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Title: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab 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.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug 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.  
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Nicklab 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 (http://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.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug 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.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Scott 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 :-*

(http://www.spawntoys.com/Baseball/mlb5_thunter.jpg)
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2003, 02:19 PM
Did you try eBay?  :-*
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Scott on May 9, 2003, 02:20 PM
Not out yet :-*
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2003, 02:28 PM
Pre-Orders.  :P
Torii Hunter (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&from=R7&query=torii+hunter+mcfarlane&category0=&minPrice=&maxPrice=&ebaytag1=ebayreg&ebaytag1code=0&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&SortOrder=%5Ba%5D&st=0)
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug 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.  
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Nicklab 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 :-*

(http://www.spawntoys.com/Baseball/mlb5_thunter.jpg)

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 (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)
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Scott 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)
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug 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.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: chuckles 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.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Jango Fettish 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!
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Nicklab 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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OCB's response (stuck in another thread) edited in by JediMAC:
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Nick...yes sir, thanks again for pointing that out.  :)
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug on May 21, 2003, 12:05 AM
Hinske is even less common than that.  I had the great good fortune ::) of being around as a Walmart employee put out three cases.  Only two variants, which I still have, and precisely zero Hinske.  

McFarlane pack ratios are truly a mystery.  The most rare figure from NFL4 is Sehorn, or so it was reported by staff on that board.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Nicklab on May 21, 2003, 12:20 AM
Really?  I've got 6 Sehorns!  Two variants, and a couple each of the sock variants.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug on May 21, 2003, 11:31 AM
Regarding Sehorn, yes, production was very low on him.  The catch being that unlike others with low production, the high demand simply isn't there that much.  Urlacher was produced more, so was Vick.  

I have a degree of skepticism about sportspicks.  They are extremely hot right now, but like anything, I expect them to decrease in value.  

I'm sorry Scott, were you saying you needed more of my comics? ;D
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Nicklab on May 21, 2003, 12:30 PM
I'm still searching for a variant Vick and a regular Urlacher.  Forget about a variant of him.  It's positively ridiculous!
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug on May 21, 2003, 02:04 PM
All of football is ridiculous.  It's just insane.  The difficulty is figuring out (guessing) whether it will be worthwhile to order cases of NFL6 and 7 just to drop on ebay.  Funding the Star Wars (and hockey) habit by use of McFarlane football.  

and before anyone craps on me for scalping (which would indeed be correct in a sense) go spend a week reading the mcfarlane board.  It is a whole different world over there and ebay prices rule.  You end up making friends and helping each other out, but by and large, ebay sets the prices.  I'd dearly love to have a 49ers Rice to open and display but he was near $100 from the get go and never came down.  No way am I paying that for a figure like that.  

I have two of the repaints and those are the most I've ever paid for single figs.  I got a great deal from one guy (also a SW collector, almost former collector) on the Roy repaint for around $50 US and found the repaint Cujo for $75 Cdn in town.  Most recent sales of those two on ebay were between $110-130 US each.  

I managed to get two cases of NHL5 from a site that has already shut down taking orders.  Lots of good reason to be a regular customer ;D
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Nicklab on May 21, 2003, 02:20 PM
I count myself lucky that I've got a couple of friends who collect Sports Picks and we look out for each other.  But it's really gotten dog-eat-dog in the world of Sports Picks.  The guys who used to collect Starting Lineup are fully into it now, and more people have gotten into it, too.  This line has definitely become a favorite of eBay scalpers.

I'm lucky enough to be close to one of the events where McFarlane's going to have some exclusives.  I missed out on the Super Bowl set.  But, I should be able to get the set that's going to be available in Atlantic City.  Forget about the sets that are going to be in Chicago or at the Football Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: What else do you collect?
Post by: Morgbug on May 21, 2003, 02:52 PM
Yep, I missed on the Super Bowl sets too.  Just not going to part with that kind of money.  I know one of the guys that was in the lucky 100 though.  He deserved to be there too.  Same guy that got me into collecting them.  

I don't even look at the exclusives because I know I'll simply never see them.  Too bad, some are cool.  I won't get mad about it though until there is a hockey exclusive.  That will be painful.  Shouldn't complain too much though as we see all of the hockey exclusives up here.  Oly sets, TML 3 pack, 2-2packs, now NHL5.  Of course that just offsets all the SW contests I can never, ever enter because of my Canucklehead status.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks!
Post by: JediMAC on May 22, 2003, 05:03 AM
OK Brent, Nick, Scott, Jim, and everyone else digging these McFarlane Sportspicks...

The Sportspicks discussion had taken on a life of it's own in it's former What else do you collect? (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=28;action=display;threadid=297) thread, so I've decided to pull it all out of that thread, and give you guys your very own special McFarlane Sportspicks thread right here to discuss these things to your heart's content!  So knock yourselves out!  No need to thank me though...   8)

Enjoy, and sorry for the interruption!  Please continue on now...    :-*

So how many of you have Shaq and Kobe sitting on your nightstand?  Oh come on, 'fess up now!  I know you do!  Especially Scott and Brent!   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 22, 2003, 09:43 AM
I don't but I do have KG coming to me very soon!  

My collection is rather small:

NFL

Randy Moss
Michael Bennett

NBA

Kevin Garnett

And that's it :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 22, 2003, 09:52 AM
Actually Matt, that was a great idea.  Thanks for doing all that work.  seriously.

Baseball
grey Ichiro
grey Hoffman

Football (have some NFL4 regs for trade, but not listing)
white Vick
white Culpepper
purple Bennett
purple Moss

Hockey
NHL4 - all regs and variants (plus a schwack of spares)
NHL3 - all regs and variants (except regular stevens??)
NHL2 - all regs and variants, less red Hull and white Thornton
NHL1 - all but only repaints I have are Cujo and Roy, would like a Bourque (Avalanche) but not willing to pay for the rest
NHLPA - goalies only, have spares of Boucher, Hasek and Bure

NBA
Purple Stockton - yay, tiny white man!
no Shaq, no Kobe (Kobe's warming the pegs here :P)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 22, 2003, 10:52 AM
I'd also like to echo the sentiments expressed above.  Thanks for setting this thread up, Jedi MAC!

Hmm, so what do I have....

MLB
All BLC Figure variants
Ichiro (MLB1) regular & error
Randy Johnson
Albert Pujols
Ivan Rodriguez
Mike Piazza regular & variant
Perdo Martinez variant
Shawn Green
Sammy Sosa
Derek Jeter
Roger Clemens
Greg Maddux variant
Barry Bonds
Nomar Garciaparra
Chipper Jones regular & variant
Jason Giambi
Roberto Alomar regular & variant


NFL
ZERO No-Helmets
Randy Moss
Marvin Harrison
Eddie George
Edgerrin James
Warren Sapp
Kurt Warner
Mark Brunell
Marvin Harrison
Marshall Faulk
Wayne Chrebet regular & variant
Ladainian Tomlinson
Brett Favre regular & variant (w/ white sleeves)
Curtis Martin regular & variant
Donovan McNabb
Jason Sehorn regular & variant (several)
Michael Vick
Peyton Manning
Ricky Williams regular & variant (one variant for trade)
Terrell Owens variant (for trade)
Anthony Thomas
Jeff Garcia
Jerome Bettis regular & variant
Jerry Rice regular and 49'ers variant
Ray Lewis
Stephen Davis
Tom Brady
Tony Gonzalez

NHL
Martin Brodeur
Brett Hull
Dominik Kasek variant
Joe Thornton
Mario Lemieux
Jaromir Jagr
Scott Stevens regular & variant
Mark Messier regular & variant
Pavel Bure regular & variant
Eric Lindros
Mike Richter regular & variant
Tommy Salo third jersey (one for trade)
Chris Osgood regular & variant
Jeremy Roenick
John LeClair
Toronto Maple Leafs 3-Pack
Red Wings 3-Pack

Whew!  I didn't realize what I had till now!


NEEDS (just in the event anyone feels like trading...)
Emmit Smith-NFL1
Brian Urlacher-NFL2
Michael Vick-black uniform variant
Ray Lewis-purple uniform variant
Roger Clemens-Boston Red Sox variant
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JediMAC on May 23, 2003, 06:32 PM
Actually Matt, that was a great idea.  Thanks for doing all that work.  Seriously.

Eh, no worries!  Don't mention it Brent!   8)

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I'd also like to echo the sentiments expressed above.  Thanks for setting this thread up, JediMAC!

My pleasure Nick!  Seemed there was more than enough interest in this line to warrant it's own thread.  Enjoy, and May the Force be with your Sportspicks!   :D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 24, 2003, 01:28 AM
Items I'll never own but would like to -  click here (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12163)

Sigh, not sure if McFarlane is smart or dumb.  I just hope he doesn't put out an uber cool hockey goalie exclusive that I can't get.  

The San Diego stuff is most interesting as it is comic related, but just to have some of those sports exclusives to own and open would be cool.  Then post loose pics over at McFarlane ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 24, 2003, 08:07 AM
Well, I can say with a fairly high degree of certainty that I'm going to get the Atlantic City exclusives.  And I want to get more than one, so I can open Tiki!  As for the rest, I gotta see if I can cook something up.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 26, 2003, 11:18 AM
Well, McFarlane's Spring Toy Fest is now online.  They've got lineups for several series, and pics for the following..

-NFL6
-MLB7
-NHL5
-NBA4

Check them out here: http://www.spawn.com/toyfest/catalog/ (http://www.spawn.com/toyfest/catalog/).
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2003, 11:51 AM
Bah, no pictures of the NHL stuff that I haven't already seen.  Need to know if Selanne will be in his Jets uniform as a chase fig.  There was a rumour, but it was waaaaay pre-production.  There would be huge demand here in Winnipeg for that figure.  

Not so keen on NHL5 either.  Hossa is great as are the flashback uni's but the rest are sort of meaningless to me.  Interesting to note that Cloutier is in the old Brodeur post - biggest 5-hole ever ;)  Aw, that wasn't nice of me, was it?

Thoughts on football?  NFL6, will it be as hot as NFL5?  Order any cases?  I'll probably grab one if I can.  Same for NFL7.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 26, 2003, 04:55 PM
I'm not too keen on Alexander being in NFL 6.  I already pre-ordered a case.  I'll probably also order a case of NFL 7.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 29, 2003, 12:05 PM
MLB 5 is out now cause there are a ton of Torii Hunters on eBay.  Looks like there are two variants one with red numbers and Grey Pants

(http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_a9d4a5c682165d04c27bbe4ee9800a48/i-1.JPG)

and one with Twins instead of Minnesota on the jersey.  If he has a TC hat I want that one too, all the auctions only show his Jersey

(http://ebay2.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_a89536904229bf8c5b39edf5c47f75e2/i-1.JPG)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 29, 2003, 12:44 PM
The Twins one is the chase figure.  The Minnesota version is common.  You might want to try checking some local WalMarts, as that's where they've been showing up.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 29, 2003, 12:52 PM
There is a variant though on the Minnesota version, one with Red Numbers and Grey Pants, which are their Road Uni's.  The Twins version is their alternate Home Uni which should have the TC Cap instead of the M

(http://www.domeplus.com/images/twins_images/Twins_Jerseys/Authentic_navy_2002.jpg)

(http://www.neweracap.com/Images/hats/MajorLeagueBaseball/MLB_MINTWI_5950_GM_lg.gif)

(http://www.neweracap.com/Images/hats/MajorLeagueBaseball/MLB_MINTWI_5950_ALT_lg.gif)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JediMAC on May 29, 2003, 05:42 PM
I saw one Torii in a pile of about 100 Ichiro's this morning at Walmart.  I went ahead and snagged him for ya' Scott, just in case he's one of the odd variants you want.  I'll have to look at him again when I get home to figure out if he is or not.  I know nothing about Sportspicks, so color me stupid.  Expensive little buggers these guys are though!

I'm sure the one I found is just the regular version.  No worries if it is - I'll just return it....   :-*  I'll let you know for sure which it is later...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 29, 2003, 11:55 PM
Well, count yourself lucky you got him at WalMart.  A lot of a SP collector's time is spent at places like EB and Gamestop, and they routinely charge $11.99 or $12.99 for Sports Picks.  $9.99 or so is a bargain in this line.  Especially if you can find a variant.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JediMAC on June 1, 2003, 03:39 AM
OK, so it looks like I'm right, and this is the one that I picked up for you Scott:

(http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_a9d4a5c682165d04c27bbe4ee9800a48/i-1.JPG)

Grey pants, red number 48, "Minnesota" on jersey, and an "M" on the cap.  LMK if you've got any other questions about it, and if it's actually something you need or not.  It ran me a total of $10.42 at WM with tax.  I've got my receipt, so I can return it any time no problem if you don't need it...   :-*

And Brent, are you still looking for that Paul Pierce, or did you finally find one.  I've never seen one yet myself, but always keep an eye out for him for ya' though!  LMK if I should stop hunting for him or not.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 1, 2003, 08:08 AM
I saw the Super Bowl exclusives yesterday at Wizard World in Philly.  A dealer wanted $175 for Ladainian Tomlinson and Junior Seau as a set.  Still way too rich for my blood.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on June 1, 2003, 11:23 AM
Sweet!  Thanks Matt...I'll take it and when you get the Star Tour Droids you can ship it all together...

Cue Golden Girls Theme... :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JediMAC on June 1, 2003, 03:14 PM
Sweet!  Thanks Matt...I'll take it and when you get the Star Tour Droids you can ship it all together...

Cool, so I actually scored, huh?!   8)

Sounds good.  I'll hang on to it 'til I fire off your ST R5's.  But if you happen to stumble across the same Torii in the meantime, go ahead and pick it up for yourself, as I can still return mine any ol' time, no problem.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 2, 2003, 05:21 PM
Oh sure, when I'm looking for a Pierce you can't find one (truly an unlikely story - can't find a Celtic figure in La La land).  But when Minnesota boy wants a baseball fig, you find it lickety split.  Sure, fine, I get it.  Staff first :-* ;D

Sith Lord Cosmo, what do you collect in this line?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 2, 2003, 05:56 PM
I'm liking this thread :)  I collect only NHL.  I will pick up NFL or MBA variants to trade if I find them.  I tried that with MLB variants, but it was too much trouble to trade them.  Its too bad about baseball, I think they've got some really cool poses like Griffey and Hunter

For NHL I have

NHL 1:
All, plus these variants
Red Yzerman
White Yzerman
Cujo
Roy
Avs Bourque

NHL2:
All regular and variants

NHL 3:
All regular and variants

NHL 4
All regular and variants except white Kovalchuk

Misc
NHL Hitz Pronger
Red Wings 3 Pack

Here's some pictures of my collection (http://www.msu.edu/user/kramer17/)

Sadly I cannot afford to keep collecting both the regulars and variants, so I'm ebaying my variants soon and will stick with the regulars, and variants of Red Wings players.  McFarlane is supposed to release 3 sets of NHL this year, and my wallet just can't take it
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 2, 2003, 08:53 PM
Sith Lord Cosmo, LMK when you're dumping your variants I may be interested.  Given I have around 500 posts over at Spawn, I understand how that world works, so I'm sure we can come to an agreement ;)

I'm sort of in the same boat, though I'll probably be unloading my regs and variants of the skaters while keeping all the goalies.  I'll keep a few skaters that I really like and that's about it.  It's your Avs Bourque I'm more interested in than anything else.  

If you need help with NHL5, LMK.  I can do the regs for cost and shipping easy enough.  You'd be #3 on the list for the variants and I also need to trade some for a black Vick and a couple of purple Culpeppers ::) :o  I have two cases of NHL5 on order (well, depends if the retailer - McToys.ca - gets shorted on his order).  Only variants I'll probably keep are Roy, Cloutier and Sakic.  Possibly a Messier or Hossa.  Oh wait, that's most of them 8)  Still, I usually find around 5 at retail, so as long as the orders are the same as they usually are, I should be able to help a bit.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 2, 2003, 09:30 PM
I can definitely appreciate your situation Cosmo.  I used to buy a lot of Sports Picks.  But now, I limit myself to players I like, the odd variation, local players, and most of the NFL line.

I haven't bought a single NBA figure for myself, just to trade to friends.  I've been debating getting the NHL5 line.  I'd like to get Roy, Messier and Domi, but I just don't know for certain that I'm going to do it.  McFarlane has said they'll guarantee 1 variant for every whole set that gets ordered, but it's starting to seem more like work than fun to get these.

As for the NFL line, I saw the Super Bowl set at a show in Philadelphia this weekend.  A dealer wanted $200 for them initially.  He then said $175.  I would've gone for it, but I just didn't have the cash available.  What's the top price most of you guys would pay for the Super Bowl set?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 2, 2003, 10:46 PM
Nicklab, same goes for you.  I can't necessarily promise anything with respect to variants, but if there are just a few regs you need, I'll happily help you out C&S.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2003, 12:43 AM
I appreciate the gesture.  Thanks!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 3, 2003, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the offer Morgbug.  I'm going to just order a set from the Spawn Store though and I'll probably just offer up the variant I get at cost to whoever wants it

It really bums me out to get rid of my variants, but its just gotten too tough to put a set together.  My side of town is lucky if they get 10 cases of hockey in total.  I just don't have time to drive around trying to find the NHL variants, and look for other variants for trade.  Back in the days of NHL 1 & 2 and NFL 1 & 2 I had great luck.  One day I found a no helmet Emmitt and 2 no helmet Culpeppers at the same time :  I also found a total of 3 Red Yzermans.  It also helped that I did recieving for a store that carried Sportspicks ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2003, 01:38 PM
Not sure where you are but where I am the competition is intense.  I admit to being a newbie relative to sportspicks, so in a sense, I am part of the problem you and other older collectors face.  I'm in Winnipeg and at least one of our Walmarts received nearly 50 cases of NHL4.  I've seen yelling, shoving matches and at least one fist fight.  It's just kooky.  Football is far worse up here as the number of cases received is very small in comparison.  At least with hockey, there's enough to go around, but not many guys are very cool about sharing.  One guy even had his wife and kid stand between him and the cases and the rest of us with her blocking us as he grabbed variants.  

I remember passing on a repaint Cujo and Roy because I had both NHLPA versions and didn't want to drop the money on duplicates ::)  I know I've passed up early football variants too.  Oh well, live and learn.  

If you're just after the regs, the Spawn store is probably the way to go.  I never heard if they clarified but do those cases have the complete set including both Roy and Messier?  Is so that's pretty nice.  Roy will be the tough one for me.  I need the reg and the variant and would like to get one or the other for my wife's office (big Habs fan).  I'd also like to grab one for a buddy's kid who is a huge Patrick Roy fan (he's only 6).  I just hope our Walmarts don't underorder because of the summer delivery date.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2003, 02:06 PM
Roy seems to be the big question mark for a couple of series.  He was announced for NHl5 and one other series, but his retirement may change things.  After all, they've only be able to make players who are currently active.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2003, 03:17 PM
Yeah, I've seen those discussions ongoing over at Spawn.com.  My feeling is that they have to already be into production for NHL5 since the release should only be 4-8 weeks away (8 if they release at the end of July).  I expect they may have begun shipping to the warehouse already so I think he will be in NHL5.  Add to that it's a retro figure in the sense that he's in his Canadiens uniform, so no sense cancelling that.  

The later series (7?) being cancelled makes more sense though.  No real need for a new Colorado jersey version since he retired.  In certain respects I would like to see that cancelled and have him replaced with Lalime or Gigeure.  Lalime is my personal pick but it's hard to argue with Gigeure given his playoff performance.  

I'd also like to see them dump the Cujo fig.  I like Cujo and don't think he sucks like lots of people do.  But I have four versions of him already: NHLPA, repaint, Team Canada and home Detroit.  I guess the away and third jersey would make sense for the new figure (new sculpt?) but I'd really rather see both Lalime and Gigeure get figures this year.  I'm probably one of Cujo's bigger fans and have thought of him as an exceptional goalie from the time he was with the blues, but worth six individual uniform variations?  Not likely.  Time will tell I suppose.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2003, 04:10 PM
I agree, Giguere definitely has come to the forefront.  And with Roy's retirement, I can definitely see Giguere as being a viable candidate to take his place in NHL7.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 3, 2003, 05:43 PM
If you order from the spawn store, you don't get a case.  You get a set of the figures plus 1 variant

The "new" Roy is supposed to be in NHL 6.  My guess is if McFarlane is allowed to make him they will.  Its a pretty sure bet that it would be a hot seller.  Not a lot of people have the Roy variant from NHL 1, he's a popular player, and with him retiring "investors" will probably be trying to get him

The Cujo that's supposed to come in NHL 7 will be a new pose, so it will just be the home and away jersey, since the Wings don't have a 3rd jersey.  I'm not sure how I feel about another Cujo.  On one hand, the Wings are my favorite team, so I always like seeing more Wings players.  But, do I really need another one?  In the end it doesn't matter, I'll buy him anyway ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2003, 11:24 PM
Yeah, couldn't remember 6 or 7 for Roy.  Thanks for the clarification.  No doubt there will be demand, I just don't need it I guess.

Didn't know the Wings didn't have a third jersey :-[  Still, six Cujo's is too many for me.  He'll be in anyway.  Guess we'll have to wait for NHL8 for Gigeure and Lalime.  Not even convinced Lalime will get a figure, though I would say through the regular season he was 1 or 2 with Brodeur.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2003, 11:41 PM
I don't get why we're getting so many of certain players.  Seems a might unfair to a lot of the hardworking guys in the NHL.  CuJo has gotten a pretty fair shake in the line so far.  Do we really need another?  Especially another Red Wing?  How many do we have at this point?  Can we at least get some players from the teams that are actually in the Stanley Cup Finals?!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 4, 2003, 01:02 AM
But who do you make?  Kariya has been repainted and is largely invisible scoring wise this series.  The goal scorers for the ducks are non-entities beyond that with an exception or two?  Steve Thomas?  Gigeure is a no brainer, but I think they announced the lineups for series 6 + 7 before his playoff run.  

And who do you make from the Devils?  Nieuwendyk?  Old, done.  How about Brodeur?  Well, he's been in series 1 and us Canuckleheads have the Team Canada version (though mine has a bent peg >:()

I totally agree though that lots of deserving guys are being passed up.  There was a good thread for a long time at Spawn on that.  At one point I tallied the votes, but don't remember who was tops anymore.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 4, 2003, 12:18 PM
While there are 4 Cjujo's out right now, and soon to be 6, consider that only two versions of CuJo were easy to find

NHLPA: Easy to find, but I thought the NHLPA figures were lame without the team logos
NHL 1: One of the easier NHL 1 variants to find, but it still wasn't easy to get, by any means
Team Canada: Easy to find, if you're in Canada.
Red Wings 3 Pack: Easy to find, but you have to pay $30

I wouldn't mind seeing a Lalime instead of Cujo, but I'm not going to complain.  As far as Giguere and Turco go, I'd like to see them establish themselves a little more before they get a figure.

I remember the thread at Spawn that you're talking about Morgbug, I think Naslund was the winner, and he's getting a figure.  I think right now Gabroik is pretty popular.  I wouldn't mind seeing a figure of him either
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 4, 2003, 12:19 PM
For the Devils, I would think these guys...

Elias
Madden
Gomez
Nieuwendyk
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on June 5, 2003, 11:28 PM
Hey is Hunter short packed or something?  Atlanta Wal-Marts had cases of the new figures and absolutely 0 Hunters in any of the cases.  Very few Burrells and Kendalls as well
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 6, 2003, 12:51 PM
I've seen numerous Torri Hunter's around here.  And I spent time taking notice of one thing...

The regular version, with Minnesota on the Jersey has Minnesota in white with red outlining; the numbers are red with white outlining; and the hat has the M

If anyone's been scarce in this wave, at least around here, it's been the Yankees, Giambi in A's uniform, Schilling in Phillie's uniform, Tejada and Kendell
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 6, 2003, 01:28 PM
The old uniforms are harder to find normally though, aren't they?  Maybe not as hard as Griffey in the Mariners but still hard, yes?

MLB4 is clogging our pegs at $10 Cdn ($7.50 US) and no sign of MLB5.  No Twinkie for me.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: chuckles on June 6, 2003, 02:37 PM
Kendall seems to be the hard to find one here. I hit 2 different Walmarts last weekend shortly after it looked as though 1-2 cases were put out and I believe I saw every figure there except Kendall. No variants either.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 6, 2003, 03:17 PM
Well, variants just don't last long, even with baseball.  That's kind of cool in a twisted way cuz you might get them below retail since they are so hard to unload ;)

We'll probably see them put out on the shelves up here in September or so.  Still need a Kendall?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 14, 2003, 02:40 PM
Finally made a fairly major score for MLB5.  I've got my Yanks, now.  Only need to find the Soriano without 100th Anniversary patch, and A's Giambi now.

Also, have any of you guys managed to find Jason Kendell yet?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 14, 2003, 03:06 PM
Rumour is that MLB5 is not coming to Walmart in Canada.  Not that I'm going to miss it that much, but not a good sign. MLB4 sold very, very, VERY poorly.  Hello McFarlane, packing four of ANYONE is a bad idea.  I should be able to get a regular Ichiro soon for about $5 (or less) Cdn. :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on June 14, 2003, 03:12 PM
Hey Brent...I picked up a Torii in Cincy this past week and Bulky Blocky has one too, interested???
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: chuckles on June 14, 2003, 05:07 PM

Also, have any of you guys managed to find Jason Kendell yet?

Yes, I finally managed to find and pick up a Kendell just a few days ago at a SuperTarget in my area. I got real lucky because they must have just restocked the pegs as I also picked up an A's Giambi and Phillies Schilling.  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 14, 2003, 06:51 PM
DOH!  My kingdom for an A's Giambi!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 17, 2003, 01:10 PM
It was a sad day in Sportspicks land for me this weekend, I sold all my chase figures with the except of Red and White Yzermans, and Red Shanahan.  I did make a nice profit on them, which eased the pain a little, but it was sad to see them go :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 7, 2003, 11:29 PM
New Sports Picks images and news came out today, and it's about some of the upcoming box sets!  Check out the article here: http://www.spawn.com/news/news3.aspx?id=12184 (http://www.spawn.com/news/news3.aspx?id=12184).  They've got images of an Urlacher vs Favre set from NFL, and Shanahan vs Blake for the NHL line.

Here's the lineup:

NFL
-Brett Favre vs. Brian Urlacher. This NFL two-pack features Green Bay Packers QB Favre, No. 4, vs. Chicago Bears LB Urlacher, No. 54. Coming in late July.

-Ed McCaffrey vs. Zach Thomas. This NFL two-pack features Denver Broncos WR McCaffrey, No. 87 vs. Miami Dolphins LB Thomas, No. 54. Coming in late October.

-Rich Gannon vs. Derrick Brooks. This NFL two-pack features Oakland Raiders QB Gannon, No. 12 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Brooks, No. 55. Coming in early November.


NHL
-Brendan Shanahan vs. Rob Blake. This NHL two-pack features Detroit Red Wings LW Shanahan, No. 14 vs. Colorado Avalanche defenseman Blake, No. 4. Coming in late August. Click here for figure photos.

-Jeremy Roenick vs. Marty Turco. This NHL two-pack features Philadelphia Flyers C Roenick, No. 97 vs. Dallas Stars G Turco, No. 35. Coming in late September
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on July 7, 2003, 11:39 PM
-Rich Gannon vs. Derrick Brooks. This NFL two-pack features Oakland Raiders QB Gannon, No. 12 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Brooks, No. 55. Coming in early November.

Mwahahaha! Excellent!

Gonna look nice beside A-Train + QB Killa!

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/sports/nfl6/malstott/images/nfl6_malstott_photo_03_dl.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/sports/nfl1/wsapp/images/nfl1_wsapp_photo_02_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on July 7, 2003, 11:56 PM
Apparently I have misplaced my Sapp figure. Anyone have an extra? Loose? Carded? Dirty? White? Affordable?  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 8, 2003, 12:17 AM
Sapp?  Good luck buddy.  Affordable might be the hard word out of that group.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2003, 10:33 AM
Apparently I have misplaced my Sapp figure. Anyone have an extra? Loose? Carded? Dirty? White? Affordable?  ;D

I've got an extra.  I was thinking about customizing it, but I'd certainly consider trading it.  Got anything?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 8, 2003, 11:08 AM
Well there ya go.  

Has there been any word on the hockey two packs being Canadian exclusives?  Oops, read the link loser:
Quote
In the United States, these two-packs will only be available at Toys R Us, WalMart and Target. The NFL pieces won’t be offered in Canada, but we’re working on expanded distribution of the NHL pieces. There are no plans to offer these pieces internationally at this time.

Great, now McFarlane needs to screw over Canada to make it up to the US?  wonderful.  Yes, we've been fortunate with the previous exclusive hockey packs, but NFL stuff up here lasts about a week at most so I don't understand why no distribution up here.  

Anyone else thinks McFarlane's marketing program is based on raising the ire of one market or another and further inflaming the secondary market? ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on July 8, 2003, 11:09 AM
Woo hoo! Well, check my FS list in the classifieds. If there is something there, we can arrange a trade. or I will buy it outright.

I really need him for an upcoming T. Bay shrine.  8)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-2/113223/BUCS.jpg)


Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2003, 11:35 PM
Do you have any Sports Picks trade bait?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 11, 2003, 01:11 PM
Just bumping this up for Jango Fettish.  I'd like to trade the Sap for a Sports Pick.  If you can come up with an MLB5 variant (especially A's Giambi!), you've got a deal.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on July 19, 2003, 02:59 PM
I got my NHL 5 yesterday.  Roy and Sakic were the chase figures

(http://www.msu.edu/~kramer17/nhl5.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2003, 08:50 PM
yeah, buhbuhbut they're, um, well, open :o :o

Can hardly wait until they start showing up here.   ::)  Maybe by September.  

I managed to score a couple of white Sakics last night, but waiting to get the bulk of the stuff in.  Need both my red and white Roy and both Cloutiers, the world will be right.

Is Domi's head huge? ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 20, 2003, 03:36 PM
Word is that the first NFL Box Set is starting to show up.  This one has Favre & Urlacher.  Keep your eyes peeled.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2003, 02:18 PM
Okay, Sports Picks fans...

I'm gonna be heading to the National Show in Atlantic City on Thursday.  I'm gonna be picking up the maximum number of Sports Picks Exclusive sets allowed, 4.  I'm keeping two for myself.  I'm happy to trade off the other to sets for items on my Sports Picks wants list.  Here's that list:

McFarlane's Sports Picks
MLB6 Alex Rodriguez in Mariner's uniform
Super Bowl Junior Seau
Super Bowl LaDainian Tomlinson
Michael Vick-black jersey
Brian Urlacher-NFL 2
Roger Clemens-Red Sox Uniform
Jason Giambi-A's Uniform
Curt Schilling-Phillie's uniform
Barry Bonds-Pirate's Uniform
Gregg Maddux-Cub's uniform

IM me if you guys are interested.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 22, 2003, 11:01 PM
I have precisely nada from your list, but thanks for the offer.  

NHL5 has been a wash so far.  It's been hellish with a couple of guys seemingly finding their way into the Walmart prior to opening.  Door opens, two guys with 20 figs each in shopping carts including all of the Patrick Roy's >:(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2003, 11:18 PM
Drat on that, eh Morg?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 22, 2003, 11:57 PM
Yep, sort of feared it and almost saw it coming.  I've basically gone back to just collecting goalies, so no Roy's was a bit of a burn.  I've still got some chances but not good ones.  I think I've got a trade done for a reg, so all is not bleak.  Would like to have the Red Roy as well, but not likely now that ebay prices are climbing....

You got a very, very nice set.  Need any regs ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 24, 2003, 11:28 AM
 ;D  It's good to have friends in the collecting community.  A guy I know couldn't make it to this sort of obscure Walmart for me.  But his mother could :o  

She didn't know very much and didn't want to be burdened with a bunch of stuff, so she just grabbed a Red and a White Patrick Roy.   8)

Pardon me while I run giddily around the room dancing like a chicken.   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 24, 2003, 11:45 PM
Cool for you, Morg!  I just got my Atlantic City exclusives today.  WOOHOO, I got another NY Giants football player as a Sports Pick!  And what was even cooler was that Todd Mcfarlane's dad was bagging up all of the figures for everyone waiting in line!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2003, 04:17 PM
Do ya think a guy named Tiki got beat up as a kid?  Just wondering ;)

Got my cases of NHL 5 today.  I am now only missing the White Cloutier fig.  I have waaaaay too many Koivu and Domi figs but managed to come up with a few variants.  From the cases I scored variants of:

Domi 1  ::)
Hossa 1  :D
Messier 1 ;D
Sakic 3  :o

add to that my Red Roy and two other white Sakic's and in the space of a couple of days, the world is looking pretty good.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 25, 2003, 04:58 PM
What color are your Sakic variants?  There seemed to be some confusion about that.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2003, 05:34 PM
The "official" word on Sakic is the white is the "chase" figure.  More and more though it's starting to look like an even split, Walmart getting all blue, non Walmart getting white.  So I have too many white figs.  

TRU up here hasn't received their cases.  If they get only white, I'd suggest an even split.  Your pick, as it stands shows you got two variants in your case.  Roy and Sakic.  

The Walmarts up here are littered with blue Sakics so I don't think either is really rare.  I do have two blue Sakics as well. ;)
Title: Red Wings 3 pack
Post by: Morgbug on July 29, 2003, 11:53 PM
Well, for those not following along merrily, there is now a version of the Detroit Red Wings 3 pack with the road jerseys (red) versus the original release in the home (white) jerseys.  

These are a Meijer exclusive in Michigan and surrounding states only (5 states total?).  So the first question that begs to be asked is can anybody help me with this?  I don't need them shipped in the annoyingly long box so that should help.  I can paypal in advance too.  But I only need the red version, not the white.  

I can imagine this might tick off a lot of people.  Both red and white Yzermans available cheaply and now the red Hull too?  Also what will this mean for the Cujo figure?  Is he going to be a flashback jersey to Edmonton or St. Louis?   Will he still be made?  Or will they hope he finds a new home for the new figure's jersey?  Confusing. :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on July 30, 2003, 10:49 PM
Meijer is based out of Michigan and also has stores in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky.  I hit 5 Meijer on Monday in my town and all they had was the white jersey 3 pack.  Bastards

Its a given that Cujo will be on a new team in the fall, so Cujo 2 will have a new jersey
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on August 2, 2003, 10:26 AM
This series has hit TRU in Edmonton. Nothing that you are are looking for Brent.  :(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 2, 2003, 12:10 PM
Thanks for looking :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 2, 2003, 01:37 PM
Hmm, I might have to see if I can find any Meijers stores on my way out to Chicago on thursday.  See if I can score one of these Red Wings three pack variants.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on August 14, 2003, 04:52 PM
I spotted the Urlacher/Beth Favrah 2 pack at SuperTarget this afternoon. I'm just waitin' a couple of months for the Gannon/Brooks 2 pack.

Figured you guys would like to know, though.  :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 18, 2003, 03:16 PM
http://www.spawn.com/toyfest/

Lots of new pics today...those 12" Football Figs look amazing...you can almost see Beth's Vicodin bottle in his hip pocket...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 18, 2003, 09:52 PM
WOOHOO!  My boy Shockey looks cool!  And, in an all new pose!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2003, 12:52 AM
Big question for me will be whether Selanne is in a Jets (Winnipeg) uniform as a chase figure.  There've been enough quasi-answers to indicate that it could happen, so I'm pretty pumped for NHL6.  

Football stuff looks good enough to.  Just ordered a case of NFL6.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2003, 09:25 AM
Brent put me down for a Green MARIAN GABORIK :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2003, 10:28 AM
Brent put me down for a Green MARIAN GABORIK :-*

Ok,
Is that the reg or the chase?  Stupid question, but I haven't checked yet.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2003, 10:35 AM
Not sure, hasn't been shown yet  :-*
Is all NHL Canuckian Exclusive now?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 19, 2003, 10:46 AM
No need to fear.  NHL5 was the only Canadian exclusive SERIES they've done.  There have been a couple of other Canadian exclusives, like 2 2-packs, and the Team Canada 3-packs.  The stuff that's just been unveiled will be available all across North America.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2003, 10:58 AM
No need to fear.  NHL5 was the only Canadian exclusive SERIES they've done.  There have been a couple of other Canadian exclusives, like 2 2-packs, and the Team Canada 3-packs.  The stuff that's just been unveiled will be available all across North America.

I think Canadians fear Canadian exclusive series' more than our US counterparts do ;) :P  It sure wasn't much of an exclusive series either.  Distribution has been bad in terms of number of cases and stores carrying it.  TRU's put out three cases each.  Whoo hoo ::)  Walmarts probably put out 15 cases in most stores, but that's down considerably from NHL4 where "my" Walmart put out about 40 cases in total.  Other stores have yet to stock it, so in general distribution is awful.  

I did fine with it, but I ordered two cases and I'm well enough connected with hockey collectors that I had everything at one point.  I'm now downsizing it to what I want to keep.  

End of story, I hope they never do an exclusive series for Canada again.  STuff like the 3 packs or 2 packs are manageable, this wasn't.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 19, 2003, 12:19 PM
I just wish that McFarlane had made at least one set of Team USA.  I thought the Team Canada series was really cool, But, we came in second in the Olympics to Canada, and there were already several players from Team USA who were in the Sports Picks line.  Where's the love for US Hockey?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on August 19, 2003, 12:43 PM
Looks like the Gannon/Brooks 2 pack was scrapped!?  >:(

In their place, a Eddy Mac vs Zach Thomas 2 pack..and Rich Gannon is in Series 7.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 19, 2003, 02:50 PM
No, it wasn't scrapped.  They just haven't released any images of  it yet.  They announced that set months ago, and until we hear otherwise, Gannon and Brooks will be on the way probably around November or December.

The current box set that's out is Favre and Urlacher.  The next one, to be released next month, is McCaffrey and Thomas (who's based on Anthony Thomas, fyi).  

Gannon and Brooks will probably be released around the time that NFL7 is hitting stores.  After that, expect the announcement for the Super Bowl exclusives!  My money is that they'll offer an Oiler's Eddie George and a Texan's Aaron Glenn.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2003, 04:07 PM
I just wish that McFarlane had made at least one set of Team USA.  I thought the Team Canada series was really cool, But, we came in second in the Olympics to Canada, and there were already several players from Team USA who were in the Sports Picks line.  Where's the love for US Hockey?

Wouldn't have been tough would it?  

Richter
Modano
Hull
???

Would have been nice to see those uniforms.  I'm still halfway expecting to see Salo released in Team Sweden jersey as a chase figure ;) ::)

Super Bowl exclusives.  Oh joy, more frustration ;)  I'm hoping they release an exclusive for the NHL all-star weekend, which I'm hoping to make it to.  Minneapolis is a pretty nice town, or so I hear :D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2003, 04:09 PM
Modano in Road Green North Stars Jersey...Oooh

(http://www.icejerseys.com/images/vintage_collection/northstars.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on August 19, 2003, 07:59 PM
Gotcha, Nick. It looked a little screwy especially with no mention of the Brooks/Gannon 2 pack in the new update.

BTW, heres some 12" boxed pics.

(http://www.mymcfarlane.com/images/nfl12inch.all.package2.jpg)

BTW, is Emmitt Smith going to be in a Dallas Uniform, Phoenix, or both?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 19, 2003, 08:29 PM
Emmitt, according to today's sports update at the Spawn boards, will be the ONLY player in the 12" line to have multiple uniforms.  He'll be available as a Cardinal and as a Cowboy.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 5, 2003, 12:49 PM
Brent put me down for a Green MARIAN GABORIK :-*

Finally saw a hockey two pack with Shanahan and Blake.  Blake looks good, but already have too many Shanny figs so I'll pass.  

They show the presumed jerseys for NHL6 on the back and list Gaborik but not Selanne.  Selanne is in NHL6, or so everyone says and the pictures indicate.  Gaborik is in NHL7 and the regular is in the green jersey, so that should be the easy one.  

A couple of online retailers are expecting their shipments of NFL6 in about two weeks in Canada, so they should be out any day in the US, probably next week(?).
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2003, 12:51 PM
I checked with a local EBX, and they're expecting them in 2 weeks.  I've gotta check with TRU to see when they're expecting them.

I'm just kinda bummed that MLB 7 is coming out at exactly the same time as football.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 5, 2003, 01:17 PM
I'm just kinda bummed that MLB 7 is coming out at exactly the same time as football.

Too much money at the same time?  I hear ya.  Hockey and football are going to kill me as I've gone to ordering cases.  Retail's been hell lately.  I found exactly one NHL5 variant in the stores.  Very sad.  

I'm just happy there's a slight delay between football and hockey.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2003, 01:26 PM
Looks like the Gannon/Brooks 2 pack was scrapped!?  >:(

In their place, a Eddy Mac vs Zach Thomas 2 pack..and Rich Gannon is in Series 7.

Another note on this...

The Rich Gannon figure (regular version) that is coming out in NFL 6 will be in the Raiders black jersey.  Despite the fact that the image on the card will have Gannon in his white jersey, the black jersey is the standard version, and the white will be the variant.  HOWEVER, the version that comes in the 2-pack will come in Gannon's white jersey, to more closely represent Gannon from the Super Bowl, and Derrick Brooks will be in his red jersey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 10, 2003, 11:29 PM
MLB7 is out!  I got some cool pieces, namely both versions of Bernie Williams, the Marlins "Pudge", and the Angels Jim Edmons.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 15, 2003, 08:18 AM
So, anyone find NFL6 yet?  There's some wacky pieces in this series, like a Falcons Brett Favre, Chiefs Rich Gannon, Panthers Stephen Davis, and of course, Dallas Emmitt Smith.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 15, 2003, 11:19 PM
Won't be out up here for another couple of weeks.  On top of that, one of our Walmarts actually decreased their order from 5 cases to 4 :o :'(  Ridiculous.  These things stay on the shelf less than a week and the only thing they ever cleared were Manning's.  Maybe it's a bizarre Canadian content rule or something but it's lunacy.  There just wasn't any doubt that these sell.  Fast.  Oh well.  

On a brighter note MLB6 sold well here.  Even the regs.  Might mean we'll see MLB7.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 22, 2003, 09:27 PM
So Sports Picks fans, how are you faring with MLB7 and NFL6 so far?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: chuckles on September 22, 2003, 09:57 PM
No sign of NFL6 yet. I have seen all of MLB7 except for Prior. Oh, and no variants yet either.  >:(

I do have an Angels Edmonds thanks to Brent hooking me up with one.  :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2003, 10:05 PM
Dammit Jim, read your pm. ;D  I can't get through to your email.

No NFL6 here yet.  Maybe this week, probably next.  I'm hoping my case arrives tomorrow.  

MLB7 complete shutout.  No repaints on trilogo so we didn't get anything beyond alternate jersey chase this time. :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 23, 2003, 01:31 PM
I've done okay thus far, with a friends help.  From MLB 7, I've got the following so far:

-Bernie Williams gray and pinstripes
-2 x Ivan Rodriguez Marlins' chases
-Barry Zito gray variant
-Scott Rolen retro Phillies gray uniform

NFL6
-Rich Gannon black uniform
-Rich Gannon Chiefs uniform variant
-Drew Bledsoe blue jersey
-Drew Bledsoe white jersey
-Emmitt Smith white jersey
-2 x Emmitt Smith red jersey variant
-Mike Alstott red jersey
-Joey Harrington blue jersey
-Priest Holmes white jersey
-Deuce McAllister white jersey
-Shaun Alexander white pants


So, I completed my regulars for NFL6 this morning.  Now, I gotta work on the variants.  So, if anyone finds the following and will part with them, I'd be very thankful:

-Falcons Favre
-Panthers Davis
-Dallas Emmitt Smith
-white Alstott
-white Harrington
-blue pants Alexander
-black McAllister
-red Holmes

Thanks folks!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 23, 2003, 03:20 PM
 :o

You're doing well, I'd say.  Still nada up here at retail and another day without my case :'(  Won't get it tomorrow either as I'll be out of town.  

The guy shipping my case sent me an email reminder that he should be sending NFL7 in one month, by end of October :o  With 8 waves of shipping for NFL6 and then 7 out so early will we (well, Americans anyway) see overlap?

NHL6 should ship just before NFL7.  How many cases can one person afford?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 25, 2003, 05:01 PM
Got my case.  Full set of regs plus extra Gannon.

Black Deuce
Red Emmitt (though insert is damaged ??? :'()
Falcons Favre 8) ;D

Still not at retail but any minute now.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 25, 2003, 08:10 PM
What was the rest of the case like Morg?   And btw, some nice pieces in that case you got.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jimmy on October 12, 2003, 08:15 PM
Guys I have a red shirt Emmit and red gloved Emmit as well...

If anyone is looking to trade some SW for them LMK

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 13, 2003, 09:47 AM
Doh!  Here I was hoping you might have a white Alstott, black McAllister or blue pants Alexander.  Drat!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 19, 2003, 06:26 AM
So, has anyone gotten the 12" NFL figures?  I'm passing on them myself.  I'm more stoked for the 2nd NFL 2-pack, with the Raiders Rich Gannon and the Bucs Derrick Brooks.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on October 19, 2003, 10:46 AM
It's out. I got my Red Alstott in the mail the other day, and the next day I strolled by Wal Mart and saw 3 Gannon/Brooks sets sitting there.

It's beautiful, but my birthday is in 4 days, so I have vowed not to buy it for myself.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 19, 2003, 11:13 AM
Ya changed your profile name Cory?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 19, 2003, 01:14 PM
Blue TML 3 pack?  A Canadian exclusive available only at Meijers?  Trick or treat? :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 19, 2003, 02:17 PM
Trick.  It's a custom most likely.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 19, 2003, 02:57 PM
Yeah, I'm inclined to think so too, but they have begun showing up on ebay with pics different from the one BB&W posted.  Talked to Dain_Bramage about it too and he claims they're legit as well.  

At worst I guess I can take a look next week when I'm down south.   ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 19, 2003, 04:19 PM
Well, I'm gonna wait for some sort of confirmation tomorrow.  Usually, the Sports board moderator will confirm this stuff if pics start showing up.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jango Fettish on October 19, 2003, 05:17 PM
Ya changed your profile name Cory?

Yep, but I'm still Cory from the block.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 20, 2003, 02:00 PM
Bling, bling (http://board.spawn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=062202)

They is for real. :o

Hmm, wonder how many Meijers I can hit in four days ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 20, 2003, 02:32 PM
Hey Morg, think of me, please!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 20, 2003, 02:50 PM
Duly noted.  Same question as before, mint or not?  

I'd likely want to ship it out of Cincy directly, since bringing it back across the border would end up with me having to pay customs fees ::)  Only drawback is a lack of packing material with me on the road.  I guess I could bubble wrap my clothes on the way down ;)  A box could be an issue too, these things are annoying to pack.  Loose ok or no?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Thomas Grey on October 23, 2003, 03:10 AM
I saw and held, but passed on buying an Emmitt Smith in away jersey Cardinals figure today and a Duece McCallister in Saints away jersey. They had the home jersey figures freshly pegged too.

