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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1155 on: November 13, 2008, 02:04 AM »
Picked up my NFL Brandon Jacobs a couple of weeks ago.  I still like this line, but it had nowhere near the buzz that it used to.  That might have something to do with other toy companies having pro sports licenses.  Plus Todd McFarlane's total hatred of the New Jersey Devils has pretty much insured that I probably won't be buying any more NHL figures.
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1156 on: November 14, 2008, 12:30 AM »
Oh he more than makes up for it with all the bloody Oiler and Grant Fuhr releases ::)
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1157 on: November 14, 2008, 11:24 PM »
You forgot about solid cases of the Great One, too!
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1158 on: November 21, 2008, 11:55 PM »
I saw, and left, the alternate Jersey Ewing at TRU today.  Just hanging there looking unhappy as ever.  THought he was a great basketball player, would have loved to have had a figure of him (and Baylor and Gervin and another Bird and another Ewing).....yeah, repetetive.
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1159 on: November 24, 2008, 01:35 PM »
I received my Pro Shots Jordan figures - great sculpts and paint - horrible stands.  After one day, they both look wonky and ready to fall over. 

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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1160 on: November 24, 2008, 03:41 PM »
I saw and passed on the Jordan at a TRU last week.  I liked it, but couldn't quite bring myself to buy it.  Partly because there were no sportspicks to hold it up to side by side to get an idea of scale.  No doubt Jordan should be in a basketball collection, but I'm just so meh towards most toys these days.   :-\
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1161 on: November 24, 2008, 03:42 PM »
I saw and passed on the Jordan at a TRU last week.  I liked it, but couldn't quite bring myself to buy it.  Partly because there were no sportspicks to hold it up to side by side to get an idea of scale.  No doubt Jordan should be in a basketball collection, but I'm just so meh towards most toys these days.   :-\

That and the fact that the face sculpts on these are terrible. 

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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1162 on: December 14, 2008, 01:35 PM »
Saw the new NBA series with Conley, Mason, Bryant, Gordon etc. today, and what the hell?  They shrunk!!  McFarlane shrunk the figures!!  They're on average 1.5" shorter than all the other waves and smaller all around.

That's it for me.  It practically looks like another scale now, I'm out.
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1163 on: December 14, 2008, 03:37 PM »
Did you compare them to the latest wave of Legends, which is even smaller?  When I first saw the legends I was in shock.  But I figured it was an overall downscaling of the stuff.  Nope, the new NBA stuff is a different scale from that, but worse as you pointed out, it's also a different scale from the original stuff.  Crazy and yes, I too am out on this stuff.  It kills me for the Legends stuff - a George Gervin figure?  Never in a million years did I think I'd see that and then it has to be hobbit-ized.   :-\
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1164 on: February 20, 2009, 09:25 PM »
I've seen some of the new MLB Legends and regular sports picks.  The Lou Gehrig looks cool, but I passed on it for now.  The same goes for Babe Ruth and Jorge Posada.
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1165 on: April 19, 2009, 11:42 PM »
I suppose I'll be sucked in on the Doan (below) and later the Selanne (new pose) in the Jets Jerseys.  So far the hockey scale hasn't changed, though I'm not a fan of the new paint/molded figures.  I can tolerate it for a couple of Jets though.  I dig the dual pins for holding the figure up, hopefully longer than usual before the "lean" sets in.

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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1166 on: September 16, 2009, 11:28 PM »
Anyone find the Doan or Brodeur superchase?

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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1167 on: September 26, 2009, 09:06 PM »
Nope,
As you can imagine, the Doan is a pretty hot commodity around here  ::)  I'll live without it, unless I stumble into one. 
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1168 on: October 4, 2009, 02:48 PM »
Bought my first NHL Sports Pick in some time.  McFarlane finally cranks out a Devil.  But sure enough, it's Marty, and McFarlane only made him because he's undeniably one of the best goalies of all time.  He won't make any other Devils since Todd is such an undeniable tool.
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Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« Reply #1169 on: January 5, 2010, 06:18 PM »
If anyone will be looking for any regs from NHL23 (Howe, Orr, Fleury, Ovechkin, Schenn, Selanne) let me know as I'm not after much of the regs and I have a case on order.  They'll be shipped to Minneapolis, so can be picked up locally there if you're interested.  Otherwise shipped out.  $10 and shipping. 
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