2008 SPORTS ACTION FIGURE PREVIEW
January – June: Sports Picks Rock the House
Thursday, July 26, 2007
McFarlane Toys has big plans for 2008, and our Sports Picks lineups are ready to deliver with 10 lineups planned to retail before August. Take a look at the lines we’ve planned for the first half of 2008, and if you’re interested in our other phenomenal brands (Spawn, Dragons, Military, HALO etc.) you can find their upcoming lineups at this link:
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Let’s take our first look at 2008, sport by sport:
MLB Cooperstown 5 (due in stores February 2008)
This lineup features the Sports Picks debuts of four baseball greats: Hank Aaron, Ryne Sandberg, Dennis Eckersley, and Ty Cobb, as well as a new sculpt for Mickey Mantle and a pinstriped uniform update for Mike Schmidt.
Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves
Mickey Mantle 2, New York Yankees
Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics
Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers
Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
3-INCH MLB 2008 (due in stores February 2008)
Our latest 3-inch MLB lineup includes 3-inch debuts for Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon, and includes uniform updates for Barry Zito and David Wright.
Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox
Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies
Mariano Rivera 2, New York Yankees
Albert Pujols 3, St. Louis Cardinals
Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants
David Wright, New York Mets
We will also offer MLB 20 in February, a six-figure lineup that will be available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us. Check out the NEWS section on Friday, July 26th for more info on the MLB 20 lineup.
MLB Series 21 (due in stores April 2008)
MLB 21 features the Sports Picks debuts for Joe Mauer, Michael Young and Daisuke Matsuzaka, as well as different poses for Sports Picks veterans Jorge Posada, Alfonso Soriano and Nomar Garciaparra.
Jorge Posada 2, New York Yankees
Michael Young, Texas Rangers
Nomar Garciaparra 4, Los Angeles Dodgers
Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
Alfonso Soriano 3, Chicago Cubs
Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox
MLB Series 22 (due in stores in May 2008)
MLB 22 delivers the Sports Picks debuts for Vernon Wells, Carlos Lee and Jose Reyes, as well as all-new sculpts for Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and Curt Schilling.
Ichiro Suzuki 3, Seattle Mariners
Carlos Lee, Houston Astros
Derek Jeter 4, New York Yankees
Vernon Wells, Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Reyes, New York Mets
Curt Schilling 3, Boston Red Sox (or a new team if he leaves via free agency)
MLB Cooperstown Collection 2-pack (due in stores in June 2008)
This 2-pack highlights the home run chase of 1961, when Yankees teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle raced each other to topple Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. It will feature both figures in uniforms never available before.
Mickey Mantle 2 & Roger Maris
NFL 3-inch 2008 (due in stores July 2008)
Our 3-inch NFL line for 2008 brings the 3-inch debuts for Vince Young ,Troy Polamalu and Tony Romo, as well as our first Patriots figure for wideout Randy Moss.
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Randy Moss 2, New England Patriots
Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins
Vince Young, Tennessee Titans
LaDainian Tomlinson 4, San Diego Chargers
NFL Legends Series 4 (due in stores July 2008)
Our fourth series of NFL Legends offers five players making their Sports Picks debuts, and all-new sculpt for 49ers hero Joe Montana.
Joe Montana 2, San Francisco 49ers
Howie Long, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh Steelers
Warren Moon, Houston Oilers
John Riggins, Washington Redskins
Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings
NHL Series 17 (due in stores in January 2008)
Our NHL 17 lineup features all new sculpts for a quartet of the league’s top players. Each figure will be featured in the all-new RBK EDGE uniform.
Ryan Miller – Buffalo Sabres
Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexander Ovechkin 2 – Washington Capitals
Jason Blake – Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL SERIES 18 (due in Canada and specialty stores in May 2008)
Our late-season series is geared toward our diehard Canadian hockey collectors, and features four players all sculpted in the new RBK EDGE uniforms.
Ray Emery – Ottawa Senators
Jordan Staal – Pittsburgh Penguins
Sheldon Souray – Edmonton Oilers
Joe Sakic 3 – Colorado Avalanche
NBA Series 14 (due in stores in March 2008)
March’s NBA 14 series features the Sports Picks debut for Greg Oden, Adam Morrison, Tayshaun Prince and Carlos Boozer, as well as all-new sculpts for Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett.
Steve Nash 3, Phoenix Suns
Greg Oden, Portland Trailblazers
Adam Morrison, Charlotte Bobcats
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons
Kevin Garnett 3, Minnesota Timberwolves
Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz