McFarlane Toys to release a Hines Ward Gotham Rogues figure from The Dark Knight Rises

McFarlane Toys to release a Hines Ward Gotham Rogues figure from The Dark Knight Rises

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By blackandyellow - 5/29/2012
McFarlane Toys will release a figure this November of retired Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver Hines Ward in a Gotham Rogues uniform. Ward, along with several other current Steeler players, will make cameos in The Dark Knight Rises. Ward was seen in the first trailer for The Dark Knight Rises as he ran towards the endzone as the field behind him crumbled.

From the USA Today article:

"They haven't told me whether when Hines does his spike and touchdown dance he falls into the pit. But at least on the trailer he's looking pretty good," McFarlane says with a laugh.

"If he dies in the movie, then you will have in your hand the last moment of him in his celluloid cameo appearance. This could be your Citizen Kane right here depending on how it goes down."

Ward played fourteen seasons with the Steelers before retiring this spring. He is a four time Pro Bowler, two time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl XL MVP, and the all-time Steeler's record-holder for receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Ward also won ABC's Dancing With The Stars in 2011.

Hines Ward action figure from The Dark Knight Rises
Source: USA Today
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Dynamo - 5/29/2012, 8:33 PM
...what?
R888 - 5/29/2012, 8:37 PM
what the [frick]
Giznad - 5/29/2012, 8:46 PM
nascar and now this? What the derp
ISleepNow - 5/29/2012, 8:47 PM
um, How much does it cost..
ironknight - 5/29/2012, 9:17 PM
...Seriously?
Curmudgeon - 5/29/2012, 9:33 PM
shocked, SHOCKED, that the source article isn't dated "April 1st".
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/29/2012, 9:56 PM
Really?
TonyChu - 5/29/2012, 10:46 PM
No....just no!
GiantNerd - 5/29/2012, 11:35 PM
.....wow
LoudNoises - 5/29/2012, 11:54 PM
Why is everyone so confused by this? Seems kinda cool to me. Then again I am a Ward fan, lol.
FrankieDedo - 5/30/2012, 12:45 AM
The figure is just LOL! what is this??? I don't even!
And for you....pyrobane!! mmmmphhg!
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laughterman26 - 5/30/2012, 1:43 AM
and no good joker toy, k i think someones a little f'd in the head, who would want this toy he literally has nothing to do with this movie..........or does he, anyone thinking a relation to superman
marvel72 - 5/30/2012, 4:50 AM
why would anyone want an action figure of him?
jessepostal - 5/30/2012, 5:25 AM
Wow a lot of you really don't like sports,and that's not a reason to hate on this, I think it's great, than again I'm a pittsburgh fan, ward was a great player and will be missed(for you non football fans he retired this year)
thedudeabides - 5/30/2012, 7:03 AM
I used to collect Starting Lineups when I was a kid. I would honestly compare this to Michael Jordan in a Space Jam jersey (sort of... I mean Hines Ward will only be on screen 2 minutes tops) but I just don't understand how McFarlane got the licensing rights to this team, I would have thought any properties licensed/ created in the film would only be released in figure form through Mattel (Movie Masters figures for example) If this were the case,why couldn't Mcfarlane's sculpters have made The Dark Knight figures!? Those would have been amazing. One thing I've always hated about figures is the different scales/ likenesses/ sculpting quality. I would have no problem paying more for a figure if they were all the same size/ scale/ quality. Imagine a Darth Vader, Batman, James Kirk,Iron Man figure all made by the same company where the universes could cross. Maybe the imagination I once had made these things not very important, or my OCD acting up.
ISleepNow - 5/30/2012, 7:57 AM
@laughterman26 you gotta be kidding. There are several good Joker figures. There's even a Nurse Joker that some fan sells the mods for on eBay

jessepostal - 5/30/2012, 9:15 AM
@theamazinghipster, mcfarlane has tons of sports figures
carrowsboy - 5/30/2012, 10:46 AM
Total utter crap.
LoudNoises - 5/30/2012, 12:18 PM
McFarlane makes lots of sports figure toys. He also makes lots of comic figures toys. It stands to reason that he would make a sports figure toy who was in a comicbook movie. Why do people think this is so dumb?
laughterman26 - 5/30/2012, 2:14 PM
@ISLeepNow- when i said no good joker toys i meant affordable but decent toys.
laughterman26 - 5/30/2012, 2:15 PM
i know for a fact that, that toy lwt alone cost around 200-500 dollars
Boogie138 - 5/30/2012, 8:01 PM
i love when random sh!t gets a toy. ok, i'll bite, i'll buy...


mcfarlane you sucked all my money in the 90's, why stop now
and no, i can't not buy it...
8thPassenger - 5/31/2012, 6:48 AM
McFarlane has always done sports toys.

I swear this site has the worst community on the net.

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