Watch out, Ken. There’s a new doll in town, and he’s some strong competition for Barbie’s heart. His name is Joe Thornton. That’s right, Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks. He’s here, and he’s shirtless.
It all started way back in 2016, when a picture of a shirtless Joe Thornton walking around Pittsburgh with teammate Brent Burns caught the world on fire. In honor of this display, the Sharks have decided to give fans a keepsake of the player in his natural state.
Obviously you want to take this bobblehead home with you to have forever. I’ve got a 2006 holiday Barbie I’ve been keeping in the box in case she’s worth money someday, but I have a feeling once she sees Thornton she’ll rebel against that. It’s understandable. If you want to get this figurine for yourself, all you have to do is buy a ticket pack to the Shark’s game against the New Jersey Devils on March 20th in San Jose.
I believe this is Brent Burns and Joe Thornton. They are walking around Pittsburgh’s North Shore and don’t give ONE HELL. pic.twitter.com/T7t8LiLlBy— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) October 19, 2016
It’s hard enough waiting for Christmas, and now you have to wait for March 20th. I get it. But patience is a virtue, so you can thank the San Jose Sharks for teaching it to you.