'NSYNC Gets Puppet Makeover

If you've ever dreamed of making Justin Timberlake dance like an organ grinder's monkey, you may soon get your chance.

The complete 'NSYNC roster has been captured in a series of marionette puppets that will soon be made available via the group's official online store (at nsyncdirect.com). The site is currently taking orders for the ten-inch tall versions of Justin, Joey, Chris, J.C., and Lance, and the puppets are expected to ship the week of July 25.

The collectibles were inspired by the group's video for "Bye, Bye, Bye" and can be yours for $25 each.

Meanwhile, the group managed to sell out its upcoming "Challenge For The Children II" charity basketball game when tickets went on sale on Monday. As we previously reported, the game is set for New York's St. John's University on July 29 and is expected to draw such stars as Joe, Aaliyah, Method Man, Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, Jermaine Dupri, Pink, Rosie O'Donnell, and the Minnesota Timberwolves'

Kevin Garnett, among others (see "'NSYNC To Hoop It Up With Joe, Aaliyah For Charity").