My question is: did I blow it here? I know the Emmit in Cowboys uni is a keeper, but thought it better ot pass for other things. Do I hit myself or can I breathe out and not be ostracized by the McFarlane collector?..
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 23, 2003, 07:21 AM
    Thomas,

The basic rule of thumb with Sports Picks is this:  If the figure does not match the image on the packaging, most likely it is a variant.  However, there's usually one figure out of a series that will be pictured in the wrong uniform on the package.

There have been several figures to have this happen.  The most recent is Gannon.  He's pictured in the white Raiders jersey on the package, however the standard version ships in Raider black.  The variant is actually a "Retro" version Gannon in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform.  A white jerseyed Raiders Gannon is now showing up in stores in an NFL 2-pack with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Derrick Brooks.

Other notable figures that have not matched their packaged image include Joe Thornton of the Boston Bruins, and Dominic Hasek of the Detroit Red Wings.

So, the next rule of thumb is this:  if you see multiples of a given  figure and they don't match the package, most likely it's a case of "scalper baiting", as many have come to call it.

The new figures that are termed as "Retro's", and don't have an image of the figure on the package are the ones to keep your eyes out for as well.  These will have the player's name and the team logo, and no image of the figure.

It's tough to keep up with everything that's going on with Sports Picks.  If you're really interested in collecting them, be sure to frequent the boards at http://www.spawn.com (http://www.spawn.com).
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 23, 2003, 12:09 PM
DON'T DO IT!!!! ;D

Nick's correct about all things.  I think the only really good rule is collect who you like.  I got into it big time and got all the hockey guys, all their chase figures and started getting some football too.  Now I have piles of stuff to get rid of.  Oops.  

Get who you like in the jersey you like.  If you want to enter the world of sportspicks trading, pick up other variants for trade bait.  Otherwise just stay away.  

I'm not sure if Nick will agree, but I see the popularity dropping soon.  Overproduction (in one sense, under production in another), excess frustration from some collector's, too many scalpers (a wobbly thing to define at best) and too many repeat players seem to be affecting popularity.  Contrarily though, sales are still good.

Anyone got a purple Culpepper :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on October 23, 2003, 09:41 PM
Anyone got a purple Culpepper :-*

Who loves you sweetheart :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 24, 2003, 12:33 AM
No, no.  I mean a spare one ::) :P

Lord, I could probably get an Urlacher easier than that thing.  Hey, I haven't checked ebay today....
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 30, 2003, 05:04 PM
Who's your best buddy in the whole world Nick?









 ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 3, 2003, 01:28 PM
Well, let's wait for the UPS man to get here first  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2003, 03:30 PM
Mmm, patience.  A wise choice.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 4, 2003, 11:01 PM
Oh my goodness (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3154086908&category=48979) :o

I want as many of these as is humanly possible.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 9, 2003, 07:01 AM
Who's your best buddy in the whole world Nick?



 ;D

YOU ARE!  YOU ARE!  Thanks, the package arrived in good condition.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 9, 2003, 07:02 AM
Oh my goodness (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3154086908&category=48979) :o

I want as many of these as is humanly possible.

So, what did all you Winnipeggers start doing when the Jets left?  Become Oilers fans?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 10, 2003, 10:39 PM
Oh my goodness (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3154086908&category=48979) :o

I want as many of these as is humanly possible.

So, what did all you Winnipeggers start doing when the Jets left?  Become Oilers fans?

Hell, no.  The Oilers forever knocked us out of the playoffs.  Always the better team, often by only an overtime goal in game 7.  I hate the Oilers.  I even hate Gretzky.  Probably why I argue that Orr was a better all around player.   ;)

Truth be told, I gave up on hockey for probably about 4-5 years.  I refused to follow the Coyotes out of bitterness and really didn't latch on to any other team.  Another team I used to cheer for, the North Stars, is one Scott can probably tell you about and even relate to the bitterness, I suspect.  

I finally got back into hockey when I started doing hockey pools on the net.  That way you had to follow along and actually pay attention.  As it progressed, I eventually became an Ottawa Senators fan.  Couldn't cheer for the Habs (my wife's team) and steadfastly refused to cheer for the Maple Leafs (both CBC and TSN ram everything Toronto down our throats) >:(  Never liked the Canucks and the Calgary/Edmontom teams were the mortal enemy.  

So many of the US teams don't belong where they are.  There just isn't the fan support, just deep owner pockets (yes = bitter) that we never had.  

I was always a huge Selanne fan.  After his first three years, his contract was up, same time as Tkachuk.  Tkachuk held out and refused to report to camp.  Selanne came to camp, played the exhibition games and practiced hard, all without a contract.  Says something about their differing motivations for the game of hockey (Selanne's current move to Avs notwithstanding - I think he wants a Cup).  Just an all out classy guy and one of the most exciting players I've ever seen live.  

Sportspick + favorite player + Jets uniform = must have.  

I'm lucky, my current fave is Marian Hossa from Ottawa and he was in NHL5.  He is the only non-goalie figure I have in my office at work.  26 or so goalies (I'll count Wednesday) and one skater.  Tough room.  Now if only they'd make Lalime.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Ben on November 22, 2003, 10:58 PM
Hey guys. I know you know a lot about these things, and all I want to know is when the second series of Nascar figures is out. I need the Dale Jarrett figure for my father's Chirstmas present, and the only figure I've so far found has been the little Tony Stewart toad.

Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on November 24, 2003, 10:24 AM
Ok, I know absolutely JACK about Sportspicks, except that I'm a Colts fan, and like these figures.

How many variations are there on James, Manning and Harrison? They are the only current Colts Sportspicks, right? Im not counting the Marshall Faulk figure, since he isnt with the Colts anymore. They have home and away jerseys, but dont they also have like dirty and clean jerseys?

What would be the cheapest set of three? I want one each, but I want all of them to match (ie all away jerseys, all dirty, etc). If anyone could help me get them, I'd be in your debt! Packaged or loose, doesnt matter. You can email me at aclowe@tds.net if you think you might be able to help me.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 24, 2003, 10:05 PM
HMI (new pic) I'll see what I can find out.  I don't recall announcements on series 2 of NASCAR yet.  

Adam, I have a Manning you can have cheap, cheap, cheap.  It's the white version.  

Manning was series 4, white was the regular, blue was the chase but not that hard to find.  I don't think there were clean and dirty in series 4.  

James was also blue and white (obviously) but I don't recall which was the chase.  These indeed had clean and dirty versions, so 4 figures technically.  

Harrison is drawing a blank for me.  Will also check.  

pricing averages can be found here (http://mcfarlanesportspickguide.com/)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 25, 2003, 12:36 PM
HMI,
I'm sorry, I cannot find anything on series II of NASCAR.  this is about all I can find (http://www.spawn.com/toyfest/catalog/nascar1.aspx)

No Jarrett figure for Christmas. :(

Series one includes only the following:
DALE EARNHARDT JR.
DALE EARNHARDT SR.
JEFF GORDON
RUSTY WALLACE
RYAN NEWMAN
TONY STEWART
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on December 1, 2003, 03:37 PM
Saw NFL 7 at Target last night...neat figures no Vikes (although nobody really needs to be made)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2003, 04:15 PM
Keep your eye out for hockey if it's not there yet.  

Teemu Selanne in Winnipeg Jets packaging and uniform.  

Patrick Roy in maroon uniform, either with logo or third jersey (or an all star jersey ::) >:().  

McFarlane's are good trade bait.  

I have lots to trade and still need the three listed above (two Roy and one Selanne).
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 1, 2003, 07:28 PM
NHL6 only recently hit around here.  Got my regulars of Roy and Anson Carter.  I'll keep my eyes peeled for the Selanne for you Brent.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2003, 08:24 PM
Sweet, thanks Nick.  I still have a few things left to trade, but man, goalies have been tough in this series.  Worst case scenario I can send you a Jets Selanne on an Avs card.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 2, 2003, 05:40 AM
No sweat.  Although I've missed the initial shipments and haven't seen a single variant at retail for NHL6 or NFL7 yet.

However, my misery at retail is counterbalanced with the announcement of the Messier/Brodeur 2-pack.  WOW!  Nice to see Marty finally get re-done as he deserves, in the Devils red sweater.  That, and getting Messier in his white Rangers sweater is cool, too.  But there still aren't enough Devils in Sports Picks for me.  There's more guys on the team than just Marty Brodeur and Scott Stevens.  What about Elias or John Madden?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2004, 11:07 PM
WEll, better a late response than none at all.  Yep, lots of talent on the Devils, but I think the problem is they tend to play boring hockey, relatively speaking.  Not bad hockey (obviously) and not dramatically different from piles of other teams but not lots of goals.  I'm pumped too about the Brodeur.  Very, very sweet.  

In other news, NHL7 has reportedly hit Canada on the West Coast (which is unusual).  The reported retro figures are Forsberg in white Nordiques jersey and Chelios in red Hawks jersey.  No mention of whether there are regular alternate jersey chase pieces for these.  I doubt it and suspect they will be like the chase for Selanne.  

The hunt begins anew....
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 4, 2004, 11:11 PM
Is Gaborik in 7???  And did you get a Jets Selanne???
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2004, 12:48 AM
Yup, Gaborik is in 7.  You get the first white and variant I find.  Jeff gets the second, though he hasn't clarified if he wants both the reg and the variant.

Yes, I got my Jets Selanne.  Actually, I got several.  I have three on Avs cards and one on the proper Jets card that flounder from GH sent me.  I would happily take another on a Jets card, since that is the only one that will ever be made but at least I have one now.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 5, 2004, 12:49 AM
Cool :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 5, 2004, 06:59 PM
Yup, Gaborik is in 7.  You get the first white and variant I find.  Jeff gets the second, though he hasn't clarified if he wants both the reg and the variant.

Yes, I got my Jets Selanne.  Actually, I got several.  I have three on Avs cards and one on the proper Jets card that flounder from GH sent me.  I would happily take another on a Jets card, since that is the only one that will ever be made but at least I have one now.  

Brent, can you hook a brother up with a Jets Selanne?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2004, 07:39 PM
Sure, we can do that as a trade.  But you know it's trilogo on an Avs card :-\  Not my fault, I swear.  McFarlane has no love for Canucks ;)

Asking me to part with a Selanne, the nerve :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 5, 2004, 07:45 PM
You're awesome!  I'll email you.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 7, 2004, 11:55 PM
stupid sportspicks.  What are they doing out this soon after Christmas ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2004, 02:02 AM
Still waiting on that mail Nick.  Figured out a way to get you a Jets carded Selanne :)

Pure madhouse this morning.  17 people waiting outside the doors of one Walmart.   Looked like the start to a 1500 meter Olympic championship, but it was purely a sprint ::)  Craziness.  Ever seen a 50 year old woman swear at a 25 year old guy?  It ain't pretty.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 11, 2004, 02:16 AM
Pure madhouse this morning.  17 people waiting outside the doors of one Walmart.   Looked like the start to a 1500 meter Olympic championship, but it was purely a sprint ::)  Craziness.  Ever seen a 50 year old woman swear at a 25 year old guy?  It ain't pretty.

Boy, does this sound familiar!  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 11, 2004, 04:23 PM
Still waiting on that mail Nick.  Figured out a way to get you a Jets carded Selanne :)


YGM
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2004, 11:27 PM
Back at ya.  Should have my NHL7 case on Tuesday :)  I might already have a few variants ;D

NASCAR series 2 announced (http://www.mcfarlane.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12277)  Looks moderately repetetive to me.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on February 17, 2004, 09:08 PM
What, nobody saw the Toy Fest lineups?  Big news for NFL, NHL and MLB!  Even more, since A-Rod is now a Yank, and needs to be redone.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 18, 2004, 12:21 AM
I saw it.  But it left me seriously wanting.  clicky-clicky (http://www.mcfarlane.com/toyfest/)

I shan't comment on the basketball or baseball lines, since I don't collect those.  Football is not too bad, but even as a big Vikings fan I'm wondering why they are redoing Moss and Culpepper.  As I've said elsewhere the only reason to redo them is to have figures with their heads hung in shame after missing the playoffs following a 6-0 start.  People complain that they are expensive and hard to come by to which I reply BS.  Both can be had for not that much more than cost and shipping.  Culpepper's reg can pretty easily be had for cost.  Some of the other football is surprising in the sense of rehashes.  Manning is deserving, but unnecessary IMO.  Still easily available.  Holmes too.  Urlacher two packs are clearanced as I understand it.  Strange thought process.  

Being more of a hockey guy I was quite dissappointed by the next two lineups.  Mostly collecting goalies and I thought the choices were horrible.  

Boucher?  9-9-7 this year.  In spite of his shutout record, he's a career backup.

Theodore?  good year - bad - bad - good year.  That's deserving of a second sportspick?

Aebischer?  Great record, but is it because of a great goalie or a lot of goals being scored by a talent laden lineup?  Selanne, Kariya, Sakic, Forsberg, Hejduk, Tanguay, etc.  I see an offense oriented team here.  Not to say Aebischer won't become a premier goalie, but this is a pick based on high sales of Avs players rather than a decent goalie.  

Brodeur2?  Best goalie in hockey now and potentially historically when he's done.  But he's just now being released in the two pack.  We have series 1 and Team Canada, both of which are difficult to get, but still....  No accurate mask, no multiple Devils jerseys.  I accept this pick, but think it's too soon, unless...

Is this a lockout lineup?  Did TMP primarily pick a lineup that could be made with relatively few new players for some reason, perhaps that these series will not be produced in the forseeable future?  I have to think so.  Hardly need a Naslund2, Jagr2 ::), Thornton2, Brodeur2, Theodore2, Boucher2, Sakic4.  Some great, great picks in there like Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Leetch, but overall, I won't be ordering cases for that lineup.  

I'm now dearly hoping for a lockout of significant duration followed by the release of two series of hockey Legends.  

Orr
Gretzky
Kurri
Hawerchuk :P
Esposito (Phil or Tony)
Dryden
Lafleur
Neely
Makita
Hull (Bobby)
Brad Park
Tim Horton :P
Plante
Tretiak
Henderson (in Team Canada jersey - remember 72?)
.....
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on February 18, 2004, 06:59 AM
I not a fanatic about these like Brent and Nick are, but they do interest me.  I got a couple coming (thanks Brent!) of players from my teams and would like to add the rest of my teams players.  So with that said, I'm estatic that McFarlane if finally doing some more Patriots - Adam Vinateri and Ty Law.  Add to that a Curt Schilling and the second Nomar and that's about it for me.  It would have been nice to have an ARod in a BoSox uni, but oh well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on February 18, 2004, 11:49 AM
Don't despair, Mikey!  There's also a 2-pack Nomar that's packaged with Jeter.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on February 18, 2004, 01:54 PM
Don't despair, Mikey!  There's also a 2-pack Nomar that's packaged with Jeter.

Then I would have to get Jeter and as a Red Sox fan, that's a big no no ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on February 19, 2004, 12:31 AM
Yeah, but you can pretend that Nomar is trying to spike Jeter at second.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on March 10, 2004, 05:49 PM
I have to ask this!  In light of recent events, if you had bought the Bertuzzi figure, will you "dispose" of your Sports Pick of this Canuck?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on March 11, 2004, 11:49 AM
Nope.  But only because of the fact I already disposed of my Bertuzzi's from my case.  Good hockey player, bad decision.  Don't buy the tears but the suspension fits, IMO.  

I'm already pretty selective of who I keep with my SPs anyway but I suppose I could be influenced by the actions of an individual to make me dump a particular piece.  I don't think Bertuzzi meant it to go to that extent, but the punishment does fit.  He'll lose close to a million in salary, bonuses and possibly endorsements so he's definitely paying.  


Now, for something completley different.  Dale has been gracious enough to host a couple of pics for me and I am most pleased to present a rather rare and complete collection of Selanne figs (if they aren't here when you look, come back later).   ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on March 11, 2004, 11:51 AM
I want them now!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on March 11, 2004, 12:58 PM
How about now!  :-*

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/P3110015.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/P3110016.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on March 11, 2004, 01:12 PM
Most sweet.  Thankee sai! ;D

Dig that custom Selanne in blue gear.  Even changed the number.

For those of you that know Brew from either snowtroopers.ca or mcfarlane.com boards this is from him.   It is a custom done by a guy with the username Porthos.  

I sent Brew a red Patrick Roy last year.  He was having a terrible time finding one and he had/has almost every variant that McFarlane had produced to that point, save the Hawks Amonte.  I ruminated on that one for a while and had to decide what to do with my spare.  I eventually relented to the light side (dammit) and sent him this one.  The condition was that he find me a Jets Selanne.  If he couldn't do that, then he had to pay me C&S.  Needless to say I found several Jets Selanne's so he was sort of stuck.  I would have been fine with C&S but he did this instead.  Let's just say toy karma paid off and I am as happy as can be. ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2004, 09:39 AM
Most sweet.  Thankee sai! ;D

Your welcome Brent.  :-*

I must say that it is a very nice custom.  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Reconsgt on March 12, 2004, 11:13 PM
Hey guys.   I decided to poke my head in here. I am finally finding out how good the McFarlane stuff is.  I don't have much but the Slap Shot Hanson brothers got me looking at the other stuff plus the fact that KB is blowing them out at 40% off. I think this may be a costly venture ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 11:45 PM
Yes and no Wayne.  

Cheaper now than it was a year ago, in most respects.  Also depends on what you're going to collect.  

Football is big bucks, notably four the variants from series 1, 2, 4, 5.  Six and seven are relatively cheap.  

Hockey is almost universally affordable now except for a few select pieces.  The original series one repaints and the goalies from series one and two can be pricy.  From series 3 on there is relatively little that is expensive.  White Kovalchuk and Liberty Messier are a little more than average.  Red Patrick Roy and white Messier from NHL5 are not cheap.  Then there's the accursed 3rd jersey Patrick Roy from NHL6 that is absurd in price.  

Baseball is cheap, save for a few retro pieces like Red Sox Clemens.  

Basketball too is cheap, except for chase pieces of Carmelo Anthony (though I expect that will come down in price) and the Lebron James variant.  

Let me know how I can be of service.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Reconsgt on March 13, 2004, 12:14 PM
Thanks Brent,
 So far I think that if I do pursue some of the items I will just get the ones that are of intrest for now. I don't think at this point I will try to complete any runs. Unfortunatly the Clemens ones are of intrest since hes my favorite hurler. I do need to educate myself on the variants incase I ever run across any I can atleast use them for trade bait.  I never really new just how good the sculpts were before.
 
 As far as helping me out with anything, how about just answering a few questions from time to time. I think I will be having a few of those ;)
And if any of you guys run across the McKenzie Brothers keep me in mind. Loose complete or carded I don't care. I saw those and gotta have them for my office at work. Beauty Eh. ;D  I know they aren't sportspics but close enough for me.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on March 24, 2004, 11:06 AM
Brent's definitely right about baseball.  The retro pieces have been the only ones that have really held their value.  Most notably Red Sox Clemens.  I had to shell out a pretty penny to get him.  And sure enough, they're doing Astros Clemens now, too.  Maybe we'll get a pinstripe Clemens eventually!

Football is the king of Sports Picks by far.  The football pieces, especially the Super Bowl exclusives and the Series 1 & 2 no helmet pieces fetch the most money.

But by far some of the most expensive hockey pieces?  Try Bruins Ray Bourque, and Mighty Ducks Paul Kariya.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on March 25, 2004, 10:06 AM
Can someone tell me when the following are coming out:

KG #2
Culpepper #2
Moss #2

Thanks ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on March 25, 2004, 11:13 AM
Don't know about KG, but the Moss and Pepper are from NFL 9 and 10 respectively (though I might have the release backwards).  So September and November-ish for the footballers.  KG will likely be in the next b-ball series so November or so???
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on April 5, 2004, 10:45 AM
Sweet mother!   :o   8)

MCFARLANE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING WAYNE GRETZKY FIGURES (http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12336)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on April 5, 2004, 11:25 AM
You know I was thinking of this the other day...how long it would be until they came out with a Michael Jordan figure.  I don't think it will be too long now.  I like these CLassic figure ideas, gives me hope that there might be a Kirby Puckett (pre-glaucoma, scumbag  fatass era)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2004, 11:58 AM
There was a time when Puckett didn't have a fat ass :o  Who knew?  

Nice to see the Legends annoucement.  Over at snowtroopers Brew and I have been discussing this for a while.   Looks like all my predictions will be coming true, with respect to Gretzky.  A Gretzky or two per series to balance out the rest.  And while I agree that Gretzky is one of the best, if not the best of all time (Orr and Howe being the other two that come to mind), I certainly don't want to see series' overloaded with Wayner.  

About Jordan.  Unlike Gretzky, he has apparently asked for such an outrageous sum of money that McFarlane isn't currently pursuing the figure.  I suspect it is a matter of time, but we shall see how long that takes.  

Back to hockey: I've long predicted the Legends for hockey to coincide with the lockout.  This is just confirmation that McFarlane isn't as nutty as the spawn.com board thinks.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on April 5, 2004, 05:35 PM
I've known about the Gretzky figure for some time.  And I've got to say I'm pleasantly surprised to see that they're going to make him in the uniforms of all 4 of the NHL team's he's played for.  This is definitely good news for the hockey line.

As for the speculation about a Hockey Legends line, I think the speculation might be right on the money.  Launching a Legends line during the lockout seems like the most logical thing McFarlane can do from a business standpoint.  While the NHLPA is out on the picket lines, McFarlane can still churn out a hockey line composed entirely of NHL Legends and skirt the collective bargaining agreement.  And the consensus seems to be among many in the hockey community that there won't be a 2004-2005 NHL season.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: buffet1fan on April 5, 2004, 06:58 PM
I really enjoy the sportspicks line exspecial the hockey line up and will probable buy the legend line up. I would love even more to see a NFL legend line up. To finally get a Dan Marino figure that looked like him would be great. Since i don't follow this line to close has anyone hear if a NFL line would be in the future?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on April 5, 2004, 08:14 PM
It's certainly likely that McFarlane would pursue a Legends line for the NFL portion of the Sports Picks line.  The NFL line is by far the most successful of the SP lines.  I think a Legends series would be equally successful.  I would expect them to launch something like that at an event like the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Right now, the only things that we've seen in terms of committments to retired players from McFarlane is the following:

-The Cooperstown Series for MLB
-Wayne Gretzky for the NHL line
-A poll at the Spawn forums for NBA legends players

I can't recall seeing anything to this effect for the NFL, but I think it's a given that McFarlane would try to follow up the success of the NFL line with a Legends line.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on April 6, 2004, 12:09 AM
Nick, can you please add your comments regarding what you've read about Jordan?  I'm not sure how clear my memory is, but I seem to recall reading in that poll that Jordan was a troublesome piece.  

As far as hockey Legends go, absolutely, the lockout is a go and will be long.  Easily a season as the owners are (as they claim) losing money, so losing money this way is probably just as easy to write off tax-wise.  The players are (not surprisingly) egotistical and as arrogant as the owners.  Great mix :-\  I would not be surprised to see McFarlane churn out three series over the winter.  Two series for certain, possibly a third, depending on what they see.  Canada being the wacky market for a third series?  Not sure how that would work, but given they still seem to have a hard time with US retailers picking up hockey out of season.  Wonder if they'll even go in for the Legends line without hockey actively ongoing in the NHL?

I just need my Bobby Orr figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on April 6, 2004, 10:43 AM
I haven't heard anything specifically about a Jordan figure.  However, the party line from McFarlane about a lot of retired superstar players has been something like this:  It's a licensing issue, and each license needs to be individually negotiated on a player by player basis.  Some players will want more money than others, and some will want so much money that it would make the licensing prohibitively expensive.

I believe this to be the case with Jordan, and it may be a problem with other superstar athletes down the line.  So, if you don't wind up getting a Joe Montana or John Elway or Cal Ripken Jr, it could be all about the individual player or their representation being too greedy.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jokabofe on April 19, 2004, 09:03 AM
okay, i read today that mcf has a cooperstown collection coming out, which i think is great. one problem... nolan ryan, texas rangers? where's my old school astros uniform? wait, let me guess... chase figure, 1 every 6000 cases. damn you todd.

cooperstown collection (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=198)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on April 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
I was looking through an old Toy Fare this weekend and saw the Nolan Ryan which was made in 2001 I think for Toy Fair.  Never distributed though, there is also a Jose Canseco in 2002.  I'd buy that one...

AGreed that they need to make a day glow Astros Nolan ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on April 19, 2004, 09:44 AM
There's been no secret about the Ryan and Canseco figures.  McFarlane showed the Ryan off as one of the first pieces that was sculpted for this line.  The holdup was because of Ryans retirement, and he wasn't covered in McFarlane's agreement with MLBPA.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on April 19, 2004, 09:53 AM
Did I hear recently that Bonds in no longer part of the Players Association?

So how exactly are they handling these Cooperstown players?  Individual contracts with each person, while McFarlane has a license to use MLB's Team jerseys and logos???
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on April 19, 2004, 12:49 PM
Yes, Bonds is no longer covered by the CBA with regards to merchandising.  His personal representatives now negotiate his merchandising on a case by case basis.

As for the Cooperstown series, you nailed it right on the head.  McFarlane had to negotiate the player likeness rights with the players themselves.  Then, I believe the existing deal they have with MLB lets them reproduce the uniforms.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2004, 12:00 PM
Series 8 NFL Carded Pics

That Ahman Green looks amazing!

http://www.leestoyreview.com/news-detail.asp?ID=1058
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Brian on May 18, 2004, 12:15 PM
Very nice....I have never bought any of these figures, but might have to pick up Ahman Green if I find him (my all time favorite Husker).  Although he might be tough to find in Lincoln, Nebraska :P.  On another sportspicks note, I have been trying (via ebay) to find a Garnett sportspicks (from Series 1 I believe), and there doesn't seem to be many out there for sale, unless I just don't know how to search for them.  I always liked that figure, and it doesn't really matter to me if it is the "common" or "variant" version, but I usually can't even find the common one online.  I am "watching" one auction I found yesterday, we'll see how high it goes.  How much do these retail for (stupid question probably)?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2004, 12:23 PM
Looks like they are selling between $14-$21...Brent or Nick might be able to hook you up with one (if they are still active at Spawn.com that is)

Most I'd bid would be around $16, there will be plenty to go around

And, there is a new KG coming out November as part of Series 7, no pics yet though
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Brian on May 18, 2004, 12:26 PM
Thanks Scott, I really appreciate it. I'll keep my eyes peeled for one. I heard there is one coming in Nov. as well, hopefully that will be a good one too.  I always kind of liked the "pose" of the first one released, and it would be nice to have both (or any Twolves that get released in the future...need a Spree...or a Mark Madsen :D...hee hee).  Anyways, thanks again.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2004, 12:31 PM
Mad Dog in Sportspick glory, that would be keen ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 18, 2004, 12:40 PM
Do NOT pay above retail for a regular of Garnett from series 1.  Basketball is death with nothing outside of a few figures generating much interest.  Variants of LeBron James, Carmello Anthony and the blue Finley that isn't supposed to exist generate decent returns (absurd for the Finley, I think one sold for close to $1000 yesterday).  Otherwise they are pretty easy to get. I'm fairly certain I can find you a Garnett from series 1 for cost and shipping if you really want it (about $15-16).  They shouldn't be very tough, in spite of the MVP award.  

I've completely negelected to post any of the pics that have come up lately and for that I'm sorry.  Sadly I don't pay much attention to anything other than hockey sportspicks as we don't get them much here.  There is some cool football stuff to be had for sure and I'm looking forward to the new Culpepper and Moss.  I traded away my loose Moss, so I need a new purple Moss.  Didn't see any point in chasing an old one with a new one coming down the pipe.  

I'll have to look at the lineups for the football series, but I somehow think my days of ordering cases are over.  Too much money and these things are now completely mass produced.  I may order one, if a series looks particularly good, but I doubt it.  

Scott, will you be wanting regs and chase/variants of Moss and Culpepper?  Trying to plan ahead ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2004, 12:42 PM
I have a Purple Set now, thinking of picking up White Moss and Pepper...I'm guessing they like last time won't have the same jerseys though so one will be a variant

Also hoping KG is Blue because I have the Regular Home White Series 1 Version
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 18, 2004, 12:51 PM
I think it's not unreasonable to assume that they'll reverse the colors on KG this time around.  Not so sure about Moss/Culpepper though.  The regulars for both Vick figures were white jerseys, black being the first variant and red being the second.  Do the Vikes have a third jersey, I don't recall seeing one?  

They'll be popular around these parts, but they both come out after the hockey Legends series and if I continue (knock on wood) to have similar luck with hockey as I've had for the past two years, I should have decent trade bait and be able to pick them up reasonably easily anyway.  

I have to wait and see the sculpts on the Twin Vikings ::) as I may or may not pick up another Culpepper.  I have both white and purple right now anyway.  I need both Moss figs to complete the Vikings.  

Still wishing they would have made an Onterrio Smith fig.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 18, 2004, 10:22 PM
Jeez, how did I miss this thread today?  Hey, do we have any Houston area JDer's out there?  I'm jonesing for that Clemens/Bagwell Fan Fest set!

The NFL 8 figures definitely look nice.  But once again, there isn't a single defensive player.  I've known the lineup for a while, but it still irks me that McFarlane won't give guys who play D their props.  Defensive players have been some of the best selling of the NFL line.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 19, 2004, 12:08 AM
Yeah, but you know the company line Nick: Retailers tell us that defensive players won't sell in their opinion, so they want the 'money' players - QB, RB, WR.  Pretty shallow view of the fans, IMO.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 19, 2004, 12:10 AM
I know it way too well.  And the reality?  Ray Lewis is one of the most sought after players in all of Sports Picks, the same as Urlacher.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 28, 2004, 08:20 PM
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/sports/nfl9/dculpepper2/images/nfl9_dculpepper2_photo_02_dp.jpg)

Rest of NFL9 pics are up at spawn.com, this is the only one that matters.  I guessed right, they reversed the jersey colors.  Bastages.  Let's see if Moss (NFL10) comes in white.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 28, 2004, 10:12 PM
Sweet!  That looks awesome, I've left Purple Pepper in his Package so this Purple Pepper is getting cracked open!  Moss is in Series 10 right?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 28, 2004, 10:30 PM
Yup, Moss is series 10, late October/November I think.  

I got rid of my loose Moss, so I need both of those.  No way I'm chasing the early Moss chase piece, so I'll be happy with the series 10 stuff.  

Both of my Culpeppers are currently in the package, so it will be a nice fit.  Bennett is still sealed too.  

Waiting on Onterrio Smith.   ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 28, 2004, 10:37 PM
You'll keep waiting until he's the starter.  I'd guess Kevin Williams would be the next Viking and that's only if he has another huge year

Is Ogden the first Offensive lineman?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 28, 2004, 11:08 PM
I think so, but honestly I don't follow the football SPs very much.  I can't think of another in the line at the moment.  Pretty much mostly WR, QB, RB - glory positions.  

I know, I'll never see the Smith figure.  I don't forsee another Viking for a very long time.  Bennett was good fortune as it is.  There's always hope for a Tarkenton in the Legends lineup, but I doubt he'd make that.  McFarlane does come up with some weird-ass ideas though.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2004, 12:55 AM
Is Ogden the first Offensive lineman?

YES.  At first I thought the silhouette they showed of the OL was Larry Allen.  I was a little surprised to see that it was Ogden, but not so much now.

Most of the NFL SP's have been either QB's or RB's.  Wide Receivers come next, and after them it's Defensive players and there are a couple of Tight Ends.  Also, we get our first kicker ever this year in the form of Adam Vinatierri.

On an unrelated note, can you guys keep an eye out for me for an MLB retro figure?  It's confirmed that MLB10 has a retro Yankees Pettite.  Can anyone lend a brother a hand and try to snag me one of these?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 3, 2004, 08:56 AM
I can try Nick.  For obvious reasons, Yankees SP sit around here, but being a variant, Pettite might be tough.

Have you seen series 9 yet?  In particular, Nomar. I would like to get one, but Boston players don't make it to the shelves up here.  Let me know.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on June 3, 2004, 09:36 AM
2 of my friends went to South Dakota State University where Vinatieri (http://www3.sdstate.edu/SDSU/Alumni/AdamVinatieri.cfm) kicked in college, I will surely have to get them both one of these and repaint it in SDSU Jackrabbit colors :P  What series is he in?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2004, 10:32 AM
Hmm, don't remember the Vinatieri series.  Guess if I look, that would make it easier ::)

Oh look, here he is in 10 (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=200)

Series 9 (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=199)

Series 8  (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=141)

MikeyD,
just the regular Nomar?  I think we still have some around here, possibly going on sale soon, down to $10 Cdn, or about $7.50 US.  No variants for that.  

Nick,
will look, sometimes I luck out with baseball.  

Need to find someone that actually wants a gray Arod. ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 3, 2004, 12:53 PM
Brent, would that be the first one with him batting or the second one just released in series 9 with him throwing to first?  Doesn't matter either way, I need both.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2004, 01:05 PM
Series 9 still on the pegs here.  I don't think anyplace has the earlier release, but I'll look for it as I check stores.  I'll pick up the series 9 when they clearance, hopefully soon.  By the looks of things there were 3 per case up here of Nomar.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 3, 2004, 06:51 PM
Cool, thanks.  Keep me updated.

Nick, I'll still keep my eyes open for the retro Pettite.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 4, 2004, 05:56 PM
I can try Nick.  For obvious reasons, Yankees SP sit around here, but being a variant, Pettite might be tough.

Have you seen series 9 yet?  In particular, Nomar. I would like to get one, but Boston players don't make it to the shelves up here.  Let me know.

Thanks, Mikey.  I've seen plenty of regular Nomars.  In fact, I picked up the variant in the event that a couple of friends might have been looking for him.  However, they already had him, so I returned it.

Are you still looking for the regular?  LMK.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 7, 2004, 08:13 AM


Thanks, Mikey.  I've seen plenty of regular Nomars.  In fact, I picked up the variant in the event that a couple of friends might have been looking for him.  However, they already had him, so I returned it.

Are you still looking for the regular?  LMK.

Brent's looking for me, but if anything falls through, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 7, 2004, 06:00 PM
Well, if you still need the regular it's not a big issue.  There are plenty here in NY, and it would be cheaper to ship from here than for Brent to ship from Winnipeg.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 7, 2004, 08:03 PM
True dat.  I'm waiting for clearance price, so likely about $10 Cdn or $7.30 US plus shipping, roughly $6 US, total around $13.30.  

If Nick can beat that, it would be the more prudent route.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 7, 2004, 09:52 PM
I can get it for $9.99 + tax + shipping.  LMK.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 7, 2004, 10:11 PM
Go ahead Nick and grab me one.  Brent's helped me many a time and now would probably be a good time to start a new relationship with hopefully equally great results.

We should probably move this to PM to finalize.  In the meantime, I'll keep looking for Yanks Pettite.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 7, 2004, 10:31 PM
No problem.

On another front, how many of you are really stoked for this year's NFL figures?  I can't wait to get that Strahan-McNabb 2-Pack!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2004, 12:43 AM
I'm not, but hey, I'm Canadian.  Happy to see a couple of Vikings (again) but much beyond that matters little to me.  

I'm stoked about the Legends hockey lineup ;D  with the exception of so figures in series 1.  You gotta know that a case will have six Gretzky figures in it, five of them regulars.  Something I can buy at retail with no problem at all.  Not much advantage to ordering a case now.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 8, 2004, 07:57 AM
It's finally good to see some Pats.  Definitely grabbing Vinateri, still debating on whether I want to grab the cry baby Law.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 8, 2004, 01:59 PM
Ty Law got dropped from the lineup.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 8, 2004, 04:24 PM
Ty Law got dropped from the lineup.

Really?  Any reason why?  Probably because he is a cry baby or maybe because his future with the Pats is uncertain.  Not that I'm going to sweat it much.  He's the second Pat now that got dropped.  Wasn't there supposed to be a Troy Brown figure released a few years back (after their first SB win)?

I'd still like to see more Pats though...Bruschi, Harrison, Colvin, Seymour would be welcome additions.  Kind of suprised that winners of two of the last three SBs only have one McFarlane figure (soon to be two)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 8, 2004, 06:14 PM
Actually, I think they scrapped him to make way for Vinatierri.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2004, 02:38 PM
Packaging pic for Vikes fans:

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/D-C.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on June 10, 2004, 02:56 PM
Tooooooooooodooooooooooooooooooo

Can't wait for that one!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2004, 03:24 PM
What, you can't wait for Strahan taking down McNabb?  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2004, 02:03 PM
I started spotting MLB 10 in stores today.  The lineup looks sharp, especially with so many new sculpts.  And you know what?  I didn't buy a thing!  Why?  Because I have a case that may or may not get delivered today.

PS:  Got your Nomar for you Mikey.  You need the new Schilling too?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 11, 2004, 04:47 PM

PS:  Got your Nomar for you Mikey.  You need the new Schilling too?

Actually, yes I do.  Mind picking it up?

I got word of a Pettite Yankee at a nearby Gamestop via the spawn boards.  Went to scope it out and it was gone.  Will still keep looking and let you know when and if I see one.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2004, 05:40 PM
If I wind up with an extra Schilling in my case, it's yours Mikey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2004, 07:27 PM
Check out THIS ARTICLE (http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12388)!  We're going to get a Manning brothers 2-pack in the NFL line this fall!  The G-Men are finally getting some love from McFarlane, even if the Eli sculpt is a repainted Drew Bledsoe.  I can't believe they're doing this and Eli hasn't taken a single snap in a game yet.

Also on tap is a Ray Lewis / Clinton Portis 2-pack.  I'm sincerely hoping that this will be a purple Ray Lewis  ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 11, 2004, 10:20 PM
That would mean two Peyton Manning figures this fall, wouldn't it?  Sure, he had a great season, but I seem to remember a certain peg warmer from series 4 ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2004, 10:41 PM
The series 4 pose really wasn't that great.  And now that he was co-MVP, I think he'll sell well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 12, 2004, 01:49 AM
Got my MLB 10 case tonight.  Here's what I got:


2 x Jeter
2 x Pujols
2 x Schilling
1 x Delgado
1 x Anderson
1 x Clemens
1 x Pettite
1 x Palmeiro
1 x Tejada Orioles chase
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DavidGQ on June 13, 2004, 12:37 AM
Hi Ya Nick  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 13, 2004, 12:48 AM
There you are!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 16, 2004, 09:55 PM
For the Viking fans, long suffering beast of burden that they are:

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/footballers.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on June 17, 2004, 12:50 AM
I thought that was whoever the Cardinal was who caught the TD to knock the Vikes out of the Playoffs :-X
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 17, 2004, 12:34 PM
I have no recollection of that event ever occurring. ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 18, 2004, 10:04 PM
For the Bears fans in the house

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/Dirrrrty.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on June 19, 2004, 12:28 AM
Wow that's nice, most over rated player in the NFL, still nice though
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 19, 2004, 01:56 PM
They haven't released a pic of the new Randy Moss yet.  Where did you see that?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2004, 09:22 PM
Stealing from spawn.com again.  For Mikey:

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/Oops.jpg)

don't count on me being able to help you with this one, we don't get retros in trilogo cases :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 24, 2004, 11:12 PM
It looks as though there might be some more repaints in this series other than Bledsoe.  The assortment is kind of light as things stand now.  Anyone want to venture a guess about some of the others?

I think these are possible:

-Black Jersey McNabb
-Giants Warner
-Raiders Sapp
-Redskins Brunell
-Eagles T.O.
-Browns Garcia
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 25, 2004, 12:34 AM
I would agree with those.  I've seen rumours about the TO and the Sapp figures.  Lots of possibilities out there.  I'll be sitting back and watching this round though.  Some great looking figures, but nothing I need to own in series 8.  No cases for me.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on June 25, 2004, 07:54 AM
Bledsoe sucks ass.  Mo Lewis hitting him, thus making way for Brady, was the best thing that ever happened to the Pats. (Although I will agree that he helped out a little in the 2002 AFC Championship game, getting them one step closer to their first SB ring)

If some of those suggestions are true, I'd buy the McNabb and TO to get some Eagles figures.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 25, 2004, 07:18 PM
Someone mentioned this possibility to me:  Rams Bettis.  It's not out of the realm of possibility, and that would give us the cool, old-school Rams uni.  There's also Curtis Martin, another former Pat.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2004, 02:46 PM
Well, NFL 8 and the LMB Cooperstown series are both out.  Anyone kind enough to look out for the Yogi and Reggie variants for me?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on July 22, 2004, 02:48 PM
I'll look...are they doing Nolan in technocolor Orange???
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2004, 07:50 PM
Yeah, the variant is Nolan in the '70's/'80's Astros uni.  What's better is they're doing Reggie in the 70's vintage A's uni!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2004, 10:52 PM
Picked up Cooperstown Seaver & Ryan regulars tonight.  They are just SO COOL!  Wish I could've found Reggie & Yogi, but it wasn't meant to be tonight.  They had some of the others in the lineup, and I wanted to pick up Bob Gibson, but I have to save some $ for Wizard World in Chicago.

I also picked up my first NFL 8 piece, Jamal Lewis.  This is definitely a cool series, even if they didn't make a single defensive player in the lineup.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on July 23, 2004, 04:46 PM
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/sports/nfl10/avinatieri/images/nfl10_avinatieri_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Finally, another Patriot!

And here's the new Moss for all you Vikes fans:
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/sports/nfl10/rmoss2/images/nfl10_rmoss2_photo_02_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 23, 2004, 04:52 PM
Both nice figures, thanks for posting them up.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2004, 05:21 PM
Purple Moss again aye...him and Purple Pepper will look real nice together
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 23, 2004, 05:23 PM
Scott, you wanting both white and purple this time around?  

Nick,
have you seen any mention of them going to dark jerseys for all regular figures?  Sure seems to be a trend for football and hockey lately.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2004, 05:23 PM
Nope just purples is fine
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 24, 2004, 12:08 AM
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/sports/nfl10/rmoss2/images/nfl10_rmoss2_photo_02_dp.jpg)

This totally has to be based on that incredible catch Moss made last year.  That was one of the most incredible catches I've ever seen!

As for them going for mostly dark jerseys in the NFL line...I really haven't looked into it all that much, but it's possible that they're doing it.  However, I think the Steelers LB they're doing is wearing the white jersey in his regular version.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 25, 2004, 06:44 PM
Any of you regulars on the Spawn Sports Board?  I'm WingNut 25 over there.  

I picked up the Nolan Ryan reg at Comic Con and got my Angels GA chase yesterday from my buddy Cory.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 26, 2004, 10:11 PM
I'm over there a bit, but not as much recently.  I have the same username here and there.

Cooperstown is looking pretty sharp.  NFL 8 is growing on me too, but I think it's one of the weaker assortments since they didn't use a defensive player AND we're getting another Peyton Manning.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2004, 12:00 AM
I'm over there as well under the same username.  Like Nick, not much lately, will be when hockey fires up again (well, the figures if not the league).
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 27, 2004, 02:18 AM
What are you guys thinking about Ricky Williams in NFL 10?  I'm really crious about whether or not it's going to come out, or if he's going to get dropped from the line.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2004, 11:01 AM
Do they have time to drop him?  It's about four months to NFL10?  Maybe not that much?  Guess there's ample opportunity to replace him, but can they sign the papers that quick?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 27, 2004, 11:11 AM
They probably have some players lined up already.  I would wonder if they can get a replacement into the lineup fast enough.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on July 27, 2004, 11:13 AM
Maybe put a napsack on his back with shorts, U of Texas T-Shirt,some sunglasses flip-flops and a camera for his trip around the world
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on July 27, 2004, 12:01 PM
Maybe put a napsack on his back with shorts, U of Texas T-Shirt,some sunglasses flip-flops and a camera for his trip around the world

Don't forget the doobies.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on July 27, 2004, 12:05 PM
Yeah that would be the variant with bloodshot eyes
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 28, 2004, 03:13 PM
I'm guessing they could paint that Ricky Williams into someone else pretty easily.  We'll see I guess.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 31, 2004, 11:21 PM
I actually had a great Sports Picks haul today!  Get a load of this:

COOPERSTOWN:

2 x Yogi Berra & Reggie Jackson regulars (tough finds in NY)
1 x Reggie Jackson A's
1 x Nolan Ryan Astro's

NFL 8:

McNair chase
Green chase
Bledsoe Patriots retro
Holt Rams retro

Not bad, eh?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 2, 2004, 10:13 AM
Saw the Cooperstown and NFL 8 at the local TRU yesterday, nice figs, no variants but that's usually the case at this TRU
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 2, 2004, 11:17 PM
I was wrong about the Ricky Williams.  Mark Weber from TMP said today that the figs are in production and they can't change out Ricky even if they wanted to.  

Nice haul by the way.  If you see another A's Jackson or Astros Nolan, keep me in mind.  I need those 2 and I'm a loose collector so package condition doesn't mean squat as long as the figs are mint.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 3, 2004, 12:09 AM
Sorry HE, but I have local friends who are in line before ya!  But if they start showing up en masse, I might be able to hook you up.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 3, 2004, 12:59 PM
Sorry HE, but I have local friends who are in line before ya!  But if they start showing up en masse, I might be able to hook you up.

No big then dude.  I've got hookups out here, but they usually wait til they find damaged packages since I'm an opener.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2004, 09:30 AM
I just read there is a 12" Randy Moss...is that true?  And if so I may want one!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2004, 09:38 AM
Just found it!

http://store1.yimg.com/I/actionfigurexpress_1806_9472526

Neat!  I may need some non-Minnesota help on this one
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2004, 10:50 AM
Duly noted.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 9, 2004, 01:23 PM
I just read there is a 12" Randy Moss...is that true?  And if so I may want one!

Yeah.  I've seen it in the store a couple of times.

The big news today is about the Pro Bowl Clinton Portis that went on sale today.  It's only at http://www.clintonportis.com (http://www.clintonportis.com), and at the cheap price of $19.99 each.  :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 10, 2004, 07:03 PM
I just read there is a 12" Randy Moss...is that true?  And if so I may want one!

Yeah.  I've seen it in the store a couple of times.

The big news today is about the Pro Bowl Clinton Portis that went on sale today.  It's only at http://www.clintonportis.com (http://www.clintonportis.com), and at the cheap price of $19.99 each.  :o

Don't forget the $17 for shipping on the Portis!  People are up in arms about that.  I saw that guys spent nearly $100 on 4 exclusive Portis figs.  

I haven't hit any stores lately, so not sure what's out there.  I did stop into Target today to pick up Kill Bill Vol. 2, but there were no SPs and you could see that the toy section had been reset (lots of new OTC stuff.)  I did manage to get a white Ahman Green for $21 delivered off the Spawn Boards and my buddy, who works at TRU, is hookin me up with a white Jamal Lewis and white McNair.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 11, 2004, 10:47 PM
Got my white Ahman Green in the mail today and man does the mud on him look like chocolate pudding.  
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 11, 2004, 11:13 PM
I got him in a trade and barely even looked at it.  Just put it in a box set to go to the storage space.  I gotta start looking at these a little more.  Just have 3 left in NFL 8 now:  Manning, Lewis & Brown variants.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 11, 2004, 11:31 PM
Yeah, you gotta see the mud.  It's hilariously shiny.  

