updated 10/3/2008 12:11:23 PM ET 2008-10-03T16:11:23

Election-year novelty dolls of Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Clinton have been ordered off the shelves of Walgreens drugstores nationwide because of customer complaints about the battery-operated figures.

The 13.5-inch-tall dolls moved as they sang parodies and recited messages that were not approved by the presidential candidates.

Walgreens Co. spokeswoman Tiffani Bruce told The Grand Rapids Press for a story published Friday that some customers were offended by what the dolls said or did.

The Clinton figure referred to itself as a "broad" in one song parody.

The Obama doll was sold in a box that proclaimed, "The senator from Illinois gets down and funky!"

The retailer is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

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