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NRL Merchandise: A Shameful Confession

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Quirkster, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. The Quirkster

    The Quirkster The People's Champion

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    The NRL flogs their merchandise everywhere. You can buy so much team-themed stuff. All of it seems unnecessary and superfluous.

    Okay, okay, I indulged. Only a bit.

    Alright, I'll confess.

    I bought the Nate Myles teddy bear sort of thing.

    I bought the Nate Myles inflatable doll (stupid thing required you to pierce a layer of plastic to try to inflate it. Try to process that. You need to pierce an inflatable thing without piercing the rest of it. I failed. Actually, NO! They failed! Idiots). I wanted to inflate it to punch the hell out of it.

    I bought all the Micro Figures with my niece. That was actually really, really fun. We kept getting Foran, so, as a threat to the rest of the packets to contain a different player, we started taking them apart, or burying them, or throwing them next door.

    We got the Micro Figure Goal Kicking game. I always lose. She's better than me at everything.

    I got the Manly bag, stickers, even the key ring, which I have added to my keys, next to the 5 other Manly ones I have.

    Wow. Admitting all of that has lifted a heavy and shameful rod off my back.

    Oh, and for reasons beyond my comprehension, I keep finding the Jorge Taufua Micro Figure in my bed. I have to ask Georgey, my son (Golden Labrador), if he's bringing the bloke in. It's creepy.
     
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  2. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Not as creepy as the Nate Myles blowup doll.
     
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  3. Mark from Brisbane

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  4. yokahontas

    yokahontas Well-Known Member

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    Last year, most of the Micro Figures came with a ball (I think we got one or two with headgear or something instead), this year they didn't. No problem: my 4 year old nephew just removed one figure's head so the others could use it as a ball.

    And the figure that lost its head? Foran. @:D
     
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  5. yokahontas

    yokahontas Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and I have a talking Darren Lockyer doll stashed away to go in my (filthy Queenslander) partner's Xmas stocking. I waited until they reduced the price to $5, but couldn't resist it when I pressed its button and it repeatedly said "ooh, your fingers are cold!", like I was giving it a proctology exam!
     
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  6. The Quirkster

    The Quirkster The People's Champion

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    Last year they had a game for the figures to play. They had the footies, the tackling pads, the benches, the first aid kit, and more.

    This year all of the heads look nearly the same as each other. Bloody Kevin Proctor's hair makes it hard to put him in his spot. His head is always falling out.

    The oddest thing was the Ultra Rare "Dally M Players," (it may have been Clive Churchill Medallists, I can't recall at the moment) who were covered in gold. Glenn Stewart was there! What the hell, man? The guy's in France.
     
  7. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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    The dole was a reflection of his play this year flat
     
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  8. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Love the dog! We have a chocolate and golden lab at home. Amazing how they cotton on to other Labradors (and Golden Retreivers) when they go to the dog park etc.
     
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    We got a gold DCE - the 2 year old got that one, and for the next 20 minutes kept showing it to everyone, saying 'GOLD' over and over and cackling like a maniac. Bit creepy actually, sounded like some movie villain!
     
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  10. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Love the Golden Retrievers....the neighbour got one six months ago. He's a coock, but I love the dog, so I throw it food and he gets out and comes over for hours.
     
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