I've got a Lewis chase coming, but might wait til the 2pak to pick up the white Manning (the one w/ Eli.)  Passing on Brown now that he's in Tampa.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 12, 2004, 12:11 AM
I've been thinking the same thing about Peyton.  Why should we buy the same figure twice?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 12, 2004, 12:39 AM
I've been thinking the same thing about Peyton.  Why should we buy the same figure twice?

Blake/Shanahan two pack.  Good question.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 12, 2004, 02:17 AM
I hate when they do that stuff with the 2paks.  Totally pointless and a waste of a potential new fig.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 23, 2004, 03:08 PM
Anyone else find this promo at TRU?  I got the Strahan-McNabb 2-pack for about $10.  What's up with that?

BTW, OCB....Amazon's got 12" Randy Moss.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 23, 2004, 08:32 PM
Anyone else find this promo at TRU?  I got the Strahan-McNabb 2-pack for about $10.  What's up with that?

BTW, OCB....Amazon's got 12" Randy Moss.

A board member on the Spawn Sports Board hooked me up with a McNabb/Strahan for $10.  Very cool 2pak.  Anyone else see the list posted by Insider about the upcoming lines for the Legends recently?  It was deleted by Mark Weber.  Good stuff on there:

Cooperstown 2 List
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Mike Schmidt
Catfish Hunter
Babe Ruth
Willie Mays
Willie Stargell

NBA Legends List
Julius Irving
Larry Bird
Jerry West
Pete Maravich
Wilt Chamberlain
Figure # 6

NHL Legends 2
Gretzky 3
Gretzky 4
Gretzky 5
Grant Fuhr
Phil Esposito
Mike Bossy
? Beliveau
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2004, 11:01 PM
Jean Beliveau - Montreal Canadiens. 

Damn, no Bobby Orr :'(  That's really disappointing.  No Howe and no Orr, grrr.  Too much Gretzky ::)

The most exciting news though by far is the NBA Legends lineup :o  No surprise to not have Jordan, too much $$$$ is my guess.  But Bird ;D and Irving :D  West and Chamberlain are super cool too, but I'll likely pass on them for space reasons.  I definitely need a Bird chase piece, no doubt about that.  Hell, I may order a case :o  Maravich absolutely rocks as a pick too.  That guy could light it up. 

Baseball series is mighty nice too.  Almost makes me think too good?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 23, 2004, 11:07 PM
It's probably licensing on all of them.  Personally, I'm not so keen on Willie Stargell being in the second Cooperstown assortment.  I think there are a lot more noteworthy players who could get done before him, but c'est la guerre.

I don't think anyone can really argue with the NBA Legends assortment.  Wow!  And this is from someone who's only a casual basketball fan.  I gotta hope that figure #6 would be Bill Russell.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2004, 11:27 PM
That was what immediately leapt to my mind to, Nick.  Russell is one of the no-brainers and I'd argue a better all around ball player than Chamberlain.  Certainly not a better scorer though.  Two Celtics in the assortment would be awesome. 

I 'knew' Bird would be in there, but having Dr. J as well is just fantastic.  I don't see these figures sitting on the shelves that much. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 24, 2004, 12:02 AM
Cooperstown has certainly been a hit.  The only guys I see hanging around for any length of time are Robinson and Gibson.  Nolan ships a lot, but he also sells.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on August 24, 2004, 09:41 AM
I'm all over the Mike Schimdt fig.  My favorite player as a kid.

The Bird figure is going to be tough to find here.  Even casual fans will probably pick him up.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 24, 2004, 06:28 PM
I also figured it was Jean Beliveau, not sure why there was a question mark there (I just copied and pasted.) 

When I interned on "The Best Damn Sports Show Period", Todd McFarlane was the guest on my first day there.  I got to talk to him for about 45 minutes and made sure to ask him questions that people on the Sports Board were always wanting the answers to.  He said that with the Legends series, people are going to be disappointed because there are probably some guys who just won't get done.  Money is the main issue.  When he buys the license to a league (NHL for example) he gets the rights to every player that is playing.  When a guy retires from a league, and is no longer a member of that league's PA, he has to negotiate with that person (or their estate in most cases w/ Legends) and it may cost him as much to make 1 player as it would to get him the rights to an entire league.  As a businessman, he said it wouldn't make sense.  My guess is that will be the problem w/ Michael Jordon.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 24, 2004, 07:30 PM
I've heard that the money thing IS the issue with Jordan.  He just wants too much.  I believe Mattel took a bath when they did a toy license with him.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 25, 2004, 01:19 AM
I've heard that the money thing IS the issue with Jordan.  He just wants too much.  I believe Mattel took a bath when they did a toy license with him.

You know it has to be the issue with him.  What else could it be?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 25, 2004, 01:49 PM
Is it the same with Orr and Howe?  I'm surprised that neither has been in one of two series so far.  I know McFarlane has a big hard on for Gretzky, but I'd hardly think that he needs 5 figures before these guys see one ::) >:(

In other news, I stumbled into 2 white Lewis and a white Manning today.  Sadly on trilogo, but I'm not overly attached to them if someone needs them. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 25, 2004, 07:59 PM
Is it the same with Orr and Howe?  I'm surprised that neither has been in one of two series so far.  I know McFarlane has a big hard on for Gretzky, but I'd hardly think that he needs 5 figures before these guys see one ::) >:(

In other news, I stumbled into 2 white Lewis and a white Manning today.  Sadly on trilogo, but I'm not overly attached to them if someone needs them. 

I'm not sure why the lack of NHL Legends thus far, especially after seeing the announcement of the NBA Legends.  The NHL, aside from Gretz, is weak.  Let's hope Todd pushes harder for better stars of the past.

As for those NFL pieces, I'm waiting for the Manning 2pak to grab a white Peyton, but take em to the Spawn B/S/T board.  I'm sure you can unload them there.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2004, 01:22 PM
Hi Fellas,

I was scoping out the SW stuff at Target today and noticed that they were unpacking a new box o' these, so I grabbed the two that looked "different" (ie not like the others I've seen).

NFL Series 8 Tim Brown (White RAIDERS Jersey) - SOLD
NFL Series 8 Drew Bledsoe (Blue PATRIOTS Jersey) - SOLD

If they are any good (ie chase) and you are interested in them, let me know.  You can have them for retail plus shipping.  If I don't hear back from anyone, back to Target they will go...

Jeff
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 27, 2004, 01:26 PM
I bet if you wait, MikeyD will be all over the retro Patriots Bledsoe.  Maybe.  Geez, tells you how much I pay attention, didn't even know there was one. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2004, 01:28 PM
Definitely interested in the Tim Brown.  I'll pass on Bledsoe since I've got one already.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 27, 2004, 02:07 PM
Got 12" Moss a few days ago at TRU, they had 6 more today, great figure, can't wait to display him
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 27, 2004, 03:08 PM
The 12"ers take up a lot of room so I'm only getting the Gretzky ones.  I may get the 12" Urlacher.  Not certain though.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on August 27, 2004, 04:51 PM
I bet if you wait, MikeyD will be all over the retro Patriots Bledsoe.  Maybe.  Geez, tells you how much I pay attention, didn't even know there was one. 

Honestly, I don't want him.  Was never really that big a fan of his, even when he played for the Pats.

And Brent, wasn't it you who originally posted the Bledsoe retro pic?  I think I replied that Bledsoe sucks ass and Mo Lewis hitting him was the best thing to ever happen to the Pats.  Boy you getting senile :P

Edit: Check out the senileness (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1291.255)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 28, 2004, 04:39 PM
The Insider called it correctly w/ Cooperstown 2:

http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12444

I'd buy every figure from that line, especially The Babe!  Very excited for that fig.  Wonder if they'll do a Red Sox chase.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 29, 2004, 10:42 PM


And Brent, wasn't it you who originally posted the Bledsoe retro pic?  I think I replied that Bledsoe sucks ass and Mo Lewis hitting him was the best thing to ever happen to the Pats.  Boy you getting senile :P


 :-[  What's worse, getting senile or forgetting you're getting senile? :P

Psst.  Senility. ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 30, 2004, 01:37 PM
Someone just posted a pic on the Sports Board of a chase Dolphins Seau from NFL 9!  Some guy in Cali has it on ebay right now.  Just type "mcfarlane seau" and it'll be there.  Very cool piece.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 30, 2004, 05:08 PM
Very awesome!  It's nice to see the D getting represented in Sports Picks.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on August 31, 2004, 01:08 PM
Sportspicksfigures (http://www.sportspicksfigures.com/)

Has the line ups for MLB 11 & 12.  Only collect BoSox players, so it's good to see the Big Man Ortiz and Jesus Damon.   Ortiz will most likely be batting and here's hoping Damon's running, his hair flapping and him jumping to make a catch against the Green Monster.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 31, 2004, 01:29 PM
Very, very disappointed with MLB 11 and 12.  Where's Chavez and Hudson from the A's?  Not impressed at all.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on August 31, 2004, 01:34 PM
Very, very disappointed with MLB 11 and 12.  Where's Chavez and Hudson from the A's?  Not impressed at all.

Not that I collect them all, but I agree.  To many duplicates and in some cases cougharodcough, triplicates.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 31, 2004, 01:57 PM
Yep, with that many players, seeing a third figure is amazing (cough*6 Patrick Roy*cough).  Those selections do little for me, but I don't own any baseball yet. 

For the Minnesota guys, how many White Culpeppers am I chasing? 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2004, 02:23 PM
For the Minnesota guys, how many White Culpeppers am I chasing? 

Not interested in the football guys, but you can certainly put me down for this one:

3-inch NHL two packs:
Series 3 - Steve Yzerman 2/Marian Gaborik

My Favorite Player as a youngling mixed in with my current favorite player?  :o

Sweeeeeeet.

Thanks, Bug!
Jeff
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 31, 2004, 02:37 PM
Well, those sell like crap, so if you can't find one, it shouldn't be a big issue up here, that's for sure. 

Walmart cleared them out, with pretty much only the packs with a goalie selling reasonably well.  Even then, I could find all of series one on the shelves.  That said, they seem to be a hit with parent of kids.  $15 for a single regular fig is a bit steep I guess, but $8 for two - 3 inch figs seems ok.  I'm sure we'll see series two up here.

Did you guys ever see the 3" hockey figs?  I'm guessing no based on your post, but thought I'd ask.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on August 31, 2004, 03:16 PM
I don't need a White Pepper either, thanks though
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2004, 03:39 PM
Did you guys ever see the 3" hockey figs?  I'm guessing no based on your post, but thought I'd ask.

Yeah, they saw a very limited run at Target stores mainly.  Most got in a case or two then nothing else.

I managed to score a complete set of series 1, but it took me a while to track down a second Brodeur set (for my sister).  There were 1-2 packs that pegwarmed for a bit (non-goalies), but most sold through pretty quick.  I'm willing to bet that the Gabby set will be the best seller round these parts though in series 3...

Jeff
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 31, 2004, 03:45 PM
Huh, ok.  Makes sense I guess.  But sure illustrates a point of difference between our locales.  I can't go to a store, other than Walmart, without falling on these things.  Not a single piece I couldn't find for you within a store or two.  They're just everywhere you go.  Kinda spooky really, tiny little men with sharpened pieces of metal on their feet carrying clubs. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 31, 2004, 03:46 PM
Definitely some nice lineups.  I'm glad to see Sheffield and Mussina in those MLB lineups.  BTW, Brent you're up in the draft.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2004, 03:48 PM
If there is one thing I've learned living in Minnesota, it's that Canadians love their Hockey.  And beer too I guess, eh? 

 :P

Jeff
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 31, 2004, 04:12 PM
Definitely some nice lineups.  I'm glad to see Sheffield and Mussina in those MLB lineups.  BTW, Brent you're up in the draft.

Thanks, not for a while again ;D

And yes, hockey and beer, preferably at the same time.  Brought home some Leinenkugel from the US.  Haven't had it for some time.  We either drink that or Killian red.  Not sure why, but we have since back in my rowing days and the Head of the Mississippi race.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 2, 2004, 05:51 PM
Very awesome!  It's nice to see the D getting represented in Sports Picks.

And it doens't look like it'll be too difficult to track down either.  There are about 10 'Phins Seaus on ebay right now. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 3, 2004, 10:34 PM
Well, scored my Dolphins Seau today.  My buddy collects and luckily he works at TRU so he alerts me when cases come in and we just take the players we want (obviously he gets first dibs.)  The Dolphins Seau they got was an opener, so that was mine, but then on the way home from TRU I stumbled upon a Game Stop that I didn't know existed and there was a fresh case sitting on the counter.  I got a blue Urlacher chase, white Holmes chase and momc Dolphins Seau for my buddy.  So far Ogden is the tough one to track down.  Only 1 in each case I've seen.  No chases have appeared either. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 3, 2004, 10:54 PM
Hmm, your good fortune is my bad luck.  Retailer up here called Zellers is carrying these things now.  Managed to luck into a couple of NFL8 variants (we're behind by about a month).  Funny thing was, I knew these guys were getting them in because other stores in the area have as well.  Checked last night, nada out.  Checked today, picked up two.  Great right?  Well, except they had four cases of stock out (I counted) and the number could only represent four cases.  Since I was literally the last shopper out the night before and first in in the morning, stock guys are scamming these. 

I'd suspected as much, same thing happened with NHL8.  Precisely zero variants.  Then tonight, after the movie we stopped at another Zellers, right by our house.  Stock guys were putting out the pallets, I saw the magic blue tape, but guess what?  One case of football, one case of baseball, both ripped open, on the pallet, variants gone.  And no, no one beat me to them, I saw the blue tape while the guy was still pulling the pallet to where he left it and I checked it. 

It's pissy, cuz I'm not on the inside, but I really don't think it's a good practice for stores to allow.  Mind you everyone does it, or so it seems.  Oh well, enough bitching. 

Need a white Culpepper. :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 4, 2004, 03:58 AM
Hmm, your good fortune is my bad luck.  Retailer up here called Zellers is carrying these things now.  Managed to luck into a couple of NFL8 variants (we're behind by about a month).  Funny thing was, I knew these guys were getting them in because other stores in the area have as well.  Checked last night, nada out.  Checked today, picked up two.  Great right?  Well, except they had four cases of stock out (I counted) and the number could only represent four cases.  Since I was literally the last shopper out the night before and first in in the morning, stock guys are scamming these. 

I'd suspected as much, same thing happened with NHL8.  Precisely zero variants.  Then tonight, after the movie we stopped at another Zellers, right by our house.  Stock guys were putting out the pallets, I saw the magic blue tape, but guess what?  One case of football, one case of baseball, both ripped open, on the pallet, variants gone.  And no, no one beat me to them, I saw the blue tape while the guy was still pulling the pallet to where he left it and I checked it. 

It's pissy, cuz I'm not on the inside, but I really don't think it's a good practice for stores to allow.  Mind you everyone does it, or so it seems.  Oh well, enough bitching. 

Need a white Culpepper. :-\

With this hobby, and probably many others, you have to be on the inside somehow.  I made good friends with a dealer at our local toy show here as well as making some damn good friends via the Spawn Sports Board and because of those friends I never have to waste gas going from store to store.  We all look out for each other and hook each other up.  It has made this hobby a hundred times more enjoyable for me.  My buddy at TRU knows that I only collect certain players in which ever uniform I think looks better and he keeps his eye out for those, but of course he gets first dibs on stuff we both want.  Going into that Game Stop today was just dumb luck.  I didn't know the place was there and figured it couldn't hurt to check.  Sure enough, the guy had just finished putting the price tags on them.  I was glad that I scored a MOMC Seau so that my buddy could have one since he's not an opener like me and the Seau he got in the TRU cases was beat up. 

Let me know if you have anything for trade (shoot me an email or PM) cause my buddy Jacob found a white Culpepper today and he's gonna trade it.  Maybe you guys can work something out.  I'm trying to trade my white Holmes for an Astros Ryan right now.  Haven't had any luck scoring that fig yet. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 4, 2004, 02:21 PM
I don't really agree with having someone "inside".  The buzz has subsided somewhat on Sports Picks, and through patience and trading (big props to Nataku & Morgbug here), I've managed to complete my chase collection for NFL8.  Now I only have to get regular versions of Holt and Brown.  In fact, the most I've paid is cost plus shipping recently.  Heck, I've even been passing up on variants I already have when I see them.

I've encountered the same thing with the Cooperstown series.  I do a little legwork, and a little trading, and I've got all the pieces I want.  I'm only missing Robinson at this point, but that's a minor point.  And once again, I've only paid retail cost in this instance.

I think having a good trading network is definitely a lot more valuable than an "inside".  I'll slowly but surely pick up all of NFL 9.  It'll take a little while, but I'm pretty confident that I'll have the entire series variants by the time NFL10 comes out.  This is after seriously considering buying a whole case from Killertoys and then deciding not to.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 4, 2004, 06:13 PM
I don't really agree with having someone "inside".  The buzz has subsided somewhat on Sports Picks, and through patience and trading (big props to Nataku & Morgbug here), I've managed to complete my chase collection for NFL8.  Now I only have to get regular versions of Holt and Brown.  In fact, the most I've paid is cost plus shipping recently.  Heck, I've even been passing up on variants I already have when I see them.

I've encountered the same thing with the Cooperstown series.  I do a little legwork, and a little trading, and I've got all the pieces I want.  I'm only missing Robinson at this point, but that's a minor point.  And once again, I've only paid retail cost in this instance.

I think having a good trading network is definitely a lot more valuable than an "inside".  I'll slowly but surely pick up all of NFL 9.  It'll take a little while, but I'm pretty confident that I'll have the entire series variants by the time NFL10 comes out.  This is after seriously considering buying a whole case from Killertoys and then deciding not to.

I agree about a great trading network.  I guess it just depends on what kind of trading friends you're able to make and if you are able to find anything worth trading in the first place.  Trading isn't easy sometimes because people are just downright difficult sometimes.  My "inside" connection happens to be part of my trading circle. 

One thing that I would argue is that the buzz hasn't necessarily subsided, but that production has increased on chase pieces.  Most of the guys, including myself, who have found NFL 9 out here in So Cal are finding 2-3 chase pieces a case.  Back when there were 1 and sometimes 0 chase pieces, that's when it was a royal pain in the ass.  Increasing the chance for chase figs has brought the prices down on them.  If you look on the B/S/T board at Spawn, it seems like everyone has NFL 8 and Cooperstown chases to trade.  I won't have to worry about NHL Legends either because of all my friends here (the Kings Gretzkys are gonna get gobbled up quick out here.)  Now that I know you guys all collect, I can keep my eyes peeled for any of your needs.  If you're on the Spawn Board, drop me a PM with your name and email addy.  I've traded w/ Morgbug in the past (he's on my good traders list.)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 4, 2004, 07:54 PM
I expect to have lots of Legends as well.  I do have some connections and we see a lot more hockey than football, so those tend to have good odds. 

I've got so much crap to unload, having gone from completeist, to goalies complete and players I like, to only players I like.  Even with NFL8 I'm sitting on a Jamal Lewis, Tim Brown and a McNair variant.  I may keep McNair, just for ***** and giggles, since he's my starting QB for fantasy football here.  Wonder how many of my players have SP figs?  Lets see:

Tomlinson - yes
McNair - yes
Crumpler - no
Walker - no
Martin - yes
Smith - don't think so
Akers - no
Leftwich - no
Stallworth - no
Gannon - yes
McCardell - no
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 4, 2004, 08:07 PM
I expect to have lots of Legends as well.  I do have some connections and we see a lot more hockey than football, so those tend to have good odds. 

I've got so much crap to unload, having gone from completeist, to goalies complete and players I like, to only players I like.  Even with NFL8 I'm sitting on a Jamal Lewis, Tim Brown and a McNair variant.  I may keep McNair, just for ***** and giggles, since he's my starting QB for fantasy football here.  Wonder how many of my players have SP figs?  Lets see:

Tomlinson - yes
McNair - yes
Crumpler - no
Walker - no
Martin - yes
Smith - don't think so
Akers - no
Leftwich - no
Stallworth - no
Gannon - yes
McCardell - no

If your Brown has no towel and no mouthpiece, you'll have no trouble unloading it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 4, 2004, 08:35 PM
I'll have to check.  It's in the trunk and the wife took the car out, so I'm in suspense right now :D

I've got a good friend that doesn't collect these, but he's a huge Raiders fan, so he may end up with it.  Unless of course he's an error piece.  ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2004, 12:51 AM
Okay, so now I got thinking about who I have on my JD FFL team that have Sports Picks.  Here goes:

QB, Marc Bulger    (STL) - NOPE
QB, Joey Harrington (DET) - YES
WR, Randy Moss    (MIN) - YES - 2 x 6"(one of which is from the no-helmet period) and 1 x 12"
WR, Reggie Wayne    (IND) - NOPE
WR, Roy Williams    (DET) - NOPE (rookie)
WR, Ike Hilliard    (NYG) - NOPE
WR, Johnnie Morton  (KCC) - NOPE
RB, Marshall Faulk    (STL) - YES - 2 x 6" (one from the no-helmet era & one retro Colts)
RB, Quentin Griffin    (DEN) - NOPE
RB, Mike Alstott    (TB) - YES
RB, Musa Smith   (BAL) - NOPE
TE, Todd Heap    (BAL) - NOPE
TE, Daniel Graham    (NE) - NOPE
K, Adam Vinatieri    (NE) - ON THE WAY!  The first Kicker ever in Sports Picks


Only 5 SP worthy players?  I might be in trouble.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 5, 2004, 02:49 PM
When guys do well on my fantasy teams, it makes me a fan of that player and usually I'll go buy his SP (if he has one.)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 5, 2004, 11:26 PM
Sadly towel and mouthpiece both there :(

I have, if anyone needs:
white Brown
white McNair
white Lewis

all on trilogo cards.  Tell your friends.  I have no huge attachment to Brown or Lewis, McNair I may keep.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 6, 2004, 12:24 PM
I'd be interested in the white Brown.  PM me a price.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 10, 2004, 04:38 PM
NFL 9 is hitting all over the place.  And now, I can't a Jonathon Ogden to save my life.  I hear he's huge, too!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 10, 2004, 10:44 PM
WOOHOO!  Found blue pants Urlacher, 'Fins Seau & white jersey Culpepper tonight.  SCORE!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 11, 2004, 01:22 PM
NFL 9 is hitting all over the place.  And now, I can't a Jonathon Ogden to save my life.  I hear he's huge, too!

Huge and heavy.  It was also sadly confirmed that there is no Ogden chase.  Since his production run is so low, they didn't want another fiasco and decided to not do a chase.

Now that I'm long done with NFL 9, I'm eagerly awaiting NHL Legends!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 11, 2004, 08:03 PM
Well, found my Ogden chase, so that's settled.  Too bad I had to pay Gamestop's price.  Just a few left to go.  Although I think the Chad Johnson error is annoying at best.  I did find the Priest Holmes error for a friend, though.  He was pretty stoked about that.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 12, 2004, 03:34 PM
Well, found my Ogden chase, so that's settled.  Too bad I had to pay Gamestop's price.  Just a few left to go.  Although I think the Chad Johnson error is annoying at best.  I did find the Priest Holmes error for a friend, though.  He was pretty stoked about that.

I'm sorry what did u say?  You found an Ogden chase?  Mark on the Sports Board said they didn't make one.  Got a pic?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 12, 2004, 08:29 PM
My bad.  Didn't even realize I wrote that.  It was a regular Ogden.  I know there's no chase.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Brian on September 14, 2004, 10:55 AM
Not sure if anyone is really interested in the NBA Sportspicks other than me, but I see they have pictures of Series 7 online HERE (http://www.sportspicksfigures.com/modules.php?name=NBA7)

I know that I'll be on the lookout for this one:
(http://www.sportspicksfigures.com/images/NBA/garnett2.jpg)

Also, on the subject of Sportpicks, what is the average retail for these figures?  I guess I could just check the stores next time, which I will probably do, but just thought I'd post it while I was thinking of it.  I was considering picking up an Ahman Green (not really a Packers fan, but he is my favorite player), and I see it is available online at Amazon for $10.99 I believe.  Just curious if that was about right, or a little high.  I guess it might be my best bet, because I doubt many are available here in Lincoln ;)  I did see one at one time, but skipped it because I had picked up some Star Wars stuff already.  Anyways, thanks for any info/advice.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on September 14, 2004, 11:16 AM
Brian, if you need Ahman, I should have no problem picking him up.  He's all over the place here.  Let me know.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 14, 2004, 11:39 AM
I have an extra Ahmann Green variant if anyone's looking for that.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 14, 2004, 08:49 PM
$10 is regular US retail Brian, so the Amazon price is not unreasonable.  I would offer to help as well, but I guess there's almost as many cheeseheads up here as Viking fans.  A few Green lying around, but they won't make it to clearance so the prices from Amazon, Mikey or Nick will be better than anything I could offer. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on September 15, 2004, 11:57 AM
Just an FYI...

(http://www.etoys.com/g/m/F3_eToys091304.gif)

All McFarlane is 25% off at etoys.com!

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jokabofe on September 15, 2004, 01:02 PM
figures are gone... that was quick  :D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2004, 11:13 AM
Just opening a purple Pepper here for the office.   :)

No luck on NFL9 at this point, got to crack a case, only chase in it was an Ogden, pass.  How awful is that, sealed case, no chase?   :'(

Missed at a lot of places too so far, showing up late.  Couple of places with overnight stockers/collectors doesn't help.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on September 29, 2004, 11:15 AM
Purple Pepper!!!  PS Any sign of Frankenberry and Friends at your doorstep????
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2004, 11:37 AM
Purple Pepper!!!  PS Any sign of Frankenberry and Friends at your doorstep????

Nope, not yet.  But the mail has been hideously slow lately, packages from southern US taking a month to get here :o  Will be happy and fatter when it arrives.   :-X
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 30, 2004, 10:25 PM
Anyone see the update today?  12" Nolan Ryan!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 1, 2004, 08:47 PM
Super Bowl Exclusives for 2005 are Byron Leftwich and Fred Taylor.  Very cool.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 1, 2004, 10:19 PM
Finally some more Jaguars!  Cool.  Gotta get my "helper" lined up now.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 9, 2004, 02:50 PM
NHL 10 pics are up. 

http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12469

What exactly is Theodore doing?  Is he celebrating or throwing his arms up in disgust at something?  Disappointed that Lang is the Lemieux 1 pose, which was a huge leaner.  Iginla looks like a major leaner too.

Also, some NHL Legends chases are already on ebay.  There's a white Oilers Gretzky on there. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 10, 2004, 12:51 AM
Also Cournoyer and Mahovolich chase are up.   

Theodore is celebrating at the end of the game.  I think that pose is from an OT win.  It's distinctly in the realm of the Thibault pose.  Cool the first time it's used, sucks the second time. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 10, 2004, 12:55 AM
Looks like I may get the first of several Sports Picks autographed next month.  Eli Manning will be signing at a shopping mall near me soon, and I'm going to try to get him to sign a Manning Brothers 2-pack.

So has anyone else gotten any of their Sports Picks signed?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 10, 2004, 02:14 AM
Looks like I may get the first of several Sports Picks autographed next month.  Eli Manning will be signing at a shopping mall near me soon, and I'm going to try to get him to sign a Manning Brothers 2-pack.

So has anyone else gotten any of their Sports Picks signed?

Actually I was going to try to get some ice bases signed this year (I'm an opener) but if there's no season then obviously there's no opportunity to get sigs. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on October 11, 2004, 12:58 AM
Less than impressed with that lineup for series 11...what the hell's it gonna take for a Tomas Vokoun figure to get made?

 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 11, 2004, 01:12 AM
Isn't 11 a Canadian series again?  If so, no big surprise at no Vokoun, they would want to release him in a regular lineup is my guess, so as not to overly irritate the Pred fans.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on October 11, 2004, 10:34 AM
ahh...yes that would make sense then! Bring on wave 12 then..and there better be a #23 Jamie Allison in it!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 15, 2004, 07:01 PM
Who knows if and when we'll get a Vokoun since there is a remote chance at best we'll get any NHL lines after series 11 if this lockout keeps going. 

Super Bowl exclusive pics up now.  Really diggin the Leftwich, but hope they correct the fig so it doesn't lean since it's a reused Culpepper 1 and that leaned BIG time:

http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12472
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 17, 2004, 03:47 PM
Hey if any of you guys want to get some SP trades goin, shoot me a PM or email and LMK what you have and what you're after.  I'm a loose collector myself.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 18, 2004, 05:49 PM
The Portis/Lewis 2pak has started to hit.  Someone posted loose pics of it on the Sports Board and it looks killer.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on October 18, 2004, 05:52 PM
That Leftwich looks nice but I wonder why they reused the Culpepper mold?  Is that common for them to do?????
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 18, 2004, 07:34 PM
That Leftwich looks nice but I wonder why they reused the Culpepper mold?  Is that common for them to do?????

Common isn't even the word my friend.  They do it all the damn time for various reasons.  I just hope they fix the figure's stability issues.  That Culpepper 1 was a big-time leaner. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 21, 2004, 07:21 PM
Just got my Portis/Lewis 2pak from my buddy today.  His TRU only got 1 case.

Also, NHL Legends have started to hit at Ontario Zellers stores (Canada.)  People have said the Gretzkys are 8 or 9 to a case!  :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 22, 2004, 07:14 PM
I got my Portis-Lewis 2-pack earlier this week.  I still have to open it up though.

All in all, I think all of the 2-packs this year have been a lot more interesting than last year's.  Especially the NFL sets.  It's too bad they overproduced the Shaq/Yao Ming set though.  It's kept the Lebron/Carmello 2-pack from getting distributed.

I really wasn't too stoked for the NHL sets, except for Brodeur & Messier.  I mean, with the Shanahan/Blake set, just how many Avs and Red Wings players do we need in the NHL line?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 23, 2004, 07:11 PM
I got my Portis-Lewis 2-pack earlier this week.  I still have to open it up though.

All in all, I think all of the 2-packs this year have been a lot more interesting than last year's.  Especially the NFL sets.  It's too bad they overproduced the Shaq/Yao Ming set though.  It's kept the Lebron/Carmello 2-pack from getting distributed.

I really wasn't too stoked for the NHL sets, except for Brodeur & Messier.  I mean, with the Shanahan/Blake set, just how many Avs and Red Wings players do we need in the NHL line?

I agree.  They've really stepped up the 2paks.

As for the Avs/Wings players, bottom line is they sell.  The teams are popular as hell and they've stated on the Sports Board that making players from teams like the Wings, Avs, Yankees, etc. allows them to make players like Vinatieri and Ogden.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Ben on November 5, 2004, 07:39 PM
Hey all,

I need two of these (http://www.actionmcfarlane.com/products/series3m/djarrett/) before Christmas. I don't know if it's out yet, but any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 5, 2004, 07:58 PM
NFL Legends is official!  It's in the News section:

Barry Sanders
John Elway
Troy Aikman
Johnny Unitas
Lawrence Taylor
Franco Harris

I'll skip LT and Harris but definitely grab the others. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 7, 2004, 02:33 PM
NHL Legends and NFL 10 are shipping out this week to my buddy and the guy he works with at the local toy show.  That means I won't have to hit any stores! 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 10, 2004, 10:14 PM
Sweetness!  A Barry Sanders figure would be more than welcome on my shelf
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 10, 2004, 11:07 PM
LT is an incredible addition.  It's great to get him immortalized in plastic.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 10, 2004, 11:48 PM
Stumbled into TRU this morning after going to the Doc's office.  What a treat.  About 30 Legends on the pegs and only one variant, white Gretzky ;D 

(Proceeded to move over to the pegs of Star Wars and snagged the whole last wave of OTC on starburst cards too.  )
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 11, 2004, 02:28 AM
Nice find buddy!  Gotta get me all the Waynes. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 11, 2004, 11:42 AM
Brent...did you ever get a new Purple Pepper, did they show up up there? 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on November 11, 2004, 12:31 PM
Very nice score Brent, I said that somewhere else didn't I!  ;D

TRU had legend figures but nothing left but 3 King's.

With the help of Brent & Jesse getting me the Gretzky figures, I would say my set is complete.  8)  Thanks a bunch guys!  :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 11, 2004, 03:13 PM
Brent...did you ever get a new Purple Pepper, did they show up up there? 

Yup, quite fortunate to find the regular purple pepper from this series.  I was allowed to crack a case.  No variants but it had purple Pepper.  This is very much Vikings country up here, so it was as nice as finding a chase piece.  Dave sent me the white version for cost too.   :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Famine on November 11, 2004, 05:43 PM
LT imortalized in plastic?! Oh, so long for this day I have waited...Any news as to when these are slated for release?

Kevin
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 11, 2004, 08:29 PM
LT imortalized in plastic?! Oh, so long for this day I have waited...Any news as to when these are slated for release?

Kevin

You can double-check Spawn.com but July 2005 is sticking out in my head.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Famine on November 12, 2004, 10:32 AM
July 2005 :D

You were right. This rocks!

Kevin
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 13, 2004, 06:03 PM
Picked up the reg Gretzkys, Moss 2 chase and Tomlinson 2 reg today at my local toy show.  My buddy bought 2 cases (chases: Raiders Sapp & white Moss in both cases) so he hooked me up w/ 1 of the Moss chases.  Then my other buddy (who always takes care of me) got me the LT2 and reg Gretzkys for $7 each and he's grabbing me a white Gretzky later!   ;D  Now all I need is that damn doublestar Roy Williams, since it's clearly the chase piece now (which sucks.) 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 16, 2004, 05:53 PM
Scored a Trent Green variant today.  I think the kid at the store was pissed that he didn't see it when it went out.  Oh well, I don't think he was a Chiefs fan anyway.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 16, 2004, 05:57 PM
Scored a Trent Green variant today.  I think the kid at the store was pissed that he didn't see it when it went out.  Oh well, I don't think he was a Chiefs fan anyway.

You mean Trent Green chase.  ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 20, 2004, 01:43 AM
Uhhh, yeah!

I got the regular Vinatieri today.  But there's one question  that remains:  I haven't been very active on the Spawn boards lately, and I saw 4 white jersey Roy Williams today.  Is this the regular version, or the chase?  The source of the confusion is that the back of the package shows Williams in the Dallas blue jersey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 20, 2004, 02:44 PM
Uhhh, yeah!

I got the regular Vinatieri today.  But there's one question  that remains:  I haven't been very active on the Spawn boards lately, and I saw 4 white jersey Roy Williams today.  Is this the regular version, or the chase?  The source of the confusion is that the back of the package shows Williams in the Dallas blue jersey.


I already told this to Nicklab via PM, but I'll share it w/ those wondering:

Mark Weber stated just before the release of NFL 10 that TMP decided to do a jersey swap and make the doublestar Roy the chase and the white Williams the reg.  They said that since they made the switch so late that they weren't even sure it got through in time and wouldn't know until the figs hit retail.  Well they've hit and the white is everywhere so it looks like the switch went through.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 23, 2004, 01:53 PM
Anyone able to score any 12" NFL for $10 yesterday?  They marked them down to $19.99 the other day, but everyone was scoring them for 10 bucks yesterday.  They were still marked at 20, but ringing up at 10.  Some stores around here actually got cleaned out!  My buddy was able to grab me a Manning and I told him I'd take a McNair off his hands for Jamie.  I know he grabbed a few of everyone to make customs out of.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 26, 2004, 09:14 PM
NHL 9 has popped up on ebay!  THREE retros in this series so far: Rangers Leetch, Wings Fedorov and Blues Hull!!!   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jokabofe on November 26, 2004, 11:09 PM
Damn, now I have to find a Rangers Leetch for the collection!! Not easy to do in the NJ area, let me tell you. I never saw Richter or Carter at retail, and I saw Messier once. Luckily I grabbed him when I saw him, and was able to get Anson Carter pretty easily online. But scoring a variant/chase Leetch ain't gonna be easy - or cheap  :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 26, 2004, 11:54 PM
Damn, now I have to find a Rangers Leetch for the collection!! Not easy to do in the NJ area, let me tell you. I never saw Richter or Carter at retail, and I saw Messier once. Luckily I grabbed him when I saw him, and was able to get Anson Carter pretty easily online. But scoring a variant/chase Leetch ain't gonna be easy - or cheap  :-\

Uh, no, not at all true Dave.  I owe you one and we get rather a lot of hockey.  First one I find is yours.

NFL10 hit here.  Picked up a regular Moss.  No chase to be found, but I  did find chase Plummer and Johnson from NFL8. 

Legends have sold really well here.  Getting my three white Gretzky from Amazon apparently.  Got all I need from that side.  Will likely be out of town when NHL9 hits, but I believe I am covered. ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 27, 2004, 12:05 AM
Saw the remnants of NFL 10 here too, found Culpepper at Wally World on Wednesday...not sure I need the new Moss though
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 27, 2004, 12:07 AM
I unloaded my old Moss, so I did need the new one.  Funny thing is I thought the reg was white, so I about dropped a load when I found purple.  It is the reg, but still a hard find up here at times.  I believe I'll be unloading my early Culpeppers too.  Some completeist fool will need them. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 27, 2004, 12:08 AM
I just sold my Series 2 Culpepper :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 27, 2004, 12:21 AM
I should drive down for a flea market to sell my series one Vikings.  Might pay for the gas :P  Then I have to head up to Edmonton to unload my white Gretzky's.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on November 27, 2004, 12:28 AM
I should drive down for a flea market to sell my series one Vikings.  Might pay for the gas :P  Then I have to head up to Edmonton to unload my white Gretzky's.

You would have to fight with the scalpers here to unload them!  ::)  :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jokabofe on November 27, 2004, 12:29 AM
Uh, no, not at all true Dave.  I owe you one and we get rather a lot of hockey.  First one I find is yours.

I'll gladly take one of those Gretzky's if you've got any extras :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 27, 2004, 12:50 AM
I do, one is yours.  THey are from Amazon, so just need to wait until they arrive and then ensure they are white and not blue or black ::)

Dale, does that mean you don't want to sell my extra white Gretzky's for me :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on November 27, 2004, 12:55 AM
Dale, does that mean you don't want to sell my extra white Gretzky's for me :-\

Thought you said you were coming out here to do that? Oh I can do it with no problem, your choice for me to unload though.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 27, 2004, 12:58 AM
I honestly cannot believe what happened today at Toys R Us.  An associate at a store I don't freqent very often actually ASKED ME if I wanted what he called "the rare white jersey" version of Ladainian Tomlinson from NFL 10.  All because he saw me holding a Jonathon Ogden figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 27, 2004, 03:32 PM
Now wait.  Did this employee offer it to you because he had it stashed in the store or because he already bought it and wanted to scalp it? 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 27, 2004, 05:12 PM
(http://i24.ebayimg.com/02/i/02/e8/47/25_1_b.JPG)

(http://i15.ebayimg.com/01/i/02/e8/81/5d_1_b.JPG)

(http://i2.ebayimg.com/02/i/02/ed/02/10_1_b.JPG)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 27, 2004, 05:13 PM
(http://i21.ebayimg.com/02/i/02/ea/d7/5c_1.JPG)

Note how the numbers on the left arm are in the wrong position.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 28, 2004, 02:23 AM
Now wait.  Did this employee offer it to you because he had it stashed in the store or because he already bought it and wanted to scalp it? 

He saw that it was stashed somewhere and offered it to me.  I thanked him and went to the register and paid the store, not him.  Yeah, I thought it was odd, too.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 28, 2004, 03:51 AM
Went to a TRU that hasn't had a damn thing in a year today.  I found both white jersey LaDainian Tomlinson and Randy Moss, then cruised over to the star wars section and found Sly Moore, Rabe, Yarua, and Pablo Jill.  Something else strange, they had the very first wave of Simpsons figures with Krusty for $2.95 each...I don't know if this is something nation wide.  The date on the packages was 2000, I don't know if these are 4 years old or if this series was rereleased, because I don't collect Simpsons.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 28, 2004, 10:39 PM
Went to a TRU that hasn't had a damn thing in a year today.  I found both white jersey LaDainian Tomlinson and Randy Moss, then cruised over to the star wars section and found Sly Moore, Rabe, Yarua, and Pablo Jill.  Something else strange, they had the very first wave of Simpsons figures with Krusty for $2.95 each...I don't know if this is something nation wide.  The date on the packages was 2000, I don't know if these are 4 years old or if this series was rereleased, because I don't collect Simpsons.

Actually they had said months ago they were re-releasing those figs.  My brother in law's been looking for months now!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on November 29, 2004, 09:33 AM
Saw remnants of NFL 10 last week at TRU.  No Terrell or Vinateri, the only one I want  :'(

Pics (http://www.sportspicksfigures.com/) of NHL Legends 2 and Cooperstown 2
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 29, 2004, 09:46 AM
Saw Series 10 at TRU yesterday, didn't buy any since there was no Moss.  Not sure I need him anyway since I don't think there is a big difference between him and Series 1 Moss
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 10:03 AM
Series 1

(http://mcfarlanesportspickguide.com/photos/Moss.purple[1].jpe)


Series 10
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/football/nfl10/rmoss2/images/nfl10_rmoss2_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 29, 2004, 10:05 AM
Maybe a bit brighter Purple...I suppose it would match then with Series 9 C-Pepp
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 10:18 AM
I'll let you know how they match up.  I have a series 10 Moss in my trunk and will open it today.  Culpepper is here on the shelf. 

I think the differences in color are mostly due to the way the pics were taken and the lighting.  I think the jersey colors are a pretty good match.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 11:11 AM
Jerseys are a really nice match.  I'm a little lit up on McFarlane plastic fumes, but the color seems to be identical.  The scale of the figures is really nice too, between Culpepper and Moss.  Culpepper is a much bulkier figure and taller too; Moss is a skinny little weasel.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 29, 2004, 11:20 AM
Sounds about right, no need to buy then, thanks Brent :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 29, 2004, 10:34 PM
My purchases have been pretty limited for NFL 10 so far.  I've only bought Roy Williams, Adam Vinatieri and  chase versions of Ladainian Tomlinson and Trent Green.  I have to admit that I'm a little fed up with the repaints and second versions of players.

Jake Delhomme - Rich Gannon repaint
Trent Green - Jeff Garcia repaint
Terrell Owens 2
Rany Moss 2
Ladainian Tomlinson 3 (if you count the San Diego Super Bowl set)
Ricky Williams 2...and he isn't even in the league this year!

Personally, I think that the new Randy Moss is a little bit better than the frist, Scott, but it's your toy dollars to work with.  I know that if they made a new Shockey I'd be all over it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 11:42 PM
Ok, which jersey is the chase for Williams?  I found both today and didn't have a hot clue which was the chase ::)  Is it the alternate jersey to the photo or is it a Hasek-style screw up? 

I did pick up an orange Rickey on principle and a Vinatieri as well.  Mikey, do you want it?  Otherwise I'll return it. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 29, 2004, 11:44 PM
The Roy Williams chase is the blue doublestar jersey, not the white one.  McFarlane pulled another fast one.  I think they're trying to screw the scalpers again, the way they did with black jersey Gannon.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 11:46 PM
Thanks, it makes sense.  Now I have to go back tomorrow and put the white one on the pegs and pick up the blue.   ;D  Can you link a pic if it's not too much trouble.  Sorry, not a big fan so the "double star" makes me nervous.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 29, 2004, 11:52 PM
No need.  It's the figure that's pictured on the cardbacks.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 11:54 PM
 :-[  Yeah, that works.   :-X

So a pretty nice case I found today then: Vinatieri, orange Rickey and double stars Williams.  Cool. 

I actually left two white LT's on the shelf last week. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 29, 2004, 11:55 PM
Oh, you got the Vinatieri chase?  Cool.  I was kind of wondering if they were going to make a bearded or cold weather version of him.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 11:59 PM
No, no.  Just a Vinatieri.  Regular blue jersey, no snow, nothing like that.  Is there a chase?  I didn't check for a beard though.

Sorry, thought Vinatieri was just less common, like Ogden.  Well, until I got one anyway ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 30, 2004, 12:05 AM
Naahh, just been wondering about that.  I haven't heard anything solid.  It seems like the WR's are getting all the attention in this series.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2004, 12:07 AM
I'll check tomorrow anyway.  Neat series really.  I'm almost tempted to keep Ricky, so damn bright.  I seldom have luck with football, this was quite a surprise.  Probably should have picked up the LT, at least one anyway. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 30, 2004, 12:21 AM
It's a chase, and he's probably coming back.  If anything, it could be decent trade bait eventually.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 30, 2004, 01:33 AM
So I take it no one read my post earlier w/ the explanation of the Roy Williams fig.  I'm still looking for a double star, so if anyone sees one, keep me in mind.  Also, if you find another orange Ricky, LMK since my buddy (a big Dolphins fan) wants one. 

Mark Weber confirmed there is no Vinatieri chase. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 30, 2004, 01:46 AM
No, just Morgbug.  Don't mind him.  He's just Canadian.   ;D

No Vinatieri chase, eh?  That stinks.  They've finally made an OT and a K, and they don't make chase versions of either?  It's an outrage, I tell you!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2004, 10:17 AM
So I take it no one read my post earlier w/ the explanation of the Roy Williams fig.  I'm still looking for a double star, so if anyone sees one, keep me in mind.  Also, if you find another orange Ricky, LMK since my buddy (a big Dolphins fan) wants one. 

Mark Weber confirmed there is no Vinatieri chase. 

Well, I read it, but geez, it's two pages ago already :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on November 30, 2004, 10:28 AM
I don't think Moss is new enough to plunk down the $10 for it, its nice but not wowza nice I guess
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 30, 2004, 02:05 PM
No, just Morgbug.  Don't mind him.  He's just Canadian.   ;D

No Vinatieri chase, eh?  That stinks.  They've finally made an OT and a K, and they don't make chase versions of either?  It's an outrage, I tell you!

Yeah, it does suck.  The least they could have done was put snow on the ground to make the reg a little cooler.  Their explanation was that since they K and OT were shortprinted it didn't make sense to do a chase that would be extremely hard to find and then like $200 on the secondary market. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2004, 02:07 PM
You mean just like the snowy Brady?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 30, 2004, 05:01 PM
You mean just like the snowy Brady?

