Originally posted on Thrashing the Blues  |  Last updated 2/17/12

Sure, this is just what I wanted to see at a toy show:


Wow, really? I have to wait until fall for these? Damn. Two questions: 1) by top stars, do they mean those only on select teams (TOR, PIT, WSH, CHI, BOS, PHI, and probably DET) and 2) do the players themselves have the ability to sign off of them? I can see Sidney Crosby signing off on his -- it's all concentrate-y and hard core -- but Ovie looks more like the Geico caveman than ever, Kane looks like Corey Perry, and Phil Kessel is just a little too lifelike for my taste (and why are his gloves red?). Nothing can ever top the stuffed Tim Thomas, Henrik Zetterberg, and Evgeny Malkin, though. Those might be the only licensed toys that I can approve.

If, for some weird reason, these things are allowed to feature a Blues player (like the PillowPets featured Louie), who would it be? My money is on Oshie, because there's just something about him that lends itself well to giant bobble headed things nodding.

Wait.

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