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A Variety of Figures for Sports
Collectors to Choose From
action figures have been around for many years - as far back as the 1980s Hartland
Plastics issued figures of baseball greats like Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra.
From 1987 to 2001 Starting Lineup figures from Kenner/Hasbro were the most
widely produced and collected figures in the hobby. In 2001 McFarlane Toys released
Hockey and Football figures, following with figures from all four major sports
in 2002. Since then McFarlane Sports Picks have been the top choice for sports
action figure collectors.
Over that time several other lines of sports figures
have been released: Pro Specialties' Gladiators of the Gridiron, Gracelyn Re-plays,
GameBreakers by Upper Deck, and Headliners to name a few. Hartland issued more
figures in the 1990s and early 2000s as well. In 2006 Upper Deck issued the first
of their All-Star Vinyl figures and initial releases have been extremely well
Sports Action Figure.com currently has McFarlane Sports Picks, Gracelyn
Re-plays, Pro Specialties' Gladiators of the Gridiron, Hartland Plastics, Mattel,
MEZCO, Playmates and Upper Deck All-Star Vinyls in its database. As I obtain information
about other brands I will add them to this site. If you have checklists or
information about other brands of sports action figures, please use the contact
form and let me know.
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