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Dec 16, 2005, 02:55 PM
 
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,178899,00.html#2

John Lennon: Yoko's Cash-In Continues

All right, this is for hard even for yours truly to believe, but here goes.

It looks as if Yoko Ono has licensed a John Lennon action figure that will be sold, I don't know, in stores of some kind. Parts of it may be referred to as the Plastic Lennon Hand (get it, Plastic Ono Band?)

Ono is clearly out to prove that there's nothing you can sell that can't be sold.

Yes, it's been only a week since the 25th anniversary of Lennon's murder. I did in fact write a hopeful piece about Ono last week. All I was saying was, give peace a chance.

But there's no limit to bad taste, and here we go again. You can actually see this thing at http://necaonline.com/lennonnews1.html.

National Entertainment Collectibles Association is the company with the license, and they've got a picture of the 18-inch plastic Lennon. They say it will talk, speaking "John Lennon" phrases. They also say it will be known as "The New York Years" Lennon.

NECA says this is the first ever licensed Lennon figure ever. That's quite a distinction. There is a line of "Yellow Submarine" pose-able figures, but those are of Lennon and the other Beatles in character from the animated film. This is actually one of Lennon, with all profits going to Ono.

So the question is: How much money does this woman need?

And, a better question, whatever happened to her Spirit Foundation? There's no listing for it among U.S. charities at www.guidestar.org. And last, what will the plastic Lennon say when you push his buttons? "Ah! Bowakawa, pousse, pousse"?
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Blah blah blah! I actually love John Lennon. I seriously doubt he would have cared about an action figure. the Beatles pretty much whored themselves out for their entire careers and John and Yoko didn't exactly become hermits or shy away from the attention.

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Jesus, who is no longer as popular as the Beatles, wept.
     
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Dec 16, 2005, 04:19 PM
 
Ah yes, John and Yoko.
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Why would anyone want a action figure of this guy?

     
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Originally Posted by production_coordinator
Why would anyone want a action figure of this guy?


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Dec 16, 2005, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by production_coordinator
Why would anyone want a action figure of this guy?

To complete the set, silly.

     
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Dec 16, 2005, 04:59 PM
 
at p_c, bluesky, and the whole thread.

Way to go, Yoko!

I think Lennon would have a good laugh at it.
     
   
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