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McFarlane’s Multi-Jointed NFL Offering and More by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

While disassembling the action figure interpretation of “Waterworld” I set up in my second bathroom, it occurred to me that we neglected to note a couple of McFarlane’s (relatively) new football releases.

Making their six-inch sculptural debuts, Miles Austin, Rashard Mendenhall, Michael Crabtree, Tim Tebow and Ryan Grant appear in epic form in McFarlane’s NFL Football Series 23. The September release also spawned (pun definitely intended) a new Donovan McNabb action figure,  featuring his new wardrobe. Packed with new heat for the chase,  Series 23 carries an affordable retail price at $11.99 per figure. Continue reading

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Brett Favre makes Vikings debut with McFarlane Toys by Chris Olds

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McFarlane Toys has unveiled its plans for Brett Favre‘s SportsPicks debut as a Minnesota Viking — toys that will arrive in stores this month.

favrepurpleThe future Hall of Famer will appear in a purple home jersey on toys found at Toys ‘R’ Us and other specialty stores, while his white road jersey figure will only be available at BigBoyzToyz.com.

The figure will cost $19.99 at the website, while the standard figures typically sell in the $10-$12 range, depending on the store.

This is the third figure in recent months to be sold as an exclusive through a website. A Ken Griffey Jr. and a Kurt Warner exclusive were previously announced, while the 21st series of the popular NFL toys will debut a new system of chase figures, some of which may include autographs.

For more on the toys, or to view additional images, visit spawn.com.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.



McFarlane Toys to release limited Kurt Warner figure by Chris Olds

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McFarlane Toys announced on Friday that it will create a limited edition SportsPicks figure of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.

The toy, which will arrive next month, will only be available at the McFarlane store in Glendale, Ariz., and on the company’s website for pre-registered users. It will arrive around the same time as NFL Series 21, which also includes Peyton Manning, Jason WittenAaron RodgersJay Cutler, Thomas Jones (with a New York Titans chase figure), Drew Brees and Joe Flacco.

It’s Warner’s first Cardinals figure and it will be limited to only 2,500 pieces.

For more information and additional images of the toy, click here.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.



First Look: McFarlane Toys’ NFL Legends Series 5 Sports Picks figures by Chris Olds

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McFarlane Toys released on Friday images of what its fifth series of NFL Legends Sports Picks figures will look like with my personal favorite being former Philadelphia Eagles QB Randall Cunningham leading the way.

The series arrives in June with six other big names from the past.

The others? Well, you might know a few. They all can be seen after the jump…

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