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Kurt Cobain Toy: Love It or Hate It?

Bella recently stumbled across this Kurt Cobain toy from National Entertainment Collectibles. The $23 figure is based on Nirvana's appearance on MTV's Unplugged and shows Cobain in jeans and a gray sweater, hunched over his guitar.

I'm not sure how to feel about this, so I'm turning to you: Is the Kurt toy a sweet tribute to a musical icon — or is it a tacky way to capitalize on Cobain's death?

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amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
This is kind of weird.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
SO not Kurt. At all.
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 9 years
What would you do with this?
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I saw this or something very similar to this in Borders the other day, and I thought WTF? That's just wrong!
reeveske reeveske 9 years
yeah i agree. With how much Kurt was against commercialism and what it represented, he would never allowed this if he was alive.
teheteha teheteha 9 years
Kind of stupid. I'm not much of a Nirvana fan, but this is pretty weird either way.
lifer_refil lifer_refil 9 years
I prefer the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" doll, but I wouldn't own either.
trixiefire trixiefire 9 years
Kurt would have hated it. I would think a real fan wouldnt be able to bear buying one, knowing how much he would have detested that sort of thing. Makes me wonder who authorized it. Courtney Love shut down Doc Martens when they used his image in a commercial this past year, so I wonder....
Lizmatic Lizmatic 9 years
Wow. I don't have words for this. It just makes me really sad.
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Tacky, tacky, tacky. It's amazing what people honestly think they can get money out of. And what's even more amazing is that strange people would buy this mess.
jenintx jenintx 9 years
he would have hated this as much as i do.
topazgrll topazgrll 9 years
I would agree if they made a t-shirt in tribute to him, but to make him into a toy... that is pathetic. That is an insult, almost mocking the fact that he is dead. I really don't understand some people...
taraevans94 taraevans94 9 years
Fans may like this - but he never would have wanted this.
kersalli kersalli 9 years
Tacky! All music collectibles like these are just ugly (and they never look like the real person)!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I loved Nirvana and I think thats the stupidest thing ever.
Eya Eya 9 years
I agree with "bhilb"! it doesn't look like him!!
bhilb bhilb 9 years
I'm a BIG Nirvana fan, and I would not want to receive this. I choose to remember and honor Nirvana by listening to their music, not collecting cheesy reproductions of their image. But, to each, their own.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Sadly, Kurt offed himself because he was another fucked up poster child for heroin.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Tacky indeed.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
And we wonder why kurt offed himself?
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
This is so wrong. Can you imagine his reaction to this?
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I don't think it really looks like him, but I think a Nirvana fan would like it. They have figures of all kinds of people, sports figures, musicians, etc. I wonder who is making all the money off this? I assume they have to have the rights to his image?
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