Action Figures on the Shelves or En Route
Friday, March 07, 2003

With all the recent goings-on around (redesigns, updates, ToyFest, etc.), it's been quite a while since we took a look at what's actually going on at retail. So, for today, we'll tear our vision away from the future and take a good hard look at the present.

Currently on the shelves, we have McFarlane's Sports Picks: NBA Series 3 and McFarlane's Sports Picks: NHL Series 4. The hockey series hit stores first and is selling extremely well, according to our sales department. The basketball line is just now hitting stores consistently and is selling very well.

And here's what's in the pipeline (drum roll, please ... where's my drum roll?): Next out of the blocks is McFarlane's Sports Picks: MLB Series 4, our first baseball series of 2003, which is expected to ship to retailers in the next two weeks.

Immediately after that is the bonus NHL Detroit Red Wings three-pack line which will ship to all Canadian retailers and specialty retailers in the U.S.

Not a sports fan? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Our bonus Spawn action figure series for 2003, Spawn Reborn, is set to ship at the end of March for an early April appearance in stores.

After that, the floodgates open in full, with the Lord of Darkness (Legend) deluxe fishtank and the long-awaited Movie Maniacs Series 6, Alien and Predator. It's looking like a good year for plastic.