Exactly.  I'm surprised they didn't do something unique like that for the reg since they had no plans of doing a chase.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2004, 05:12 PM
I completely agree.  If they can do 13 Jets Selanne #13 (the bane of my toy collecting existence now) they could have done a run of 1000 snowy Vinatieri.  He's in the blue jersey, so why not?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2004, 11:22 PM
NHL9 will be arriving tomorrow.  Saw a bunch of cases out on pallets this evening with, get ready, security preventing anyone from accessing them :o

Did manage to crack two cases of NFL tonight though.  Not great cases, one had an Orange Ricky and a Vinatieri.  The other was worse, only one variant, but it was a white Moss ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 1, 2004, 01:45 AM
NHL9 will be arriving tomorrow.  Saw a bunch of cases out on pallets this evening with, get ready, security preventing anyone from accessing them :o

Did manage to crack two cases of NFL tonight though.  Not great cases, one had an Orange Ricky and a Vinatieri.  The other was worse, only one variant, but it was a white Moss ;D

LMK if you find a chase Datsyuk and retro Fedorov.  I'm a HUGE Wings fan (think everyone knows that by now) so if you find them and don't want them, keep me in mind. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 10:56 AM
Well Wally was fun, scored a couple of figs for a friend.  8)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/NHL%209%201.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 11:45 AM
Nope, I didn't make it out Elvis.  I'll see what I can do down the road though (literally tomorrow). 

Those are mine, right Dale :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 11:46 AM
Those are mine, right Dale :P

Ah, no!  :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 11:47 AM
Bastard >:(


 :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 11:50 AM
Sorry long spoken for. If there was more, I would have nabbed them.   :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 11:54 AM
I cannot believe someone is more important than me :'( 

No white Gretzky for you [/soup nazi]
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 12:00 PM
Fine, so be it! Sandcrawler go bye, bye!  :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 12:14 PM
Fine, no 12" or blue 6" Gretzky either.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 12:19 PM
 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/h035.gif)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on December 1, 2004, 12:20 PM
I'll take all of Dale's stuff, just throw it in my box :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 12:20 PM
You started it :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 12:22 PM
Scott,  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/h030.gif)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 12:25 PM
I'll take all of Dale's stuff, just throw it in my box :)

Hmm, I've got too much packing peanuts in Dale's box.  If I took some of those out, I could fit a gold Ironman in there, maybe a couple of other things.  And the white Gretzky's are over at Jim's place, so you could just pick those up.  Yeah, this could work out ok...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 12:29 PM
 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/boese/d070.gif)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 12:39 PM
Now how's that going to help?  You blow me up and I can't mail stuff. 

I guess Scott won't get the stuff either. 

Could you imagine the garage sale they could have with all the crap in my office? :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2004, 12:48 PM
Scott won't get any stuff!  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 2, 2004, 04:08 PM
Nope, I didn't make it out Elvis.  I'll see what I can do down the road though (literally tomorrow). 

Those are mine, right Dale :P

No worries bud.  I have so many friends who collect these and know people that deal in them that I will get these figures at some point.  I'm just unable to exercise any patience when it comes to Red Wings figures.   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on December 6, 2004, 10:27 PM
Saw whatever NBA series the new KG is in except for KG at the local TRU today ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 7, 2004, 02:03 AM
Did anyone manage to score the Shannon Sharpe figures?  I had to pass.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 7, 2004, 09:10 AM
Nope, the site was bogged down, took to long for the store to load so I didn't bother.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 7, 2004, 05:51 PM
Did anyone manage to score the Shannon Sharpe figures?  I had to pass.

A few of my buddies from So Cal got them, but I passed also.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 8, 2004, 06:49 AM
Saw whatever NBA series the new KG is in except for KG at the local TRU today ::)

Do you need a KG? I saw a few of them at TRU last night.

As for the Shannon Sharpe figure, the Orange Crush retro figure is still orderable on the site.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 8, 2004, 12:07 PM
There's a KG in the blue uni in the new NBA box set, too.  He comes with a white uni Ben Wallace.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on December 9, 2004, 02:47 PM
Thanks for the offers to all who said and sent me PM's on KG.  I actually found a lone one KG at TRU today.  $11 was a blow to the stomach ($11!) but its a far better figure than the first one and its blue which looks great with Purple Pepp, Purple Moss, Purple Bennett, Blue Torii and Green Gabby

I can't come up with another MN Sport Pick right now outside the possibility of maybe another T-Wolf and in order that would go:

Sam Cassell
Wally Sczerbiak
Latrell Sprewell

Hopefully they do a Cooperstown Puckett...that's a dream figure for me.  Otherwise, I'm done with Sportspicks for a while I guess :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on December 9, 2004, 02:53 PM
 :P

http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2625

I guess I have one more to get :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 9, 2004, 08:59 PM
MLB 11 pics are up:

http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12502
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 11, 2004, 08:15 PM
NHL 9 arrived at Frank and Sons (local toy show) today.  The dealer my buddy works with was pulling retro Hull and Raycroft chase in the cases they had opened so far.  Since they hadn't gotten multiple assortments, they were holding off on opening any more.  I picked up regs of Datsyuk, Alfredsson, Sundin and Sakic.  He said Raycroft was the best selling reg today.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 16, 2004, 04:31 PM
Well, found some chases today!  Saw on the Sports Board that some local So Cal guys were finding NHL at GameStops, so I hit 2 today and found:

2 red Datsyuk
1 Rangers Leetch
1 3rd jersey Sakic

Left one of the Datsyuks (not enough cash on me) and grabbed the Sakic to use in trade for a Wings Fedorov. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jokabofe on December 20, 2004, 11:45 PM
Found Adam Vinatieri the other day, but I don't collect these, so anybody needs him, shoot me a pm.

Damn, now I have to find the Rangers Leetch and 3rd jersey Sakic  :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 20, 2004, 11:46 PM
I'm just trying to find Rangers Leetch and the Brodeur.  Good luck finding them around here.  I hear the Blues Hull is kind of cool though.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 11:55 PM
I only found one chase this series since I was out of town for the bulk of the release and I traded the Sakic for a blues Hull.  He's such a prick, but it does look good. 

Nick, Brodeur is everywhere here.  I can't do much about a Rangers Leetch though, other than put you down as number two behind Dave who asked first.  I've got a crapload of trade bait, so I might be able to score two, but the spawn board being down is slowing the process.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 20, 2004, 11:58 PM
They only started showing up here recently.  Hopefully I'll luck out at some point.  At least I keep my hockey collecting really limited.

But WTF is up with this?  ANOTHER Red Wings player in this series?  I swear, you could probably put together two full lines of Red Wings players with all the ones McFarlane has made.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2004, 12:13 AM
Avs as well.

I can't really argue against Datsyuk though.  Good young player, bit of an offseason last year, but will be a rising star for sure.  I hate wings and actually like him.  Don't forget the retro Wing in the series, Federov. 

A guy in town here is a big wings and avs fan, so he's about the happiest collector I know.  Open and sealed reg and chase for every figure from Avs and Wings except 3rd Roy and the early repaints. 

My guess is every series will have a Leaf, Wing and an Av.   ::)  The only saving grace is the Canadian series' but they sometimes have two Leafs >:(

Only thing I'm worried about is the Jets Khabibulin.  I secretly hope for a Coyotes chase on that one, so I don't have to worry about it. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 21, 2004, 01:23 PM
Red Wings have a huge fan base.  The figs sell.  That's why they make so many Yankee players.  Same reasons.

Datsyuk had an off year?  He led the team in scoring (not counting Lang who got most of his points in Washington.)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2004, 02:42 PM
Yup, my bad.  I was thinking of Zetterberg who was injured for part of the year. 

Agreed, Wings sell (though they tend to clearance around here) as do the Leafs and Avs.  There's just too damn many of them though (and Yankees as well). 

Found some variants over lunch, but get this, they're from old series - Hawks Chelios, dark Hejduk.  Pretty funny to see really. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 27, 2004, 11:40 PM
Found five basketball variants :o  Miller, Williams, James x2 and Carter.  All gone to my basketball collecting (and hockey supplying) buddy. 

Regular (blue) Garnett is sitting up here, for now.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 27, 2004, 11:58 PM
Too bad Vince Carter came out before he got traded to the Nets.  Oh well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 29, 2004, 11:55 PM
I've got Ranger's Leetch - 2 of them in transit shortly.  Dave and Nick, do you still want them?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2004, 09:57 AM
White Garnett variant at KBtoys (http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/3505039/ctid/17/INstock/Y/D/?_e=41d41&_v=41D4171B4yoGa7EE2999F654)

In stock, apparently, if you want it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 30, 2004, 01:32 PM
I've got Ranger's Leetch - 2 of them in transit shortly.  Dave and Nick, do you still want them?

Yes indeedy!  Thank you Morgbug!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jokabofe on December 30, 2004, 10:18 PM
Sure do... if you wanna send him with the rest of the stuff, just throw him in there :)

Thanks Brett  :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on December 30, 2004, 11:02 PM
I didn't see that earlier Brent, thanks for the link but I'm fine with the Blue one I have :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 31, 2004, 05:27 PM
I've got Ranger's Leetch - 2 of them in transit shortly.  Dave and Nick, do you still want them?

Yes indeedy!  Thank you Morgbug!
Sure do... if you wanna send him with the rest of the stuff, just throw him in there :)

Thanks Brent :-*

Cool, will let you fellas know when they arrive.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 9, 2005, 04:25 PM
NHL 10 officially delayed.  Reason given: TMP wants to see how well NHL 9 is received before they release NHL 10.  I hate this f-in lockout!!!!   >:(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2005, 02:57 PM
Nick and Dave, I've got both of your Rangers' Leetch figures in hand now.  Dave's I'll ship whenever the bust-ups show, but Nick, drop me a PM so I can get your addy again and we can iron out the details.  Nice figure, maybe I should keep one :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2005, 09:13 AM
:P

http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2625

I guess I have one more to get :)

Looks like McF won't be going to the NBA All-Star Jam, so you can pick up the exclusives via the club:

"McFarlane Toys will be selling exclusive versions of two of the NBA¹s most dynamic players -- Carmelo Anthony and Latrell Sprewell -- on mcfarlane.com beginning Thursday, Feb. 17. We produced a limited supply of each exclusive figures and will sell them for $10 each plus shipping, with a limit of two of each figure per household.

The Anthony figure is our NBA All-Star Jam exclusive and features the forward in his Denver Nuggets Hardwood Classics jersey driving hard to the net. The Sprewell figure is a redecoration of the guard/forward representing his current team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and sculpted in mid-dunk pose. Each figure features a base and ball, and exclusive clamshell packaging.

Due to a change in plans, McFarlane Toys will not be attending this year's NBA All-Star Jam in conjunction with the NBA All-Star Game in Denver, CO, Feb. 17-21. Now, instead of traveling to Denver to get the event exclusive, collectors can purchase direct from us via the Collector's Club Store on McFarlane.com. "


Looks like you've got a good shot at nabbing Spree now, Scott!  ;)

Jeff
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2005, 03:44 PM
Is this thanks to Bankruptcy?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2005, 09:56 AM
MLB 12

TOM GLAVINE
 DAVID ORTIZ
 ADRIAN BELTRE
 CARLOS BELTRAN
 NOMAR GARCIAPARRA 2
 MIKE MUSSINA
 SCOTT ROLEN 2
 ERIC GAGNE 2
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2005, 09:58 AM
NFL 11

TOM BRADY 2
 BEN ROETHLISBERGER
 JULIUS JONES
 WILLIS MCGAHEE
 JOE HORN
 LADAINAIN TOMLINSON 3
 KEVIN MAWAE

NFL 12

 BRETT FAVRE 3
 DONOVAN MCNABB 2
 DREW BREES
 MARVIN HARRISON 2
 TIKI BARBER 2
 COREY DILLON
 LAVAR ARRINGTON
 WILLIE ROAF
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2005, 09:59 AM
NBA 9

DWAYNE WADE
 KOBE BRYANT 3
 DIRK NOWITZKI 2
 AMARE STOUDEMIRE 2
 GRANT HILL
 RIP HAMILTON
 JASON RICHARDSON
 EMEKA OKAFOR
 ANTAWN JAMISON
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2005, 10:00 AM
TEAM CANADA

 WAYNE GRETZKY
 GRANT FUHR
 MARK MESSIER
 MARIO LEMIEUX
 MARTIN BRODEUR
 VINCENT LECAVALIER
 JOE SAKIC 2
 JAROME IGINLA

LEGENDS 3

WAYNE GRETZKY 6
 WAYNE GRETZKY 7
 TONY ESPOSITO
 GILBERT PERREAULT
 MARCEL DIONNE
 PETE MAHOVLICH
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 10:33 AM
OH puhlease, enough with ******* Wayne Gretzky already >:(  I'll grant an argument that he is the best hockey player ever.  But I think a case could be made for Gordie Howe or Bobby Orr.  I can't help but believe we're seeing him so much at the expense of seeing both or either of them.  And that's not right. 

It's also going to piss off retailers.  Our Walmarts are crammed with the 1st Kings Gretzky figure.  They are currently on sale at $10 (regular retail is $13.92 at WM) and are not moving.  Some will move at $5 I'm sure, but I'd be willing to be I can wait until that figure is $2 before I buy it.  Some stores have 50-60 of them in bins or baskets.  And we're getting more soon???  Ridiculous. 

That Kobe3 figure better come with a handcuff variant, otherwise it's pretty damn pointless too. 

The Team Canada set is neat, but hopefully they fix the head sculpt on Lecavalier - I believe he's in his 20's, not his 70's.  Hope they are the red jerseys as well (haven't read the release yet).  Too bad I hate Fuhr so much.  But I'll take a Gretzky in TC uni and dump any and all others. 

The Legends lineup, minus more Gretzky ::) is great.  I think we already knew about Dionne, but seeing Perreault in there is fantastic.  Feel bad for the other guys that played on the French Connection line, but he would be my first choice too.  Esposito is great and a neat pick.  I can think of a lot of other goalies I would have made first but then again I'm just a geek on a computer.  Little Mahovolich is a nice choice too, but again, lots of others I could have thought of first. 

These better be the last of the Gretzky figures. 

As far as football goes hopefully they get Roethlisberger out before he has a sophomore slump ;)  LT3 is as goofy as Kobe3 ::)  Yeah, great RB, no doubt, but we need one every year?  Favre3???
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 21, 2005, 10:48 AM
Same here Brent, Kings Gretzky's up your butt, there just not moving. That goes for the 12" figure too.

Will there be more Gretzky's after these, I think so, he's a seller. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 10:57 AM
Nooooo :-\  Not more.  Seven has got to be enough, doesn't it?  Or can we expect the Wayne Family pack?  That would sell better than Kings Gretzky figures do. 

White and Kings 12" are on clearance as well and not moving, though they're only down to $30 right now. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on January 21, 2005, 11:02 AM
Put me down for David Ortiz, Tom Brady2 and Corey Dillon.  Going to need help on these, they're not going to make the shelves around here. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 11:10 AM
Shouldn't be an issue for me, so I'm always willing to help. Finding someone in the US to help is always cheaper though, so go that way if someone can help out. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: habs98 on January 21, 2005, 06:56 PM
Really surprised they're doing another Ladanian Tomlinson already.  As for the others, I'm looking forward to Dillon, Horn  and Big Ben!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 21, 2005, 09:05 PM
No suprise on the Gretzkys since TMP signed an exclusive deal with him.  As for the rest of the Legends lineup, not very impressed.  Remember guys, if we don't see guys like Howe or Orr, it's because Todd hasn't signed them yet.  Legends have to be signed individually and due to asking price, some guys may never get made (Todd told me this very thing himself when I met him.) 

Very confused as to why we're getting a Tomlinson 3 already.  I'd put that in a 2pak of some sort.  No Ty Law or Brian Dawkins, but hints on the Sports Board are that they may be in a 2pak or a CC exclusive. 

Yzerman should be in the Team Canada set, IMO.

Glad I don't collect NBA. 

Of the new NFL, I'd most likely buy:
BEN ROETHLISBERGER
JULIUS JONES
WILLIS MCGAHEE
JOE HORN
LADAINAIN TOMLINSON 3
KEVIN MAWAE
DREW BREES
MARVIN HARRISON 2
COREY DILLON
LAVAR ARRINGTON

Of the new MLB 12, I'd buy:
TOM GLAVINE (only if it's a Braves retro)
ADRIAN BELTRE (only if it's a Dodgers retro)
NOMAR GARCIAPARRA 2
MIKE MUSSINA
SCOTT ROLEN 2 (depends on the pose)
ERIC GAGNE 2 (depends on the pose)

Anyone see the late news on the MLB 13?  It's basically like a baseball card traded set.  It's all updated of Big Unit, Pedro, Larry Walker and Moises Alou.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 09:25 PM
No, I understand the concept of signing someone like Gretzky entirely.  You paid through the nose, so you need to use him as much as you can.  The Team Canada figure is fantastic news.  But....

Too many Gretzky's and they've already made a very serious error they may not be able to recover from.  The Kings Gretzky is littering pegs here like nothing ever has before.  It's already marked down at Walmart ($10 vs regular retail of $13.92 there) but won't be marked down at the other major retailers, all of whom charge $15.95.  Walmart will drop it to $5 shortly (has in some places) but even then, I don't think they'll all go.  Between two Walmarts here there are easily 100+ of that damn figure.  Oh, you can still find blue Oilers Gretzky's as well sitting at $10 (remember, that's a sale price for us).

I don't think the next Kings Gretzky will sell well either.  Oh sure, the variant will go, but that's it.  This is just a regular Kings Gretzky, not some memorable moment with a unique pose either.  Then two more Gretzky's?  What, Blues and Rangers???  Big whoop, variants sell, regs sit.   And this is a place where Tie Domi didn't sit this long.  They overproduced, retailers know it, collectors know it, casual buyers know it and are pissed off because they paid more than they should have.  It's killing the case market for small retailers. 

I completely understand, but why is TMP doing the same thing that killed SLU's that the MAN himself criticized? 

I also understand Orr and Howe not being available, but it's not like there are no other legends in hockey that could be made.  The new lineup, minus more Gretzky's is great.  And there are hundreds of other HOFers and nonHOFers that would more readily be bought at regular retail.  All I'm suggesting is they should have spread it out more.  I already know of retailers that refused Legends I because they knew how many Gretzky figures would be in it and just how poorly they'd sell.  Sorry, but TMP made a huge gaffe. 

With respect to Orr and Howe, indeed, they may never be made.  But my biggest fear is not that they don't get made because they don't sign with TMP or are too expensive.  My biggest fear is that interest at the retailer level is dead because they have too ******* many Gretzky figures being sold below cost or hanging around for months and months.  And that's what I see happening. 

Remember, there is a market in the US for these, but Walmarts in major centers up here order 30-50 cases of these.  That may be nothing compared to US Walmarts, but it is still a very significant component of the hockey business for TMP.  I live in a small town by US standards, a hair under 700,000 people.  We have six Walmarts - 180-300 cases.  We have six Zellers stores (kinda like Kmart/Target), 4-5 cases each so 24-30 cases.  We have six superstores, 5 cases each - another 30 cases.  We have two TRU who carry about 10 cases each, so 20 more cases.  High end estimate is 400 cases for a small city.  Anything in the US compare to that on a per capita basis?  Nope, not a chance in hell, not with hockey.  That doesn't count small communities or smaller stores either.  The US is huge, but hockey is Canada. 

If I'm a casual buyer, I walk into Walmart, see a cool Gretzky figure and drop $15 on it after taxes.  Two months down the road I see it for $5 or less :o  Guess what I'm not buying at full retail next time. 

And no matter what McFarlane may think, the average person does not collect these things like hockey cards.  They're too big, hard to move and more expensive, relative to Todd's card collecting heyday. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 21, 2005, 11:08 PM
I totally agree w/ you bud.  The biggest problem I've seen w/ the NHL Legends lineup is 1) too many Gretzkys packed in each case and 2) not enough other big name Legends in the series thus far.  Series 2 has some bigger names, but series 3 is seriously lacking.

I'm a bit disturbed at the lineups for the sports this year.  I'm seeing SLUs all over again.  Not enough diversity in the lines.  Too many 2nd and 3rd versions of figs and now no regular NHL lineups because of the lockout.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 21, 2005, 11:43 PM
Some of these new figures are cool.  A few of the choices are pretty obvious.  But there's definitely at least a couple of head-scratchers in there in the MLB and NFL lines.  I'm refraining from commenting on the NHL line since I'm ignorant on Hockey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2005, 03:58 PM
For the American hockey fans, Amazon has the Theodore/Smyth two pack for $12.98 as of today.  Pretty quick mark down. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sport****ks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 22, 2005, 07:04 PM
For the American hockey fans, Amazon has the Theodore/Smyth two pack for $12.98 as of today.  Pretty quick mark down. 

Still over $20 after shipping and tax.  I'll wait since I just want the Theodore. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 31, 2005, 06:36 PM
http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12527
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 31, 2005, 06:49 PM
That showboat comes out of retirement and gets a figure.  Why?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2005, 10:53 PM
My brother-in-law will be excited to see that...me...I'll pass ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on February 1, 2005, 01:54 AM
I wouldn't mind that Dirty Bird Sanders...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2005, 10:05 AM
http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12527

The guys in the Winnipeg thread over at Spawn are all pretty much pumped about that figure.  More so for the Falcons, but lots of guys want it bad. ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on February 1, 2005, 10:40 AM
Love the pose (originally Ty Law's).  Not a big fan of the person.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 2, 2005, 10:44 PM
I'll give you 3 huge reasons why this fig was made:

1) Collectors wanted it big time
2) It will sell very well
3) Waiting to make him as a Legend would have cost X number of dollars since TMP would have had to negotiate w/ Deion personally for his right.  By making him while he's an active player, it costs nothing since he's part of the PA.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on February 11, 2005, 01:31 PM
WOOT!  Met up with a buddy of mine yesterday and got my Super Bowl XXXIX Exclusive Fred Taylor and Byron Leftwich. NICE!  Too bad the Taylor is a Jamal Lewis repaint, and Leftwich is a Culpepper 2 repaint.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2005, 11:37 AM
Spree and Melo club exclusives are up for any fans of McFarlane basketball figures.

Sprewell (http://ecommerce.spawn.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=400&HS=1) - I need to feed my family!

Carmello Anthony (http://ecommerce.spawn.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=399&HS=1) in a butt-ugly uni.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on February 17, 2005, 07:48 PM
I picked up two of each.  I also got a backboard and 2 sets of the warehouse finds. Why do I have to be such a big basketball fan?  ???
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 17, 2005, 10:45 PM
NHL 11 pics in the NEWS tomorrow!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on February 17, 2005, 10:58 PM
Spree and Melo club exclusives are up for any fans of McFarlane basketball figures.

Sprewell (http://ecommerce.spawn.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=400&HS=1) - I need to feed my family!

Carmello Anthony (http://ecommerce.spawn.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=399&HS=1) in a butt-ugly uni.

Yawn.  The NBA line really hasn't interested me much at all.  Even one of the NBA's biggest stars, Shaquille O'Neill, wound being a pegwarmer.

I think my general level of interest in Sports Picks as a whole has declined.  There are just too many toy lines vying for my attention in general, and I think the local players have been dominating my purchases with these lines.  Well, if I can save a little money it certainly isn't a bad thing.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2005, 11:09 PM
I'm in the same boat.  As lame as it may be, 3rd jersey Roy killed the line for me.  I'm only keeping players I really, really like.  All I have left are the following:

NFL - Bennett, Culpepper and Moss (ok, teams I like, not necessarily players)

NHL -
Selanne - Jets on Avs and Jets card, loose and blue custom
Cheevers black
Cujo - Team Canada
Brodeur - Team Canada
Belfour - blue Leafs from box set
Hossa red with corrected arm
MacInnis - may dump him yet
I may also dump the Team CAnada goalies depending on what happens with the new ones coming out.  Depends on the jerseys and poses.  I prefer dark jerseys, but will keep at least one white jersey. 
Khabibulin Jets I'll pick up too.
New legends are not that interesting to me.  Maybe Esposito and we'll see after that.  If Orr ever gets made (I think Oilers/Kings Gretzky, en masse is going to kill this line for major retailers and without them, no legends line - $2 Kings Gretzy? :o ::))

NBA - all I currently have is Pierce but he'll go once Bird is out.  Also planning on picking up Erving (please let him have an ABA afro chase) and Maravich.  The legends line is super cool, but space is so much a consideration with these.  May pick up future legends down the road and may grab a Chamberlain in hopes that Russell is released in a defensive pose to go with him.

It's not worth the effort anymore.  Jets Khabibulin will be a huge pain but I'll own one.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on February 18, 2005, 02:00 AM
I think when you pair up the new Shaq with the backboard it will look awesome.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on February 18, 2005, 09:56 AM
I picked up a pair of the Speefeedmyfamily and Anthony's for a buddy of mine in Illinois since he does not have the internet access during the day to order. Personally I am waiting for the 12" Nolan Ryan in Astros.

But can someone explain to me why the hell McFarlane would miss an obvious piece to make when they made the Willy Mays piece. The catch would be the coolest piece of the entire line, and one that I would even consider buying, but they ended up making him batting. WHAT #$%^ are you thinking McFarlane?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 18, 2005, 02:53 PM
The Spawn board is down right now so hopefully they're fixing whatever problems have bogged down the board the last couple days (and updating the News w/ NHL 11 pics!!)  With no NHL 10 my collecting has been almost dead lately.  I was able to obtain a doublestar Roy Williams in trade (finally) and now I'm just waiting for the next wave of Cooperstown to hit, followed by MLB and NHL Legends.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on February 18, 2005, 10:25 PM
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl11/mkiprusoff/images/nhl11_mkiprusoff_photo_02_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl11/ahemsky/images/nhl11_ahemsky_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl11/mryder/images/nhl11_mryder_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl11/jnieuwendyk/images/nhl11_jnieuwendyk_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl11/ejovanovski/images/nhl11_ejovanovski_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl11/nkhabibulin/images/nhl11_nkhabibulin_photo_01_dl.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on February 18, 2005, 10:41 PM
No Devils again.  Meh.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2005, 06:19 PM
No Devils again.  Meh.

NHL11 is a Canadian series ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 19, 2005, 07:55 PM
TMP said yesterday that the Nieuwendyk will have an A and not a C.  Old photo I guess.  I'm only gonna get Kipper and Nieuwendyk, and hopefully Nieuwendyk has a different team chase (Flames, Stars or Devils.)  Jovo is gonna be a big time leaner in that Forsberg 2 pose.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2005, 10:14 PM
I'd have to think there are going to be some US based team chase figures, since there was no NHL10 and to keep interest outside of Canada.  I could see a Stars chase for Nieuwendyk and a Khabibulin Coyotes chase.  In retrospect the Khabibulin has a couple of flaws - the blocker isn't right (generic) and his helmet doesn't match either one he wore while here (again, generic - probably a licensing issue).  But since we don't even have a team anymore, I'll keep my bitching limited.  Wondering what the hot chase piece will be.

Saw in the 20 answers (or more than...) that there was a question regarding ABA jerseys and Mark hinted at the possibility.  I'm thinking we'll see a Julius Erving ABA chase figure.  That would be really cool.   8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on February 28, 2005, 03:26 AM
Got my NBA chase cases this week from TMP.  Got some I didn't have before like Nash and Francis.  Also got a National Lebron and AI, so all in all i'm pleased.  Some guy got a blue Finley in chase, talk about luck.  That's right up ther with Selanne.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 28, 2005, 03:16 PM
Got my NBA chase cases this week from TMP.  Got some I didn't have before like Nash and Francis.  Also got a National Lebron and AI, so all in all i'm pleased.  Some guy got a blue Finley in chase, talk about luck.  That's right up ther with Selanne.

Yup, that would be my boy Josh (jcurry15.)  Pretty amazing, but you had to know those blue Finleys were somewhere.  I won't be at all surprised to see some more show up in cases. 

If anyone comes across a black Shaq (especially an opener), keep me in mind.   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on February 28, 2005, 06:37 PM
If anyone comes across a black Shaq (especially an opener), keep me in mind.   ;D

Me too and the rest of So Cal it seems, lol.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 2, 2005, 03:52 PM
All chases but Schmidt are on ebay right now.  Looks like Cooperstown is going to be hitting very, very soon.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on March 4, 2005, 08:10 PM
All is right in the world (http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12554)

Well, that's an exaggeration to say the least, but this is the best toy news I've read in a very long time. 8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on March 4, 2005, 08:18 PM
I just got my email from Spawn.   8) 

I have to have Orr.  8)
A young Gretzky during his early years in Edmonton, well you know I need that one.   :-*  Rangers Gretzky, maybe just one for my friends Mom.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 4, 2005, 11:20 PM
All is right in the world (http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12554)

Well, that's an exaggeration to say the least, but this is the best toy news I've read in a very long time. 8)

Do you think McFarlane will try and "pose" that classic shot of him flying through the air?  Neat idea maybe, but how would you keep the figure posed in the air? 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on March 4, 2005, 11:28 PM
That part is easy, look at some of the basketball or football players.  You just use a peg. 

As to whether they will or won't, I think that will depend on the deal they signed with Orr.  I'd guess they had to pay enough that there'll be multiple figures.  If that's the case, I think we'll see it at some point but maybe not right away.  If it's just a deal for a single figure, I'd guess no, because then you have no option for a chase figure as the uniform is game specific and you can't produce that variant like the black Kings Gretzky.  I don't think Orr would sit like that Gretzky did, I doubt he'd make clearance at all. 

I'd like to see the pose, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on March 4, 2005, 11:34 PM
If Orr is not done it that pose, I can see some customs being done.  ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 5, 2005, 02:00 PM
They could almost just reuse the Kings Gretzky pose to do the "flying" Orr.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 5, 2005, 05:47 PM
Picked up Babe Ruth and Mike Schimdt today at my local toy show.  Only 2 dealers had Cooperstown 2 in.  Both had the Ripken chase ($25  :o) and they had Schmidt at $8, Ruth at $10, Mays at $10, Ripken at $10 and Catfish and Stargell at $12.  Curious prices.  I've heard so far that Schmidt appears to be shortpacked and no chase has popped up yet. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Brian on March 11, 2005, 09:36 AM
I picked up my first ever Sportspicks product yesterday.  I was checking Target to see if they possibly had the ROTS ships (nope), and saw that they had the little 3" NBA 2 packs on the clearance end cap.  I picked up the Garnett/Stoudemire pack, since they are two of my favorite players, and it was only $2 and change.  I know the smaller figures like this probably aren't as popular with collectors (and probably why they are on clearance), but space is a premium for me, and I was amazed how detailed they were for as small as they are.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 3, 2005, 07:40 PM
FYI: MLB 11 regional cases (6 figs per) are showing up.  So Cal is getting Vlads (obviously.) 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on April 4, 2005, 04:39 AM
FYI: MLB 11 regional cases (6 figs per) are showing up.  So Cal is getting Vlads (obviously.) 

I picked one up earlier in the week at TRU in Industry.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 5, 2005, 01:05 AM
FYI: MLB 11 regional cases (6 figs per) are showing up.  So Cal is getting Vlads (obviously.) 

I picked one up earlier in the week at TRU in Industry.

Yeah, I saw your post on Spawn.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on April 15, 2005, 03:59 PM
Picked up L2 Oilers Chase Gretzky yesterday at Gamestop.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on April 16, 2005, 12:41 AM
Picked up L2 Oilers Chase Gretzky yesterday at Gamestop.

This is beyond bizarre, the US getting hockey before us :o  Bah, they'll all arrive up here when I'm in Indy.  Nothing I really want from the series desperately anyway but it's always nice to pick up chase pieces for trade bait.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 16, 2005, 07:10 PM
Got these Legends 2 figs today:

white Oilers Gretzky chase
blue Fuhr chase
white Beliveau chase (for trade)
reg Beliveau
Rangers Espo
Bruins Espo

I also have the reg Oilers and reg Kings Gretz coming in trade.  Trying to flip my white Beliveau and white Gretz for a black Kings Gretz and blue Bossy.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 25, 2005, 10:39 PM
NFL Legends pics are up on Spawn.com.  They look great.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on April 27, 2005, 03:04 PM
Finally, an LT figure.  The Barry Sanders looks sweet, too.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 28, 2005, 11:31 PM
Deion figures go on sale Monday morning via the CC at 11am EST.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 30, 2005, 06:46 PM
Alright, already done w/ MLB 11!  My buddy's store got 3 cases and they got 1 Astros Wagner so I grabbed that.  Then I traded the Odom chase I found in TN for a Rangers Soriano and then grabbed A-Rod, Prior and Griffey regs from my friend Dave.  That was way too easy.   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 11, 2005, 11:04 PM
Wow, I actually bought some Sports Picks the other day.  Nabbed a Piazza chase and a Rangers Soriano.  But my interest is waning, since I just offered them up right away to a friend of mine who's more hardcore about Sports Picks than I am.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2005, 11:20 PM
I know what you mean.

Anyone need a grey Schiling from series 10 for cost?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on May 12, 2005, 05:54 AM
Has anyone seen the Schiling/Pujols World Series 2 pack that is a TRU exclusive?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on May 12, 2005, 03:54 PM
Got my Deions this morning.  Yeah.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on May 26, 2005, 03:30 PM
Anyone get NBA Legends yet?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on May 26, 2005, 04:58 PM
Saw them last night at a Comic Shop.  They looked pretty sweet!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 26, 2005, 05:32 PM
Dr. J looks awesome.  Between the 70's 'fro and the ABA ball, it's a sweet looking figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on May 26, 2005, 05:50 PM
Dr. J looks awesome. Between the 70's 'fro and the ABA ball, it's a sweet looking figure.

Yeah he does.  I'm looking for Wilt in Lakers' uni.  That's going to be a pain to find in So Cal.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2005, 10:15 PM
I'm hoping to score a Bird (either color is fine by me) and I'd love to get the ABA Dr. Jay (can anyone help me out?)

I'm a little torn on the Maravich and whether I should get one.  I do think this is probably the most solid Legends series they've done in any sport, it's absolutely amazing :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 29, 2005, 09:45 PM
Is this line dead in the US? :o

I hit a pile of Walmarts, Targets, K-mart and TRU.  Really old stuff was the best I could find, save for a few Gretzky's at TRU and a couple of Legends2 baseball figures at one and only one TRU.  Where is this line?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on May 31, 2005, 02:05 AM
Only place really carrying it is TRU right now Brent.  Target won't get them until SW stuff is minimized, Walmart is hit or miss, Gamestop gets them but only 1 case.  So yeah it's dying.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 31, 2005, 08:16 AM
TRU and stores like Gamestop seem to be among the few that really carry Sports Picks.  The line got super hot and it seems that it's peaked.  I know they aren't as hard to find around me as they had been, and the area is inundated with collectors and scalpers.

On a related note, I've heard that Todd McFarlane is going to scale back on the number of variants that ship in a case.  I think they're trying to make the line hot again by making things harder to find.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 31, 2005, 05:14 PM
I'd agree that is the way to do it, but I loathe the possibility given the per capita distribution of scalpers out there now.  We've even got one that takes a loss on figures ::)  Moron. 

I was just surprised to see it so pathetic out there.  We have four stores carrying the lines regularly and in case amounts bigger than Gamestop. 
TRU is good for between 2-4 cases of sports other than hockey, they carry lots of hockey still. 
Walmart is biggest into hockey, still running a lot of cases, but down from the 30-40 they used to.  I would suggest the lockout has a good bit to do with that as well as crappy, CRAPPY case assortments (hello Gretzky Legends ::))
Zellers is dumb, but they're carrying lots.  They refuse to clear stuff so they have baseball back to series 8.  Still, they bring in stuff and if you can find a store where the staff don't scam the good stuff, it can be helpful. 
Superstore has picked up the line now carrying basketball and baseball where they used to carry only hockey and football. 

Seems we have almost better shots now than you guys do :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 31, 2005, 08:46 PM
I actually saw some of the NBA Legends figures tonight.  They look cool, but I'm not enough of a fan to buy all of these figures.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 31, 2005, 10:54 PM
I'm pretty keen on the Legends.  A local guy ordered a case and he's selling me his spares of Bird and Erving.  Other than those I'd just about kill for a chase ABA version of Erving, it's just so cool.  A lot of the other chase pieces are really neat and if I stumble across a Hawks Maravich I'd be pretty pleased. 

I'm much more a fan of those eras of basketball players than I am current guys, so this line is appealing and I think the first series is so strong. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on June 2, 2005, 03:26 PM
Picked up ABA Dr. J and Hawks Pete today.  I'm trading the Pete for a Lakers' Wilt.  All I need is the White Bird.

My wife thinks this line is too funny.  She digs the short shorts, canvas sneakers, Forrest Gump knee braces, and the socks.  Actually I dig the same things also.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 2, 2005, 03:53 PM
I hate you Jay :'( :P  I know our Walmarts are going to get maybe one case each, same for a couple of other stores, so my likelihood of success is pretty low. 

But yeah, some of the features are so darn entertaining.  I'm not Wilt's biggest fan (something to do with some guy named Russell) but a Lakers version would be cool.  I was really tempted to order a case of this series, the first time in a long time I would have ordered a case. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 2, 2005, 11:23 PM
The last time I ordered a case was for MLB 10 (I think).  That was the one with Jeter, Palmeiro, Mulder, Delgado, etc.  Great assortment, but I haven't wanted to order an entire case since.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on June 3, 2005, 01:21 AM
Cases have started popping up here Brent, so I'll keep an eye out for the ABA version of Erving for ya!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2005, 09:42 AM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on June 4, 2005, 03:44 PM
Actually Nicklab they already started doing the chase scale back.  Lots of people in the most recent waves of the various lines have found no chase figs in a case.  I found an NHL Legends 2 case during my C3 trip w/ no chases.  I was really starting to like finding cases w/ 3 chases in them.  Next up: the super chase fig.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2005, 01:30 AM
Well, what an interesting series for NBA legends thus far :o

I walk into my local Zellers looking for SW stuff, nada.  I decide to check and see if they have any new McFarlane stuff and they do, Legends Bball.  Cool.  I'm getting figures (Bird and Erving regs) from a guy tomorrow that has spares from his case, so I'm saving a couple of bucks.  But I thought I'd take a look and see what they look like up close.  No expectations of finding anything because every case over the last year has come out of the back cracked with all the chase figures gone.  I pick up the figure lying face down and holy freaking **** it's an ABA Erving :o :D ;D   Naturally I bought one for $30 last week at a comic shop so  I now find one at retail, but still mighty cool as it looks like I can trade an Erving for two regs.

On the way to the gym I stop by another Zellers.  There's a box on the floor, sealed :o  I ask the customer service desk dude if I can open them and he actually phones a manager to ask.  She says go ahead and bingo! Hawks Maravich and blue Reed 8)  Very, very good day.

Still haven't seen a Jazz Maravich though.
First case was thus:
3 Erving
3 Bird
3 Chamberlain
1 Reed
1 Walton
1 Erving chase

second case:
2 Bird
3 Erving
2 Chamberlain
1 white Reed
1 blue Reed
1 Hawks Maravich
2 Walton. 

Pretty cool stuff. 8) 8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on June 8, 2005, 01:43 AM
Good stuff Brent.  Saw a couple Jazz Marovich today.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on June 9, 2005, 04:23 PM
I hate you now Brent.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2005, 05:57 PM
Ha, we're even.

Not that I can promise anything, but does anyone down south need help with NHL11?  I've had notoriously bad luck with the Canadian only series, so I see no reason for it not to continue (lots of extra scalpers on these series).  That and I used my luck up on NBA Legends already.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2005, 08:14 PM
Brent, you scored a Nets Doctor J?  If you score another I would definitely consider trading my She-Hulk to you.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2005, 08:20 PM
Yeah, I scored one.  I'll hunt for another for sure. 

Mmmm, green...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on June 11, 2005, 05:00 PM
Hey Brent - The only NHL 11 I want is the regular Kiprusoff and a chase Nieuwendyk (blue Leafs uni.)  LMK if you spot one and I'm an opener so the only thing I care about is the paint job.

Mark Weber confirmed yesterday that there is NO Jovanovski chase in this series.  This is by far one of the weakest series of any sport to date.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 12, 2005, 12:13 AM
Kipper should be no problem.  I'll see what I can do about the chase Nieuwy.

The vultures are severely circling on this one.  Everybody's panties get in a huge bunch for the Canadian only series as their eyes glaze over with dreams of ebay glory ::)

The only thing I want is a regular and a chase of Khabibulin, because I can pretty much guarantee it will be the last WInnipeg Jets figure they ever make.  I guess if they ever made a Numminen figure for the Coyotes they could do a Jets chase, or maybe a Hawerchuk in the Legends line, but I doubt legends will last that long ;)

They aren't out in Winnipeg yet, even though they're in most markets already.  Hoping to see them on Monday or thereabouts.  Should have Kipper by the end of the week.  I guess Nieuwendyk too if I'm going to get my hands on one. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 20, 2005, 12:26 PM
I've arranged for your Kipper thus far but no luck with Nieuwy.  Yet.  I'll get him. 

Funny thing happened today.  Box arrived on my desk about the right size for a McFarlane fig.  Didn't make any trades, but I recognized the name on the front.  Open it up and inside is a nice, white Khabibulin :o  Totally unsolicited from a guy named Brew who some of you know from snowtroopers.ca and others know from spawn.com.  Way cool start to the week 8)

Also found a white Walton, one genuinely butt ugly figure. :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on June 20, 2005, 02:21 PM
Also found a white Walton, one genuinely butt ugly figure. :P

You mean teenwolf.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 20, 2005, 04:28 PM
Also found a white Walton, one genuinely butt ugly figure. :P

You mean teenwolf.   :P

Yes! :D  That's it exactly, the Marty McFly does roundball figure.  LOL.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2005, 12:00 AM
Figures, I arrange a trade to get a white Bird and I find one in the store tonight.  Walmart, 9 pm.  Weird :-\  Only chase I haven't found in this line is the Chamberlain.  Also weird.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on June 21, 2005, 12:42 AM
Damn you Brent!  You're taking all the SP mojo away from me.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 21, 2005, 06:40 PM
Funny thing happened today.  Box arrived on my desk about the right size for a McFarlane fig.  Didn't make any trades, but I recognized the name on the front.  Open it up and inside is a nice, white Khabibulin :o  Totally unsolicited from a guy named Brew who some of you know from snowtroopers.ca and others know from spawn.com.  Way cool start to the week 8)

Very cool story Brent.   :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 22, 2005, 09:26 PM
Hey Brent - The only NHL 11 I want is the regular Kiprusoff and a chase Nieuwendyk (blue Leafs uni.)  LMK if you spot one and I'm an opener so the only thing I care about is the paint job.


Have a nice Kiprusoff for you right now.  Just having no luck yet on the chase.  Only one retailer left, so I should know in a day or two whether I'll stumble into a Nieuwendyk for you. 

I actually found my first regular Khabibulin today at retail.  It's been unreal around town, tons of everything but.  Apparently one of the flea market guys has about 40 on a table ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on June 22, 2005, 10:09 PM
So I go to Walmart and after picking up a Clone 3-pack I walk thru the aisles.  I notice some basketball SPs and low and behold its a new case of series 7 on the peg.  I picked up the red Carter, but I'm thinking to myself are they just putting out series 7 now?  This is the first time I saw this series at this Walamrt, so I guess so.  Anyone's Walmart doing the samething?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 22, 2005, 10:35 PM
7?? :o  Wow, that's old.  Only one I found from that series was a red Carter as well.  Pretty funny to find it too.  I picked it up at TRU, where I've found precisely three variants in four years and it was at 10:30 in the morning.  Found a ton of LOTR for a buddy at the same time.  I was dropping stuff left and right on the floor, sort of embarassing but lots of fun. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on June 23, 2005, 12:26 AM
Thanks Brent!   ;D  No sweat if you don't see a Nieuwy chase.  I can get one eventually.

Yeah, brew is a great guy.  That's pretty cool to find a Khabby chase on your desk for no reason. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on June 23, 2005, 07:26 AM
I was at my local TRU here in MN and low and behold in the McFarlane section I finally find the World Series 2 pack. Of the 2 there there was one where the arm of Albert Pujols rubbed against the window and the paint hard worn away from the figure and was on the window. I left that one for someone else, and grabbed the other one. The only issue I had was thatthe way the torqed Alberts arm made it loose when I opened the toy for displaying.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on June 24, 2005, 12:35 PM
Anyone pick up the Chase NHL set yesterday?  It looked like a good buy, but I don't collect hockey. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 01:36 PM
It's a great deal except for the crappy NHL8 set that comes with it :P  I think you could unload Linden and Belfour, but nobody wants Lalime (whom I still think is a decent goalie and got the shaft from Ottawa - you don't score, eventually the other team will) or Thibault, I can't remember which it is ::)  The Robitaille Kings is a dead issue. 

Sure would be sweet to get the Bruins Bourque and it's really a no loss proposition, especially in the US.  I did check it out, but shipping for one set to Canada was $30 and two sets was $36, pretty much eating up any benefit of the sets since you'd sell those off at a loss, if at all.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 1, 2005, 10:06 PM
More B's Bourques popping up in the warehouse finds.  That'll lower the value more.  You had to know those were somewhere.  Wish I had the cash to get another set and a chance at a B's Bourque.  I scored one the first time around but ended up having to sell it due to financial issues.  Got $400 for it because it had no face shield on the fig and you know those error guys love pieces like that. 

New MLB 12 images popping up on the Sports board thanks to ebay (of course.)  Chases of Ortiz (grey), Beltran (white) and a retro O's Mussina!   :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 1, 2005, 11:20 PM
B's Bourque would be nice, but I opted out.

For Mikey (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12632)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 2, 2005, 11:01 AM
Before I got into the line, er, knew better, I actually found a Bruins Bourque and gave it to a friend at cost.  Ducks Kariya, too.  I still kick myself over those.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 2, 2005, 12:28 PM
Before I got into the line, er, knew better, I actually found a Bruins Bourque and gave it to a friend at cost.  Ducks Kariya, too.  I still kick myself over those.

I was in the same boat.  I owned an NHLPA CuJo already.  Saw the repaint and thought "Nah, I don't like the Leafs enough to get a blue one" :'(  I know I saw both Roy and CuJo repaints several times.  I also saw the Avs Bourque and might have seen the Amonte repaint, though I'm probably just doing the wishful imagining thing and only saw the NHLPA version.  Saw no helmets as well.  Tragic stuff it was.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 2, 2005, 04:22 PM
Gagne chase is up on ebay now too.

I remember when the NFL 1 hit I found every chase but the blue Edge and also found a no helmet Eddie George.  Scored 4 red Yzermans and an Avs Bourque when NHL 1 hit and a certain someone who will remain nameless (coughJJKScough) passed up a B's Bourque at a KB one day.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on July 5, 2005, 07:54 AM


For Mikey (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12632)

Sweet.  So who's a member of this club and can grab me one?  I'll be your bestest friend.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2005, 10:34 AM


For Mikey (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12632)

Sweet.  So who's a member of this club and can grab me one?  I'll be your bestest friend.



Pretty much everyone.  I think all you have to do is go signup online.  No fees or anything like that.  Just be around when they go up for sale, get really frustrated by the experience of online ordering from another site that can't handle the traffic, then wait for them to arrive. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 5, 2005, 05:15 PM
CC is free.

Braves Glavine retro chase has been confirmed.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 6, 2005, 01:33 PM
Hey Brent - The only NHL 11 I want is the regular Kiprusoff and a chase Nieuwendyk (blue Leafs uni.)  LMK if you spot one and I'm an opener so the only thing I care about is the paint job.


