February 20, 2008
Heath Ledger To Live On As a Doll
Aussie actor Heath Ledger is to be immortalized as an action figure for his final character, The Joker.
Mattel will market the new Heath Ledger 'The Joker' doll from May.
Two versions of the doll will be released. One will carry a rocket launcher in his hand. The other comes with a knife.
Ledger's death is expected the make the doll a collectible.
Multiple items are being manufactured to market the new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight' but the Ledger figure is expected to be the favorite.
Heath Ledger died in New York on January 22, 2008. His death was ruled an accidental overdose.
Late last year, Ledger completed work on the Batman movie 'The Dark Knight'. It was to be his last ever movie.
'The Dark Knight' is the sequel to 2005's 'Batman Begins'.