Tonight was a Dodgers giveaway and they gave away Andre Ethier action figures. I don’t have high expectations for tchochkie giveaways, but this was surprisingly cute. The figure looks nothing like him, nor is it able to do anything but hold the standing position, but how adorable. His belt buckle is the LA logo, his colors are the Arizona State University colors and he even has a little bit of gruff that Ethier has.
I can’t imagine this doing anything other than sitting on my shelf–it’s definitely aimed for kids and about 15,000 of them received one tonight. That’s probably why Thursday night’s game wasn’t a sell-out despite a game against the Cubs with a giveway, but not a bad product and heck, kids might play with these and grow up to idolize them the way I idolized Mike Piazza.