What’s it like when someone wants to make an action figure out of you? Ask Johnny Bower.
It’s been 40 years since Johnny Bower was in the net, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to their last Stanley Cup championship He’s a hockey legend, especially in Canada. Bower won four Stanley Cups and was still active as late as 1969, when he was 44 years old.
McFarlane Toys wanted to add him to their NHL Legends series and with some coaxing, Bower agreed. Some athletes might just give the OK and collect the royalty checks, but Bower really wanted to be a part of the process from day one.