Soon you’ll be able to Trade Hooligan Action FiguresBy: Bob | August 30th, 2006
For years, kids around the globe have been able to trade cards of their favorite football players. While this has also been fun, we’ve always wondered about the kids whose heroes are not the guys who kick a ball on weekends, but rather the men who kick in heads on the weekend.
A pair of entrepreneurial souls in England is hoping to serve the overlooked market of hooligan worshippers by releasing a line of hooligan action figures. Their company, Blighty Creations, has released a line of figures called Little Hooliganz. With figures like Terrible Henry, the head of the Arsenal Aardvark Avengers firm, the concept is sure to be a hit with the kids, but not with England’s Football Association.
A spokesman said: “Anything that celebrates or trivialises hooliganism in any form is deplorable.
“The Premier League and our clubs have worked tirelessly to eradicate violence from the game and with the cooperation and vigilance of true football fans we largely have.
“If there is any infringement of our or the clubs’ intellectual property then our lawyers will deal with the manufacturers of these figures accordingly.”
A quick look at the Little Hooliganz website shows that the company has suspended sales of the figurines, which makes the ones already in existence even more valuable. Anyone care to trade their Chelsea Cat Crew for our Tottenham Tiger Tasters?