Heh, feeling like crap lately (wife and I have had a stomach flu for over a week now) so I was dragging my butt getting out of bed.  Decided to go in to work late.  Also decided to check TRU to see if there was anything new in the SW section (there wasn't).  TRU opens at 9:30 so have to kill time prior to that.  Also right by TRU is a Walmart, Zellers and Superstore.  I usually hit those before TRU and there was crap at two of the three.  I walk into Superstore not expecting anything and was planning to buy some shampoo more than anything else. 

They'd already put out the NHL11 stuff a couple of weeks prior so I had no interest.  As I headed towards the toy aisle I noticed the end cap had a Khabibulin, something really weird here in Winnipeg ::) so I sort of veered back that way and took a look.  They must have put out four cases :o as there were a ton of regular Khabibulins out.  I flipped through hoping for a white Khabby, but nope, no luck at all.  But I did find three blue Nieuwendyk's ;D 

Since Brew already sent me my white Khabby, I really only was looking for the blue Nieuwy for Jason.  I'd have happily scooped up goalie variants but this is just fine by me.  A couple of local guys had been looking for Nieuwy as well, so we'll push that karma out a bit more and help those guys out as well. 

I need someone's addy ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 6, 2005, 02:04 PM
Dude, you rule!  Thank you.  I'll PM you my address and LMK the total.

Dodgers Beltre retro chase confirmed on Spawn.  3 retros in one wave!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on July 6, 2005, 02:20 PM

Dodgers Beltre retro chase confirmed on Spawn.  3 retros in one wave!

So is wave 12 starting to hit in full force now or are these just early leaks?  I need two Ortiz's and I'm not going to find one around here (for obvious reasons)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 6, 2005, 02:22 PM
Just lmk if you want them from Canada.  Always cheaper to get them south of the border, but I'll help if I can and you want it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 6, 2005, 02:37 PM
Right now it just seems that GameStop is getting them, and they are only getting 8 figure cases, something new that McF is trying apparently with GameStop. 

If anyone comes across a Gagne chase, think of me.  It'll be tough to score that here in So Cal.  LMK what figs you guys are looking for so I can keep my eyes peeled.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 10, 2005, 02:16 PM
Picked up all the MLB 12 I was looking for yesterday.  My buddy's TRU got 3 cases in.  All had Rolen as the chase so he picked me up one of those.  Went to the toy show and grabbed Mussina and Nomar regs for $7 each and then went to TRU later and found a lone Gagne reg in the back of one of the pegs.  Great looking piece BTW.  Now all I'm after is a Braves Glavine for my buddy (huge Braves fan.)  LMK what any of you are after so I don't pass anything up. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 10:46 PM
One of the super cases from the NHL warehouse finds found it's way to Winnipeg.  Buddy of mine got the Bruins Bourque, Avs Bourque, red and white Yzerman and both no logo goalies :o  I think two other Bruins Bourques ended up here as well.  Guess I should have ordered a couple of sets :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 13, 2005, 12:15 AM
Bourque?  Isn't he from one of the first series?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 09:31 PM
Yes, Bourque was originally in the first series as a repaint chase, both in the Avs and Bruins uniforms. 

Thought the sportspicks fans might get a kick out of this picture.  Please excuse the poor quality, but our family room has no good light and it's in the basement.  All the flash shots washed out, but you'll get the idea.

I went to North Dakota/Minnesota today and before I left, I decided to check the trunk.  We get charged customs fees on anything we cannot prove we purchased up here.  It's not quite that nefarious, but anything that I didn't have a receipt for they could have claimed I bought in the US.  Anyway, darn good thing I did and obviously I hadn't emptied the trunk for a while.  Take a gander...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1010705.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on July 14, 2005, 10:18 PM
Smuggling SPs again Brent.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 10:35 PM
Nah, I find **** in the US.  I'm not there enough to realistically expect to find anything though.

Coulda been worse, there used to be a Grey Schilling and a regular Ortiz as well (on their way to Calgary) and Jason's regular Kiprusoff and blue Nieuwy aren't in there either.  I also put the two Bruins Espo's in my office :P
Last week I shipped out a blue Bossy as well.

Can't imagine why there's no money in my bank account ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 26, 2005, 01:26 AM
For Mikey...
(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/thechamp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on July 26, 2005, 08:12 AM
Cool, although his jersey isn't as dirty as his pants.

Ordered a couple of David Ortizes off of Amazon.  Hopefully won't have any problems like some have had with their Unleashed order.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 29, 2005, 08:33 PM
Some good lookin figs in that next NFL wave.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on July 30, 2005, 05:50 PM
I would sujest to anyone that is picking up or has purchased that Curt Schiling/Albert Pujols 2 pack from TRU and still has the receipt that they run to their local Target store and if the store has reset they might be able to find the same set for a lot cheaper.


TRU - $19.99

Target - $4.24

That is not a typo. I purchased a set yesterday at Target for that price, and used my TRU receipt and returned it so I could save a few bucks.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 31, 2005, 01:50 PM
I saw that report on Spawn.com as well. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 2, 2005, 03:26 AM
You guys may want to hit your GameStops.  Lots of reports today about people finding SportsPicks for $4.99 on clearance and lots of people scored chases from the new MLB line.  I myself got a regular Steve McNair for 99 cents today at my GS.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 2, 2005, 05:03 AM
Scored the Carlos Beltran chase today.  I really just stumbled across this one, and finding a chase of a NY player in this area is always a dicey proposition.  It was just dumb luck this morning.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 2, 2005, 01:24 PM
Speaking of dumb luck, I wandered into a store today to pick up some oranges and walked out with a white Cournoyer chase ???  Talk about your weird, out of date finds.  I haven't checked ebay for pricing, but I'm guessing it wasn't worth someone's time to sell it, so they returned it. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on August 2, 2005, 04:46 PM
Picked up a 12" Kings Gretzky for $4.99.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 2, 2005, 04:55 PM
Picked up a 12" Kings Gretzky for $4.99.

Which GameStop?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on August 2, 2005, 07:36 PM
Montebello, they didn't even have their toys marked down.  I just went up and asked for a price check.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 4, 2005, 08:54 PM
Picked up an O's retro Mussina today.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on August 5, 2005, 06:00 PM
Targets by me finished their reset.  MLB, NBA Legends, and MLB 3" on the pegs, no chases though.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 5, 2005, 07:21 PM
Keeping the new dad busy....


(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl12/cdillon/images/nfl12_cdillon_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on August 8, 2005, 07:52 AM
Sweet.  My office move can't come soon enough.  I'm running out of space for these.  (Although I can make more if I get rid of the three I have that no longer play for the team who's uniform they're wearing - Nomar, Leclair and Roenick)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 8, 2005, 12:27 PM
You can't get rid of those, they were too much work.  Mind you, you might find a sucker on ebay if you listed them as retros ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on August 8, 2005, 01:25 PM
You can't get rid of those, they were too much work. 

I really doubt I'll get rid of them, unless I decide to get rid of all of them.  Still a fan of the players, even though they don't play for my team anymore (although Roenick's comments about a month back regarding the fans kind of irked me and made me think less of him)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 8, 2005, 02:12 PM
Roenick pissed someone off?  I can't imagine that happening ;)  I've always liked him as a player from his early days with the 'Hawks but the man's mouth is his worst enemy.  Well, maybe his brain but that just might be too many concussions speaking, so it's hard to tell. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 13, 2005, 04:30 PM
If anyone needs a Dr. J chase, LMK.  I found one earlier this week and stashed it.  It was still there yesterday.

I read on Spawn.com that the MLB 13 updated set is going to include a surprise fig.  Rumor is it will be an O's Sosa.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 14, 2005, 06:09 PM
NHL 10 will be released in October!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 14, 2005, 06:16 PM
Sweet.

Sign me up for one of these:

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl10/jthornton2/images/nhl10_jthornton2_photo_04_dl.jpg)

And now, a question.  How do you guys find out which figures end up with chases?  Is it kinda like the Kubricks where you basically have to wait and see what hits the shelves?  From what I can find, there's no mention of the "other jersey" chases on Spawn.com.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 14, 2005, 07:13 PM
Just assume the other jersey is the chase figure and that's the reg.  98% of sportspicks have a chase figure and the easiest way is to look at the back of the packaging.  If the jersey on the figure in your hand is the same as that pictured on the back, it's the regular, not chase figure. 

That said, there have been some notorious examples of McFarlane messing with people's minds or outright screwing up.  Thornton 1 is a good example.  The packaging set up had the regular appearing to be the chase.  Kind of funny really.  Let's put it this way, if it's two in the afternoon and you find a Thornton, it's the reg. ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 14, 2005, 07:22 PM
Let's put it this way, if it's two in the afternoon and you find a Thornton, it's the reg. ;)

Understood.   ;)

98% of sportspicks have a chase figure and the easiest way is to look at the back of the packaging.

Yikes, I thought that only 1 or 2 figures per wave had chases, not nearly all of them.  Kinda makes me glad I only collect the important ones (ie. all Boston Bruins  ;D).
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 15, 2005, 09:26 PM
The packaging set up had the regular appearing to be the chase.

Happened with the Hasek in that wave also.

As far as chases go Jesse, McFarlane does not show chase figs, they only confirm them so basically most of us find out what the chases are when they either hit ebay or boardies find them.  Pretty lame if you ask me. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 15, 2005, 09:35 PM
That's the other one, thanks Jason, I couldn't remember. 

I'm mostly really tired of the whole chase thing.  Soured on it a bit too.  First the 3rd Jersey Roy killed my whole complete goalie collection (which in turn destroyed most of the joy of collecting that stuff) and then the #13 Selanne.  Prior to that I had the best Selanne collection with my blue #13 custom.  Now there's a piece I  dont' own and believe me, I'm never paying that much for a toy like that.  Don't get me wrong, it's very cool, I'm just sad/jealous/bitter I don't own one ;)

I think the only figure I'm looking forward to currently is the Bobby Orr (maybe Don Cherry, but only if there's a chase piece).  I'll probably pick up a red Team Canada goalie so I have both jerseys, but with that I'll probably dump the white TC Brodeur.  Depends on what the chase is though. 

While I'm rambling, I'll still say I loved that NBA Legends lineup.  I can't think of a better overall lineup in a single series from McFarlane.  Walton was the weakest of the bunch, but still deserving of being in the line - I just didn't like the teen wolf look (accurate though it may be).  Bird, Erving and Chamberlain in the same lineup :o  Then rounding it out with legendary tough player Willis Reed and probably the most prolific scorer at a guard position and certainly one of the coolest - ahead of his time - players in Maravich, complete with a retro uniform.  Awesome.  Plus three retro jerseys total?  Too cool and all excellent choices.  Even better?  Erving's ball with the chase or the Hawks retro with "Pistol" on the back - totally ABA, a league 30 years ahead of its time. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 20, 2005, 12:07 AM
NFL fans, rejoice!  I found the Dawkins/Vick 2-Pack today.  It's good to know that the NFL segment of the line is getting into gear for the new season.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on August 20, 2005, 12:20 AM
I picked up 3" of Vick and Ray.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 20, 2005, 03:02 AM
I picked up 3" of Vick and Ray.

Where at?  I need to grab the Peyton and LT.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on August 20, 2005, 03:15 AM
Pico Rivera Target, I think they had 2 Peyton and 1 LT left.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 25, 2005, 12:29 AM
The Target I'm training at put out 2 Yankees Randy Johnson, 2 Cards Larry Walker, 1 Mets Pedro and one O's Sosa chase (which I grabbed) this morning.  Only 2 Larry Walker left at the end of my training today.  They also had all the new NFL 3" series 2.  I grabbed a Peyton.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 27, 2005, 07:49 PM
NFL Legends chases are being found.  So far we have:

no helmet Unitas   :o
white Elway
blue Aikman

Someone said something about a double-star Aikman, but no pics confirming it yet.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2005, 09:28 PM
I saw the pic of the no-helmet Unitas.  Are we getting back into that again?  I'm certainly not going to get into that downward spiral of chasing after the no-helmets.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 27, 2005, 09:46 PM
I saw the pic of the no-helmet Unitas.  Are we getting back into that again?  I'm certainly not going to get into that downward spiral of chasing after the no-helmets.

No, the NFL won't allow it.  I think it was simply because Unitas was famous for his flat-top.  It totally makes sense for his chase.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on August 31, 2005, 04:14 AM
So are the NFL Legends showing up at just TRU right now? I need a Franco Harris. I also need a Ben Roethlisberger Reg and Chase whenever those start showing up.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 1, 2005, 04:09 AM
So are the NFL Legends showing up at just TRU right now? I need a Franco Harris. I also need a Ben Roethlisberger Reg and Chase whenever those start showing up.

TRU and GameStop.  Saw 2 Franco Harris at GS in Azusa today but they are $12.99 there.  Of course that case was cherry picked.  Only the chase was gone.   >:(  I'd grab one at TRU if I were you.  The next wave of regular NFL hits next month I believe. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 9, 2005, 02:25 PM
(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/divethru.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on September 13, 2005, 10:50 PM
Went to TRU this evening and they had new Legends. Unfortunately Mr. Harris was missing. I almost bought the Barry Sanders just cause he was a kick ass RB. But Im trying not to venture out of my Steelers collection.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on September 14, 2005, 01:51 AM
hmmm i've seen alot of Franco Harris around, i can probably get u one Robb if u need him,  :)

i havent seen a Unitas yet, i want that chase!! 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on September 15, 2005, 12:11 PM
Found a Yankees Catfish Hunter at KayBee yesterday. Nice little addition to my Yanks collection.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on September 16, 2005, 06:00 AM
hmmm i've seen alot of Franco Harris around, i can probably get u one Robb if u need him,  :)

i havent seen a Unitas yet, i want that chase!! 

I saw the regular one. I'll keep an eye out on the chase one however there are too many SP collectors around this area.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 16, 2005, 09:15 PM
Cooperstown series 3 announced today and it rocks!

Mickey Mantle
California Angels Nolan Ryan
Carlton Fisk
Roberto Clemente
Jackie Robinson
Don Mattingly
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 16, 2005, 11:24 PM
Nice lineup!  It looks pretty strong all the way around.  The only demand I have?  Fisk better be in his infamous "Stay fair!  Stay fair!" hop, making his way down the 1st base line in the '76 series.  And this is from a Yankees fan.

On that note though, it's great to see 3 of NY's finest in the lineup.  ESPECIALLY Jackie Robinson!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on September 19, 2005, 08:50 AM
Here's hoping that the variant for the Nolan Ryan is the METS piece. That will make all 4 teams he played on then!!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 19, 2005, 10:52 AM
Here's hoping that the variant for the Nolan Ryan is the METS piece. That will make all 4 teams he played on then!!!

Actually, from the sounds of things it doesn't appear there will be any chase for Nolan.  It'll just be him in his California Angels uni.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on September 20, 2005, 07:26 AM
To Quote James Earl Jones...


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 22, 2005, 10:00 PM
Here's hoping that the variant for the Nolan Ryan is the METS piece. That will make all 4 teams he played on then!!!

And here I was hoping for a version of Nolan with Robin Ventura in a headlock and punching him for charging the mound.  Oh well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 22, 2005, 10:24 PM


And here I was hoping for a version of Nolan with Robin Ventura in a headlock and punching him for charging the mound.  Oh well.

Gotta wait for the 2 packs.  It'll be in the same series as the Sandy Alomar drop kick.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on September 23, 2005, 09:26 AM


And here I was hoping for a version of Nolan with Robin Ventura in a headlock and punching him for charging the mound.  Oh well.

Gotta wait for the 2 packs. It'll be in the same series as the Sandy Alomar drop kick.
You will also get the Pedro Martinez w/ Fat dumb Yankees bench coach with Kung Fu Flipping action.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 23, 2005, 07:16 PM
http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=289

Enjoy canucks.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on September 23, 2005, 07:20 PM
Team Canada.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/wgretzky-tc/images/teamcanada_wgretzky-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/mmessier-tc/images/teamcanada_mmessier-tc_photo_03_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/gfuhr-tc/images/teamcanada_gfuhr-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/mlemieux-tc/images/teamcanada_mlemieux-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/vlecavalier-tc/images/teamcanada_vlecavalier-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/mbrodeur-tc/images/teamcanada_mbrodeur-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/jiginla-tc/images/teamcanada_jiginla-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/jsakic-tc/images/teamcanada_jsakic-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)


12" Scale.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/teamcanada/12wgretzky-tc/images/teamcanada_12wgretzky-tc_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on September 23, 2005, 07:26 PM
http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=289

Enjoy canucks.

Indeed.  8)

Gretzky, Messier, Fuhr and the 12" Gretzky I will get.  ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 23, 2005, 08:25 PM
That's the Gretzky I've been waiting on all this time.  I just hope McFarlane has enough brains not to overpack the figure too badly.  Again. 

I'd kind of hoped to pick up the Brodeur in a red Jersey, but black will do.  So I guess I'm looking for Lemieux in white, since I should own one of him as well.  Pretty sure I'm going to unload my white Team Canada Brodeur now to replace it with that jersey, but I'll keep my CuJo.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 2, 2005, 03:48 PM
Made a couple of decent scores this weekend.  Got a Cooperstown Catfish Hunter (Yankees) and NFL 11 Tiki Barber.  Very cool scores, IMO.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 3, 2005, 02:27 PM
found the new Tom Brady at TRU, only he was availble from that wave.  ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on October 3, 2005, 03:56 PM
Can someone help me out with Brady?  No way he makes the shelves here.

I'll do a trade or buy outright.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 3, 2005, 07:11 PM
Can someone help me out with Brady?  No way he makes the shelves here.

I'll do a trade or buy outright.

That won't be a problem.  Just PM me.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 3, 2005, 09:09 PM
I almost wept today.  The Zellers right by my place put out five cases of NHL11 (or whatever the series with Khabibulin was) and two cases of NFL Legends.  I missed it by maybe half an hour :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 4, 2005, 12:09 AM
Can someone help me out with Brady?  No way he makes the shelves here.

I'll do a trade or buy outright.

Brady looks like he's a pegwarmer already in CT.  You might want to hit the road Mikey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on October 4, 2005, 07:41 AM
Thanks Nick and Jason.

PM coming your way, J.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on October 5, 2005, 11:20 PM
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/strong0730/115_1550.jpg)

Wonder if this is the superchase or just another chase?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 6, 2005, 12:05 AM
WHOA that's sumthing i'll never find  :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 7, 2005, 08:38 PM
Confirmed: superchase.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on October 8, 2005, 11:06 PM
By any chance anyone have an extra Curtis Martin? I know its an older figure but it doesnt hurt to ask.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: RYDER! on October 11, 2005, 09:06 PM
I just started collecting the MLB plus I'm a big METS fan.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: RYDER! on October 11, 2005, 10:38 PM
Ijust got Catfish hunter.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 12, 2005, 07:05 PM
been having a hard time tracking down any chase, if anyone find a McGahee/Roethlisberger chase and a Moss, please keep me in mind  :-\

wut stores usually carry the most SP? only WM/TRU for me but they put out a case once a month from wut i see.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 12, 2005, 10:02 PM
been having a hard time tracking down any chase, if anyone find a McGahee/Roethlisberger chase and a Moss, please keep me in mind  :-\

wut stores usually carry the most SP? only WM/TRU for me but they put out a case once a month from wut i see.

The Roethelisberger seems to be the most common.  One of my buddies found 6 fo them.  Not too sure on the McGahee.  Moss has no chase, just the reg. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 12, 2005, 10:42 PM
been having a hard time tracking down any chase, if anyone find a McGahee/Roethlisberger chase and a Moss, please keep me in mind  :-\

wut stores usually carry the most SP? only WM/TRU for me but they put out a case once a month from wut i see.

The Roethelisberger seems to be the most common.  One of my buddies found 6 fo them.  Not too sure on the McGahee.  Moss has no chase, just the reg. 

HOOK IT UP! lol that is if u could Jay, but if not, i'll try my luck on ebay or Franks
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on October 18, 2005, 09:28 PM
Not sure if you guys have seen this link but it's really cool.  8)

What goes into a production of McFarlane action figure (http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=2844498&uid=429597)

Thanks to by bud Shane Turgeon for finding this link.  :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 18, 2005, 10:59 PM
WOW very interesting link Dale, now i know these babies are soo worth the $12 or more
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 21, 2005, 05:44 PM
interesting note i heard from a TRU employee, he told me that TRU are not getting anymore NFL 11 after 5 cases since series 12 is coming in November.  now i have to get the chases on ebay  :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 21, 2005, 07:37 PM
interesting note i heard from a TRU employee, he told me that TRU are not getting anymore NFL 11 after 5 cases since series 12 is coming in November.  now i have to get the chases on ebay  :-\

No surprise there.  New wave means no more shipping for previous wave.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 21, 2005, 07:58 PM
http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12713

NHL Legends 3 pics up!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on October 21, 2005, 11:08 PM
I am happy to see Mawae in 12. Looks like another figure for me to buy. I still cant track down a Curtis Martin at a decent price. Has he done any other Jets figures? I have Chad.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 22, 2005, 04:03 AM
http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12713

NHL Legends 3 pics up!

 8)

My 2 must haves:

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends3/borr/images/nhllegends3_borr_photo_03_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends3/dcherry/images/nhllegends3_dcherry_photo_03_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Famine on October 22, 2005, 05:42 PM
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends3/dcherry/images/nhllegends3_dcherry_photo_03_dp.jpg)

I'm sorry but wouldn't Blues nuts get frozen to the ice?

Kevin
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on October 22, 2005, 09:06 PM
That Don Cherry figure is great, nice to see Blue in there.  8)

I'll be picking him up for sure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 24, 2005, 01:13 AM
FYI to all: if you see an Alex Smith fig, pick it up.  Looks like these are gonna be as good as chase figs.  None of the local dealers got them and the word is they won't be able to reorder more cases.  These are gonna be tough to find.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 25, 2005, 10:49 PM
Picked up a white Willis McGahee tonight.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 26, 2005, 01:11 PM
Picked up a white Willis McGahee tonight.

Cool find but ugly fig.  Saw it at the local toy show and was not impressed.  Gonna grab the reg myself. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2005, 01:22 PM
Yeah, the reg is far superior in appearance with really nice paint on it.  Still, not like I could just leave this guy behind.  Case had three Brady and three Roethlisberger regs in it.  No Roaf, Smith or Horn figs in the case.  I hate it when they overpack guys like that. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 27, 2005, 12:09 AM
NEW LINEUPS FOR 2006.  

NHL LEGENDS 3 -- January 2006
Wayne Gretzky 6 (New York Rangers)
Don Cherry (Broadcaster)
Tony Esposito (Chicago Blackhawks)
Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins)
Marcel Dionne (Los Angeles Kings)
Pete Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens)

NBA SERIES 10 -- February 2006
Steve Nash 2 (Phoenix Suns)
Tracy McGrady 3 (Houston Rockets)
LeBron James 3 (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Manu Ginobili (San Antonio Spurs)
Vince Carter 2 (New Jersey Nets)
Rashard Lewis (Seattle Supersonics)

COOPERSTOWN SERIES 3 -- March 2006
Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Don Mattingly (New York Yankees)
Carlton Fisk (Boston Red Sox)
Nolan Ryan 2 (California Angels)
Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees)
Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers)

NHL SERIES 12 -- April 2006
Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Chris Pronger (Edmonton Oilers)
Peter Forsberg 2 (Philadelphia Flyers)
Jeremy Roenick (Los Angeles Kings)
Nikolai Khabibulun (Chicago Blackhawks)
Paul Kariya 2 (Nashville Predators)

MLB 15 -- May 2006
Derrek Lee (Chicago Cubs)
Andruw Jones 2 (Atlanta Braves)
Roger Clemens 2 (Houston Astros)
Johan Santana (Minnesota Twins)
Miguel Cabrera (Florida Marlins)
Chad Cordero (Washington Nationals)

COOPERSTOWN COLLECTORS EDITION
Babe Ruth

3-INCH MLB SERIES 4
Garret Anderson (Anaheim Angels)
Dontrelle Willis (Florida Marlins)
David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox)
Roy Oswalt (Houston Astros)
Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees)
Miguel Tejada (Baltimore Orioles)
Andruw Jones (Atlanta Braves)
Jose Contreras (Chicago White Sox)
Carlos Beltran (New York Mets)
Johan Santana (Minnesota Twins)
Derek Jeter 2 (New York Yankees)
Jason Varitek (Boston Red Sox)

NBA LEGENDS 2 -- June 2006
Oscar Robertson (Milwaukee Bucks)
Walt Frazier (New York Knicks)
Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers)
Clyde Drexler (Portland Trailblazers)
Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)

MLB 16 -- July 2006
Gary Sheffield (New York Yankees)
Manny Ramirez 2 (Boston Red Sox)
Craig Biggio (Houston Astros)
Scott Podsednik (Chicago White Sox)
Jake Peavy (San Diego Padres)
Victor Martinez (Cleveland Indians)

COOPERSTOWN COLLECTOR EDITION -- July 2006
Mickey Mantle
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 27, 2005, 01:34 AM
Thanks for posting those.  Not sure how happy I am.

I love the Legends 3 NHL lineup, it's fantastic. 

NHL 12 sucks.  Where's Vokoun?  Crosby's a no brainer, Kariya is an intersting pick but the rest leave me cold.  A third Khabibulin?

NBA Legends 2 is cool, but not my favorite guys.  All deserving for sure, though I'd call Drexler a bit of a stretch.  Sort of the weak spot in a great lineup just like Walton, though he'll sell better than Walton did for sure. 


In other news, I bypassed the first deal the spawn store offered up with potential for repaints (a buddy of mine got the repaint set here in Winnipeg :o and I'd traded with the other guy that got the repaint set in the US).  But I couldn't let the second chance go. 

Guess what repaint I got ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 27, 2005, 02:26 AM
hmm i wonder why Jordan is not in NBA Legends line up yet? maybe a potential super chase  ;D

love the Jerry West and Magic though  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 27, 2005, 09:50 AM
hmm i wonder why Jordan is not in NBA Legends line up yet? maybe a potential super chase  ;D


Actually my guess would be that Jordan is too expensive to get his likeness at this point.  And believe me, if they break down and pay Jordan, it'll be like the Gretzky fiasco all over again.  No one, not even in Chicago, will have a hard time picking up a Jordan figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 27, 2005, 12:22 PM
Thanks for posting those.  Not sure how happy I am.

I love the Legends 3 NHL lineup, it's fantastic. 

NHL 12 sucks.  Where's Vokoun?  Crosby's a no brainer, Kariya is an intersting pick but the rest leave me cold.  A third Khabibulin?

NBA Legends 2 is cool, but not my favorite guys.  All deserving for sure, though I'd call Drexler a bit of a stretch.  Sort of the weak spot in a great lineup just like Walton, though he'll sell better than Walton did for sure. 


In other news, I bypassed the first deal the spawn store offered up with potential for repaints (a buddy of mine got the repaint set here in Winnipeg :o and I'd traded with the other guy that got the repaint set in the US).  But I couldn't let the second chance go. 

Guess what repaint I got ;D

Don't tell me you got a B's Bourque.  That's my grail.

The NHL 12 is a repaint/update/traded set, so that's why other than Crosby it is very bland.  I would rather have seen a Wings Osgood than a Hawks Khabby.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 27, 2005, 06:20 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 27, 2005, 06:22 PM
Really?   :o

Will you take $20 for it?   :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 27, 2005, 06:23 PM
[colman]Bite me[/colman] :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 27, 2005, 06:24 PM
hmm i wonder why Jordan is not in NBA Legends line up yet? maybe a potential super chase  ;D


Actually my guess would be that Jordan is too expensive to get his likeness at this point.  And believe me, if they break down and pay Jordan, it'll be like the Gretzky fiasco all over again.  No one, not even in Chicago, will have a hard time picking up a Jordan figure.

That's been the party line all along on the Legends figures.  Each player's likeness is individually negotiated, and word is that Jordan wants A LOT o' money.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 27, 2005, 06:28 PM
word is that Jordan wants A LOT o' money.

What, he doesn't have enough?  Greedy bugger.  ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 27, 2005, 09:26 PM
I also think Jordan is still w/ Upper Deck.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 28, 2005, 12:13 AM
Thanks TMP.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/bourque.jpg)

Sorry for the small pic, it uploaded that way. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 28, 2005, 12:21 AM
Thanks TMP.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/bourque.jpg)

Sorry for the small pic, it uploaded that way. 

I hate you.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 28, 2005, 12:22 AM
Well that was already a given Jason ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 28, 2005, 01:06 AM
 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/bourque.jpg)


Ok, fine.  $25?    :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 28, 2005, 04:47 PM
Yeah, that'll cover the shipping and insurance. :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 3, 2005, 08:46 PM
Did anyone find the NFL 2pack Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders yet?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 11, 2005, 07:10 PM
Got my Varitek email today 8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 11, 2005, 08:26 PM
NFL 12 chases popping up on the Spawn board.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 11, 2005, 09:50 PM
NBA 3" are available for all the NBA fans, picked up LeBron
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 12, 2005, 08:10 PM
Got my Varitek email today 8)

how many can u order?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on November 13, 2005, 08:02 AM
Got my Varitek email today 8)

As did I.   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on November 13, 2005, 10:43 AM
how many can u order?

2 per household.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 13, 2005, 01:17 PM
No Varitek email for me.  Just continues my streak of never getting anything like that (SB exclusives, Deions, etc.) on Spawn.com.  I was gonna trade it anyway.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on November 15, 2005, 06:33 PM
No Varitek email for me.  Just continues my streak of never getting anything like that (SB exclusives, Deions, etc.) on Spawn.com.  I was gonna trade it anyway.

If you need one let me know.  I ordered 2.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 17, 2005, 11:31 PM
Got my Varitek email today 8)

Screw McFarlane.  As cool as the Umpire is, I wouldn't buy this set on principle since the catcher is a Red Sox player.  Any other team would've been fine.

BTW, anyone been seeing these solid regional cases showing up?  I've been seeing solid cases of Tiki Barber and Lawrence Taylor around here lately.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 19, 2005, 11:23 PM
Got my Varitek email today 8)

Screw McFarlane.  As cool as the Umpire is, I wouldn't buy this set on principle since the catcher is a Red Sox player.  Any other team would've been fine.

BTW, anyone been seeing these solid regional cases showing up?  I've been seeing solid cases of Tiki Barber and Lawrence Taylor around here lately.

Heards lots of reports about them on Spawn and my buddy's TRU here in So Cal got a solid case of Moss. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on November 21, 2005, 10:15 PM
Picked up Kevin Mawae this morning at KB
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 21, 2005, 11:59 PM
Found a brace of Mawae's over the weekend.  Looks like he'll be one of the tougher figures in the new NFL series.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 22, 2005, 01:22 AM
bought a case of NFL 12 over at Spawn  ;D hopefully i'll get sumthing good
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 23, 2005, 10:47 AM
It doesn't warrant its own thread, so I thought I'd mention that Canadian McDonald's are currently running their hockey card promotion.  Between the BK star wars promo and the hockey card thing I've been in way too many fast food restaurants of late. 

Hockey cards are three pack limit per item purchased.  I've taken to doing them in the morning and just tossing the hash browns out.  I've yet to find a sympathetic manager that will let me skip the food thing :-\ 

I've bought 17 packs of cards ($0.99 for three card pack) and have picked up 7 inserts so far.  No Crosby card yet though :(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 1, 2005, 05:39 AM
With Thornton traded to San Jose, I'm suddenly unsure at the idea of buying his upcoming figure.   :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 1, 2005, 01:47 PM
I got myself a case of NFL 12 and MAN was it the best case I could have hoped for.  Here was my breakdown:

McNabb x2
Favre x2
Dillon x2
Harrison
Harrison chase!   ;D
Tomlinson w/ correct sox
Brees w/ correct sox
Arrington
Mawae

Both Favres, 1 McNabb, 1 Dillon and Arrington are available if anyone is interested in trading or buying.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on December 1, 2005, 01:51 PM
Both Favres, 1 McNabb, 1 Dillon and Arrington are available if anyone is interested in trading or buying.

Jay, I'll take the Dillon.  Shoot me a PM to finalize.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2005, 01:54 PM
Nice case Jason.  We got the right royal shaft on NFL 11.  Walmart didn't get any in Western Canada :'(  I was able to pick up a McGahee chase at another retailer but my dream of spinning a no helmet Brady into a 12 back didn't come to fruition.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 1, 2005, 02:42 PM
Thanks Brent.

You got PM Mikey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 1, 2005, 11:41 PM
Nice case Jason.  We got the right royal shaft on NFL 11.  Walmart didn't get any in Western Canada :'(  I was able to pick up a McGahee chase at another retailer but my dream of spinning a no helmet Brady into a 12 back didn't come to fruition.

Chases have been few and far between, Brent.  I haven't seen a single chase at retail in months.  The long and short of it is that the buzz on Sports Picks dried up and now McFarlane is trying to get it going again by making the chases tougher to get and by making super chases like the no-helmet Brady.

I used to be something of a completist on the NFL line, but even now I'm being a lot pickier.  I've picked up a grand total of 5 NFL figures this year, and that's including 2 Lawrence Taylor's (one to open, one for potential auto's) 2 Tiki Barber's (one to open, one for potential auto's) and one Kevin Mawae.  I might pick up a couple of others, but the line hasn't been that exciting to me.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on December 2, 2005, 11:23 PM
got my NFL 12 assortment case today:

got every figure with McNabb chase  8)

anyone need it LMK cuz i have 2 now  :P

also have regs (Dillion, Mawae, Harrison)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 3, 2005, 10:52 PM
got my NFL 12 assortment case today:

got every figure with McNabb chase  8)

anyone need it LMK cuz i have 2 now  :P

also have regs (Dillion, Mawae, Harrison)


You could probably trade Cory for one of his white Roethelisbergers.  Call me and I'll see if I can help you out.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 6, 2005, 01:46 PM
NHL 10 chases:

http://board.spawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249557
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 6, 2005, 02:01 PM
You still wanting Lang if I can get it?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 6, 2005, 09:56 PM
Holy crap do I ever want this figure :o

(http://www.mctoys.ca/images/modano_retro.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 7, 2005, 12:14 AM
That looks nice.  I'm not even a hockey fan and I want one.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 7, 2005, 12:44 AM
Holy crap do I ever want this figure :o

(http://www.mctoys.ca/images/modano_retro.jpg)

Now that is pretty cool.  But still that assclown McFarlane won't make more Devils.  Shame on him since his sculpting shop is IN New Jersey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 7, 2005, 10:06 AM
Yeah but who do you make that rates a figure?  Elias hepatatitis variant?  I think the Modano, being a chase, didn't really displace anyone.  And while I don't agree with all their figure choices (enough Leafs/Avs/Wings even if sales are great) I can think of lots of non-Devils that come to mind before a single Devil I'd like to see.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 7, 2005, 10:26 AM
Elias or John Madden have to rate.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 8, 2005, 12:52 PM
Did you have to ask Brent?   ;)

The reason we get Wings, Avs and Devils is the same reason we see Yankees: they sell, and they sell well.  Wonder if we'll see a Sharks Thornton in the next wave.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on December 8, 2005, 12:56 PM
Holy crap do I ever want this figure :o

(http://www.mctoys.ca/images/modano_retro.jpg)

Sweet Merciful CRAP!

I NEED TO HAVE THIS FIGURE.   >:(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 8, 2005, 04:58 PM
Well as I feared I may well be in the states when this series hits big :'(  Still no sign locally but I've five days left. 

I'll grab all the Modano's I can for the boys up north with me but the first is mine.  And no Jason, I didn't need to ask but just in case you had an in somewhere it could save me the trouble.  And I think I asked because prior to seeing Modano I wasn't too concerned about this series.  Now I am. 

As for the Leafs, Wings and Avs, yeah, I know, they just sell.  Locally though the Leafs and Wings don't sell, though the Avs do. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on December 14, 2005, 07:21 AM
Holy crap do I ever want this figure :o

(http://www.mctoys.ca/images/modano_retro.jpg)

Sweet Merciful CRAP!

I NEED TO HAVE THIS FIGURE.   >:(

Is this an upcoming piece, a custom someone made, or what?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 16, 2005, 01:18 AM
It's a suprise piece in NHL 10.

Brent, have you seen any Legends 2 at Walmart?  I saw on Spawn they're getting flooded with them.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 16, 2005, 02:35 PM
Found NHL 10 today at TRU in Alhambra, CA.  Most of the figs were on the risers so as soon as I found a stock clerk, they were all mine.  I scored a North Stars Modano and white Theodore 2!  Gonna try to swap the Theodore for a red Lang chase.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 17, 2005, 05:21 PM
Picked up Nash and Lang regs today at Frank and Sons (our local toy show) and trade my white Theodore for a red Lang!  One of the dealers I know traded me.  Still gotta pick up St. Louis but I think I may hold off on Thornton cause I think we'll see a Sharks repaint at some point.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 23, 2005, 02:55 PM
Bit of a funny story.

Since Jason found his red Lang, about the only thing I needed to find was a retro Modano (or two, or three).  I ended up flying to a meeting in Florida the same day the figures were mass released in Winnipeg (Walmart and Zellers both, tons of figures) so I basically missed it all.

Still looking around for stuff though, more SW than McF and I wandered into a small Zellers store that usually doesn't have much product.  I didn't expect to find anything and was looking more for Saga than anything else.  Nothing there, but I wandered down the aisle to check the other stuff.  What's sitting up there staring at me but a retro Modano :o :D

Naturally I counted the figures a bunch of times.  Only ten on the pegs ???  Weird.  Count again.  Yup, 10.  Looks like someone came in and snagged a couple of figures off the pegs and because Modano wasn't on the back of the package, they left him behind not knowing he was a variant or perhaps presuming it was a figure from an older series (I think the first Modano was series 3).  Either way, a huge score and a really nice surprise. 

Piles of NHL Legends 2 figures have been put out as well at Walmart for only $3.86 CAD.  Quite a bargain but nothing I don't already have that I want.  Some guys were very lucky and picked up some variants for super cheap including one guy that scored 5 Rangers Esposito.  Phenomenal price.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 24, 2005, 11:00 AM
Awesome Brent!  Glad you scored your Modano.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 24, 2005, 02:02 PM
I'm a little curious about the retro Modano.  Since it's not actually listed as part of Series 10 on Spawn.com, is this considered some sort of "super chase"?  (Forgive the newbie question)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 24, 2005, 03:23 PM
I'm a little curious about the retro Modano.  Since it's not actually listed as part of Series 10 on Spawn.com, is this considered some sort of "super chase"?  (Forgive the newbie question)

It's a suprise figure Jesse.  A super chase would be like the no-helmet Brady or no-helmet MCNabb.  Around 300 or less are produced of those figs.  As far as numbers produced on Modano I don't know for sure, Brent or Jason can give a better guess than me.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 24, 2005, 04:31 PM
It's just a surprise figure, not a super chase.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 24, 2005, 04:44 PM
Cool, thanks for the clarification guys.  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on December 24, 2005, 08:55 PM
who has found this?  ;D

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/cleese.jpg)

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/McNabbwcheese.jpg)


i really like the NH McNabb but not gonna shell out $300 for it.  :-[
its funny how some of us couldve missed this!!! when TRU had like 10 McNabbs on the pegs 2 weeks ago  :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 28, 2005, 03:46 PM
I scored the 12" Team Canada Gretzky at TRU today.  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on December 30, 2005, 11:15 PM
NHL 12 pics up:

http://board.spawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258462

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl12/scrosby/images/nhl12_scrosby_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on January 6, 2006, 01:16 AM
Finally got my Kobe chase for series 9.  All I need is the Wade and I'll be happy.   ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 6, 2006, 02:22 AM
Who'd a thunk it?  My tiny Zellers had a retro Modano waiting for me today.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2006, 10:50 AM
Bastage. 

On the other hand, I found a chase Nash on a riser at Walmart yesterday morning, so I don't feel so bad. :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on January 6, 2006, 09:49 PM
Got my Red Wade but it has a dark spot on the nose  ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on January 11, 2006, 04:19 PM
I used to be hardcore into the NFL SP's when they first came out but I got tired of hunting them down so I sold them all off. The only ones I kept were my Saints (my fav team). Here's my complete collection:


(http://home.comcast.net/~mad-cow/SaintsSPs1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~mad-cow/SaintsSPs2.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~mad-cow/SaintsSPs3.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2006, 06:34 PM
Where's Ricky?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on January 11, 2006, 06:42 PM
Where's Ricky?

In the middle in the 1st photo, on the right in the 2nd photo....
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2006, 06:47 PM
D'oh! :-[
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 13, 2006, 09:27 PM
MLB 15 pic up:

http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12774

The Santana f-in rocks!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on January 14, 2006, 01:00 AM
gotta love Andruw too  :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 16, 2006, 03:20 PM
If anyone wants to do some SPs trading, these are my Haves and Wants:

HAVES
Rangers Soriano chase
Culpepper 2
Arrington
Pennington chase
Roenick chase
David Ortiz
Dontrelle Willis
Avs Roy 2
Forsberg 2
Gaborik


NEEDS (openers are fine but paint job must be excellent)
Chris Osgood
Martin St. Louis
Tony Gonzalez
Hines Ward
Jerome Bettis
Chad Johnson chase
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 16, 2006, 10:28 PM
Nice Job on Johan and finally another MN player to add to the collection

So far

Michael Bennett
Randy Moss 1 and 2
Daunte Culpepper 1 and 2
Marion Gaborik
Mike Modano (Northstars)
KG 1 and 2
Latrell Sprewell
Torii Hunter

I really hope they make a Cooperstown Kirby Puckett (with Glaucoma Eye chase variant)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2006, 11:21 PM


I really hope they make a Cooperstown Kirby Puckett (with Glaucoma Eye chase variant)
I'd buy that for a dollar. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 17, 2006, 01:12 PM
Nice Job on Johan and finally another MN player to add to the collection

So far

Michael Bennett
Randy Moss 1 and 2
Daunte Culpepper 1 and 2
Marion Gaborik
Mike Modano (Northstars)
KG 1 and 2
Latrell Sprewell
Torii Hunter

I really hope they make a Cooperstown Kirby Puckett (with Glaucoma Eye chase variant)

No Kevin Garnett, Scott?  Strange.  :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 17, 2006, 02:26 PM
Yeah he's on there (KG) ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 17, 2006, 10:55 PM
DOH!  My bad.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 11:52 PM
Is the US supposed to get the Team Canada figures?  I'm guessing no, but thought I'd ask anyway.  Interesting series, only Iginla and Gretzky chase showing up so far, plus Brodeur chase at the hockey hall of fame.  No others.  Yet.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 18, 2006, 01:49 PM
I believe I remember hearing "no" on a US release for those.  Probably have to get them via the Spawn CC or Canadian friend if you want them here in the States.  I'm passing on all of them.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2006, 07:43 PM
Saw them today, they are quite nice.  Lecavalier was not fixed so he'll sit for a long time.  I'm thinking about getting Gretzky, Lemieux and Brodeur to give me the white, red and black jerseys.  I just hate the pose Brodeur is in. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on January 20, 2006, 07:04 AM
Scott - Which Torii Hunter do you have?

I am looking to put together a Home Town set of the MN players. Does anyone know where I can pick up a Garnett/Wallace 2 pack here still?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on January 22, 2006, 12:24 AM
I have the regular version, I had the variant but have long since sold it
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 27, 2006, 11:46 PM
Found out today the Team Canada figs have hit the US so apparently they are available here as my buddy had  a few friends find 4 of the chases from the series.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 27, 2006, 11:47 PM
Any Gretzky chase?  :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 28, 2006, 12:05 AM
Probably since there's only been Iginla and Gretzky found at regular retail.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 28, 2006, 01:46 AM
Yeah, he mentioned Gretzky.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2006, 01:35 PM
My red weiner just showed up :P

Ok, red TC Gretzky is what I meant 8)

It sort of screws up my ideas for what I was going to get for this series though.  I'm trying to get the various Team Canada jerseys and was going to get the black Brodeur (would prefer the red, but ain't going to happen and don't want Iginla for the black jersey), the white Gretzky and maybe a Lemieux as well. I still have the old Brodeur and CuJo from the TC 4-packs.  Basically treating these guys as legends. 

Did I mention I found a blue Nash the other day :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 31, 2006, 07:58 PM
My red weiner just showed up :P

 >:(  :'(

The other collectors here can't find Messier, he just flew off the shelves.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2006, 09:37 PM
Sorry, long time connections from the McFarlane board come in handy at times.  Not all that much I want and I still burn from the 80s/90s when the Oilers were handing it to the Jets >:(  I hate Gretzky with a passion, but the man deserves a spot in my collection for his talent and when it was Team Canada, that was cool. 

Messier and Gretzky are abundant here, only one that moves fast is Brodeur.  Goalie town with hatred for that other Oiler - Fuhr :D.  It's actually really funny too, man that Jets blood runs deep and thick here.  Deep, deep scars.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 9, 2006, 03:57 PM
Just saw these at my local WM last nite . Is it 12 to a case. I believe there was 12
of them the Gretzky were red, let see...Brodeur,Fuhr, Mario, Iginla.

Fuhr was white, 2 of those up there were black


I think it ended up being x2 of each type, with Gretzky the only wearing red on both of his cards, 4 of the other figs were black, 4 white

Sorry, I'm in unfam waters but if you canuckleheads need a certain chase send me a PM(as I don't travel in here very often) with what it looks like and I'll try to get it. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 9, 2006, 06:15 PM
Only known chase thus far are:

Brodeur red
Gretzky red
Iginla red

I already have my Gretzky and wouldn't mind a Brodeur, but I can live with or without it.

If you see anything in a yellow Canada jersey, I'd take that ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 11, 2006, 06:15 PM
I may have a Brodeur chase lined up for you Brent.  I'll keep you posted. 

The news story with NFL 14, NHL 13 and the Super Bowl 2pak was delayed on Spawn but it said NHL 13 will feature players who have never had a fig before (yes!) and these cities are some of the ones that will be represented:

Seattle
Toronto
Kansas City
Pittsburgh
San Diego
Ottawa
Carolina
Philadelphia
New York
Washington D.C.
Denver

My guess for those cities:

Seattle - Shaun Alexander (2pak)
Toronto - Bryan McCabe
Kansas City - Larry Johnson (already announced)
Pittsburgh - Jerome Bettis (2pak)
San Diego - Antonio Gates
Ottawa - Dany Heatley
Carolina - Steve Smith
Philadelphia - Simon Gagne
New York - Rick DiPietro
Washington D.C. - Alexander Ovechkin
Denver - Champ Bailey
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2006, 08:12 PM
Is NHL13 a Canadian series again?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 12, 2006, 12:51 AM
Is NHL13 a Canadian series again?

