Shoppers walk outside an Urban Outfitters store, Dec. 2013.
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Urban Outfitters sells Hillary Clinton ‘nutcracker’ toy

Just in time for the holidays –  and the start of the 2016 presidential campaign season – retailer Urban Outfitters is selling a Hillary Clinton “nutcracker” toy dressed in a pantsuit and wearing a “Hillary” button.

The packaging poses the question, “Is America ready for this nutcracker?” while describing the toy’s “stainless steel thighs” and boasting that it “cracks the toughest nuts.” The underlying message, of course, is that Clinton herself is a tough woman who could emasculate men. 

The nutcracker toy first emerged during the 2008 election cycle, and the toy’s creator’s website says that “The Hillary Nutcracker website has temporarily closed. We expect to re-open with the 2016 model upon the official announcement of her next Presidential campaign.”

Urban Outfitters’ website says that the toy is a “collector’s item” that is “only available in limited supply.” The toy retails for $60. 

Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy. Earlier this year, the store apologized after selling a red-stained Kent State sweatshirt, which ruffled feathers for making light of the Kent State massacre, a shooting that left four unarmed students dead at the Ohio university in 1970

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Urban Outfitters did not immediately respond to msnbc’s request for comment.

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Urban Outfitters sells Hillary Clinton 'nutcracker' toy