Bastian Schweinsteiger to sue toy company over Nazi lookalike figurine

The captain of Germany’s national football team, Bastian Schweinsteiger, is pursuing legal action against a Hong Kong-based toy company, his management team confirmed on Thursday. The suit alleges that manufacturer DiD is selling Nazi figurines that bear a clear resemblance to the Manchester United midfielder.

DiD insists that they did not model the toy on the blonde-haired blue-eyed Schweinsteiger, and that their figurine is simply “based on the typical German,” according to an employee who spoke with the SID sports news agency.

Oh those wacky Chinese!

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    “based on the typical German”

    That’s funny, given that Germans have a wide range of hair and eye colours, and the Chinese have …… nevermind!

    • FactsWillOut

      All round-eye look same.

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  • Sharkibark

    I actually think Bastion has a point. We’re not talking a blonde ken doll here, we’re talking smile, dimples, facial construction – My guess is that some chinese toy designer googled “german” and the strangled chinese interweb only found his image as the sole result. 😛

    • They knew exactly what they were doing.

      • andycanuck

        I think they kind of gave it away when they named the figurine “Bastian” on their FB page and, I assume, in their advertising.

  • SDMatt

    More to the point, who’s out there buying this stuff and why?

    • Chinamen!

    • andycanuck

      Wargamers; dioramists; interested in uniforms or military history.

  • kkruger71

    Have to love the Chinese. About 10 years ago I had an instructional video produced by a small American company, in all about 10 of us had titles released by them.
    One day the owner got a call from a company in China. “Hi, we are releasing all your videos over here, translated into a few different languages. We send you $15,000.” The guy that owned the company thought this was a low offer and said “Well, we might be interested, but we would need a much larger lump sum, or actually we would prefer a percentage based on the number of copies sold’. “No, you don’t understand, that is all we send you to be nice. You want more, you come here and sue us”. Needless to say, I got a whopping $1200 on the deal.

  • ntt1

    You can create a CnC programme for three dimensional printing from photographs but it needs many different angles and hi resolution. in short if you are a public figure that has lots of photos on file in many places you can be programmed into a printer and be re-created at any scale, that is how most celebrity bobbleheads are formed. 10 years ago they started by animating long dead actors for commercials like fred astaire and audrey hepburn, with the advent of three d printing anybody can be recreated given enough photographic input.. many stars carry a personal file of body scans to create precise dress mannequins and prosthetics without the mess,time commitment and bother of body casting.
    Its a shame really, slathering hot young starlets in dental alginate used to be a career highlight.