I'd have to double check because I'm honestly not sure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on February 13, 2006, 08:43 PM
NHL 13-Inch -- October 2006

    * Alex Tanguay (Colorado Avalanche)
    * Simon Gagne (Philadelphia Flyers)
    * Dany Heatley (Ottawa Senators)
    * Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
    * Bryan McCabe (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    * Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers)

NFL Series 14 -- November 2006

    * Shaun Alexander 2 (Seattle Seahawks)
    * Reggie Bush (draft pick)
    * Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers)
    * Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers)
    * Larry Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs)
    * Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers)

SWEET gonna get me a case of NFL 14!!  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 13, 2006, 10:44 PM
Man, I made some damn good guesses!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2006, 11:08 AM
Nothing there really fires me up.  Saving $$ is a good thing.  I'm curious about the NHL 13 inch though, is that a Lindros joke? ;)

Good predictions Jason, just had the wrong New York for the goaltender.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2006, 04:06 PM
Legends 3 hockey figures are starting to show up at Canadian retail now.  Just need me my Orr and the world is a happy place.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on February 17, 2006, 05:03 PM
Legends 3 hockey figures are starting to show up at Canadian retail now. 

At BBTS for those impatient types:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=498&company=0&category=1700

I still get a chuckle at the Cherry figure...  :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on February 17, 2006, 08:23 PM
I have got to get that Cherry figure.  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jayson on February 17, 2006, 08:28 PM
Even though I'm not into these at all... I saw Cherry w/Dog and Bobby Orr today at TRU.

I can pick it up for you DSJ, if you want (if they are still there)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on February 17, 2006, 08:45 PM
I'll be fine, Thanks for the offer. He's showing up at retail up here so just it's a matter of time till he arrives in my neck of the woods. If I miss him I'm sure I'll find him at our toy show next month, that and the red Gretzky.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 18, 2006, 02:02 AM
  Just need me my Orr and the world is a happy place.

Damn I hate it when things take that long.  That must have been the longest five hours ever ;D

Picked up both Orrs and a Don Cherry tonight.  Whew, I'm whipped from running after this series :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 18, 2006, 09:17 AM
Both Orrs?  Wow, nice find.  :)

My Zellers hasn't done too bad getting in the Sportspicks, so maybe I'll be that lucky too, although I'll be quite happy to just get the black jersey (which version is the chase again)?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 18, 2006, 11:52 AM
White jersey is the chase Jesse.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 18, 2006, 04:56 PM
White Orr
White Mahovolich
Liberty Messier
Yellow helmet Dionne are the chase for this series.


Seemingly no chase for Esposito or Cherry.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Rogue Jedi TJ on February 18, 2006, 05:11 PM
Hello,
 New posting to this particular forum.
 I have available if anyone may be interested a Mcfarlane's Sportspicks NFL5 I think it is, Michael Vick Rookie Piece With White Grass Stained Jersey. I know it is his rookie piece just not sure which series it is.

 I would sell if any are interested or trade for a Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle or Catfish Hunter Yankees Uniform.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 18, 2006, 09:41 PM
The first Vick figure was from series 4.   :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 18, 2006, 10:38 PM
White jersey is the chase Jesse.

Good deal, then the black jersey should be a relatively easy find.  Should be.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 20, 2006, 11:18 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1011128.jpg)


I'm thinking last week and today rounded out pretty darn well.  Sorry for the pic quality, flash washes out too much, sunlight and flash doesn't add up to too good either.  Oh yeah, the white Orr has his head too.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on February 20, 2006, 11:46 AM
I don't like you very much right now  :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 20, 2006, 11:51 AM
Nice score Brent.  LMK if you come across another 3rd jersey Gretzky.  That's the Gretz I want.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on February 20, 2006, 12:18 PM
Just got back from Wally, I did get my Gretzky and Cherry.  8)  No chases.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 24, 2006, 10:58 PM
MLB 16 pics are up and they look great.

http://board.spawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278042
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on February 28, 2006, 10:14 PM
NO 12" LINE FOR 2006!!!!!  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 28, 2006, 11:18 PM
They don't sell well around here, so it's sort of not a surprise based on local sales.  Only thing that never really cleared was the 12" Patrick Roy.  Everything else pretty much has hit clearance price, especially the Gretzky's. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 2, 2006, 06:54 PM
12"ers don't sell well anywhere so I'm not surprised TMP dumped them.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on March 7, 2006, 12:01 PM
MLB14 and Cooperstown 3 are hitting.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 7, 2006, 01:11 PM
MLB14 and Cooperstown 3 are hitting.

Art's store got them in and they put them out last night.  There were no chases in the Cooperstown cases (not even the Mantle helmet chase) and the MLB 14 cases had 1 grey Varitek and the rest had Giants Kent (I got 1 of those.)  They also got a solid case of Kent and Ryan, each containing a chase (his manager got the Astros Ryan.)  They also got the Sox and Yanks 3paks.  I passed on those.  All together I picked up:

Giants Kent
Mattingly x2
Jackie Robinson x2
Mantle
Clemente
Aramis Ramirez
Angels Ryan x2
A-Rod 4 x2
Abreu
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on March 9, 2006, 02:16 PM
I just stopped at the TRU in Minnetonka MN and I grabbed the Mark Mulder (MLB 14), Nolan Ryan in Angels (Cooperstown 3), & Nolan Ryan in Astors (Cooperstown 3). It was a GLORIOUS DAY, only way it could have been better was to find the Mulder Variant I need as well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: SpudTrooper on March 10, 2006, 02:11 AM
i want the Robinson chase  :-X
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 17, 2006, 01:07 PM
Mcfarlane.com has pics of MLB 16 up.  Gary Sheffield looks a little too fat to me (and I don't mean PHAT, I mean FAT, he looks a little more like Luis Sojo in the face than himself), but still okay, Manny Ramirez looks great.  Peavy looks nice too.  All in all, a good wave.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb16/mramirez2/images/mlb16_mramirez2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb16/jpeavy/images/mlb16_jpeavy_photo_03_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb16/gsheffield/images/mlb16_gsheffield_photo_02_dp.jpg)

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 19, 2006, 03:55 PM
I posted the link to the pics on Feb. 24th.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 21, 2006, 07:39 AM
I posted the link to the pics on Feb. 24th.

Be sure to leave a mailing address where I can send your medal to.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 21, 2006, 12:46 PM
I posted the link to the pics on Feb. 24th.

Be sure to leave a mailing address where I can send your medal to.

LOL!  Wipe the tear buddy.  I'm just stating that the pics have been posted and at this point, it's old news.  My advice: read before you post. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on April 19, 2006, 10:55 PM
Someone on eBay had a Preds Kariya figure in-hand already  >:(

Packaging looks great, betting it's going to be pretty rough to track down around here. According to the forums over at Spawn, these aren't supposed to be hitting until mid/late May, but on the actual site page for series 12 it says April.

Anyone in the great white north seen them yet?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on April 20, 2006, 03:11 PM
Someone on eBay had a Preds Kariya figure in-hand already  >:(

Packaging looks great, betting it's going to be pretty rough to track down around here. According to the forums over at Spawn, these aren't supposed to be hitting until mid/late May, but on the actual site page for series 12 it says April.

Anyone in the great white north seen them yet?

Not yet, but our lag is maybe two weeks after ebay first gets them, sometimes not that long.  I'm more than happy to help you out if you need it, but probably cheaper to get Jason or someone down there to do it with the lower shipping costs and lower figure costs to begin with.  Just lmk if you do need help, I expect I'll be able to find him for a while. 

Any thoughts on his chase figure?  Ducks to piss off the guys with the original?  Avs to hit that popular market?  Of just an alternate Preds jersey?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on April 20, 2006, 03:24 PM
Thanks Brent, I'll let you know for sure if I need help tracking one down. I got lucky years ago and found not one, but two Ducks chase figures at my local Target, so I'm definitely not rooting for another Ducks chase.

As much as I hate the Mustard jersey, a part of me secretly hopes that one ends up the alternate. Speaking of jerseys, I'm in need of a new Preds one, but am holding off until I know for sure we sign Witt to a multi-year deal. Otherwise I'm all about getting a Weber jersey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on April 21, 2006, 07:54 PM
NFL Legends 2 pics:
Walter Payton
(http://spawn.com/toys/football/nfllegends2/wpayton/images/nfllegends2_wpayton_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Joe Montana
(http://spawn.com/toys/football/nfllegends2/jmontana/images/nfllegends2_jmontana_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Ray Nitschke
(http://spawn.com/toys/football/nfllegends2/rnitschke/images/nfllegends2_rnitschke_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Jim Brown
(http://spawn.com/toys/football/nfllegends2/jbrown/images/nfllegends2_jbrown_photo_01_dp.jpg)
"Mean" Joe Greene
(http://spawn.com/toys/football/nfllegends2/jgreene/images/nfllegends2_jgreene_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Ronnie Lott
(http://spawn.com/toys/football/nfllegends2/rlott/images/nfllegends2_rlott_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 22, 2006, 09:07 PM
Sweetness and Montana are musts for me.  I may grab Nitchske and Lott too.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on April 30, 2006, 09:32 PM

As much as I hate the Mustard jersey, a part of me secretly hopes that one ends up the alternate. Speaking of jerseys, I'm in need of a new Preds one, but am holding off until I know for sure we sign Witt to a multi-year deal. Otherwise I'm all about getting a Weber jersey.

(http://www.mc-home-entertainment.de/ebay/bilder/kariya_12_var_det.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on May 2, 2006, 10:59 PM
Coyotes Roenick chase has been confirmed.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on May 2, 2006, 11:42 PM
I don't know if I'm happy or upset that it's not a mustard chase. Really hope those start popping up in the next week or so while I'm out in So Cal. I'd love to come home with the chase piece, might make Sunday's game a little easier to swallow.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on May 21, 2006, 11:03 PM
Lots of NHL figs around now, at least at Walmart, but all chaseless cases for us :'(  Have to wait on other retailers.  Jamie, lmk if you want a Kariya as they aren't really abundant (Crosby = Gretzky ratio).

In other news, LA fans should be pretty pumped (http://www.mcfarlane.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12863).  The NBA Legends line has been downright amazing so far.  I have yet to see a pick I don't agree with being in the line.  Some were weaker than others, but still deserving.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on May 22, 2006, 02:44 PM
I saw that and will definitely grab Magic.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on May 22, 2006, 03:01 PM
Can't wait for Magic.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on May 23, 2006, 07:04 AM
Personally I'm a little surprised that the news of the NFL team 3-packs has just slipped in under the radar.  I really like the idea, and the player selections are pretty cool.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on May 26, 2006, 10:58 PM
NFL 13 pics are up.  Gotta get Palmer and Manning:
http://www.mcfarlane.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12866
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on June 9, 2006, 07:09 PM
NBA Legends 2 pics:
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nbalegends2/cdrexler/images/nbalegends2_cdrexler_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nbalegends2/ejohnson/images/nbalegends2_ejohnson_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nbalegends2/orobertson/images/nbalegends2_orobertson_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nbalegends2/jwest/images/nbalegends2_jwest_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nbalegends2/ithomas/images/nbalegends2_ithomas_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nbalegends2/wfrazier/images/nbalegends2_wfrazier_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 11, 2006, 10:34 PM
Did they blow their load on the first series? 

I look at this series and it doesn't hold the same appeal for me as Series 1 did.  There are some seriously amazing players in that lineup, but I don't see these selling well at all.  I hope I'm wrong, but I think it's a little too loaded up with guys even I consider to be old. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 14, 2006, 02:06 PM
MLB15 hit here today and I managed to score a grey Santana out of the bunch 8)  Three cases, one chase figure. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on June 14, 2006, 03:07 PM
MLB15 hit here today and I managed to score a grey Santana out of the bunch 8)  Three cases, one chase figure. 

Nice pick up, though I prefer the white one myself.  Still no sign of these around here but I haven't really been looking. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 14, 2006, 03:47 PM
Yeah, the white looks better and I prefer "Twins" on the jersey and the TC logo on the cap as well.  But I'm still suffering from McFarlanism - the need to acquire variants/chase pieces.   ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 15, 2006, 03:22 PM
White Jones today. :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 16, 2006, 03:55 PM
Grey Santana today. :D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on June 18, 2006, 04:55 PM
Nice Brent.

What amazes me is only 2 chases in this line.  That's just downright insulting.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 18, 2006, 06:15 PM
Miguel Cabrera looks like Scott Rolen in a Marlins uniform with a tan.  Bad job on that one.

The only one I really like in this wave is Johan Santana.

The next wave is going to be much better.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 18, 2006, 10:31 PM
Nice Brent.

What amazes me is only 2 chases in this line.  That's just downright insulting.

Every so often I get really nice swings of luck.  Then it goes away again.  I haven't had this good fortune since NBA legends one where I found every chase except Chamberlain and found multiple Erving. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on June 25, 2006, 05:01 PM
2 chases huh? I remember how easy it was to score chases in the NFL 6 lineup...Alot of collectors complained that it was too much and the lines were getting overproduced. Now I'm lucky if I see any chases/variants around these parts.

The last chase I bought in a store was the "Double Star" Roy Williams. That was when hardly anybody realized the chase figure was on the back of the package. I had to laugh that the "Double Star" chase figure was bypassed by a collector who bought 3 of the "white" jersey Roy Williams in front of me. He turned around and said that he left one left of the "white jersey" williams on the shelf if I wanted one...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 1, 2006, 11:48 PM
Collector's Edition Roger Clemens coming out this fall.  There will be an Astros and Yankee version, the Yankee one being a collector's club exclusive so obviously it'll be the more desired of the 2.  I'm gonna try for both since he's one of my all-time favs.

http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12893
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on July 2, 2006, 09:59 AM
I'm disappointed that they are doing only a Yankees and Astros version  :-\. While I can understand completely that an Astros fig should be made, they should've made 3 versions (Red Sox, Yankees, & Blue Jays) of the collectors club exclusive instead of picking solely the Yankees version...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 2, 2006, 04:11 PM
I like the new sculpt.  Very much like the Rocket staring down a batter at the plate.  Also glad to see that they're finally doing him in pinstripes.  He never got a pinstriped figure while he was on the team.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on August 6, 2006, 06:46 PM
SPAWN.com (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12914) is reporting the new Cooperstown Series 4, MLB Series 17, and 3" line for 2007.

Cooperstown -

Joe DiMaggio
Johnny Bench
Ted Williams
Roger Maris
Steve Carlton
Ozzie "The Wizard of Oz" Smith

MLB 17 -

Josh Beckett - Red Sox
Jim Thome - White Sox
Robinson Cano - Yankees
Eric Chavez - Athletics


Yankee's 3 Pack - Jason Giambii, Derek Jetter (new pose), & Jorge Posada (new pose)
Cub's 3 Pack - Derrek Lee, Greg Madux (oops traded to Dodgers), Carlos Zambrano

3" line -

Manny Ramirez 2 -- Boston Red Sox
Derrek Lee -- Chicago Cubs
Andruw Jones 2 -- Atlanta Braves
Derek Jeter 2 -- New York Yankees
Ivan Rodriguez -- Detroit Tigers
Orlando Hudson -- Arizona Diamondbacks
Josh Beckett -- Boston Red Sox
Mike Piazza -- San Diego Padres
Pedro Martinez -- New York Mets
Pat Burrell -- Philadelphia Phillies
Jason Giambi -- New York Yankees
Jim Edmonds -- St. Louis Cardinals
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 6, 2006, 10:52 PM
Cano is a bit of a surprise, but he's a Yankee so I'll buy him.

I see the Cubs 3pak getting scratched or them just replacing Maddux w/ maybe say, Michael Barrett.

The Jeter isn't in a new pose.  It's the version they put in the 2pak w/ the sliding Garciaparra, only now it'll be in the pinstripes.

Jay
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on August 7, 2006, 08:34 AM
Cano is a bit of a surprise, but he's a Yankee so I'll buy him.

I see the Cubs 3pak getting scratched or them just replacing Maddux w/ maybe say, Michael Barrett.

The Jeter isn't in a new pose. It's the version they put in the 2pak w/ the sliding Garciaparra, only now it'll be in the pinstripes.

Jay

I am just reporting what they posted on the site.

Personally unless they start branching out more to do figures for more teams I think it is a wasted line. As both Yankee's & red Sox stuff can still be found here in Minnesota.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 7, 2006, 01:15 PM
Cano is a bit of a surprise, but he's a Yankee so I'll buy him.

I see the Cubs 3pak getting scratched or them just replacing Maddux w/ maybe say, Michael Barrett.

The Jeter isn't in a new pose. It's the version they put in the 2pak w/ the sliding Garciaparra, only now it'll be in the pinstripes.

Jay

I am just reporting what they posted on the site.

Personally unless they start branching out more to do figures for more teams I think it is a wasted line. As both Yankee's & red Sox stuff can still be found here in Minnesota.

Wasn't knocking you, just correcting you since that Jeter info I provided is straight off of Spawn.com.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on August 12, 2006, 02:00 AM
NEW MCFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS HOCKEY 2- AND 3-PACK PHOTOS
Saluting Hockey Fans with Canadian Retail Exclusives (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12918)

3-packs will be released at Wal-Mart Canada in mid-October:

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: Mats Sundin 2, Tie Domi & Tomas Kaberle (http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3077)
EDMONTON OILERS: Jason Smith, Ales Hemsky & Chris Pronger (http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3078)
MONTREAL CANADIENS: Saku Koivu, Michael Ryder & David Aebischer (http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3079)

NHL 2-packs this fall:

MATS SUNDIN 2 vs. DANIEL ALFREDSSON 2 (http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3080)
RYAN SMYTH vs. MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3081)
MARKUS NASLUND vs. DAVID AEBISCHER 2 (http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3082)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on August 18, 2006, 11:08 PM
NFL 14 pics are up. (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12922)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on August 22, 2006, 05:31 PM
I got the "No Winner" for the Deions.   :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 5, 2006, 04:54 PM
Has anyone found NFL 13 yet?  Release date was August 2006 but I haven't seen anything yet at either TRU or KB.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 5, 2006, 07:10 PM
Has anyone found NFL 13 yet?  Release date was August 2006 but I haven't seen anything yet at either TRU or KB.

NFL13 and Legends2 flipped flopped release dates. NFL 13 should start hitting end of September or early October.  Legends2 is starting to hit now.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 5, 2006, 07:52 PM
Oh I see, thanks.

What I'm observing at my TRU is a glut of NBA not even moving on clearance for 4.97, and a big glut of Cooperstown baseball like Jackie Robinson and Carlton Fisk.  The NBA is all figures, even LeBron, Nowitzki etc. 

I don't think a lot of people really like the NBA!

The other thing I'm noticing is that Walmart and TRU seem to have received solid cases of Gary Sheffield, here in NY.  The other figures in the newest baseball wave like Peavy, Podsednik, Victor Martinez, Manny, I have only seen in KB.

Anyway, I thought maybe the reason why my TRU hadn't stocked NFL 13 yet was the solid brick of cooperstown and NBA figs on the pegs.  Thanks.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on September 11, 2006, 08:28 AM
Being reported on Spawn.com (http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12938)

NEW BASEBALL SPORTS PICKS LINEUP REVEALED
Youth Is Served in MLB 18
September 08, 2006
Copyright 2006 TMP International, Inc.
 
 
Major League Baseball has been blessed with an abundance of talented rookies and breakout young stars, and next May's MLB 18 lineup shows a healthy respect for these "young guns." Mix in a pair of unique sequel figures for two of the game's best players and you've got a dynamite lineup sure to please collectors everywhere.

Ryan Howard -- Philly's slugging first baseman never heard the term "sophomore slump." In just his second year in the big leagues, Howard made the All-Star Team, won the Home Run Derby, put the Phillies on his back, chased Roger Maris' home run mark of 61, and made himself a legitimate MVP candidate. The scary part? He's only 26.

David Ortiz 2 -- The most feared hitter in the game today is Boston DH David Ortiz. With a keen eye, power to spare and a flair for the dramatic, Ortiz is the driving force in the Red Sox lineup. With a personality to match his accomplishments, there is a nation of Ortiz fans that don't care beans about the Red Sox. Couple that with the dedicated Beantown faithful and you've got probably the most popular player in the Major Leagues.

Justin Verlander -- There are 100 reasons to respect Tigers rookie pitcher Justin Verlander, and every one of them is a mile-per-hour. Verlander is a big part of Detroit's Cinderella season -- he became the first rookie pitcher in baseball history to win 10 games before the end of June.

Mariano Rivera 2 -- The strains of "Enter Sandman" ring through Yankee Stadium, a door opens in the outfield wall and out walks the most dominant closer in the history of the game. Mariano Rivera has taken the mound under the brightest of spotlights for the last decade and delivered inning upon inning of brilliant relief -- breaking bats and killing dreams all along the way.

David Wright -- You might remember him for his airborne dive into the stands, or his barehanded stab in shallow left field, or his All-Star Game home run. David Wright is the new face of the very talented New York Mets -- coming soon to the playoffs near you.

Brandon Webb -- The new-look Arizona Diamondbacks stayed competitive all season in 2006 -- staying close to the N.L. West and Wild Card leaders while breaking in a new crop of rookies. Brandon Webb established himself as the ace of the staff, and delivered wins in 14 of his first 28 starts, matching his career-high in wins while turning in his best stats in ERA and WHIP as well.

With young talent like this meshing with established superstars, the future certainly looks bright for Major League Baseball, and for McFarlane's Sports Picks as well. MLB 18 is scheduled to arrive in stores in early May 2007.



Decent line up - BUT WHERE THE F&%^ is Joe Mauer on this list. The guy stands to be the first catcher in the American League to with the Batting Tittle.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 11, 2006, 08:42 AM


Decent line up - BUT WHERE THE F&%^ is Joe Mauer on this list. The guy stands to be the first catcher in the American League to with the Batting Tittle.

Let's see if he can beat out Jeter first.

The names on the list look good, but let's see how many of them are reused sculpts and poor likenesses.  I usually wind up buying only 1/2 of each wave, inevitably some of the figures just don't measure up because they look exactly like a previously released figure, or just don't look like the player.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on September 11, 2006, 11:19 AM


Decent line up - BUT WHERE THE F&%^ is Joe Mauer on this list. The guy stands to be the first catcher in the American League to with the Batting Tittle.

Let's see if he can beat out Jeter first.

The names on the list look good, but let's see how many of them are reused sculpts and poor likenesses. I usually wind up buying only 1/2 of each wave, inevitably some of the figures just don't measure up because they look exactly like a previously released figure, or just don't look like the player.

Regardless of if he beats Jetter or not, the fact that he has led for over 1/2 the season should count for something.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on September 11, 2006, 06:37 PM
if the Sportspick line includes Joe Mauer, how bout other guys that are having career years. I mean look at Freddy Sanchez of the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was only supposed to be a back-up now he looks like he's going to win the batting title in the NL. Does he deserve an SP?? It's better if McFarlane waits on guys like Mauer or Sanchez to see if they can duplicate or have a decent performance the year after to gauge what will sell and what won't. Keep in mind Twins have a very good team but they are in a small situation just like the Pirates. It's one of the reasons why teams like the Twins, Royals, Pirates, etc don't have as many sportspicks as the Yankees, Dodgers, Mets, & Red Sox...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 11, 2006, 07:32 PM
So Verlander deserves it then over Mauer?  Or Liriano?  Yeah, Liriano was injured for a while, but he's pitched as much as Verlander this year.   ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 11, 2006, 09:34 PM
So Verlander deserves it then over Mauer?  Or Liriano?  Yeah, Liriano was injured for a while, but he's pitched as much as Verlander this year.   ;)

That's not really the case, Verlander has pitched 172 innings and is qualified to be among the leaders in Wins and ERA with his amount of work, Liriano has pitched just 119 and has not pitched enough for his stats to qualify among the leaders.

I do think Liriano is a better pitcher than Verlander however, hands down.  And you know if Liriano repeats next year, he'll be glorified in plastic as well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 11, 2006, 10:48 PM
Spotted some of NFL Legends 2 today.  It seems that Jim Brown and Walter "Sweetness" Payton are the ones to get.  I definitely like that they did "Mean" Joe Greene.  Who doesn't remember that Coca Cola commercial with him?  I understand getting Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana in there, but they don't hold a lot of interest for me.  At least not unless there's a Joe Montana/Jim Burt 2-pack with Burt laying him out!  As a fan of the game I understand getting Ray Nitschke in there, but how many people are REALLY going to know him?  Sure, he was one of the guards in the original "The Longest Yard", but are that many old school Packer fans going to be picking that one up?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 12, 2006, 10:13 PM
I found NFL Legends 2 a few days ago and I decided that the way McFarlane released the NFL figures this year is stupid.  I don't want a bunch of old geezers on the pegs Week 1 of the season, I want today's stars.  Legends should be released in the offseason or something when nobody is excited about football anyway.  That, and the Legends don't ******* move for ****.  They're gonna sit on the pegs all season long.  Young folks don't want a Ronnie Lott figure right now.  They want Reggie Bush and they want Larry Johnson, and everyone else that they may have seen go ape**** during Week 1.  Not Jim Brown and Joe Greene.  But I'm sure my parent's friends might appreciate those figures.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on September 14, 2006, 01:41 AM
I hear ya Dressel...I can't wait for the upcoming set to come out (I'm looking forard to picking up Tedy Bruschi and the TRU exclusive NE Patriots 3 pack (Brady, Dillon, Bruschi)...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on September 14, 2006, 10:27 AM
I found NFL Legends 2 a few days ago and I decided that the way McFarlane released the NFL figures this year is stupid.  I don't want a bunch of old geezers on the pegs Week 1 of the season, I want today's stars.  Legends should be released in the offseason or something when nobody is excited about football anyway.  That, and the Legends don't ******* move for ****.  They're gonna sit on the pegs all season long.  Young folks don't want a Ronnie Lott figure right now.  They want Reggie Bush and they want Larry Johnson, and everyone else that they may have seen go ape**** during Week 1.  Not Jim Brown and Joe Greene.  But I'm sure my parent's friends might appreciate those figures.

Good point and I totally agree, then again when has McF done ANYTHING sensible... Thanks for reminding me that Bush is coming out this year. That's another reg/variant set i'll need to add to the collection...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 14, 2006, 01:42 PM
The timing is definitely off.  Legends 2 should have been released around the time of the Hall of Fame game and inductions.  That's really the peak of NFL nostalgia for the year.  The first regular wave should be out now, but I get the feeling that the street date for these lines had more to do with retail resets than coordinating with the start of the NFL season.  Most retail resets start in late August in preparation for the back to school season.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 15, 2006, 03:03 PM
Picked up Magic today.  It was a regional case.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 15, 2006, 03:47 PM
So basketball and football legends are both out down south?  Hmm, wonder if I can duplicate the success I had with the last NBA Legends series.  I found every variant save Wilt and found three of Dr. J.  Also managed to find Bird after I'd traded for him. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 15, 2006, 04:59 PM
I guess we can expect NFL 13 sometime in the next 2 weeks.

2 more points though about Bruschi, I think it's silly that they are releasing him in a regular wave and at the same time in a Patriots 3 pack.  I kinda feel screwed out of a figure there.  I think we're gonna see a lot of him on the pegs. 

The other thing is the pole or stick that supports jumping or diving figures.  Don't you guys think these could be made out of something less offensive and obvious like a clear translucent plastic?  I actually avoid almost all NBA figures and any diving or jumping NFL or MLB figure because I hate it when the figure is suspended from a black metal pole.  It looks really really bad.

Also, last year we got 8-9 figures per wave, now we're getting only 6 per wave.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 15, 2006, 08:37 PM
NBA 11 LINEUP PHOTOS (http://spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12944)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on September 15, 2006, 08:40 PM
  I think we're gonna see a lot of him on the pegs. 


Not up here we're not.  As for the 3 pack,  I know why they did it - Vinateiri was originally going to be the 3rd Pat, until he went and signed with the Colts.  Bruschi was a last minute addition.  I'm not buying the three pack and will just wait for the single pack of Tedy.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 16, 2006, 08:05 PM
I saw the 'sweetness' and Lott yesterday. Being a long term
49er fan I contemplated at getting the Lott  but then, for whatever reason decided against... will probably pick them up after they go on clearance when the 'today's stars' finally hit.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 18, 2006, 01:22 AM
NBA Legends 2 chase:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/rediahs/DSC06539.jpg)
(http://i22.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/5e/d7/c2_1.JPG)

NFL 13 chase:
(http://i14.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/5d/90/4a_1.JPG)
(http://i20.ebayimg.com/03/i/08/5c/f4/9e_1.JPG)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on September 18, 2006, 09:27 AM
Must get Afro Moss ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on September 18, 2006, 12:57 PM
Must get Afro Moss ;D

DAMN YOU MCFARLANE!!!

A Vikings piece that I actually want.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 18, 2006, 01:10 PM


DAMN YOU MCFARLANE!!!

A Vikings piece that I actually want.

I agree, this is truly a tragedy.  I'm personally very upset over this as well.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on September 18, 2006, 01:23 PM
That 'FRO Moss is INDEED the shizzzznit. I would love to track one of those down but i'm not paying more than retail...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 28, 2006, 06:32 PM
Suprise SP NFL13
(http://s07.picshome.com/d6a/nfl13leinart.jpg)

Going to need help with this. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 28, 2006, 10:01 PM
Damn.  That brings new meaning to "QB sneak".
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 29, 2006, 01:26 AM
The last chase for NFL 13 is:
(http://i10.ebayimg.com/04/i/08/82/e2/89_1.JPG)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on September 29, 2006, 11:14 AM
So there are only 3 chases and the Leinart? Are there other Jersey variants as well?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 29, 2006, 12:01 PM
I just checked my TRU for NFL 13.  All they got is NBA Legends.  The pegs (and the shelves, and the floor, and the rafter) are loaded with NBA Legends.

I don't want it.  Doesn't seem like anyone wants it.  Last year's NBA regular series is still there, and they're sitting there at $4.66 a piece.  Even the good figures in the wave. 

I don't know where they're gonna put NFL 13 when it gets out.  I should start checking bins and endcaps and **** because God knows NBA isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 29, 2006, 12:23 PM
So there are only 3 chases and the Leinart? Are there other Jersey variants as well?

That's been the trend lately.

I just checked my TRU for NFL 13.  All they got is NBA Legends.  The pegs (and the shelves, and the floor, and the rafter) are loaded with NBA Legends.

I don't want it.  Doesn't seem like anyone wants it.  Last year's NBA regular series is still there, and they're sitting there at $4.66 a piece.  Even the good figures in the wave. 

I don't know where they're gonna put NFL 13 when it gets out.  I should start checking bins and endcaps and **** because God knows NBA isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Any Drexler Rockets?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 29, 2006, 12:28 PM
I didn't bother to look for Drexler "Rockets", I'm assuming that's a Chase?  I'll pop in there in a little while, it's only 1.5 miles from my place.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on September 29, 2006, 12:38 PM
So there are only 3 chases and the Leinart? Are there other Jersey variants as well?

That's been the trend lately.


Phew, that's good then. I'm hoping for NFL14 I won't have to chase down a Reggie Bush variant. Though I would love if they threw in a Saints Drew Brees as a hidden chase...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2006, 12:45 PM
I didn't bother to look for Drexler "Rockets", I'm assuming that's a Chase?  I'll pop in there in a little while, it's only 1.5 miles from my place.

Yes, Drexler in the Houston Rockets uniform is indeed a chase figure and might be the only really desirable one of the bunch.  Legends basketball is pretty neat to me, but I'm probably a shade older than most collectors and this series is a stretch for me. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 29, 2006, 12:47 PM
What's the ratio of a chase figure to a regular figure?  For example, say they produced 50,000 regular Carson Palmers.  How many chase variant Carson Palmers are there made?

I never got into the Chase thing.  It doesn't interest me much.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2006, 02:14 PM
I don't think they ever revealed the ratio to any degree.  I'd guess it's maybe 10:1 or something like that.  They're really not rare, nor do many command much in the way of secondary value these days.  Patience is a virtue for buyers, that much is certain.  Leinart might be at a lower ratio, same too with Moss, but regular chase figures like the orange Palmer won't really be rare.  I do like it though.

I was really into the chase figures at one point, but now it's much more that I prefer the dark uniforms to the white.  As much for display purposes as anything else.  Lining up a bunch of white uniformed figures really isn't that interesting.  Alternating white with dark is cool, IMO.  At the same time though I probably own about 10% of the number of sportspicks I used to. 

Would still love to have that #13 Jets Selanne though :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on September 29, 2006, 02:37 PM
The one thing I would love to see them stop doing is making more than one figure of the same player. How many different Brett Favre, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb figures do we really need? I'd rather see a brand new new player...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on September 29, 2006, 05:56 PM
Unfortunately, McFarlane goes for players like those because they can sell them pretty well across the country....Keep in mind, most collectors only go out on the hunt looking for chase figures in a given set. The rest will collect dust until they hit clearance or a casual purchaser decides to buy that particular player.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 29, 2006, 08:54 PM
I didn't see Drexler Rockets when I went back but I did see both Walter Payton and Oscar Robertson in 2 uniforms.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on September 30, 2006, 12:22 AM
Saw this posted at Troopers from member MasterJay: NHL Legends 4 *Pictures*!

In Stores: Mid-December

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends4/dsittler/images/nhllegends4_dsittler_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends4/bclarke/images/nhllegends4_bclarke_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends4/gperreault/images/nhllegends4_gperreault_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends4/bhull/images/nhllegends4_bhull_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends4/wgretzky8/images/nhllegends4_wgretzky8_photo_01_dp.jpg)

I'm all over that Gretz!   ;D

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends4/borr/images/nhllegends4_borr_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Whoa! Brent... Jesse! (http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/Smileys/wader/party0053.gif)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2006, 12:38 AM
Unreal series.  Orr's uniform is game specific, so can't be a chase.  Just have to find the inevitable Jets Hull.  No way can TMP not do that since the WHA is why the Oilers are in the NHL.  Too historic to pass up. 8)

Quote
BOBBY HULL
Hull's blistering slapshot and thunderous body checks made him the toast of Chicago as the leader of the Blackhawks in the 1960s and into the 1970s. He shook up the hockey world by joining the fledgling WHA in 1972, helping establish Winnipeg as a hockey town.

This little phrasing from the release bodes well. :D

I think I'll have to order a case on this one.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 30, 2006, 01:22 AM
I'm not a hockey collector, but a few of those look like they'll be leaners in a few weeks once they're opened.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2006, 01:27 AM
I'm not a hockey collector, but a few of those look like they'll be leaners in a few weeks once they're opened.

You mean everything but Clarke and Gretzky? :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 30, 2006, 02:17 PM
Very cool series!  Finally McFarlane is doing a series that I think a lot of American hockey fans can get behind.  That Bobby Orr is very cool!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on October 1, 2006, 02:09 PM
nice set and like the orr (as i'm a bruins fan)....i'm hoping someday mcfarlane will release a cam neely for a future legends set (maybe another B's Ray Bourque to boot)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 1, 2006, 02:26 PM
Does anyone still find Sportspicks in Target?

For me only TRU and KB stock them.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on October 2, 2006, 10:02 AM
Does anyone still find Sportspicks in Target?

For me only TRU and KB stock them.

Apparently from what I was told, Target stopped carrying Sportspicks. They probably realized that they are nothing but pegwarmers...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on October 2, 2006, 10:08 AM
My Target stopped carrying Sportspicks awhile ago and it looks like the same thing is happening with my Wally World's around here. The best place for these are at TRU or KB (which is the more expensive out of the two). In the past few years, I had gotten some great deals on SP's on amazon.com until they split with TRU.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 2, 2006, 11:21 AM
Yeah that's right, Walmart stopped as well.  I do see a solid case of whoever the hometown player is though.  Last month I saw a solid brick of Gary Sheffield on the pegs.

It's really TRU that stocks these in abundance.  KB usually gets 1-2 cases of each wave as well.

Sportspicks is really the only thing I can rely on TRU for.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 5, 2006, 11:03 PM
Anyone see NFL 13 yet?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on October 5, 2006, 11:11 PM
One more suprise for NFL13:
(http://i1.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/8c/f1/4b_1.JPG)
Only ships in TRU cases.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 6, 2006, 12:08 PM
Now that's a Chase figure.  If it weren't, it'd warm like self lighting charcoal briquettes.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on October 6, 2006, 12:16 PM
Aww crap, my cousin's gunna want that. I know it... TRU here I come...

Does this mean we might get a Saints Brees in NFL14? I sure as heck hope so...  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 13, 2006, 06:05 PM
NFL 13 hit big here today.  First stop was TRU, didn't see any chase figures but I got the 2 I wanted, Randy Moss and Carson Palmer.  Eli Manning looks bad so I left it.

Then I hit KB, and  :o BAM  :o AFRO Moss right there on the pegs.  Got that one and I think I'm all done with this wave unless I change my mind on Manning.

NFL 14 is different, looks like I'm getting all of that wave.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on October 14, 2006, 10:37 AM
Then I hit KB, and  :o BAM  :o AFRO Moss right there on the pegs.  Got that one and I think I'm all done with this wave unless I change my mind on Manning.

Lucky son of a gun...Living in Minnesota it is as certain as the snow that I will never find that piece on the hooks!!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on October 16, 2006, 01:52 PM
I think the Moss and other chases are going to be more available then chases of the last few series. i've heard alot of reports of finding them at retail, some have even found mulitples. I'm really glad that they're doing it this way. Some of the chases in the past have been rediculous to find. I just pray that in NFL14, they have only 1 version of Reggie Bush. My wallet can't afford more than that right now...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on October 16, 2006, 08:58 PM
i used to only collect chases and found many at retail. chases don't do anything for me anymore. they are hard to get at first but after a few series i notice that some of these impossible figures are easily obtainable. now, i only collect players from my favorite teams. leaves more cash in my wallet that way considering i always bought players from my favorite teams anyways...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on October 17, 2006, 02:07 AM
One more suprise for NFL13:
(http://i1.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/8c/f1/4b_1.JPG)
Only ships in TRU cases.

Anyone finds one of these I would be one happy camper to take it off your hands.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on October 17, 2006, 10:12 AM
i used to only collect chases and found many at retail. chases don't do anything for me anymore. they are hard to get at first but after a few series i notice that some of these impossible figures are easily obtainable. now, i only collect players from my favorite teams. leaves more cash in my wallet that way considering i always bought players from my favorite teams anyways...

Same with me. I used to be hardcore into these starting around series 3 but the hunt was getting rediculous so I sold it all and now just buy the Saints players...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 17, 2006, 07:16 PM
 8)


'Fro

 ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on October 17, 2006, 07:17 PM
8)


'Fro

 ;D

Damn you.   :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 17, 2006, 07:48 PM
I'm a Giants fan and I passed on Eli Manning.  I know McFarlane is telling us that's Manning, but the body type and face sculpt is all wrong.  They did a real bad job on that one.

I also left Bledsoe, Cadillac, and Bruschi on the pegs.  Bledsoe just isn't that great of a player, Cadillac I may end up getting, and Bruschi I may get in the Pats 3 pack, but still I hate the figures that are skewered on a stick sticking out of the turf.  Just looks damn awful.  They should make that stick clear or something to help the esthetics.

The only slam dunks for me that I found were Moss, Moss Afro (which I was pleasantly surprised to find), and Palmer.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 18, 2006, 10:58 PM
So far I've scored what I set out to get:  both Mannings and as luck would have it today, I found a Titans Mawae.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 22, 2006, 01:31 AM
Started seeing the NFL team 3-packs this weekend.  I honestly don't have a lot of interest in these other than the Giants set.  I saw one of those today, but the paintjob on Plax was pretty bad.  I'm passing until I can find a good one.

The Dallas lineup seems kind of blah.  You would think that McFarlane might have tried to get a TO in the lineup for that.  The Pittsburgh set is okay with Joey Porter being in the lineup, and I know Big Ben was kind of hot as a figure last year.  But I'm not buying another Hines Ward.  The Pats lineup is decent, but really, how much has Corey Dillon even played this year?  It seems like Maroney is getting most of the carries for New England.

I definitely like the concept here, but what other teams are good choices for this kind of offering?  You could probably do a Colts set.  Maybe a Chargers set, too.  But who else, really?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on October 22, 2006, 05:59 AM
Saw the Pats 3 packs this evening at TRU. Was hoping that they would have the Steelers one but the Pats was the only one that had.  :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on October 23, 2006, 04:03 PM
For anyone that needs the 2nd set of Deions, they're up at the Spawn Store. (http://store.spawn.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=12)

Some of the clamshells have minor wear so all of these figures will be sold AS IS and no returns will be accepted. We are also limiting the purchase to two of each figure per household.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on October 23, 2006, 05:05 PM
Saw the Pats 3 packs this evening at TRU. Was hoping that they would have the Steelers one but the Pats was the only one that had.  :-\

lucky!! hopefully, we get the 3 packs in shortly over here. doubtful, that i'll see the pats 3 pack around these parts (i don't live too far from gillette stadium)...but anythings possible, i saw plenty of the red sox 3 packs over the summer...

For anyone that needs the 2nd set of Deions, they're up at the Spawn Store. (http://store.spawn.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=12)

Some of the clamshells have minor wear so all of these figures will be sold AS IS and no returns will be accepted. We are also limiting the purchase to two of each figure per household.


saw that earlier. thanks for the heads up. i'm gonna pass on those considering i already have the rice/deion 2 pack already. good luck to everybody getting those deions though!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 24, 2006, 10:01 PM
I found all of the team sets at TRU tonight.  I have almost all of the figures in these packs already, and passed on all of them.

The more I think about these, the less sense they make.

I'm a little annoyed that I might have to cave on the Giants pack eventually for Plaxico.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 24, 2006, 10:56 PM
MLB 19 announced for June '07

Albert Pujols 3
Jonathan Papelbon
Scott Kazmir
Prince Fielder
Pedro Martinez 2
Johnny Damon 2


Looks like a good lineup except for Prince Fielder which sticks out like a sore thumb among those players.  First of all, he didn't even lead his team in a single statistical category.  He's a good player, but the list of names of great players that haven't been made yet is so long, that it goes without saying that about 20-30 players should have been selected over Fielder who's greatest achievement to date is .271 28 HR  81 RBI.  I'm not a Mets fan or a Twins fan, but lots of names come to mind just on those 2 squads.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 27, 2006, 04:57 PM
Ran into another Eli Manning in KB today, passed on it again (but loaded up on Star Wars).  I don't know what happened, but sometime between when McFarlane.com posted these photos...

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl13/emanning2/images/nfl13_emanning2_photo_01_md.jpg)

...and when the figure actually hit the brick and mortar shelves, the face sculpt got all ****** up.  It looks like Eli on the website, but not in living color when you find the figure.

I don't know if any of you thought this before I brought it up, but it stuck out like a sore thumb when I found the figure.  So much so that I'm passing on it, even as a Giants fan.

Broke down and bought the Giants 3 pack though for Strahan and Plaxico, even though I got a 3rd Tiki.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 2, 2006, 10:06 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1010954-1.jpg)


Boo-yah. 8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on November 2, 2006, 10:56 PM
Damn you Brent, that one and the Mohawk are the two chases from that wave that I really want to find. The home jersey just looks so much better. Any word on them hitting the states yet? All I've heard of people finding them are in Canada so far.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 2, 2006, 11:38 PM
No, no US sightings yet.  Hell, half of CAnada and most retailers here haven't seen them yet, so we'll see what happens.  I know a guy with a Mohawk McCabe that would probably trade for SW stuff.  I'll let him know you're interested on that.  I'll keep my eyes open for another Ovechkin as well.  I might find another, ya never know how these things are going to go. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on November 3, 2006, 09:02 PM
MLB 17 pics are up at Spawn (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=335) now. Really like the Nomar Cano pose, and the Rolen Chavez isn't shabby either. Kind of a weak series overall.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: nitro on November 6, 2006, 11:25 AM
MLB 17 pics are up at Spawn (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=335) now. Really like the Nomar Cano pose, and the Rolen Chavez isn't shabby either. Kind of a weak series overall.

i was about to say, they look like all re-used poses with a different head....i'll still pick up beckett though...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2006, 01:13 PM
I missed at Wally this morning.  Big boss called me into the office so I couldn't slip out and all that was left was a couple of Henrik Sedins :-\ 

Sportspicks are a horrible obsession for me.  I don't even really give a damn about them and at worst if I wait a month I'd pay $30 for a chase figure so I'm still not sure why I bother wasting my time.  Bloody addiction.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 8, 2006, 01:17 PM
The only piece from the new NHL lineup that I'm lloking forward to is the Lundqvist.  Somehow I've managed to get the Sports Picks monkey off my back, and I'm limiting myself to local players and players that I like.  Some of the pieces in the current NFL lineup are tempting, but I think the 3-packs have been satisfying my needs.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2006, 01:29 PM
Well the purchasing of stuff for myself is pretty much off my back but not the addiction of wasting time and going looking in hopes of finding stuff.  How lame is that?  I just turn around and sell them at cost to guys either on boards or locally but it's plain silly. 

The only thing I'm looking forward to now is hockey figures really.  The NBA legends showed up locally, but only TRU is carrying them and they aren't moving well.  So I think that line is destined to die soon.  Thankfully series one satisfied most of my desires there.

NFL does little for me really.  I think the Palmer figures, regular and chase, look awesome.  I did score the Fro Moss, so that's funny, but I still think the guy's a total knob. 

Baseball figures I've never really been into, so I always ruminate on Twins figures but usually pass. 

Hockey isn't a big deal for me either now, I'm more into the Legends line than the modern stuff too.  The coming Legends line is awesome with another Orr and the Hull.  I'm really, really hoping for a WHA Jets Hull for obvious reasons.  Unfortunately I'll be out of town when it arrives, so I'll be hurting for that series.  Lots of great figures in the lineup but I'll probably stick only with Hull and Orr. 

I also have to cull the figures I have at home too, get it down to a manageable size of collection. 

Would love to have a #13 Selanne though, but that'll never happen. :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on November 8, 2006, 02:32 PM
Would love to have a #13 Selanne though, but that'll never happen. :-\

Cheapskate.   ::)

Come on,it's just $$$.  You can squeeze a couple grand out of the toy budget for one, right?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2006, 02:38 PM
Nope, not a chance.  I think the last one (well, the last one that was sold on the spawn board seems to have been a scam) that went legitimately was around $1200 USD or so.  That's just plain retarded for a hunk of plastic.  Besides, I have a blue #13 Selanne which I believe is a one of a kind :P  Oh sure, it's a custom but it's a mighty fine custom at that. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on November 8, 2006, 04:00 PM
Sportspicks are a horrible obsession for me. I don't even really give a damn about them and at worst if I wait a month I'd pay $30 for a chase figure so I'm still not sure why I bother wasting my time. Bloody addiction.

