Reality TV star Donald Trump has been dealt a devastating blow - a doll modelled on the property tycoon is proving to be unpopular with discerning shoppers in New York City.

Originally costing $25 (GBP14), the city's prestigious department store Macy's currently has piles of the dolls - which utter 17 different Trump soundbites including his catchphrase, "You're fired!" - at the bargain price of $2.49 (GBP1.40).

However, a spokesman for the store tells website PageSix.com, "We have Donald Trump suits and watches and shirts and they are all doing phenomenal business. Men want to dress like Donald Trump."

02/08/2005 13:57