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Hines Ward gets one last action figure

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Technically retired from the NFL, receiver Hines Ward’s football career has one final chapter.  He appears as a member of the Gotham Rogues in The Dark Knight Rises (July 20), running with the ball as the field behind him disappears into a chasm.

To commemorate Ward’s role in the film, McFarlane Toys will release in November an action figure featuring Ward in his Rogues uniform, according to Brian Truitt of USA Today.

“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 told Truitt.

Other McFarlane figures scheduled to be released this year include Andrew Luck, Robert Grifffin III, Peyton Manning as a member of the Broncos, and Tim Tebow as a member of the Jets.

Maybe the Tebow figure will be assuming the pre-snap posture of a personal punt protector.

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15 Responses to “Hines Ward gets one last action figure”
  1. dickjagger says: May 29, 2012 10:32 PM

    Wow! Five figures of which only two have done something? Makes sense to me….

  2. frankrizzo51 says: May 29, 2012 10:37 PM

    Gonna have to get one…….for my kids, of course.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: May 29, 2012 10:52 PM

    They just took some old Peyton bobbleheads and updated them by removing the spring from the neck.

  4. tedmurph says: May 29, 2012 10:53 PM

    Don’t let him drive the Batmobile

  5. steelcityrapist says: May 29, 2012 10:56 PM

    Can it do cheap shots?????

  6. jh4prez says: May 29, 2012 11:29 PM

    Bad ass!cant wait to pick the hines one up!def gonna be a best seller!

  7. bensstinkyfingers says: May 29, 2012 11:30 PM

    Watch your back Batman, The Grinning El Cheapo Lurks the streets waiting for the moment your not looking and BLAMMO!!! Cheapshot right in your back, all you see is him dancing away into the shadows wearing only sequined pants, as you lay in the gutter writhing in pain, wondering what hit you in the back.

  8. jakpsu1 says: May 29, 2012 11:50 PM

    Going to really miss seeing Hines on the field this fall

  9. bettis3636 says: May 29, 2012 11:58 PM

    Always hated this figure cuz Hines never wore that helmet … But its a Awesome gesture to make this one after the movie…!

  10. Max says: May 30, 2012 4:43 AM

    Rogues uniform looks better than the Steelers.

  11. steelerdynasty2010 says: May 30, 2012 6:55 AM

    can we make those our throwback unis? please??

  12. steelerfan9598 says: May 30, 2012 7:37 AM

    Shoulda wore those this year instead of those awful throwbacks.

  13. eggersthejerk says: May 30, 2012 9:12 AM

    Considering the fact that he has been forced into
    retirement & also taking into account his sub-par
    performances of late they should call the latest
    Whines Hard doll an “inaction figure”!

  14. Deb says: May 30, 2012 12:14 PM

    A blockbuster film is a pretty good retirement tour!

  15. illbillgiantz4lif says: May 31, 2012 9:28 AM

    “When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.”

    – Bane

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