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Thierry Henry doll launched

Monday, 27th March 2006, 11:43

LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Bamboozled Premiership defenders may finally have found a way of stopping Arsenal superstar Thierry Henry scoring - by sticking pins in a new replica action doll of the deadly striker.

The league's leading scorer, who will be hoping to add to his tally in Arsenal's crunch clash with Juventus in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final, has been immortalised by a toy company.

The 30cm Thierry Henry action figure is the latest big name signing to firm Bandai's Kick-O-Mania toy range. The French ace will line up alongside fellow tiny toy Gooners Jens Lehmann, Robert Pires and Calvin Klein pin-up Freddie Ljungberg.

Kick-O-Mania's fantasy team sheet already includes football megastars such as Barcelona's footballer of the year, Ronaldinho, Juventus' Alessandro Del Piero, Bayern Munich's Oliver Khan and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

However, Arsenal legend and former skipper Patrick Vieira, who returns to Highbury in tomorrow's clash with his new club Juventus, is not included in the all-star line up.

The Henry doll, dressed in an authentic Arsenal kit including boots, shirt, shorts and socks has fully moveable limbs and a unique kicking function enabling fans to recreate Henry's wonder goals.

There are plenty to choose from as the Gooners goal machine has banged in over 200 goals for Arsenal.

Darrell Jones, marketing manager of Bandai, said: "Henry is a football legend so we are really pleased to have signed him for our toy range - hopefully he will be as big a success for us as he has been for Arsenal.

"Kick-O-Mania is a big hit for all ages *but with Freddie Ljungberg already a top model, we're expecting a lot of demand from female fans for his figure."

Kick-O-Mania was launched in Germany last September and to date over 300,000 of the 30cm football action figures have been sold. The various accessories available include the Kick O Mania Goalkeeping Set, which comes complete with goal, goalkeeper
joystick,target net and competition balls.


so who will be buying the Henry doll? :D


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I always thought Henry would make a much cuter muppet than doll, admittedly he always reminded me of Elmo :)
or is that Citroen ad influencing me too much?
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