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German Soccer Star Sues Toy Company For Making Nazi Doll Look Like Him (Photos)


Germany and Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger is up in arms over the creation of a Nazi figurine bearing more than a slight resemblance to the World Cup winner.

DiD Corporation, the Hong Kong-based creator of the toy, reportedly claimed the resemblance between the soccer star and the doll is merely a "coincidence," despite the fact the figure is named... Bastian!

A company spokesperson reportedly said,

According to German newspaper Bild, Schweinsteiger is suing the company for what media lawyer Ulrich Amelung said "is a clear violation of Schweinsteiger's personality rights."

Amelung added,

The doll comes with a winter outfit for those cold marches through the Soviet forest...

The SPORT Bible well as accessories to help fend off any attack from the Allies.

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In case you were wondering, the toy reportedly retails for $108.

Citations: Chinese Toy Company Creates Nazi Soldier Doll Called 'Bastian' (The SPORT Bible)