Thursday, June 03, 2010

This First Action Figure Does Not Look Anything Like Matt Kemp

I know, I should be more appreciative of the whole action figure giveaway mini-series (three separate action figure nights, with the first one being tonight's Matt Kemp figure), which the Dodgers unveiled this year. After all, I might be mistaken for someone still eligible to receive the Matt Kemp action figure if I make it to the game today. (Arguably, especially if I cut my hair short. And I wear a baseball cap. And the ticket scanner is blind.)

But I've got to say: does this figure look anything like Matt Kemp? I just think this sculpt of his face is a little off. I wonder what Kemp (or Rihanna, for that matter) thinks of this figure.

Just to start the debate going, I'd like to suggest that Matt Kemp looks a little more like this action figure (especially the face):

Thoughts?

Thanks to this Collectors' Quest site for the picture of the Nelson Mandela action figure.

14 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

The Dodgers' site just issued this correction: it's Justin Timberlake Action Figure Night tonight

Dusty Baker said...

He looks like one of the Bush Whackers:

http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/b/bushwhackers/18.jpg

Josh S. said...

It's weird, because the original picture of the figure they released did look like Matt, at least more than the final version does.

They should have teamed up with McFarlane or something.

Neeebs said...

I agree with FB.

But alas, I will be at DS tonight with little neeebs, and she will bring home the Matt Action Figure for inspection.

Josh S. said...

Nelson Mandela? That's not Benson?

NicJ said...

If you can't depend on the California Table Grape Commision to make an acurate action figure of a baseball player then I don't know who can.

Steve Sax said...

"Robert Guillaume Action Figure Night at Dodger Stadium"

Missy Gold to throw out the first pitch.

Steve Sax said...

I hear the California Juice Grape Commission people are gushing with envy.

The Raisin Grape Commission was a little heated, however, to not be included.

And the other Grape guys were just winey.

Paul said...

@Sax

Three grape puns in one post! A new record!

A very vine display of words.

Meaniebreanie said...

Poor Matty, his figure looks like Ricky Martin. La vida loco!

Steve Sax said...

@Paul,

I respectfully Concord.

--Sax

Jeffrey said...

That's Cory Wade!!

Dusty Baker said...

These bad puns just keep raisin their ugly head.

Steve Sax said...

Shoot, that DOES look like Cory Wade. Good call, Jeffrey.

As for you grape nuts, enough.