I only collect the St. Louis Cardinals (which is still active) and I collected 1 of every Minnesota team (Torii Hunter MLB 5 w/408 wall VARIANT [Twins], Marion Gaborik [Wild], Kevin Garnett black jersey 2-pack w/Ben Wallace [Timberwolves], Randy Moss afro VARIANT [Vikings], and I picked up the Mike Madono NHL 10 VARIANT [North Stars]). Thankfully the Home Town collection is done!!! Unless they make a Puckett then I have to get him.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2006, 04:33 PM
I'm hoping for a Puckett, in the air against the wall specifically.  He'll have to be a new sculpt though ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on November 8, 2006, 05:16 PM
When do they usually announce the line up for the NFL Legends, I need me a Joe Namath figure.  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2006, 11:32 PM
(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/c020.gif) (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/c020.gif) (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/c020.gif) (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/c020.gif)

COLLECTOR'S CLUB EXCLUSIVE HOCKEY RINK PHOTOS (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12990)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_01_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_02_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_03_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_04_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_05_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_06_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_07_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_08_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_09_dl.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/news/images/hockey_rink_photo_10_dl.jpg)

Dang!  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on November 11, 2006, 04:17 AM
Wow! Thats pretty cool and $60 is not bad considering they could of easily charged $100. Here's hoping they do a football field as well. Id love a Heinz Field one.  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on November 11, 2006, 08:31 PM
But if you buy 2 it doesn't cover the entire set of ice. It would be nice if they did that. Football field would deffinately be sweet. Baseball will NEVER happen. Too many differences in the designes.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on November 12, 2006, 09:57 AM
That is pretty incredible. Too bad trhey didnt do it where two sets would have been the entire thing, but here's hoping for a football field.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 12, 2006, 01:24 PM
But if you buy 2 it doesn't cover the entire set of ice. It would be nice if they did that.

I'd have to see it up close, but the distance between the blue line and end line should be about the same as between two blue lines on a sheet of ice.  If you could construct it and leave off the end boards you should have the right size and the pieces should lock up pretty well.  You'd have to repaint it but I think it could be done.  I'm guessing we'll see a custom within a couple of weeks of delivery.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on November 14, 2006, 02:40 PM
SPAWN.com (http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12992) is reporting the following...


MCFARLANE TO OPEN FLAGSHIP RETAIL STORE
More Than 2,000 Square Feet of Pure McFarlane
November 14, 2006
Copyright 2006 TMP International, Inc.
 
 
We are excited to announce that McFarlane Toys will soon be opening a retail store at the high-end, soon-to-be-completed Westgate City Center in Glendale, Ariz. Slated to open its doors early 2007, this 2,000+ square ft. store promises to be all McFarlane, all the time. In addition to carrying the full line of available McFarlane toys, the McFarlane store will also serve as a venue for exclusive autograph signings and special events.

We've been working with architects and designers to make sure every detail is perfect -- and we all know what a perfectionist Todd is. The final result will be a pop culture Mecca quite unlike anything else. The store's tag line says it all:

The Difference Is Real.

The Westgate City Center, located adjacent to the University of Phoenix Stadium, new home of the Arizona Cardinals, and the Jobing.com Arena, home of the Phoenix Coyotes, has been called the "crown jewel" of new sports venue complexes, the most exciting "urban, mixed use vision" of the new century. Expected to become the leading retail destination in Arizona, with a projected 22 million visitors per year, the new McFarlane store will be a vital part of this eclectic mix of retail and restaurant merchants.

"With ongoing growth in the Phoenix-metro area, we were looking for a place that is new and vibrant," says McFarlane Toys CEO and creative force Todd McFarlane. "I believe that Westgate is a terrific addition to the valley, will be a major tourist attraction and overall will expand our customer base."



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I see this as the end of retailers selling McFarlane. This venture will make getting the rare/variants even harder to impossible to get. McFarlane obviously hasn't been reading the news articles about KB Toy store, TRU and other Specialty stores having problems competing with Target, Wal-Mart, etc. Paying mall rent will drive prices up and people will either stop collecting that stuff all together due to lack of availability, or refusal to pay higher prices. This is by far the worst thing that McFarlane can be doing (IMHO).
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on November 14, 2006, 02:42 PM
Yet another in Arizona? WTF?  ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 14, 2006, 04:11 PM
I'm not too keen on the notion myself, but there's little left that I want from TMP anyway.  Kirby Puckett would be about it.  I can't see him doing any more Winnipeg Jets, save the Bobby Hull which might or might not have a Jets variant and that will already have been decided. 

I'm inclined to see this as problematic for the lines in general, the store will need something to draw people in and it will probably be a greater availability of variants but that will be accompanied by higher pricing, no doubt to offset the retail costs associated with the store. 

Arizona isn't exactly helpful.  I'd like to live there too, but I don't. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 14, 2006, 11:16 PM
I dig the rink.  But why did they have to pollute it with all of those Dead Wings and Maple Leafs?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on November 17, 2006, 01:53 AM
Does anyone have a TRU that has the Steelers 3 pack? Ive only found the Giants and Pats.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on November 17, 2006, 07:54 AM
Does anyonme have a TRU that has the Steelers 3 pack? Ive only found the Giants and Pats.

There were a few at a TRU near me a couple of days ago, Robb.  You need me to grab you one?  If so, it won't be until Monday at the earliest as I'm going away for the weekend. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on November 17, 2006, 02:06 PM
Does anyone have a TRU that has the Steelers 3 pack? Ive only found the Giants and Pats.

There were a few at a TRU near me a couple of days ago, Robb.  You need me to grab you one?  If so, it won't be until Monday at the earliest as I'm going away for the weekend. 

Yes please.  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jayson on November 17, 2006, 02:27 PM
Saw several NHL Series 13 figs today at TRU....

Joe Thornton, Alex Tanguay, Henrik Lundqvist & Dany Heatley
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2006, 10:08 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1010954-1.jpg)


Boo-yah. 8)

Found another one.  That's all I've found for this series, I've been 'off' for the last two weeks in finding stuff, either minutes or a day late (or too early in one case).  But I found this one at one of our two local TRUs and the one where I'd never found a sportspick variant before, in three years of looking.  I was late getting to the store too, about 15 minutes after opening.  Some dude was pawing through the star wars stuff (no idea what he was hoping to find since it was all stuff that had been around for a while) so I wandered down the other aisle and did a double take seeing a black Ovechkin on the pegs. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 23, 2006, 11:21 AM
Cooperstown 4 posted at the main site, Maris, DiMaggio, Bench, Carlton, Ted Williams and Ozzie Smith.  All of them look pretty sweet, Cooperstown series is getting much better.

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/baseball/cooperstown4/osmith/images/cooperstown4_osmith_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on November 24, 2006, 06:14 AM
I was so hoping for the Ozzie in the back flip!!! :o ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on November 24, 2006, 12:00 PM
I was so hoping for the Ozzie in the back flip!!! :o ;D

I was as well but not looking like he's been skewered and left for dead. I'm very dissapointed with that figure...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 24, 2006, 05:12 PM
Saw my third variant from NHL13 today - white Lundquist.  Left it behind because it was $19.99. 

Anyone wanting a black Ovechkin?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on November 24, 2006, 05:29 PM
I need one still Brent!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on November 24, 2006, 09:16 PM
I was so hoping for the Ozzie in the back flip!!! :o ;D

I was as well but not looking like he's been skewered and left for dead. I'm very dissapointed with that figure...


put a fire under him and you have rotisery(sp) Ozzie Smith!!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 26, 2006, 09:48 PM
I was so hoping for the Ozzie in the back flip!!! :o ;D

I was as well but not looking like he's been skewered and left for dead. I'm very dissapointed with that figure...


Yeah they need to stop it with the green and black poles that suspend figures, and come up with a see-thru clear device to suspend airborne figures.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on November 27, 2006, 05:12 AM
Does anyone have a TRU that has the Steelers 3 pack? Ive only found the Giants and Pats.

There were a few at a TRU near me a couple of days ago, Robb.  You need me to grab you one?  If so, it won't be until Monday at the earliest as I'm going away for the weekend. 

Yes please.  ;D

Of course now since you picked them up for me I went into my local TRU and they had two cases of the Steelers 3 pack.  ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2006, 10:51 PM
(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/Bobb01.jpg)
Here's hoping these don't show before I get back from vacation. :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2006, 09:04 PM
Update at Spawn on the NHL 15 Lineup (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13002) plus other goodies.

NHL 14 series:

Markus Nasland 2
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl14/mnaslund2/images/nhl14_mnaslund2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Henrik Zetterberg
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl14/hzetterberg/images/nhl14_hzetterberg_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Curtis Joseph 2 (Coyotes)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl14/cjoseph2-coyotes/images/nhl14_cjoseph2-coyotes_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Curtis Joseph 2 (Oilers)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl14/cjoseph2-oilers/images/nhl14_cjoseph2-oilers_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Marian Hossa (Thrashers)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl14/mhossa-thrashers/images/nhl14_mhossa-thrashers_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: jjks on December 1, 2006, 09:58 PM
I like the Cujo and Naslund poses, but don't know that I'll be picking up anything from this wave. Not too sure about NHL 15 yet, honestly I'm a little surprised by the choices. Depending on the pose I might try to find Tucker.

Fingers are crossed that Vokoun makes it into NHL 16, he's LONG overdue for a figure. It says 16 will be a mix of 2 new and 2 Legends, so that doesn't do much to increase the chances of him coming out any time soon.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2006, 01:13 AM
Ya, Vokoun is way overdue. 

A 'Yotes jersey figure :o  And a nice, new pose too. 

Guess I'm hunting a Zetterberg chase for Jason.



Found a white Heatley tonight; that makes four for this series without really trying.  Did miss a nine case display at Wally today though :'(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 2, 2006, 03:43 PM
Cool kick-save pose on CuJo.  But how many CuJo's is this now?  And for that matter, how many Red Wings?  Make some other teams, please Todd!!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 2, 2006, 03:55 PM
Found the Mawae Titans variant today and bought it.  Why not.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2006, 05:32 PM
Cool kick-save pose on CuJo.  But how many CuJo's is this now?  And for that matter, how many Red Wings?  Make some other teams, please Todd!!!

How many Cujo's?

NHLPA
Logo chase series 1
no-logo chase series 2
Red Wings white series 8 (?)
Red wings red series 8 (?)
Now these two.

As for the Wings, you know the argument; big market teams like the Leafs, Avalanche, Wings, blah, blah, blah.  But aside from his slump thus far this year, Zetterberg is totally deserving of a figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 2, 2006, 07:05 PM
Got the new Clemens Astros collector's today.  One of the best damn figures to date.  I'd love to find a Yanks variant.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 3, 2006, 01:46 AM
Got the new Clemens Astros collector's today.  One of the best damn figures to date.  I'd love to find a Yanks variant.

The Yankees one is only available online from the Spawn store.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 6, 2006, 09:31 AM
Well, NFL14 is out. I found 3 Alexanders, 2 Larry Johnsons and 1 Steve Smith at my local KB last night. NO FRIGGIN REGGIE BUSH!

And I called it earlier, they made a Drew Brees Saints super chase. So now that's 3 figures I ned to track down. UGH!!!

If anyone finds them, please let me know...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 6, 2006, 11:26 AM
There's also a Polamalu Snow Base Variant as well. Dammit!  >:(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 6, 2006, 12:04 PM
Snowy Polamalu?

Tee-hee. ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 6, 2006, 03:15 PM
Well, NFL14 is out. I found 3 Alexanders, 2 Larry Johnsons and 1 Steve Smith at my local KB last night. NO FRIGGIN REGGIE BUSH!

And I called it earlier, they made a Drew Brees Saints super chase. So now that's 3 figures I ned to track down. UGH!!!

If anyone finds them, please let me know...

What's your Spawn Board name?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 7, 2006, 10:12 AM
Well, NFL14 is out. I found 3 Alexanders, 2 Larry Johnsons and 1 Steve Smith at my local KB last night. NO FRIGGIN REGGIE BUSH!

And I called it earlier, they made a Drew Brees Saints super chase. So now that's 3 figures I ned to track down. UGH!!!

If anyone finds them, please let me know...

What's your Spawn Board name?

Cosmic Cow

Update, a buddy on another board found the Regular Reggie Bush for me so I still need the Variant Bush and Brees...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 8, 2006, 01:28 PM
I found NFL 14 at KB toys today.  I bought Larry Johnson, Reggie Bush, and Antonio Gates, which were 3 of the 4 I wanted.  Steve Smith was gone already for some reason, I wouldn't expect him to be the one to go first.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 9, 2006, 02:06 AM
Picked up NFL at KB also.  I got Troy, both Gates, chase Smith, and Reggie.

In TODDCAST, Todd said the last suprise is a defensive player.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 9, 2006, 02:22 AM
These hit Walmart in some parts of Canada too, though not mine, so I'll be missing this wave locally.  Personally I'm waiting on my NHL Legends 4 and the inevitable Jets Bobby Hull (please) 8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 9, 2006, 09:18 AM
Apparently from what i've heard, the Brees chase is exclusive to LA area. I just scored one on Ebay for $20 + shipping, I figured with the gas i'll spend hunting it's money well spent. A buddy of mine picked up the regular Reggie at KB for me so that just leaves me to find the variant and i'm DONE! Damn you McFarlane!!! ;D

Has anyone found these at TRU? I heard a rumor that they aren't going to be getting them til the 22nd. Their website says the same thing...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 11, 2006, 07:13 PM
Anyone need an Orange Palmer?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 12, 2006, 05:56 AM
Found a Variant Reggie Bush. Anybody wanna trade for a Snowy Base Polamalu?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on December 12, 2006, 08:16 AM
Has anyone picked up the Hockey rink from McFarlane? If so can we get a review?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 12, 2006, 10:37 AM
Found a Variant Reggie Bush. Anybody wanna trade for a Snowy Base Polamalu?

I'll keep an eye out for Polamalu, anything else you're looking for besides SPs?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 12, 2006, 05:48 PM
Found a Variant Reggie Bush. Anybody wanna trade for a Snowy Base Polamalu?

I'll keep an eye out for Polamalu, anything else you're looking for besides SPs?

Not really. Id rather trade for another SP. Id take a Black Jersey Bettis as well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 12, 2006, 09:49 PM
I picked up Alexander NFL 14 today, Steve Smith, and both variants of Gates, after getting LJ, Gates, and Bush last week. The only one I didn't want is Polamalu since it's from Hasselbeck/Polamalu 2 pack, and I guess I'm done with NFL till next year when we're in Week 4 of the season and Legends are starting to hit  :P

Oh, by the way, hands down the best wave of NFL McFarlane figures ever.  Even though the LJ is a Jamal Lewis reincarnate, the superstar caliber of players and predominantly new sculpts is just super.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 12, 2006, 11:41 PM
I just cracked a case of NFL14 at a TRU before they closed.  Looks like they're going a little lighter on the variants than they have in the past.  This is what I found in said NFL14 case:

3 x Reggie Bush
1 x Steve Smith
1 x Antonio Gates
1 x Antonio Gates variant
2 x Larry Johnson
2 x Shaun Alexander
2 x Troy Polamalu

I bought a Reggie Bush and the Gates variant.  I'm gonna pace myself on some of the other pieces in the series.  But I'm surprised to see a defensive player packed at more than one per case.  Especially since there was already a Polamalu in the Super Bowl boxed set.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 13, 2006, 11:32 AM
Found a Variant Reggie Bush. Anybody wanna trade for a Snowy Base Polamalu?

I'll keep an eye out for Polamalu, anything else you're looking for besides SPs?

Not really. Id rather trade for another SP. Id take a Black Jersey Bettis as well.

I'll let you know if I find anything, in the meantime if you decide to sell let me know...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 18, 2006, 11:16 PM
Saw some NBA 11 at TRU today.  Picked up 2 Kobes.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 19, 2006, 08:14 PM
Found NBA 11 today at TRU.  Here's my thoughts and what I bought:

Carmelo Anthony - great likeness, good pose, bought it.

Chauncey Billups - again great likeness, nice pose, bought it.

Ron Artest - Very disappointed.  The one I found had a horrible paint application and the hair was really bad and not the same as it looks on mcfarlane.com, instead it was bushy and looked really awful.  Black paint was smeared all over his forehead.  I'm hoping I just found a poor example and that the next one I find looks better.  Passed.

Wally Sczerbiak - no interest whatsoever, but looks okay.  Passed.

Kobe Bryant - Poor likeness and poor sculpt, too short and stocky for Kobe and looks nothing like him in the face either.  Big pass here.  They muffed up the likeness on Kobe as bad as they did on Dwyane Wade.

Joe Johnson -  Nice pose, good likeness, but just passed for now cuz I'm not a fan of his.  I may buy it eventually.

I also bought a second Panthers Steve Smith for customizing, I intend to drill a hole in his foot and stand him up catching the ball, in addition to the one I have displayed of him lying down catching the ball.  I'll post pics when I get around to doing it.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 19, 2006, 11:35 PM
After reviewing the 2003 Kobe Bryant figure, vs. the 2006 Kobe Bryant figure, the only conclusion I can come to is that the sculptor and quality control supervisor had 20/20 vision in '03, but were fired and visually impaired replacements were hired to take their place.  Observe:

2003 - looks like Kobe

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/basketball/nba3/kbryant2/images/nba3_kbryant2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

2006 - who the hell is this supposed to be?

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/basketball/nba11/kbryant4/images/nba11_kbryant4_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 19, 2006, 11:50 PM
Kobe 2 or Kobe 3 are probably the best likeness of him.  Kobe 4 looks like Martin Lawerence.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 19, 2006, 11:54 PM
Kobe 2 or Kobe 3 are probably the best likeness of him.  Kobe 4 looks like Martin Lawerence.

That'd pretty much cover it if he just looked a little goofier in the face.  The body is perfect.

Just out of curiosity, in lieu of a Wil Smith Bad Boys counterpart, why'd you buy the figure anyway?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 20, 2006, 12:16 PM
Cracked open a case of NBA 11 last night. No variants just the Steve Francis "surprise" figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 20, 2006, 12:40 PM
Cracked open a case of NBA 11 last night. No variants just the Steve Francis "surprise" figure.

I came across the same thing at my local TRU on Monday...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 20, 2006, 06:48 PM
Just out of curiosity, in lieu of a Wil Smith Bad Boys counterpart, why'd you buy the figure anyway?

Two reasons; 1) I buy all NBA SPs.  Yes I know, there are only 10 NBA collectors out there.  2) He's a Laker.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2006, 12:37 AM
I got to crack open another case of NFL 14 tonight.  What did I find?  Well, a whole bunch of regulars, but I also came across a snow base Troy Polamalu and a throwback Bucs jersey Derrick Brooks.  I didn't even know that the Brooks figure was being done until I saw it in the case.  Now if I can only find a Saints Brees and Colts Vinatieri!  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 21, 2006, 02:31 AM
:waves hand: You really don't want that Snowy Base Polamalu.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2006, 12:35 PM
Yes, I do.  Jedi mind tricks only work on the weak minded.  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 21, 2006, 04:34 PM
Picked up the Kobe chase at Walmart today.  It was from regional cases.  They had over 40 Kobes.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 21, 2006, 04:51 PM
Picked up the Kobe chase at Walmart today.  It was from regional cases.  They had over 40 Kobes.

They've been doing that alot lately. The Drew Brees chase was only sent to Louisiana by the case full. I can't really say this I agree with that as sports fans tend to vary wherever you go. Granted you have your group who root for the hometown team but I personally never like the home team so it makes it harder for me to get the players I want...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2006, 07:36 PM
Word is that the Drew Brees Saints figure is showing up nationally, but only in those full case assortments down in Louisiana.  Hell, here in the NY/NJ area we got full cases of Gary Sheffield, Walt Frazier and Eli Manning.  It's just a regional distribution scheme that McFarlane has taken to so that local fans can have an easier time getting the local players.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 21, 2006, 10:08 PM
I'm actually a big fan of the regional shipping.  Don't think I could've got Magic, Kobe 3 & 4, Vladimir, or West without it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2006, 10:12 PM
Same here.  It's been a tremendous help in both the NFL and MLB lines for me.  I'm hoping that McFarlane will do regional NHL cases at some point, because for the life of me I cannot get a Henrik Lundquist.  But I guess I would be pretty surprised if they were to ship a solid case of a goalie.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 24, 2006, 05:51 AM
Picked up a Chase Derrick Brooks after a local scalper cleaned out the rest of the chase figures. A guy from the back let him go through 6 cases worth.  >:(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 26, 2006, 11:53 AM
Picked up a Chase Derrick Brooks after a local scalper cleaned out the rest of the chase figures. A guy from the back let him go through 6 cases worth.  >:(

Don't ya just love that? :P The last NFL chase I saw at retail was the Joe Horn variant some time last year. It was the only figure of that series on the pegs, someone must have missed it or not realized that it was the variant. That was my last lucky day with SPs...

On another note, are you ready to sell Reggie yet??? lol  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on December 26, 2006, 02:35 PM
On another note, are you ready to sell Reggie yet??? lol  ;D

Actually I gave it to a friend of mine for Christmas. But if I come across across another I'll let you know.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on December 26, 2006, 03:00 PM
On another note, are you ready to sell Reggie yet??? lol  ;D

Actually I gave it to a friend of mine for Christmas. But if I come across across another I'll let you know.

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  :P

Ok, yes please let me know if you find another. Thanks!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 2, 2007, 05:03 PM
(http://i2.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/81/fa/12af_3.JPG)

Ugly ass chase figure.  Picture is from ebay auction, collector shop in Ontario I believe.  Yes, I'll have to get hold of one.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 2, 2007, 06:11 PM
Whew, yeah Bug.  What the **** is that?  I realize it's supposed to be like, lifted off a black and white photo or something, but McFarlane really did a great job inventing this "Corpse of Bobby Orr" figure.  Holy crap that's a ****** figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 2, 2007, 10:43 PM
I think the vintage finish worked ok for the Robinson (and Ruth?) figures, but you're right, that one is zombified beyond a shadow of a doubt.  Sadly Orr is my all time favorite hockey player and even when I was playing goalie growing up, I was wearing number 4. 

I'll get it on principle, but won't pay over retail for it. I am torn though, but only between whether it looks more like a zombie or more like a mime.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 2, 2007, 10:49 PM
I wouldn't stay at home alone in my house with that thing, that much I can tell you.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 3, 2007, 12:01 AM
(http://www.diecast-dude.com/images/mrhorse.jpg)

No sir, I Don't like it!  :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 3, 2007, 01:00 AM
That thing looks kind of like Michael Myers in a hockey sweater. No thanks.   :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on January 3, 2007, 09:15 AM
Actually it reminds me of a horror movie when you see someone swimming underwater in a lake and they are suprised by the mummified remains of a drown victim. It's even got the pose down packed. Maybe i'll get this and make a "what if Orr fell through the ice at the lake" diorama...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on January 5, 2007, 07:04 PM
NBA12 pics:
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nba12/garenas/images/nba12_garenas_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nba12/cpaul/images/nba12_cpaul_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nba12/ebrand2/images/nba12_ebrand2_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nba12/dwade2/images/nba12_dwade2_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nba12/aiverson2/images/nba12_aiverson2_photo_01_dp.jpg)
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nba12/tparker/images/nba12_tparker_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on January 5, 2007, 08:03 PM
It's about time they did a 2nd edition of Wade ... seeing that LeBron and Carmelo each have at least 3 editions.  And this one seems to actually look like him somewhat.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 7, 2007, 02:56 PM
It's about time they did a 2nd edition of Wade ... seeing that LeBron and Carmelo each have at least 3 editions.  And this one seems to actually look like him somewhat.

That looks like Gary Payton.  They still ****** it up.  Iverson too.

Arenas and Paul though have a very good likeness.

If you look at the picture of Artest, the likeness is dead on.  The figure on the pegs however regressed tremendously to not even resemble Artest.

So, we wait.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 7, 2007, 03:03 PM
Yup, that's Allen Iverson alright.  How he'd look at age 55 in a Nuggets uniform anyhow.

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/basketball/nba12/aiverson2/images/nba12_aiverson2_photo_03_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 7, 2007, 03:09 PM
Notice the "heavy eyelids" and more pronounced and full nose/mouth area of Wade:

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061228/capt.cxa10412280254.heat_bulls_basketball_cxa104.jpg)

Now, observe Gary Payton, a skinnier face, eyes more like the McFarlane figure:

(http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/d7/full.getty-71797490ib005_nets_heat_10_43_42_pm.jpg)

(http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/44/full.getty-71796836es002_suns_heat_8_36_12_pm.jpg)

Also, the build is much more like Gary Payton.  Wade is much more muscular, and bigger, than this sculptor credited him with.

Now, I beg the question, who the **** is this?

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/basketball/nba12/dwade2/images/nba12_dwade2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on January 7, 2007, 07:47 PM
It's not perfect, but it looks much more like him than the first one did.  The side view is passable.  The front view ... not so much.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on January 8, 2007, 09:03 AM
Has anyone picked up the Hocky Rink yet?


Depending upon how well that set up looks like it would be cool if McFarlane did a 1/2 court basketball set up. The best part would be to leave 2 sections in the middle @ center court missing. Then sell inserts so a person could set up a team court of their favorite teams and make the home court. You have to buy the equivilant of 4 pieces to have the full logo.

They could do the same with Football. They could also offer endzone sections as well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on January 12, 2007, 07:09 PM
NFL LEGENDS 3 LINEUP ANNOUNCED (http://spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13029)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: MetalJedi on January 12, 2007, 08:50 PM
NFL LEGENDS 3 LINEUP ANNOUNCED (http://spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13029)

No Terry Bradshaw? And another John Elway? bull****.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 12, 2007, 10:55 PM
As if we don't have enough Elways still warming the pegs to this day.  I also can't say that I agree with the Bo Jackson selection.  I don't think he was that great, and he probably should have stuck with one sport.

I definitely think there was potential for some other great players to go with.  Obviously McFarlane would have to negotiate the individual deals with all of these guys, but I think it's doable with football players much more than with baseball players.  Now if I was going to try doing a QB and running back, I would probably try going with these guys over Elway and Bo Jackson:

QUARTERBACK
-Bart Starr - Green Bay Packers
-Ken "Snake" Stabler - Oakland Raiders
-Terry Bradshaw - Pittsburgh Steelers
-Joe Namath - NY Jets
-Fran Tarkenton - Minnesota Vikings/NY Giants

RUNNING BACK
-Eric Dickerson - Rams/Colts
-Marcus Allen - Raiders/Chiefs
-Tony Dorsett - Dallas Cowboys
-Gale Sayers - Chicago Bears
and now to go really old school!
-Jim Thorpe - NY Giants/Chicago Cardinals
-Bronko Nagurski - Chicago Bears
 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on January 13, 2007, 01:43 AM
No Terry Bradshaw? And another John Elway? ********.

John Elway has to be made because it's in his contract with TMP.

The only one I'll get is Bo. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on January 13, 2007, 08:26 AM
Damn, I really thought i was finally going to get a Namath figure.  :-[
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2007, 10:31 PM
Surreal.  Legends hockey 4 is showing up in the US before it comes to Canadian retail.  Nice work ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2007, 10:57 PM
Guess we just keep waiting.  :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 14, 2007, 03:59 PM
Report of Legends 4 hitting WM down east, should be here soon.  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 15, 2007, 11:36 AM
Figuring it can't be off that far, I went looking this morning.  No Legends hockey around >:( just a stupid Raiders Lott and snowy Polamalu ::)





 ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on January 15, 2007, 12:55 PM
NFL LEGENDS 3 LINEUP ANNOUNCED (http://spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13029)

Some of these make sense, but the Bo Jackson seams a little stretching...He played 4 season's and won't even make it to Canton; so why make him?

Elway I understand because the first piece was the old orange crush jersey, this one will most likely be same pose, but with the new school jersey. I hope that they make a Super Bowl Trophy with him!

Reggie White...probably should have a bible made for this figure and the 3rd variant figure is him dressed up like a pastor.

Marino - I wonder if he will be show in his playing weight! Thanks Nutrasystem!!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on January 17, 2007, 07:16 PM
If anyone by chance has a series 4 NBA Amare variant or Matt Leinart variant for sale or trade let me know.  I have a couple extra Leinart collectors club pieces, NBA backboards and cash.

Or is you need the CC Leinarts I have three extras that I will sell for cost $15.00 feel free to pm me. 

Later...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2007, 03:17 PM
Sorry, can't help you there.  I did actually see, and leave behind, two Amare variants in Fort Lauderdale in 2005.  Those might be the only two I've ever not bought.  Hell, I bought two friggin' mimes today, so I'll buy just about anything ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on January 19, 2007, 12:08 AM
Thanks for replying Brent. 

Sorry, can't help you there.  I did actually see, and leave behind, two Amare variants in Fort Lauderdale in 2005.  Those might be the only two I've ever not bought.  Hell, I bought two friggin' mimes today, so I'll buy just about anything ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 19, 2007, 11:56 PM
More figures for this year.

MCFARLANE TOYS 2007 SPORTS FIGURES RELEASE DATES (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13033)

FOOTBALL
Available in June:
3-inch NFL Series 5

Tom Brady 2 - New England Patriots
Reggie Bush - New Orleans Saints
Brett Favre 3 - Green Bay Packers
Plaxico Burress - New York Giants
Terrell Owens 2 - Dallas Cowboys
LaDainian Tomlinson 2 - San Diego Chargers

Available in August:
NFL Legends Series 3
John Elway 2 - Denver Broncos
Bo Jackson - Los Angeles Raiders
Earl Campbell - Houston Oilers
Roger Staubach - Dallas Cowboys
Dan Marino - Miami Dolphins
Reggie White - Green Bay Packers
Reggie White - Philadelphia Eagles

NFL Mini Team Set
Chicago Bears Defense
Chicago Bears Offense
Denver Broncos Defense
Denver Broncos Offense
New York Giants Defense
New York Giants Offense
Dallas Cowboys Defense
Dallas Cowboys Offense

Available in September:
NFL Series 15
Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys
Brian Westbrook - Philadelphia Eagles
Peyton Manning 3 - Indianapolis Colts
Cedric Benson - Chicago Bears
Vince Young - Tennessee Titans
Ray Lewis 2 - Baltimore Ravens

Available in October:
NFL Series 16
Champ Bailey - Denver Broncos
Terrell Owens 2 - Dallas Cowboys
LaDainian Tomlinson 4 - San Diego Chargers
Brady Quinn - Draft pick - To be announced
Steve McNair - Baltimore Ravens
Frank Gore - San Francisco 49ers

BASEBALL
Available in February
Cooperstown Series 4
Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals
Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
Roger Maris - New York Yankees
Joe DiMaggio - New York Yankees
Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
Steve Carlton - Philadelphia Phillies

3-inch MLB Series 5
Manny Ramirez - Boston Red Sox
Derrek Lee - Chicago Cubs
Andruw Jones 2 - Atlanta Braves
Derek Jeter 2 - New York Yankees
Ivan Rodriguez - Detroit Tigers
Jason Giambi - New York Yankees
Orlando Hudson - Arizona Diamondbacks
Josh Beckett - Boston Red Sox
Mike Piazza - San Diego Padres
Pedro Martinez - New York Mets
Pat Burrell - Philadelphia Phillies
Jim Edmonds - St. Louis Cardinals

Available in May:
MLB Collector's Limited Edition: Barry Bonds
MLB Series 18
David Ortiz 2 - Boston Red Sox
Ryan Howard - Philadelphia Phillies
David Wright - New York Mets
Mariano Rivera 2 - New York Yankees
Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers
Brandon Webb - Arizona Diamondbacks

Available in July:
MLB Series 19
Johnny Damon 2 - New York Yankees
Prince Fielder - Milwaukee Brewers
Pedro Martinez 2 - New York Mets
Albert Pujols 3 - St. Louis Cardinals
Jonathan Papelbon - Boston Red Sox
Scott Kazmir - Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Andy Pettitte - New York Yankees

HOCKEY
Available in March:
NHL Series 14
Curtis Joseph 2 - Edmonton Oilers
Curtis Joseph 2 - Phoenix Coyotes
Markus Naslund 2 - Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Zetterberg - Detroit Red Wings
Marian Hosa - Atlanta Thrashers

Available in June:
NHL Series 15
Eric Staal - Carolina Hurricanes
Dion Phaneuf - Calgary Flames
Roberto Luongo 2 - Vancouver Canucks
Darcy Tucker - Toronto Maple Leafs

Available in September:
NHL Legends Series 5
Guy LaFleur - Montreal Canadiens
Don Cherry 2 - Boston Bruins
Wayne Gretzky 7 - St. Louis Blues
Bobby Hull 2 - Winnipeg Jets

Available in October:
NHL Series 16
Sidney Crosby 2 - Pittsburgh Penguins
Jaromir Jagr 3 - New York Rangers
Simon Gagne - Philadelphia Flyers
Cristobal Huet - Montreal Canadiens

Available in November:
3-inch NHL Series 5
Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers
Roberto Luongo - Vancouver Canucks
Alexander Ovechkin - Washington Capitals
Miikka Kiprusoff - Calgary Flames
Jose Theodore - Colorado Avalanche
Martin Brodeur 2 - New Jersey Devils

Available in December:
NHL Legends Series 6
Gordie Howe - Detroit Red Wings
Cam Neely - Boston Bruins
Johnny Bower - Toronto Maple Leafs
Wayne Gretzky 8 - Team to be announced

BASKETBALL
Available in March:
NBA Series 12
Dwayne Wade - Miami Heat
Allen Iverson 2 - Denver Nuggets
Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs
Elton Brand 2 - Los Angeles Clippers
Gilbert Arenas - Washington Wizards
Chris Paul - New Orleans Hornets
Ben Wallace 2 - Chicago Bulls

Available in September:
NBA Legends Series 3
Dominique Wilkins - Atlanta Hawks
Earl Monroe - New York Knicks
Moses Malone - Philadelphia 76ers
Bill Russell - Boston Celtics
James Worthy - Los Angeles Lakers
David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs

Available in December:
NBA Series 13
LeBron James 4 - Cleveland Cavaliers
Shaquille O'Neal 3 - Miami Heat
Paul Pierce 2 - Boston Celtics
Jason Terry - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Terry - Orlando Magic
Chris Bosh - Toronto Raptors
3-inch NBA Series 5
Kobe Bryant 3 - Los Angeles Lakers
Dwayne Wade - Miami Heat
Shaquille O'Neal 2 - Miami Heat
LeBron James 3 - Cleveland Cavaliers
Ben Wallace 2 - Chicago Bulls
Steve Francis - New York Knicks
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2007, 01:54 AM
Bobby Hull 2 - Winnipeg Jets ;D

Guy LaFleur - Montreal Canadiens :D


Gordie Howe - Detroit Red Wings  :o
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 20, 2007, 02:01 AM
Bobby Hull 2 - Winnipeg Jets ;D

I figured you would like that one.  ;)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2007, 02:19 AM
Especially because it means there isn't a chase/superchase figure hovering around for this series.  Funny thing is if they hadn't announced this today or sometime soon, I'd probably have bought a Hull in the Hawks uniform.  Now....nope.  Hoping they do a WHA jersey as a chase or maybe a bald Bobby version :-X

I found my Orr variant and outside of stumbling into a Perreault or Clarke chase, I'm done.  I may still buy a Perreault regular though.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 20, 2007, 04:25 AM
Available in December:
NHL Legends Series 6

Cam Neely - Boston Bruins


 :o  Holy ****, there really is a god.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/smilies/party0053.gif)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2007, 11:47 AM
The Bruins were so loaded at the time, how could they not do another.  Next up, Wayne Cashman. 

Kind of surprised by not seeing Brad Park or Stan Makita yet.  Though I guess Hull gave the Blackhawks another figure first.  They've also been pretty light on goaltenders considering I can think of about a dozen that should be made. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 20, 2007, 12:12 PM
Looks like I get to save some money on Sports Picks this year.  I'll probably only be buying the Yankees that are offered in the MLB 6" figure line, and maybe the NHL Jagr.  But let me say:  SCREW TODD MCFARLANE.  Not a single NY Giants player in the NFL line (okay, we got some this year), and not a single NJ Devils player in the NHL 6" figure line....AGAIN.  The Devils have only been one of the most dominant teams in the Atlantic division, and yet McFarlane snubs them again.  D!CK!!!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 20, 2007, 12:26 PM
I'm not even going to pretend I know anything about hockey or the Devils, but the Giants probably have more NFL Sportspicks than any other team:

Eli Manning
Tiki Barber
Plaxico Burress
Jeremy Shockey
Michael Strahan
Lawrence Taylor

Is there another NFL team with 6 or more released so far?  Steelers maybe?  Some Legends plus Polamalu, Porter, Roethlisberger, Ward. 

I dunno, I think the Giants got a pretty fair shake so far.  I'm gonna want a Umenyiora and Brandon Jacobs though. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on January 20, 2007, 12:27 PM
Well this year is going to be busy. Not only for myself, but for a couple people that I know.

Myself

BASEBALL
Available in February
Cooperstown Series 4
Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals
Steve Carlton - Philadelphia Phillies (only if the variant is a Cardinals)

3-inch MLB Series 5
Jim Edmonds - St. Louis Cardinals

Available in July:
MLB Series 19
Albert Pujols 3 - St. Louis Cardinals


Friend in Chicago

FOOTBALL
Available in August:
NFL Legends Series 3
John Elway 2 - Denver Broncos

NFL Mini Team Set
Denver Broncos Defense
Denver Broncos Offense

Available in October:
NFL Series 16
Champ Bailey - Denver Broncos

BASEBALL
Available in February
Cooperstown Series 4
Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds


Co-worker's
FOOTBALL
Available in June:
3-inch NFL Series 5
Terrell Owens 2 - Dallas Cowboys

Available in August:
NFL Legends Series 3
Roger Staubach - Dallas Cowboys

NFL Mini Team Set
Dallas Cowboys Defense
Dallas Cowboys Offense

Available in September:
NFL Series 15
Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys
Cedric Benson - Chicago Bears

Available in October:
NFL Series 16
Terrell Owens 2 - Dallas Cowboys


Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on January 20, 2007, 12:29 PM
I'm not even going to pretend I know anything about hockey or the Devils, but the Giants probably have more NFL Sportspicks than any other team:

Eli Manning
Tiki Barber
Plaxico Burress
Jeremy Shockey
Michael Strahan
Lawrence Taylor

Is there another NFL team with 6 or more released so far?  Steelers maybe?  Some Legends plus Polamalu, Porter, Roethlisberger, Ward. 

I dunno, I think the Giants got a pretty fair shake so far.  I'm gonna want a Umenyiora and Brandon Jacobs though. 

Football maybe, but Hockey...not even a chance. McFarlane has done more Hockey than anything else. Considering alone he has made 8 different Gretzky's, hocky wins hands down.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on January 20, 2007, 01:07 PM
I would've liked to have seen maybe ONE Giants player in this year's lineup.  Maybe an individually packaged Burress in the white uni, and perhaps with a Steelers chase. 

With regards to hockey, I'm talking about the Devils.  Sports Picks has been a major hit with hockey fans, but there's been so much of a focus on teams like the Maple Leafs, Avalance, Red Wings and Rangers to a lesser extent that a lot of other teams have been left by the wayside.  Mind you, a lot of WINNING teams.  In the history of Sports Picks, McFarlane has only produced TWO Devils players, Scott Stevens and Martin Brodeur.  Okay, there have been a couple of versions of Marty and a team Canada version.  But what about everyone else on that team, like Elias, Gionta or Rafalski?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 20, 2007, 01:49 PM
 ;) I'll take Bench to go with the RC and the glass from his resturant
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on January 20, 2007, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the release list Dale.  I received My series 9 Amare regular variant and have series 10 Nash regular and variant en route.  At this point I only plan on picking my hometown Suns up to display with the backboards with some photo's I took of them in person.  I'll post a pic for you guys to check out when in a week or two.

I will say, Dominque for NBA Legends is a nice choice, hopefully he's donig a windmill dunk fully extended dunking like the Slam Dunk Championship.

It's also Nice to finally see a Gilbert Arenas piece - man has he been on fire.  One of my best friends is a teacher at Grant High School in North Hollywood, CA.  Gilbert was one of his students and he was sharing with me what a good student Gilbert was in school and that there was no real "hoopla" over him while he was in high school.  Just a fun fact for parents with kids - to share and motivate them to excel in sports and academics.

- edit / additional comments -

So much for the Suns only focus.  I won an auction for a Magic Legend and Series 2 Shaq.  I grew up in L.A. and have fond memories of the "Showtime era" and "Shaq era. 

Here's hoping Batman, I mean Worthy's legend piece has him going baseline and dunking.  That's what we called him with those huge bubble goggles he wore.

I spent some time looking at the phot archives of all the series.  Man some face sculpts are spot on and some have no resemblance whatsoever of the player.  I'm sure you guys know that...bear with someone who's just getting into this line.

And my last gripe is some of the motion captures.  Gilbert Arena's passing?  Common the guy with one of the sweetest release shots passing ???.  All in all these are really cool I'm just going to be choosy on which versions of players I get and care less about rarity / version or whatever.  I'm bidding on a Matrix variant and Vince Carter Raptor's variant.  Here's hoping I win those...     

 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on January 21, 2007, 09:42 AM
Nothing for me not 1 NY Jets player. You figure since they had a unexpected great year he would try and squeeze someone in. Still bitter about no Joe Namath figure.  >:(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 21, 2007, 03:05 PM
I picked up Legends Orr & Gretzky at WM today.  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 26, 2007, 04:16 PM
Found a mime and two white Perreaults the other day 8)  It appears my luck is in an up phase again.  About damn time. :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on February 9, 2007, 09:26 AM
MLB SERIES 18 PHOTOS (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=341)
A Great Mix of Rookies and Young Guns
February 02, 2007
Copyright 2007 TMP International, Inc.
Major League Baseball has been blessed with an abundance of talented rookies and breakout young stars, and next May's MLB 18 lineup shows a healthy respect for these "young guns." Mix in a pair of unique sequel figures for two of the game's best players and you've got a dynamite lineup sure to please collectors everywhere.

Ryan Howard -- Philly's slugging first baseman never heard the term "sophomore slump." In just his second year in the big leagues, Howard made the All-Star Team, won the Home Run Derby, put the Phillies on his back, chased Roger Maris' home run mark of 61, and made himself a legitimate MVP candidate. The scary part? He's only 26.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb18/rhoward/images/mlb18_rhoward_photo_01_dp.jpg)

David Ortiz 2 -- The most feared hitter in the game today is Boston DH David Ortiz. With a keen eye, power to spare and a flair for the dramatic, Ortiz is the driving force in the Red Sox lineup. With a personality to match his accomplishments, there is a nation of Ortiz fans that doesn't care beans about the Red Sox. Couple that with the dedicated Beantown faithful and you've got probably the most popular player in the Major Leagues.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb18/dortiz2/images/mlb18_dortiz2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Justin Verlander -- There are 100 reasons to respect Tigers rookie pitcher Justin Verlander, and every one of them is a mile-per-hour. Verlander is a big part of Detroit's Cinderella season -- he became the first rookie pitcher in baseball history to win 10 games before the end of June.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb18/jverlander/images/mlb18_jverlander_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Mariano Rivera 2 -- The strains of "Enter Sandman" ring through Yankee Stadium, a door opens in the outfield wall and out walks the most dominant closer in the history of the game. Mariano Rivera has taken the mound under the brightest of spotlights for the last decade and delivered inning upon inning of brilliant relief -- breaking bats and killing dreams all along the way.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb18/mrivera2/images/mlb18_mrivera2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

David Wright -- You might remember him for his airborne dive into the stands, or his barehanded stab in shallow left field, or his All-Star Game home run. David Wright is the new face of the very talented New York Mets -- coming soon to the playoffs near you.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb18/dwright/images/mlb18_dwright_photo_01_dl.jpg)

Brandon Webb -- The new-look Arizona Diamondbacks stayed competitive all season in 2006 -- staying close to the N.L. West and Wild Card leaders while breaking in a new crop of rookies. Brandon Webb established himself as the ace of the staff, and delivered wins in 14 of his first 28 starts, matching his career-high in wins while turning in his best stats in ERA and WHIP as well.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb18/bwebb/images/mlb18_bwebb_photo_01_dp.jpg)

With young talent like this meshing with established superstars, the future certainly looks bright for Major League Baseball, and for McFarlane's Sports Picks as well. MLB 18 is scheduled to arrive in stores in early May 2007.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 10, 2007, 10:29 AM
Looks like a great wave, but my only 2 initial gripes are that Mariano is a lilttle too stocky (he's a skinny dude, love the ears though) and the likeness of Ryan Howard is pretty poor.

I'm a Yanks fan, but that David Ortiz is phenomenal!  Wow.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 10, 2007, 10:32 AM
Okay Mariano looks good from all other angles though:

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/baseball/mlb18/mrivera2/images/mlb18_mrivera2_photo_02_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on February 28, 2007, 01:11 PM
MLB SERIES 19 PHOTOS
New Lineup Features Some of the Best in the Game
February 23, 2007
Copyright 2007 TMP International, Inc.
McFarlane Toys is proud to present MLB 19, an expanded lineup featuring a trio of young stars, two veteran aces, the leader of the world champions, and a salute to the home fans. Feast your eyes on the pageantry that is MLB 19:

Albert Pujols 3 -- The five-time All-Star continued his meteoric ascent in only his sixth pro season, leading the Cardinals to a World Series Championship while delivering career-highs in homers, RBI and batting average.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb19/apojuls3/images/mlb19_apojuls3_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Jonathan Papelbon -- When injury claimed established closer Keith Foulke, Boston handed the job to rookie Jonathan Papelbon and the rest of the American League was immediately sorry. Papelbon didn't give up an earned run until his 15th appearance, and finished the season with 35 saves and a 0.92 ERA. The Red Sox plan to return him to their starting rotation in 2007, where he seems certain to become a top-flight starter for many years to come.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb19/jpapelbon/images/mlb19_jpapelbon_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Johnny Damon 2 -- Johnny Damon only needed a plane ticket and a visit to a barbershop to arrive as the new center fielder for the New York Yankees. Damon handled the pressure of the Big Apple just fine, delivering steady defense and a strong leadoff presence while setting a career high for home runs in his first pinstriped season.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb19/jdamon2/images/mlb19_jdamon2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Scott Kazmir -- The Devil Rays have flown pretty much under the radar since their debut in 1998, but young fireballer Scott Kazmir has people taking notice. In just his second season, Kazmir delivered 10 wins for last-place Tampa while striking out 168 batters in just 145 innings. The future is bright for Kazmir -- I bet the Mets wish they hadn't traded him for Victor Zambrano...
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb19/skazmir/images/mlb19_skazmir_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Pedro Martinez 2 -- One of the finest pitchers of his generation, Pedro Martinez has garnered three Cy Young awards and 206 victories in his (almost assuredly) Hall of Fame career. After lifting a curse in Boston, Pedro moved on to the Mets where he hopes to deliver their first title in 21 years. Shoulder and calf injuries sidelined Pedro at the end of the 2006 season, but he'll be a big part of the Mets playoff push in 2007.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb19/pmartinez2/images/mlb19_pmartinez2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Prince Fielder -- Those who saw it won't soon forget. In the sixth inning of the Mets/Brewers game on Friday, May 12, Jose Lima lofted a not-so-fastball over the heart of the plate and rookie first baseman Prince Fielder absolutely annihilated it. His massive swing wrapped both arms around his head, and his eyes were just barely visible over his thick shoulder as the abused baseball screamed over the wall and ricocheted off the Road Runner banner some 473 feet away. It was a moonshot that his father (longtime Detroit slugger Cecil Fielder) would have been proud of. Fielder finished the season with 28 homers and 81 RBI and is one of many reasons Milwaukee is excited for the 2007 season.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb19/pfielder/images/mlb19_pfielder_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Andy Pettitte -- The left-handed ace made his mark as a member of four championship teams in New York, pitching nine years in the Bronx before signing with the Astros after the 2003 season. After three years with Houston, Pettitte opted to return to the Yankees, signing a free-agent contract late last December.
(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb19/apettitte/images/mlb19_apettitte_photo_01_dp.jpg)

MLB 19 is scheduled to arrive on shelves in early July.

