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McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: May 9, 2003, 12:44 PM »
I primarily collect the NFL line.  I get scattered pieces from the NHL and MLB lines.  It's ususally dependent upon me liking the player, or the player being from a NY area team.  I don't collect the NBA line at all, and won't be getting any of the NASCAR pieces, either.
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #1 on: May 9, 2003, 01:21 PM »
Cool.  I collect primarily hockey, have all of NHL3 and NHL4 regs and variants.  Most of NHL2 (all regs) and have repaints of Roy and Cujo.  

Not much luck up here with NFL.  The line is too hot with collectors and resellers alike and I don't believe in physical violence to obtain toys.  As such, I miss out on most if not all of the NFL stuff.  Just as well really as I'd probably end up trading it away.  

I have spares of most of NHL4 chase if you need any (not Kovalchuk).  I also have a grey Ichiro and a grey Hoffman if you want them.  I can either sell them to ya (C&S) or we could trade (2 SW for 1 SP?).  No worries if none of it interests ya.  Just prefer to trade with someone from a star wars board.  
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #2 on: May 9, 2003, 01:36 PM »
Thanks for offer Morgbug, I appreciate it!  I'm gonna pass, though.  I've scaled back on getting the variants unless it's a player I really want, or it's an NFL player, or something from the older series' that I missed.  I think I'm going to completely skip MLB4.  I'm still on the fence about a couple of them.  I'm pretty much waiting for MLB5 to get back into things.

One thing I am doing to help things is ordering cases.  At least for the NFL line.  I already pre-ordered a case of NFL6 from www.spawntoys.com, and I'll be pre-ordering a case of NFL7, also.  It helps with the variants.  You get at least one per case, and sometimes 2 per case.  Plus, you don't have to worry as much about the shortpacked figures.  As for the excess, I'm just going to trade or sell those off at cost + shipping.
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #3 on: May 9, 2003, 02:13 PM »
No problem at all.  I knew when I bought the baseball variants, I'd have a hard time getting rid of them.  LOL.  

I've ordered cases previously, though I prefer McToys.ca because of the customs issues with ordering from US retailers.  My case of NHL4 had 3 variants in it and I am hoping for a near repeat performance for NHL5 (aka the Canadian series).  Are you over on the McFarlane board as well?  

I'm not so into the NFL figs.  For myself I have regs of Bennett, Culpepper, Moss (dick) and Vick.  I would love to have a 49ers Rice, but no way I was ever going to drop $100 on something I marginally want in the first place.  I still have a few NFL4 figs, but only regs - Williams,  red socks Sehorn and a couple of others.  That's about it though.  I'll probably just keep hoping to have luck with NFL6-7.  Probably won't happen, but ya never know.  I think between 6 Walmarts and two TRU's our city received about 25 cases total.  Just an absolute madhouse.  Fights in the aisles, that also happened with NHL4.  Crazy people.
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #4 on: May 9, 2003, 02:15 PM »
Since I realize it will be almost impossible to find one here, anyone who can get me a Torii Hunter (who is in MLB 5) will be forever in my debt :-*

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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #5 on: May 9, 2003, 02:19 PM »
Did you try eBay?  :-*

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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #6 on: May 9, 2003, 02:20 PM »
Not out yet :-*

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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #7 on: May 9, 2003, 02:28 PM »
Pre-Orders.  :P
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #8 on: May 9, 2003, 03:06 PM »
Should be a piece of cake up here.  I'll get you one if you want to risk the wait.  
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2003, 11:28 AM »
Since I realize it will be almost impossible to find one here, anyone who can get me a Torii Hunter (who is in MLB 5) will be forever in my debt :-*



Just keep on checking back here:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000087BG1/qid=1053444408/br=1-10/ref=br_lf_t_10//002-3702165-3100048?v=glance&s=toys&n=1084498
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2003, 03:24 PM »
Thanks for the tip Nick, I preordered one so you are off the hook brent  :-*

PS any east coasters seen any of the quarters I need (Kentucky, Illinois or Alabama)

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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2003, 04:24 PM »
Duly noted.

At least until I pick up the variant for ya. ;)

I might have to get one too, just to go along with the two variants I can't unload.  Baseball sucks, well, the figures anyway.  Right Jim?  

I was hoping the first Twin would be Cory Koskie, but not to be.  Maybe they'll do a Puckett in the legends line.  Of course the body shape would preclude using the mold again for another player, so maybe not.
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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2003, 04:38 PM »
Yep, the baseball figures suck, as far as demand is concerned. I too am stuck with 2 baseball variants. But the good thing about collecting the baseball figs, those are real easy to find. There is only 1 out of all the series to date that I couldn't find in a store. And I can thank Brent for getting me that one.  ;D  That Hinske fig still has not shown up around here anywhere.

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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2003, 05:21 PM »
Of course the body shape would preclude using the mold again for another player, so maybe not.

Hey, Cecil Fielder! Tommy LaSorda! The options are endless!

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Re: What else do you collect?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2003, 09:46 PM »
Yep, the baseball figures suck, as far as demand is concerned. I too am stuck with 2 baseball variants. But the good thing about collecting the baseball figs, those are real easy to find. There is only 1 out of all the series to date that I couldn't find in a store. And I can thank Brent for getting me that one.  ;D  That Hinske fig still has not shown up around here anywhere.

Hinske is shortpacked, one per case.  The previous rookie of the year that they made, Pujols, wound up warming pegs.  So I guess they decided to shortpack Hinske.

So did you preorder based on the post I put up, OCB?  If so, glad I could be of assistance.

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Nick...yes sir, thanks again for pointing that out.  :)
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