Bon Jovi, Sambora become action figures


NEW YORK - Jon Bon Jovi's female fans will soon be able to take the cuddly rocker to bed with them.

The frontman for New Jersey band Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora are the latest musicians to join McFarlane Toys' line of action figures, which will hit stores in August and sell for $10-$12.

The Tempe, Ariz.-based firm worked closely with the Bon Jovi principals to select the proper pose, accessories and facial expressions. However, Bon Jovi second bananas drummer Tico Torres and keyboardist David Bryan did not get downsized.

In the past, McFarlane Toys has issued action figures of such groups as Kiss, Metallica and Motley Crue -- with all the members of those bands' lineups getting dolled up.