We've also made a change to the base for our upcoming Mariano Rivera 2 figure in the MLB 18 lineup. The elaborate bullpen door base has proven to be too expensive to mass produce at our standard 6-inch Sports Picks price point. To fit within our cost parameters, the base will be scaled down and released as part of the wall. The new Mariano Rivera 2 figure will now look something like this:

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/Fishbee.jpg)

Todd was disappointed the entire wall couldn't fit within our cost structure, and he considered several options. He didn't want to pull the figure, or put it on an entirely grass outfield base. He felt that offering the full base as a Collector's Edition figure would be cheesy - almost like a bait-and-switch. In the end, he chose to sign off on the figure with the smaller base, but only if we made the full base version in the lineup as a chase figure.

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/Fishee.jpg)





I like that they did the Fielder piece in the old school Brewers outfit, but saddened now that I have to find a Rivera piece with the FULL set up. It is just a cool look.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on March 3, 2007, 01:11 AM
Cooperstown 4 chases so far:
(http://i6.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/8e/f2/1275_1.JPG)
(http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/8e/f2/639c_1.JPG)
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/mcree8/IMG_0801.jpg)
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/flyeaglesfly1/316c_1.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on March 5, 2007, 07:14 AM
Cooperstown 4 chases so far:
(http://i6.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/8e/f2/1275_1.JPG)
(http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/8e/f2/639c_1.JPG)
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/mcree8/IMG_0801.jpg)
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/flyeaglesfly1/316c_1.jpg)



I would have prefered a Steve Carlton in Cardinals rather than Roger Maris.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on March 6, 2007, 12:53 AM
Superchase of Coop4.  Gold glove Ozzie.

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/Goldfinger.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on March 7, 2007, 06:50 AM
Superchase of Coop4.  Gold glove Ozzie.

(http://board.spawn.com/images/board/Goldfinger.jpg)

Well someone has posted one up for auction on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250091637652&fromMakeTrack=true)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 10, 2007, 06:19 PM
I found Cooperstown 4 at TRU in NY.  Passed for the time being.  Probably gonna cave on Ozzie and the Yanks.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 17, 2007, 08:49 PM
Found MLB 18 at TRU today.  I really didn't want any of it beyond Cano.  Maybe Wagner later.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 18, 2007, 12:40 PM
Found Roger Maris Cardinals Chase at Walmart.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on March 19, 2007, 01:09 PM
Anyone need an opener chase Chavez?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on March 19, 2007, 06:44 PM
Scored some of my Yanks from the Cooperstown line.  Got regular Maris & Joe D.  Also got the Yanks 3-pack.  Haven't seen a variant yet or a Cano so far.  But Sports Picks has gotten so crazy that I'm probably passing on most if not all of the rest of the SP line.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: P-Siddy on March 19, 2007, 07:13 PM
Found 2 Ozzie Gold Glove variants today at TRU. I don't collect these, but since knashdx does and he's a displaced Cards fan in the Twin Cities, I figured I would nab him one. Probably will give the other one to one of my siblings who're Cards fan, too.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 19, 2007, 07:25 PM
I think it's weird that Maddux is in with Zambrano and Lee in the Cubs pack.  Maddux was a Dodger when they were making this.  And now he's a Padre.  I really like that Zambrano figure and the Lee is okay, but I haven't gotten this one yet cuz I'm hung up on Maddux.  Really bad choice.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on March 28, 2007, 01:37 PM
A couple NBA chase:
](http://i9.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/95/5c/ea49_1_b.JPG)
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/95/5c/fbfa_1_b.JPG)[/QUOTE]
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 4, 2007, 12:18 AM
NFL 15 pics (http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/series.aspx?series=349)

I plan on getting everyone except Benson and Thomas.  The Benson has a bad pose and the Thomas just is too much like Roaf and Ogden.  I don't mind the recycled Tiki Barber that is Brian Westbrook because it just looks different enough for me, plus it has a good likeness.  Romo looks a little skinny but good.  Peyton is dead on and looks great.  Ray Lewis is outstanding.  Pretty good wave all around.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 6, 2007, 05:15 PM
NBA 12 is out, found it at TRU today.

I really only like the Arenas, Brand, and Paul.  I'd have bought Wade and Iverson if the likeness was even close, but they don't like anything like the players.  Bad job on those two.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on April 9, 2007, 01:22 PM
I picked up two (one for a fellow collector) of the Series 12 Dwyane Wade today at a local KB.  They also managed to find a fresh case of Series 9, which is on clearance for $5.98.  I also picked up that Wade for the same collector that I got the second Series 12 Wade for.  They also had the purple variant of Kobe from Series 9 on the pegs for $5.98.  Even at that price, I couldn't bring myself to purchase it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on April 9, 2007, 08:13 PM
Scored a Cardinals Maris via a trade.  It was a variant for variant deal, so that was cool.  But as much as I'd like to get the variant Joe D, I'm not going to go crazy trying to get it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 30, 2007, 05:26 PM
Found MLB 18 at TRU and KB yesterday.  I bought Ryan Howard, Mariano Rivera, David Wright, and David Ortiz.  Webb and Verlander are nice I'm just not interested at full retail price.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 30, 2007, 05:27 PM
NFL 16 pics up (http://www.mcfarlane.com/news/news3.aspx?id=13154)

Brady Quinn, Frank Gore, Champ Bailey, TO, Steve McNair, and LT:

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl16/ltomlinson/images/nfl16_ltomlinson_photo_03_dp.jpg)

This year is a great year for NFL Sportspicks and so was last year with Bush, Alexander, LJ, LT, Gates, Steve Smith.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on June 30, 2007, 08:35 PM
What a waste with LT.  He looks good, but I don't want to see the best player in the game sitting on the bench sipping some Gatorade.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 30, 2007, 11:18 PM
What a waste with LT.  He looks good, but I don't want to see the best player in the game sitting on the bench sipping some Gatorade.

Agreed.  I'd much rather see him in the shower.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on July 1, 2007, 08:20 PM
Agreed.  I'd much rather see him in the shower.

Oh, I'm sure you would.  Maybe they could do a 2-pack of him and TO soaping each other up.  You'd love that, wouldn't you, Matt?
 ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 1, 2007, 11:00 PM
Agreed.  I'd much rather see him in the shower.

Oh, I'm sure you would.  Maybe they could do a 2-pack of him and TO soaping each other up.  You'd love that, wouldn't you, Matt?
 ;D

If we could only work Jessica Alba and Ron Artest into the 4 pack, that'd be perfect.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on July 2, 2007, 08:35 AM
Poor Jessica.

 :(
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Madcow on July 2, 2007, 11:20 AM
The LT pose is great. I like when McF does something different like that. I'm just waiting til we get a Gatorade Dunk pose...  ;D
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2007, 10:52 PM
Ohhh, looky looky.  8)

12" Bobby Orr (http://www.mcfarlanetoys.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3365)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 12, 2007, 02:41 AM
As much of a fan of Orr as I am, I can live without footlong there.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 12, 2007, 01:28 PM
NBA 13 is up (http://www.mcfarlane.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13183)

Very good looking wave.  Pierce, Bron Bron, Bosh, Terry, Shaq, Howard.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on August 12, 2007, 07:42 PM
Yeah, that is a nice wave.  They need to come out with a Wade to go alongside that Shaq ... wearing the Championship baseball cap and holding the Finals MVP trophy.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on August 22, 2007, 11:07 PM
NHL Legends 6: Hall of Fame Quartet Arrives for Christmas  (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13190)

Wayne Gretzky

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends6/wgretzky8/images/nhllegends6_wgretzky8_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Gordie Howe

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends6/ghowe/images/nhllegends6_ghowe_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Johnny Bower

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends6/jbower/images/nhllegends6_jbower_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Cam Neely

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends6/cneely/images/nhllegends6_cneely_photo_02_dp.jpg)

I gotta get me that Gretz!  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on August 22, 2007, 11:19 PM
I think I'll pass on all of those  :-\  Waiting for Hull ;D

I saw the "comeback" Elvis fig at TRU today.  I might buy that one. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 27, 2007, 12:24 PM
NBA Legends 3 chase:
(http://www.mcfigures.com/images/products/nbalg03WILKENSvar.JPG)
(http://i21.tinypic.com/5ehoa0.jpg)

There is also a Moses in white Rockets jersey.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 1, 2007, 12:53 AM
I think I'll pass on all of those  :-\  Waiting for Hull ;D

I've been seeing plenty of those recently.  And a few too many of the Blues Gretzky.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 1, 2007, 01:12 AM
Yup, they're all over the place in the US and only TRU has put them out up here ::)  I might get a LaFleur as well, but needing my Hull.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 6, 2007, 05:29 PM
Found NFL 15 at TRU today, picked up the Lewis Chase and Westbrook.  I spent so much on Star Wars this morning that I left Young who is okay, and Peyton who I have an earlier version of.  Too much guilt to get the rest.

Benson I had no interest in, and Romo just looks kinda skinny and goofy.

Lewis and Westbrook are phenomenal figures in likeness and sculpt and Peyton is pretty sweet too.

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 7, 2007, 04:14 PM
MLB 20 pics (http://www.mcfarlane.com/news/news3.aspx?id=13226)

Utley and Sheffield look buyable.  Wang's likeness is completely wrong.  The other figs are just kinda blech unless you're a Sox fan and like Youkilis.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on October 8, 2007, 02:35 PM
I like Youkilis but hate that pose for him.  It worked for Thome and Varitek, not so much for Youk.  Totally should have switched the Konerko and Youk poses.  For a repaint wave, it would have been the best option for both.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on October 20, 2007, 05:20 PM
Finally getting anouther NY Jets figure, still no Joe Namath though  :-[

NFL Series 17
(due in stores August 2008)
Our NFL 17 lineup runs wild with four of the top running backs in the NFL, alongside Patriots receiver Andy Moss and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
- Willie Parker - Pittsburgh Steelers
- Thomas Jones - New York Jets
- Reggie Bush 2 - New Orleans Saints
- Randy Moss 4 - New England Patriots
- Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers
- Rudi Johnson - Cincinnati Bengals
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 21, 2007, 11:22 AM
I've finally seen a few pieces of NFL 15 in the stores, but nothing so exciting as to make me want to buy one of these figures.  The overall appeal for Sports Picks has somewhat diminished for me.  Plus I don't like the new clamshell design.  It seems like you're getting less for your money, even if it's just a more compact package and the figure size remains the same.

As for the NFL 15 lineup?  Riddle me this:  why yet another Peyton Manning in a passing pose?  This is perhaps the 4th Peyton Manning in a passing pose in a row that McFarlane has offered.  How about Peyton at the line of scrimmage calling an audible the way he does?  Now THAT would be a really interesting new figure.

Beyond that, the Ray Lewis figure is kind of cool.  It's not really my thing, but it captures the guy's essence when he makes his way onto the field.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 21, 2007, 01:22 PM
I've managed to break free of buying variants just because I see them.  This line has suffered a substantial fall and they aren't even worth it as trade bait really.  I've left a couple of NBA Legends behind plus some NFL Legends as well. 

It's interesting to observe the hockey stuff as well.  Those small (4 player) lineups and no variants aren't doing anything really.  It's been easy as can be to find everything lately.  Although from the perspective of Walmart, the figures are still selling well as you usually can't find that much hitting the sale aisle after the fact. 

Now that I have my Hull in Jets uni, I'll wait and hope to find the Hawks Orr on clearance and then there's nothing I want out there from this line at all.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 21, 2007, 01:37 PM
I'm happy to get something of a break on Sports Picks for the remainder of the year.  The only thing I'll be after is the NY Giants 3" team pack.  I saw the Earl "The Pearl" Monroe figure from the new NBA Legends, and while I know a little of the history of that team, I've never really been a Knicks fan.  I was more excited to see the Bill Russell figure, to be honest.

Todd McFarlane has something against the NJ Devils, so I know I won't be seeing any of them in the NHL lineup.  At least I can take it easy until the local MLB players start showing up next spring.  But then I'm a little curious to see what they're going to do with the Roger Maris-Mickey Mantle 2-pack in the Cooperstown series.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Mikey D on October 26, 2007, 02:16 PM
MLB 21 pics

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb21/myoung/images/mlb21_myoung_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb21/asoriano3/images/mlb21_asoriano3_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb21/jmauer/images/mlb21_jmauer_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb21/ngarciaparra4/images/mlb21_ngarciaparra4_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb21/dmatsuzaka/images/mlb21_dmatsuzaka_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/baseball/mlb21/jposada2/images/mlb21_jposada2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Not feeling Dice K's face.  Looks nothing like him.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2007, 04:51 PM
Oooh, a Twinkie that's a catcher.  Nice.  I might buy that one. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jayson on October 26, 2007, 04:55 PM
Oooh, a Twinkie that's a catcher.  Nice.  I might buy that one. 

That's Joe Mauer. They got the sideburns right and everything.  :P

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on October 26, 2007, 06:05 PM
I am definitely down for 1x Mauer (and 1x any chases).  :)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2007, 07:25 PM
Are the Twins going to re-sign anyone of consequence or are they all going to the East coast?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 27, 2007, 04:07 PM
Are the Twins going to re-sign anyone of consequence or are they all going to the East coast?

I see pinstripes in Johan's future, no way the Twins are going to pay him $30 million/year.

Johan with Yankee run support.  He'll be the consencus #1 overall fantasy pick in 2009.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on October 27, 2007, 05:43 PM
Nice to see Jorge Posada in a batting pose.  Especially since they made him without batting gloves.  He's old-school in that he's never worn them, and seeing attention to details like that is a nice touch.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 21, 2007, 02:40 PM
NHL16 landed up here today.  I didn't score anything from that line.  I was at a store last night and saw a box on a skid but decided to be a decent person and not grab it to open it then.  I went back this morning first thing and they'd put out only one figure because, as they said, that's all they had room for ::)  They wouldn't get the box for me to check either so I politely said thanks and walked away.  Yeesh. 

I did find a Luongo in retro Canucks jersey though today in the small town I work in.  Overpaid for it though but haven't seen one of those ever. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 23, 2007, 04:55 PM
Picked up the figures I wanted from NFL 16 today at TRU: Bailey, Owens, Gore, and LT.  These 4 are spectacular.

Left McNair because he sucks as a player now, and left Quinn because the sculpt doesn't reflect his anatomy chart physique.  He might be the most chiseled player in the NFL, but his figure was lackluster. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on December 8, 2007, 01:52 AM
NHL Series 18. February 2008.

SHELDON SOURAY.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl18/ssouray/images/nhl18_ssouray_photo_01_dp.jpg)

RAY EMERY.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl18/remery/images/nhl18_remery_photo_01_dp.jpg)

JOE SAKIC 3.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl18/jsakic3/images/nhl18_jsakic3_photo_03_dp.jpg)

JORDAN STAAL.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl18/jstaal/images/nhl18_jstaal_photo_01_dp.jpg)

MATS SUNDIN 2 (NORDIQUES).

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl18/msundin2/images/nhl18_msundin2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

GUY LAFLEUR (NORDIQUES).

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl18/glafleur/images/nhl18_glafleur_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on December 18, 2007, 01:00 AM
Anyone have a purple James Worthy available?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: CHEWIE on December 19, 2007, 05:34 PM
I wish they'd make a Cooperstown Kirby Puckett.   :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on December 28, 2007, 12:03 PM
I stumbled into the Walmart/McFarlane old hockey sportspicks dumping ground this morning.  There was an endcap of old Legends (series 4?) and series 13/14 of regular NHL on sale for $4.94.  Naturally the figures I already wanted, like Bobby Orr, I'd purchased some time ago so there wasn't really anything I wanted and no goalies at all on the shelves.  I did pick up a chase Alex Tanguay from series 13(?) and found an orange Bobby Clark as well. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 5, 2008, 01:24 AM
Walking through Wal-Mart's toy section I came across an endcap with hockey Sportspicks figures and found Cam Neely.  My life is complete.  8)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2008, 03:19 AM
Walking through Wal-Mart's toy section I came across an endcap with hockey Sportspicks figures and found Cam Neely.  My life is complete.  8)

Not until you find the variant, it's not.  Actually, I don't know if there is a variant.  Maybe, but it might be a Canucks jersey :-X
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on January 5, 2008, 03:30 AM
Like this Brent?

(http://i13.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/ce/86/6c4e_1.JPG)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on January 5, 2008, 08:20 PM
I saw the latest NBA wave today at TRU.  They only had Shaq, Chris Bosh, LeBron, and Paul Pierce left on the pegs.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 6, 2008, 02:58 AM
Walking through Wal-Mart's toy section I came across an endcap with hockey Sportspicks figures and found Cam Neely.  My life is complete.  8)

Not until you find the variant, it's not.  Actually, I don't know if there is a variant.  Maybe, but it might be a Canucks jersey :-X

Well, since Dale confirmed it is a Canucks jersey, I don't need it. If it was an alternate Bruins jersey, I might look for it.

Life is still complete.  :P
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 7, 2008, 09:25 AM
I saw the latest NBA wave today at TRU.  They only had Shaq, Chris Bosh, LeBron, and Paul Pierce left on the pegs.

Did you "pack a Shaq" into your car and bring it home?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on January 7, 2008, 07:58 PM

Did you "pack a Shaq" into your car and bring it home?

No ... I didn't get any of them.  I was thinking about grabbing Shaq because he's holding the trophy from the Heat's 2006 championship, and it represents better times.  MUCH better times .....
But alas, I left him behind. 
Dwight Howard would've been tempting if they had him there.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on January 15, 2008, 03:06 PM
I just realized that McFarlane changed the lineup for NFL 17 and took out Thomas Jones  :-[ , again another year without a Jets player.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on January 29, 2008, 12:50 PM
Like this Brent?

(http://i13.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/ce/86/6c4e_1.JPG)

Left two of those hanging on the pegs this morning at TRU.  Partly the $15 price tag, mostly I don't need them.  Finally....breaking....the....habit.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2008, 05:13 PM
I picked up Wayne Gretzky in his Rangers uniform at WM today.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on February 29, 2008, 10:07 PM
NHL 19 pics are up. (http://www.spawn.com/news/news3.aspx?id=13324)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 29, 2008, 11:43 PM
NHL 19 pics are up. (http://www.spawn.com/news/news3.aspx?id=13324)

Oooh, what do they call this series?  The goalies that never did anything in those unis? (Parent excepted and the only one I'm interested in).  Clearly Todd is a huge Grant Fuhr fan.  I think the Grapes fig will sell well too (up here anyway) but I'll pass since I have what I want.  Kovalev is deserving, but a weird fit in that series. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 14, 2008, 12:00 AM
Oh heavens yes.

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl17/rmoss4/images/nfl17_rmoss4_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl17/rbush2/images/nfl17_rbush2_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl17/jaddai/images/nfl17_jaddai_photo_02_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl17/bfavre5/images/nfl17_bfavre5_photo_03_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl17/wparker/images/nfl17_wparker_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl17/tromo2/images/nfl17_tromo2_photo_04_dp.jpg)

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Scott on April 14, 2008, 12:02 AM
Are they doing a weeping like a schoolgirl variant of Favre?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on April 14, 2008, 03:22 PM
Big Bad Toy Store just got in McFarlane MLB Series 21 in stock. The Mauer and Garciaparra are both sold out already. I luckily pre-ordered my Mauer since it will be next to impossible to find locally.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 14, 2008, 07:00 PM
Big Bad Toy Store just got in McFarlane MLB Series 21 in stock. The Mauer and Garciaparra are both sold out already. I luckily pre-ordered my Mauer since it will be next to impossible to find locally.

I guess you're in MN?  Here in NY, when a Yankee or Met comes out (which is every single year) Walmart gets like 30-40 of each figure and they sit for months.

Walmart in MN doesn't exhibit this same phenomenon?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JohnH on April 14, 2008, 11:01 PM
I was wondering what it was like in other cities with local teams.  Here in KC we've only had one Royals Sportspick figure (Mike Sweeney) and I never once saw him at retail.  There have been a few KC Chiefs but they're generally very hard to find at retail here. 

John
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on April 17, 2008, 10:15 AM
Big Bad Toy Store just got in McFarlane MLB Series 21 in stock. The Mauer and Garciaparra are both sold out already. I luckily pre-ordered my Mauer since it will be next to impossible to find locally.

I guess you're in MN?  Here in NY, when a Yankee or Met comes out (which is every single year) Walmart gets like 30-40 of each figure and they sit for months.

Walmart in MN doesn't exhibit this same phenomenon?

Hell no....The Wal-Marts here if they get McFarlane stuff only get 1-2 cases total and the local players (even Packers) disappear faster than you can blink an eye. I have a friend in Chicago that will probably be able to find one on the shelf for me, but from February to June he does very little collectables shopping as he is a track coach for his school and is busy 7 days a week. So it is easier for me to pre-order my stuff that he would be looking for himself that is released durring that time frame.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 5, 2008, 03:09 PM
Actually bought a couple of sportspicks today...

NBA Legends Bill Russell.  Hate the pose really, so much more they could have done with him.  But at $4 on clearance, how do you not buy it?

And speaking of clearance, I did buy the 12" Bobby Orr figure.  I passed at $29.92, I passed at $20, I passed at $15.00 but I gave in at $10.  Gotta check the stores to see if they drop them to $5 so I can get some money back. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 6, 2008, 10:48 PM
2008 Wave 2!

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl18/bjacobs/images/nfl18_bjacobs_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl18/tbrady3/images/nfl18_tbrady3_photo_02_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl18/apeterson/images/nfl18_apeterson_photo_01_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl18/dhester/images/nfl18_dhester_photo_04_dp.jpg)

(http://www.mcfarlane.com/toys/football/nfl18/ltomlinson/images/nfl18_ltomlinson_photo_03_dp.jpg)

Also Demarcus Ware and Ben Roethlisberger that are meh...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 6, 2008, 11:54 PM
Oooh, a Viqueen. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on June 7, 2008, 08:49 AM
I'm a fan of LDT, but how many figures of him are they going to release?
I love that they're doing a Devin Hester.  It's not very often that you get a figure of a return man.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 7, 2008, 08:54 AM
I'm a fan of LDT, but how many figures of him are they going to release?
I love that they're doing a Devin Hester.  It's not very often that you get a figure of a return man.

I believe that's the 5th version of LT.  I skipped the 1st version, bought the next 3, and I'll probably get this one too.  This one looks to be the best.  He's been the dominant, or one of the 3 dominant RB's for like 6 straight seasons, which is pretty unheard of in the NFL.  I'd complain, but being that we're getting Hester, Brandon Jacobs, and A-Pete in this wave, and since the LT looks so sweet, I'll take it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on June 16, 2008, 10:54 AM
NBA Legends Series 4 (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=423)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on June 16, 2008, 12:46 PM
NBA Legends Series 4 (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=423)

Hmmm.  Maybe Iceman.  Dr. J looks good too, but I've already got my Sixers Erving.  Bird looks horrible, but I may still buy it anyway. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal on June 16, 2008, 07:07 PM
Bird looks horrible, but I may still buy it anyway. 

Agreed.  I mean, Bird always looks horrible, but they can at least make it look like him.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on June 28, 2008, 03:10 PM
NHL Legends 7. Release date, October 2008.

Stan Mikita.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends7/smitka/images/nhllegends7_smitka_photo_04_dp.jpg)

Gordie Howe 2.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends7/ghowe2/images/nhllegends7_ghowe2_photo_04_dp.jpg)

Maurice "Rocket" Richard.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends7/mrichard/images/nhllegends7_mrichard_photo_02_dp.jpg)

Doug Gilmour (Toronto Maple Leafs).

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends7/dgilmour-leafs/images/nhllegends7_dgilmour-leafs_photo_02_dp.jpg)

Doug Gilmour (Calgary Flames).

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends7/dgilmour-flames/images/nhllegends7_dgilmour-flames_photo_02_dp.jpg)

Mark Messier 3 (New York Rangers).

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends7/mmessier3-rangers/images/nhllegends7_mmessier3-rangers_photo_01_dp.jpg)

Mark "The Moose" Messier 3 (Edmonton Oilers).

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhllegends7/mmessier3-oilers/images/nhllegends7_mmessier3-oilers_photo_01_dp.jpg)

I'm all up for a Mark "The Moose" Messier in Oilers uniform.  :-*
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on June 28, 2008, 04:45 PM
Both of those Messier's are pretty cool.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on July 14, 2008, 04:44 PM
Spawn (http://www.spawn.com/news/news3.aspx?id=13408) is reporting...


MCFARLANE TOYS TEAMS UP WITH TOYS 'R' US FOR OPENING DAY 2009
Exclusive Figures and 3-packs Kick off Baseball Season Next February
July 11, 2008
Copyright 2008 TMP International, Inc.
The signs of spring include warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and new MLB Sports Picks figures arriving at Toys 'R' Us. McFarlane Toys is proud to offer the start of our 2009 MLB series with a six-figure series alongside a pair of 3-packs. These items will be available exclusively at Toys 'R' Us in February 2009. Let's take a look at our "leadoff hitters" for next season:

Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox 2B: "Pedroia the Destroya" took over as
Boston's second baseman in 2007, claiming the American League Rookie of the Year award while helping Boston win the World Series. Pedroia has continued his roll in 2008, being voted in as the American League's starting second baseman for the All-Star Game.

Chipper Jones 2 - Atlanta Braves 3B: Injuries and inconsistency have plagued Atlanta's 2008 season thus far, but Chipper Jones has been the brightest star on the Braves' roster. Atlanta's longtime third baseman has battled through injuries and is flirting with hitting .400 - a feat no player has accomplished since Ted Williams.

Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers 1B: One of the most talented young players in baseball, Cabrera found himself on the move this off-season. Detroit offered prospects Florida could not resist, and the always-dangerous Cabrera arrived in the Motor City as the Tigers' newest slugger.

Melky Cabrera - New York Yankees CF: Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman believes in building from within, and Melky Cabrera is part of New York's core of homegrown young talent. Cabrera continues the trend of Yankees center fielders with range (following Johnny Damon and Bernie Williams) but also brings an absolute cannon arm to New York's defensive lineup.

Carlos Zambrano - Chicago Cubs SP: "The Big Z" was scheduled to be one of the true gems of the free agent market, but Chicago made sure their ace never entertained thoughts of leaving Wrigley. Zambrano signed a long-term contract extension, and is currently anchoring Chicago's rotation as they set their sights on a World Series title.

Justin Upton - Arizona Diamondbacks RF: Good things come to those who wait, but Justin Upton was in a big hurry to get to the big leagues. Arizona's right fielder is one of baseball's youngest stars, and expects to anchor Arizona's offense for many years to come.

In addition to these single-carded figures, Toys 'R' Us will be showcasing a pair of 3-packs as part of their Opening Day lineup:

New York Yankees defensive 3-pack: Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez 2 & Jorge Posada 3
They may be the "Bronx Bombers," but the Yankees can pick it with the best of them. Jeter and A-Rod feature classic poses with updated pinstripe paint jobs, while Jorge Posada takes over a brand new pose.

Jackie Robinson Day tribute 3-pack: Jackie Robinson, Ken Griffey Jr. 3 & Robinson Cano
Major League Baseball honors Jackie Robinson each year, celebrating the day he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color barrier and launching his Hall of Fame career. Ken Griffey Jr. requested to wear Robinson's uniform #42 out of respect, and MLB opened the doors for all players to wear #42 on that day only, as a way for today's stars to honor one of baseball's greatest legends. This three-pack features Ken Griffey Jr. in a new pose and wearing Cincinnati uniform #42, Robinson Cano in Yankee uniform #42 (Cano was named for Jackie Robinson), and Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn's classic white uniform.

Look for this series and both 3-packs in Toys 'R' Us stores next February, alongside Cooperstown Series 6. Stay tuned to McFarlane.com for pictures of these figures in the coming weeks.



-------------------------------------------------------------

Could Todd be taking up the @$$ and more with all the damn Yankees crap he puts out. Yet another Yankee's 3 pack (that is like their 3rd or 4th Multi-Figure Pack), and then adding Cano to the Griffey Jr & Robinson 3-Pack (Yes I know that Cano is named after Jackie Robinson); I just don't agree with it.

I am not intentionally poking at the Yankees, but McFarlane originally stated that he would attempt to spread out the players and teams so that way fans of all teams would get stuff, but if we look at the totals they are way off.

Boston -
   Regular Figures - 18
   Multi-Packs - 3 (1/2 of a set Jeter/Garciapara 2 pack & 1/2 of a set Pujols/Schilling)
   Chase Figures -  16
   Exclusives - 2 (Jason Veritek w/Umpire & David Ortiz Collectors Edition)

New York Yankees
   Regular Figures - 27
   Multi-Packs - 3  (1/2 of a set Jeter/Garciapara 2 pack & 1/2 of a set Bonds/Ruth)
   Chase Figures -  16
   Exclusives - 9 (3" Don Mattingly, Cooperstown Babe Ruth, Cooperstown Micky Mantle, Roger Clemens Collectors Edition, FANFEST 08: DEREK JETER, FANFEST 08: DON MATTINGLY, MLB 2-PACK: MICKEY MANTLE & ROGER MARIS, MARIANO RIVERA COLLECTOR'S EDITION,  & Berra/Posada Give-a-way on 8/27/05)


None of the other teams except for Houston, St. Louis, or LA Dodgers come close to these numbers, and even if you combine those 3 teams they still don't equal that number.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2008, 05:26 PM
If it's any consolation, they do the same thing in other sports as well.  Lakers/Celtics in basketball, but hockey is bloody hideous - Leafs, Avs and Red Wings are almost always present in every series.  I get that they have larger market shares, like the Yankees, but a bad player on a popular team or the thirteenth version of some guy who is a star still isn't going to be that popular.  When you're stretching and putting out Tie Domi, you know the pickings are slim.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 14, 2008, 05:40 PM
Brent speaks the truth.  Certain teams have just been favored in the Sports Picks line.  They tend to be the major market teams in the NFL, MLB and NBA lines. 

And certain players have been done quite a bit.  Witness Ladainian Tomlinson being up to his 6th sports pick figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on July 15, 2008, 08:27 AM
I won't agree that they favor the larger markets becuase the Jets don't really get any love. They do tend t do the same figures over and over again but i dont think its the market that determines it.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jayson on July 19, 2008, 10:25 PM
BBTS has new NFL figures up....

Fran Tarkenton (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF11736&mode=retail)

Howie Long (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF11735&mode=retail)

Jack Lambert (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF11734&mode=retail)

Joe Montana 2 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF11732&mode=retail)

John Riggins (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF11737&mode=retail)

Warren Moon (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF11733&mode=retail)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 20, 2008, 12:33 PM
I won't agree that they favor the larger markets becuase the Jets don't really get any love. They do tend t do the same figures over and over again but i dont think its the market that determines it.

The Jets haven't gotten much love over the past few years primarily because the team has been weak.  Make the Jets contenders in the AFC East and I think you'll see them get some love in the Sports Picks line.  But as long as they continue to be whipping boys for the Patriots, they're going to get overlooked by McFarlane.  The Pats on the other hand don't get overlooked.  How many versions of Brady have there been?  There's also been Tedy Bruschi, Corey Dillon and Adam Vinatieri made.  And now Randy Moss as a Pat is on the way as is another version of Brady.

When the Jets were in contention they got sports picks figures:  Pennington, Curtis Martin and Wayne Chrebet.  But that's not the case anymore.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 20, 2008, 01:41 PM
I won't agree that they favor the larger markets becuase the Jets don't really get any love. They do tend t do the same figures over and over again but i dont think its the market that determines it.


When the Jets were in contention they got sports picks figures:  Pennington, Curtis Martin and Wayne Chrebet.  But that's not the case anymore.

Mawae too.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 20, 2008, 04:26 PM
True.  Who can forget the first center that was ever done in the line?  But I don't think it's a great example since Mawae was much more limited in release than any of the other Jets.  And it's actually been a good number of years since even Mawae came out.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on July 21, 2008, 09:14 AM
I won't agree that they favor the larger markets becuase the Jets don't really get any love. They do tend t do the same figures over and over again but i dont think its the market that determines it.

The Jets haven't gotten much love over the past few years primarily because the team has been weak. 

Thats my point. It doesnt matter what market the team is in. It seems they pick their figures on who is doing well.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on July 21, 2008, 11:38 AM
I won't agree that they favor the larger markets becuase the Jets don't really get any love. They do tend t do the same figures over and over again but i dont think its the market that determines it.

The Jets haven't gotten much love over the past few years primarily because the team has been weak. 

Thats my point. It doesnt matter what market the team is in. It seems they pick their figures on who is doing well.


If that were true then why hasn't the been a Justin Morneau after he won the MVP 2 years ago? Cause there sure as hell won't be a pose after he won the HR derby. It took them 2 years after Mauer won the Batting championship to get a figure (in a catching pose).

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on July 21, 2008, 03:42 PM
Spawn.com (http://www.spawn.com/news/news3.aspx?id=13412) -

COOPERSTOWN SERIES 6 ANNOUNCED!
Sports Picks Line a Sure Hit with Collectors
July 18, 2008
Copyright 2008 TMP International, Inc.
McFarlane Toys is proud to present the sixth series of our Cooperstown Collection. This set features a different look at one of the game's most dominant sluggers, a pair of Kansas City legends, the best mustache in baseball history, the picture of Texas-sized determination, and "the luckiest man on the face of the earth."

LOU GEHRIG: New York's powerhouse first baseman dominated the American League for 14 full seasons, amassing the fifth-most RBI in history. The enduring legacy of the "Iron Horse" was his consecutive games played streak, which started on June 1, 1925, and lasted 2,130 games. Gehrig was a two-time MVP and won six World Series for New York, but is perhaps best-known for his farewell address at Yankee Stadium. Just two months removed from his retirement from the game, Gehrig stepped to the microphone on July 4, 1939. Having been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease") he addressed the crowd in a moving speech, referring to himself as "the luckiest man on the face of the earth."

GEORGE BRETT: Kansas City's dominant third baseman delivered 21 brilliant seasons - taking the Royals to the playoffs seven times and winning a title in 1985. He was a 13-time All-Star, a Gold Glove winner, and a three-time batting champion, but Brett did his most damage in 1980. His season included a 37-game hit streak, and a 2-for-4 day left him hitting .400 on Sept. 19 - just 14 games away from becoming the first player to hit .400 since Ted Williams in 1941. Brett's pace slowed down a touch (ending the year hitting .390) but he took home the MVP award, eliminated the rival Yankees in the ALCS and led the Royals to the World Series.

ROLLIE FINGERS: With a mustache that would make any movie villain proud, Fingers confounded hitters for 17 seasons with Oakland, San Diego and Milwaukee. One of the best pure relievers in MLB history, Fingers piled up 341 saves (10th all-time) and pulled off a rare double-dip in 1981, winning the A.L. Cy Young and MVP awards. He was at his best during Oakland's dynasty in the early 1970s, appearing in 16 World Series games and stifling the competition with a 1.35 ERA, two wins and six saves while the A's rattled off three straight championships.

BABE RUTH 2: Babe Ruth is synonymous with the home run - having led the A.L. in homers 12 times, and holding the single-season and all-time home run records for several decades each. Ironically, George Herman Ruth first made a big impression on the mound; he was a standout pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, winning 89 games over six seasons, including 23 wins in 1916 and 24 wins the next season. In the 1916 World Series, Ruth allowed a first-inning inside-the-park home run to Brooklyn Robins (look it up) center fielder Hy Myers, before silencing the opposing lineup for the next 13 innings - Boston won the game 2-1 and went on the win the World Series four games to one. Ruth emerged as an irreplaceable slugger, but still managed to get some pitching in after becoming a Yankee in 1920. Ruth pitched in five games for New York over the years, and while the rust showed (5.51 career ERA as a Yankee) he managed to win all five games he appeared in with New York.

BO JACKSON: Jackson's phenomenal talent was on full display in the 1989 All-Star Game. Kansas City's left fielder crushed a leadoff home run off Rick Reuschel, and followed that up with an RBI groundout to give the American League a 3-2 lead. Jackson promptly stole second base, as well as singling off Tim Burke to lead off the fourth inning. He was named the game's MVP in the middle of his best season - he hit 32 homers with 26 steals and 105 RBI in 1989. Bo also played running back for the Los Angeles Raiders, and became the first athlete to play in the All-Star Game in two major sports. A 1991 hip injury against the Bengals forced hip replacement surgery, but Bo's baseball career continued - he played two seasons with the White Sox and one with the Angels before retiring in 1994.

NOLAN RYAN 3: Nolan Ryan took the mound on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1990 to face the Kansas City Royals. He set the Royals down in order with two strikeouts and a pop-up in the first inning, and leaned in to face Bo Jackson to lead off the second inning. The Royals' cleanup hitter (also the Raiders' starting running back) tore into the first pitch, sending a comebacker straight back towards the mound. The baseball smashed into Ryan's chin, but the veteran pitcher recovered in time to throw out the speedy Royal at first. With his chin split open and bleeding heavily, and his team 16.5 games out of the playoff hunt with 23 left to play, Ryan made an impressive decision. He stepped back onto the mound and looked in for the next signal from catcher Mike Stanley. Ryan would throw seven innings that day, allowing one run on three hits while striking out eight batters. He got a no-decision, but his choice to stay in the game became the picture of "Texas tough" and a true highlight of his Hall of Fame career.

Series six of the Cooperstown Collection features seven figures (Babe Ruth will be available as a Red Sox and a Yankee) and is scheduled to arrive on shelves in February 2009. Stay tuned to SPAWN.com for pictures of these figures and more in the coming weeks.


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Another Nolan Ryan for me. Wonder what the Variant will be? Also if they make a speacial box set of Nolan/Jackson in the story they are describing for Ryan? They could also make a Jackson box set of him in Royals and Raider like Nike did back in the 80's.

My real hope is that the George Brett piece would be him exploding out of the dugout in the infamous "PINE TAR" incident, but I doubt it.
(http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/Pine_Tar_Game1.jpg)

Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on July 24, 2008, 04:10 PM
Anybody know the deal with the ProShots stuff that's being shown at the SDCC?  JayDouble's photos in the SDCC thread show a couple of Jordan's and at least one Tiger Woods.  Same scale as McF stuff?  And wouldn't this seriously sting for McFarlane (unless it's an offshoot) since if they have Jordan, he probably won't get him? 

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/JayDouble/SDCC%2008%20Wed/121dd342.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/JayDouble/SDCC%2008%20Wed/af968154.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/JayDouble/SDCC%2008%20Wed/841a370f.jpg)

Am I seeing an Upper Deck logo there?  I'd definitely be in for a Jordan or two and probably a Tiger as well, but who else have they licensed?  Mike Weir? ;)

McFarlane has done a really good job of wrapping up a lot of the stars, past and present, but missing Jordan is huge. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Jeff on July 24, 2008, 04:32 PM
Yeah, the Pro Shots line is from Upper Deck.  I don't know if they have anyone other than Tiger and Jordan planned, as all I've seen/heard about it is one Tiger and one Jordan each in Waves 1-4.

I also read somewhere that Gentle Giant had something to do with these... I can't recall if they did the scanning or the sculpting or what?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on July 31, 2008, 03:06 AM
I saw the new NFL legends at retail a couple of days ago.  Notably Jack Lambert.  And on cardboard cardbacks.  What gives?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: knashdx on July 31, 2008, 11:08 AM
I saw the new NFL legends at retail a couple of days ago.  Notably Jack Lambert.  And on cardboard cardbacks.  What gives?

Cost cutting?
Retro feel?
Look similar to Starting Line-Ups?
Drive up sales as people who collect them in package want the most minty cards they can.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on August 9, 2008, 01:33 AM
A bunch of stores near me just got inundated with Brett Favre on the new cardback.  And in a Packers uni.  They didn't seem to be selling earlier in the week.  But given recent news, that could change rather suddenly.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on August 9, 2008, 08:30 AM
I may actually get another Jets figure now.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on September 19, 2008, 10:11 PM
Not the Joe Namath figure i want but its better than nothing.

Brett as a Jet (http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13457)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 30, 2008, 03:27 PM
I've been seeing some more NFL figures out there.  Saw the boxed versions of Favre and TO.  Also saw carded Jamarcus Russell, Reggie Bush and Randy Moss.  Basically I'm passing until the Brandon Jacobs figure hits.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2008, 03:43 PM
I've been seeing some more NFL figures out there.  Saw the boxed versions of Favre and TO.  Also saw carded Jamarcus Russell, Reggie Bush and Randy Moss.  Basically I'm passing until the Brandon Jacobs figure hits.

Is this the first they've been out down south?  Favre/TO have been out for nearly three weeks here, same with the Legends NFL and the new series of figures.  No AP to be found around here, but no surprise there given it is a big Vikings town.

Anyone else willing to predict the downfall of TMP?  I can't see it lasting all that much longer.  Don't dig the new variations, don't like the cardboard backer cards and I'm pissed about how short packed Parent was (and I mean just the regular Flyers version, not the pointless Leafs chase). 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 30, 2008, 04:14 PM
I only started seeing the current carded figures about a week or so ago.  Legends has been out for about a month or more.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: ruiner on October 2, 2008, 09:20 AM
Yeah, the Pro Shots line is from Upper Deck.  I don't know if they have anyone other than Tiger and Jordan planned, as all I've seen/heard about it is one Tiger and one Jordan each in Waves 1-4.

I also read somewhere that Gentle Giant had something to do with these... I can't recall if they did the scanning or the sculpting or what?

The first Jordan set is available to order from EE.com:

Pro Shots Jordan Set (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=UD63594AA#LargeImage)

Sculpts look kind of wonky...
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on October 15, 2008, 02:38 PM
Saw the NHL series 19 at Zellers today, the face on Don Cherry is just awful & that packing sucks with the cardboard backer. Meh!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on October 31, 2008, 10:52 PM
Much to my surprise, I found an AP sportspick at TRU :o  Just hanging there on the pegs and this is a big Vikings town. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2008, 03:45 PM
Poking around the Spawn board, I saw a thread indicating the traditional chase figures, those with alternate jerseys are coming back.  Apparently there was an announcement that the "tweaked" versions weren't well received by the consuming public. 

Tweaks were, of course, the fairly lame and minor variations on the figures.  Granted they were hard to spot so the pure scalpers had a much, much harder time but they didn't generate any interest either.  For example the tweak on the Peterson figure is black wristbands instead of the normal white wristbands.  Jeter was a clean versus dirty version.  Ooooooooooooooh, highly desirable. 

Now, all they need to do is bring out a Legends Kirby Puckett and I'm done with the toyline completely. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on November 3, 2008, 06:29 PM
I like the traditional chase figures better but not the super chase figures. I still need a Chrebet w/o helmet.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 12, 2008, 10:21 PM
Saw the new NBA Hardwood Classics figures at our TRU today.  I gotta say, they were absolutely hideous.  Bird, Gervin, Erving, Ewing and a couple of other dudes.  I should have, by all rights, walked out with Bird and Erving minimum and probably would have grabbed an Iceman as well.  But they really looked that bad and smaller in scale compared to the earlier releases.  McFarlane is seriously in the toilet. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab 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.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on November 14, 2008, 12:30 AM
Oh he more than makes up for it with all the bloody Oiler and Grant Fuhr releases ::)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on November 14, 2008, 11:24 PM
You forgot about solid cases of the Great One, too!
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug 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.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: ruiner 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. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug 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.   :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Neal 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. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel 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.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug 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.   :-\
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab 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.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug 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.

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/hockey/nhl22/sdoan-jets/images/nhl22_sdoan-jets_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: JayDouble on September 16, 2009, 11:28 PM
Anyone find the Doan or Brodeur superchase?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug 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. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab 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.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug 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. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2010, 03:00 PM
Got my NHL 23 figs.  I didn't luck into a Selanne  :'( chase figure but I didn't make out too badly:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/nhl23-cl.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/nhl23-numbers.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on February 6, 2010, 03:17 PM
They number these chases now?
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2010, 03:24 PM
Some.  There are "Collector Level" chase figures and regular chase figures.  The regular chase figs are just alternate jerseys (white jersey Ovechkin in this series and a white jersey Schenn - regs are red and blue respectively) but so are some of the collector level stuff.  It's reinvigorated the scalping market if nothing else.  For this series there are the following:

1/50 white Howe (regular jersey) with autograph
1/100 Jets Selanne  >:(
1/200 All star jersey Ovechkin (not sure about the number released but more than Selanne, less than green Howe)
1/250 green Howe
1/500 Fleury with red carpet, gloves
1/1000 Orr


ANd probably one or two more.  But yes, many of the chase figures are numbered now. 
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: DSJ™ on February 6, 2010, 03:29 PM
Oy, that would be a costly on the 2nd market... eBay.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2010, 02:46 PM
Finally home.  We drove down for the Timberwolves/Suns game and I was able to pick this up from its temporary home in Minneapolis. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P3310050-1.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P3310049-1.jpg)

He seems quite happy in his new home and his new home is happy to have him.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: evenflow on September 8, 2013, 09:46 AM
Finally! After years of waiting.

Joe Namath!

(http://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/McFarlane%20Toys/NFL_Solids/9273-21607-29195__scaled_600.jpg)
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Nicklab on September 8, 2013, 05:29 PM
Wait.  This thread has been dormant for 3 YEARS?!?!  I honestly can't even remember the last time I bought a Sports Picks figure.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 8, 2013, 09:03 PM
I was really into them and then about 3 years ago a new wave came out and I noticed the figures were about an inch smaller than they had been.  It was enough that they didn't look good next to previous releases. So I just basically sold off like 100 figures. Marvel Universe more than ate up the freed up shelf space.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: McMetal on September 8, 2013, 09:11 PM
I have four different RG3 McFarlane Sportpicks figures and they are all pretty sweet. They seem to sell pretty well in general around here, although TRU is pretty much the only place left carrying them.
Title: Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
Post by: Morgbug on September 16, 2013, 09:37 PM
Wait.  This thread has been dormant for 3 YEARS?!?!  I honestly can't even remember the last time I bought a Sports Picks figure.

I bought one just last week.  Teemu Selanne with the puck in the package.  Never lasted here in the 'Peg and not surprisingly.  But I was in a small town Walmart in southern Ontario last week and there he was.  Had to laugh.