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McFarlane Releases Preliminary Figure Schedule for 2008

Various Series and Special Collector Club Figures Planned for Coming Year

Source: McFarlane Toys — Posted 10/23/2007

McFarlane Toys has released a preliminary schedule of sports action figures planned for 2008. As follows:


3-INCH NFL Series 6 (due in stores June 2008)

  • Troy Polamalu, Puttsburgh Steelers
  • Vince Young, Tennessee Titans
  • Randy Moss, New England Patriots
  • Clinton Portis, Washington Red Skins
  • Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
  • LaDainian Tomlinson 4, San Diego Chargers

NFL Legends, Series 4 (due in stores July 2008)

  • Joe Montana 2, San Francisco 49ers
  • Warren Moon, Houston Oilers
  • Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Howie Long, Oakland Raiders
  • Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings
  • John Riggins, Washington Redskins

NFL Ultimate Team Sets (due in stores August 2008)

  • Green Bay Packers - Offense
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Offense
  • Oakland Raiders - Offense
  • New England Patriots - Offense

NFL Collector's Edition Boxed Set (due in stores August 2008)

  • Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers

NFL Collector's Edition Boxed Set (due in stores August 2008)

  • LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers

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

12-INCH NFL (due in stores September 2008)

  • Figure TBD

NFL Series 18 (due in stores October 2008)

  • 8 figures TBD


NHL Series 17 (due in stores in January 2008)
Our NHL 17 lineup features a trio of Sports Picks debuts, the second figure for one of the league's top players, and two retro figures celebrating vintage jerseys on current players.

  • Ryan Miller - Buffalo Sabres
  • Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Alexander Ovechkin 2 - Washington Capitals
  • Jason Blake - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Joe Sakic 2 - Quebec Nordiques
  • Trevor Linden - Vancouver Canucks (1994 black jersey)

NHL SERIES 18 (due in Canada and specialty stores in May 2008)
Our late-season series is geared toward our diehard Canadian hockey collectors, and features four players all sculpted in the new RBK EDGE uniforms, as well as two yet-to-be-named players in retro Canadian jerseys.

  • - Ray Emery - Ottawa Senators
  • Jordan Staal - Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Sheldon Souray - Edmonton Oilers
  • Joe Sakic 3 - Colorado Avalanche
  • Guy LaFleur - Quebec Nordiques
  • Mats Sundin 2 - Quebec Nordiques

NHL 19 HYBRID (due in stores August 2008)
Our NHL 19 lineup features our first-ever mix of hockey legends alongside current players. Our second Don Cherry figure is also our first Sports Picks figure for a coach.

  • Bernie Parent - Philadelphia Flyers
  • Don Cherry 2 - Boston Bruins
  • Ryan Smyth 2 - Colorado Avalanche
  • Alexei Kovalev - Montreal Canadiens
  • 2 players TBA

3-inch NHL Series 6 (due in stores September 2008)
The 3-inch NHL Series 6 lineup includes Stanley Cup-winning goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, as well as fellow netminders Cristobal Huet and Ray Emery. Jason Blake, Sheldon Souray and Ryan Smyth are all appearing in the jerseys of their new teams.

  • Jean-Sebastien Giguere - Anaheim Ducks
  • Ryan Smyth - Colorado Avalanche
  • Jason Blake - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Ray Emery - Ottawa Senators
  • Cristobal Huet - Montreal Canadiens
  • Sheldon Souray - Edmonton Oilers

NHL Legends Series 7 (due in stores October 2008)
Our seventh series of NHL Legends figures features captains from the original six hockey teams. For 25 years the "Original Six" teams (Rangers, Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Bruins, Blackhawks and Red Wings) competed for Lord Stanley's Cup, and NHL Legends 7 offers one captain from each team's storied history.

