ashes merchandise fail

I understand that the ashes is a big series that people want to make money off, and I understand the appeal of bobble heads, but in what world does this look like Ricky Ponting?

KP sort of looks like KP if he was trying to look like Guy Fawkes.

But, Ricky, well, he looks more like Josh Hazelwood’s ventriloquists dummy.

It should also be noticed that KP is not the captain of England.

I only say that incase Adidas didn’t know.

If you know who this “ricky” doll has been based on, feel free to link to that person in the comments.

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21 thoughts on “ashes merchandise fail

  1. The sponsors logos on the shirts are rendered beautifully though – sign, literally, of the times.

  2. greatneb says:

    KP only looks like KP because they drew his goatee on with a fine ballpoint pen. Otherwise he’d look equally random.

  3. greatneb says:

    Can you twist their heads and make them kiss?

  4. Jim says:

    I don’t know why you’re going on about KP. If the Aussie bobblehead is supposed to be Ricky Ponting, then there is no reason to suppose that the Pom isn’t supposed to be Andrew Strauss!

  5. matt says:

    These will be a great reminder, in 50 years or so (or maybe even 50 days), that these teams also played a series of one-day games. Even if nobody remembers who won them

  6. Shairani says:

    KP looks like some pirate – with his catch right next to him

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  8. Ceci says:

    Up sales by a change of personnel and make the most of the current sledging spat? The fists are already balled…

  9. In what fudged-up world is this Punter,eh? It’s the same world in which he tops the bowling averages at the MCG for the last 25 years…

  10. golandaaz says:

    the george bush like smirk is aptly captured.

  11. junkax says:

    Ponting’s looks like Marcus North

  12. royz says:

    I’d say more Rory Bremner

  13. Ram5160 says:

    I think its Ian Bell with brown hair.
    Those guys put him in the wrong clothes and decided it was too much trouble to change all the sponsor logos.

  14. knowledge_eater says:

    HELLLOOOO where is Jason Andrew Statham Strauss ? This is pure discrimination against men who suffers from male pattern baldness. Even KP made a fun of Woogy on twitter. WHY? Look at KP he is looking right at you, and telling you “I-am-better-than-you” COCKYNESS!!

    and where is Ponting’ special overgrown eyelid skin? Where is his forehead creases, when he gets out? Where is that worried #pontingface ? He is nothing like punter. Terrible job. Even ponting has much darker hair than KP, why is he brunette?

  15. Gimblett says:

    KP looks like Damien Fleming

  16. Gypsy Phantom says:

    By the power of Greyskull that ‘thing’ on the left is a dead ringer for Shane Filan from Westlife. Don’t pretend you don’t know who I’m talking about. Google him.
    Maybe he is a better batsman than Ricky?

  17. Miriam says:

    Ricky = Ray Quinn
    KP = Chico

  18. Catsmeat says:

    The prick on the right has got to be Kevin Dillon from “Entourage”:

    Seriously, the resemblance is uncanny.

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