mcfarlane announces official nba license
First Six-Player Line Coming in Early 2002
Friday, November 02, 2001



First Six-Player Line Coming in Early 2002

November 2, 2001

McFarlane Toys is proud and excited to announce its partnership with the National Basketball Association. Beginning in 2002, McFarlane Toys will produce action figure lines featuring some of the best round-ballers in professional hoops today.

    "I'm very pleased to be working with the NBA on toys," Todd McFarlane said. "Our sports fans are constantly requesting basketball figures and, given the success of our hockey and football toys, we believe McFarlane Sports Picks: NBA will be extremely popular."     The initial lineup, set for a March 2002 release, consists of these players:

  • Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers guard, No. 3

  • Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers guard, No. 8

  • Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves forward, No. 21

  • Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs forward/center, No. 21

  • Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors guard/forward, No. 15

  • Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets guard, No. 5

    Stay tuned to the News section of for photography of the new NBA action figure lineup on Monday, Nov. 12.