  • Maurice Richard - Montreal Canadiens
  • Terry O'Reilly - Boston Bruins
  • Mark Messier 3 - New York Rangers
  • Doug Gilmour - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Stan Mikita - Chicago Blackhawks
  • Gordie Howe 2 - Detroit Red Wings


NBA Series 14 (due in stores in March 2008)
March's NBA 14 series features the Sports Picks debut for Greg Oden, Adam Morrison, Tayshaun Prince and Carlos Boozer, as well as all-new sculpts for Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett.

  • Steve Nash 3, Phoenix Suns
  • Greg Oden, Portland Trailblazers
  • Adam Morrison, Charlotte Bobcats
  • Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons
  • Kevin Garnett 3, Boston Celtics
  • Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz

NBA Legends Series 4 (due in stores in September 2008)
NBA Legends take the spotlight as we offer Sports Picks for six memorable hardcourt heroes. This series offers Sports Picks debuts for four players and the sequel figures for Larry Bird and Julius Erving.

  • Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks
  • Spud Webb - Atlanta Hawks
  • Larry Bird 2 - Boston Celtics
  • George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs
  • Julius Erving 2 - Philadelphia 76ers
  • Elgin Baylor - Los Angeles Lakers

3-INCH NBA Series 6 (due in stores October 2008)

  • Kobe Bryant 3
  • Dwayne Wade
  • Shaquille O'Neal 2
  • LeBron James 3
  • Steve Nash 3
  • Allen Iverson 2

NBA Series 15 (due in stores November 2008)

  • 6 figures TBD



  • Mariano Rivera w/ Full Bullpen Wall

MLB Cooperstown 5 (due in stores February 2008)
This lineup features the Sports Picks debuts of four baseball greats: Hank Aaron, Ryne Sandberg, Dennis Eckersley, and Ty Cobb, as well as a new sculpt for Mickey Mantle and a pinstriped uniform update for Mike Schmidt.

  • Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves
  • Mickey Mantle 2, New York Yankees
  • Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics
  • Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
  • Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers
  • Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies

3-INCH Series 6 (due in stores February 2008)
Our latest 3-inch MLB lineup includes 3-inch debuts for Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon, and includes uniform updates for Barry Zito and David Wright.

  • Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox
  • Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Mariano Rivera 2, New York Yankees
  • Albert Pujols 3, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants
  • David Wright, New York Mets

MLB 20 (Toys R Us Exclusive Lineup)
Toys R Us is your exclusive home for the MLB 20 lineup, which offers Sports Picks debuts for four players and updated uniforms for Barry Zito and Gary Sheffield.

  • Chien-Ming Wang - New York Yankees
  • Chase Utley - Philadelphia Phillies
  • Barry Zito - San Francisco Giants
  • Paul Konerko - Chicago White Sox
  • Kevin Youkilis - Boston Red Sox
  • Gary Sheffield - Detroit Tigers

MLB Series 21 (due in stores April 2008)
MLB 21 features the Sports Picks debuts for Joe Mauer, Michael Young and Daisuke Matsuzaka, as well as different poses for Sports Picks veterans Jorge Posada, Alfonso Soriano and Nomar Garciaparra.

  • Jorge Posada 2, New York Yankees
  • Michael Young, Texas Rangers
  • Nomar Garciaparra 4, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
  • Alfonso Soriano 3, Chicago Cubs
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox

MLB Series 22 (due in stores in May 2008)
MLB 22 delivers the Sports Picks debuts for Vernon Wells, Carlos Lee and Jose Reyes, as well as all-new sculpts for Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and Curt Schilling.

  • Ichiro Suzuki 3, Seattle Mariners
  • Carlos Lee, Houston Astros
  • Derek Jeter 4, New York Yankees
  • Vernon Wells, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Jose Reyes, New York Mets
  • Curt Schilling 3, Boston Red Sox (or a new team if he leaves via free agency)

MLB Cooperstown Collection 2-pack (due in stores in June 2008)
This 2-pack highlights the home run chase of 1961, when Yankees teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle raced each other to topple Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. It will feature both figures in uniforms never available before.

  • Mickey Mantle 2 & Roger Maris

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