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April 08, 2007

Half of Bon Jovi turned into action figures

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Jon Bon Jovi's female fans will soon be able to take the cuddly rocker to bed with them.

The frontman for New Jersey band Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora are the latest musicians to join McFarlane Toys' line of action figures, which will hit stores in August and sell for $10-$12.

The Tempe, Ariz.-based firm worked closely with the Bon Jovi principals to select the proper pose, accessories and facial expressions. However, Bon Jovi second bananas drummer Tico Torres and keyboardist David Bryan did not get downsized.

In the past, McFarlane Toys has issued action figures of such groups as Kiss, Metallica and Motley Crue -- with all the members of those bands' lineups getting dolled up.


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The legacy that Bon Jovi has created over the last three decades is an undeniable force in American rock music. While many bands from the 80s have been relegated to the history books, Bon Jovi's evolution has bridged the gap of generations and made them one of the truly indelible names in rock 'n' roll.


JON BON JOVI and his bandmate RICHIE SAMBORA will join the likes of KISS and OZZY OSBOURNE when action figure dolls are made in their likeness. The KEEP THE FAITH musicians have teamed up with MCFarlane Toys to create the dolls, which have been designed with clothing choices and facial expressions specific to the stars in mind. Fans of BON JOVI drummer TICO TORRES and keyboardist DAVID BRYAN however, will be disappointed to learn that they were left out of the plans.

Posted by riesambo at April 8, 2007 09:17 AM