McFARLANE'S BASEBALL PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Plus, New Cooperstown 3, Major League Baseball 14 and Toys R Us Exclusive Photos
Friday, December 09, 2005
There's a lot of news to report regarding our Major League Baseball Sports Picks products for 2006. Rather than offer the updates and changes a little at a time, we've decided to wrap it up in one big announcement, so feel free to buy a hot dog and a soda, get out your scorecard and try to keep up!
Our baseball season starts early in February, with retailers offering the third series of our Cooperstown Collection. Collectors and fans alike have been excited about this series since the announcement of the six-figure lineup. We're very proud of these figures, and are thrilled to unveil the photography:
COOPERSTOWN 3Mickey MantleJackie RobinsonCarlton FiskDon MattinglyRoberto ClementeNolan Ryan 2McFarlane Toys is proud to partner up with Toys R Us for their "MLB Opening Day" promotion. Toys R Us stores will be the exclusive home for our MLB 14 lineup (arriving mid-February), which features six superstars that will be shipped in assorted cases nationwide, but also in solid-packed cases to each player's home market.
MLB 14Alex Rodriguez 4Jason VaritekJeff KentBobby AbreuMark MulderAramis RamirezThe MLB 14 line will have company at Toys R Us, as baseball's best rivalry continues on the shelves. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will each be honored in Toys R Us-exclusive three-packs featuring three of each team's most popular players:
NEW YORK YANKEES 3-PACKHideki MatsuiDerek JeterMariano RiveraBOSTON RED SOX 3-PACKDavid OrtizJason VaritekCurt SchillingThe Opening Day program will also showcase our 2006 3-inch MLB series. Eight of these figures will be released nationally later in the year, including:
3-INCH MLB (available at all regular retailers)Cincinnati Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr.Washington Nationals second baseman Alfonso SorianoAtlanta Braves pitcher John SmoltzLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim left fielder Garret AndersonSt. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols 2New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez 2Florida Marlins pitcher Dontrelle WillisChicago Cubs pitcher Kerry WoodFour 3-inch figures will be released exclusively to Toys R Us alongside the eight players listed above. These four exclusive figures are:
3-INCH MLB (Toys R Us exclusive)Chicago White Sox first baseman Jim ThomeNew York Yankees left fielder Hideki MatsuiBoston Red Sox pitcher Curt SchillingNew York Mets pitcher Billy WagnerThe 3-inch lineup will be released nationally next May, and will include the eight players (Griffey, Soriano, Smoltz, Anderson, Pujols 2, A-Rod 2, Willis & Wood) as well as four new 3-inch figures:
3-inch MLB (available in second assortment only)Boston Red Sox catcher Jason VaritekNew York Mets center fielder Carlos BeltranBoston Red Sox designated hitter David OrtizNew York Yankees pitcher Mariano RiveraThere is one addition to announce as well. Our MLB 15 lineup (including Andruw Jones 2, Derrek Lee, Johan Santana, Miguel Cabrera, Chad Cordero & Richie Sexson) has been expanded to include new Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado.
Our MLB 16 line is scheduled for July and is sure to be a fan favorite:
MLB 16New York Yankees right fielder Gary SheffieldBoston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez 2Houston Astros second baseman Craig BiggioChicago White Sox left fielder Scott PodsednikSan Diego Padres pitcher Jake PeavyCleveland Indians catcher Victor MartinezWe hope our MLB collectors are as excited about the 2006 season as we are, and we look forward to unveiling photography of these figures as they get completed.
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