s Month is in March.

Robredo is the only female presidential candidate for the 2022 elections.

In its post, the toymaker added a quote from Robredo’s closing statement. This was taken during the first presidential debate organized by the Electoral Commission where it declared that “the best man for the job is a woman”.

Cubao Customs said the figure was “not for sale or reproduction”.

“Leni’s custom #FunkoPOP is an exclusive figure made for her as a gift from our team. This item is NOT FOR SALE or REPRODUCTION. You may contact other local custom creators to order your own custom figure since we are already SOLD OUT for 2022. Maraming salamat po!ce noted in the comments.

The toy store‘s Facebook post received praise from Robredo supporters while others weren’t amused.

“Meron po ba (‘yung) can hawak na lugaw tapos madaming langaw sa paligid niya? Legendary rare,” a reviewer notedreferring to the porridge label that detractors call the vice president.

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“That will be inaccurate. Kasi ‘yung lugaw na nakita ko lastly may kasamang 140,000+ na sibuyas,” Cubao Customs responded to the online user.

At PasigLaban Para sa Tropa campaign rally for the Leni-Kiko tandem last Sunday, some supporters brought onion shaped signs and donned onion suits, a reference to critics’ false claims that drone shots of their rallies were altered to make onions appear that they were pink-clad attendees.

“Wala po ba si babyM?” another one facebook user commented in the toymaker’s post, referring to another presidential bet, Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

“Away as usual”, the toymaker commented.

This is a reference to Marcos’ absence from most presidential debates. His spokesperson said their team prefers “direct communication with people and (to) engage them in a more personal face-to-face interaction.”

“Pass sa lutang, inyo na ‘yan”, the facebook user replied the toymaker.

Besides ‘Leni Lugaw’, Robredo’s detractors also refer to her as ‘Leni Lutang’, in an effort to label her absent-minded.

“Pass his duwag. Inyong-inyo na siya”, the toymaker noted to the online user, again referring to Marcos’ absences from the debate.

Other replies from the store also made their way to Facebook and Twitter where it amused some Filipinos who perceived the replies as “wild”.

“Savage,” said a Facebook user.

Other presidential bets in the election are Duterte spokesman Ernesto Abella, entrepreneur Faisal Mangondato, labor leader Leody De Guzman, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, former defense chief Norberto Gonzales, Senator Ping Lacson, physician Jose Montemayor and Senator Manny Pacquiao.