MLB Series 18 Mariano Rivera 2 Changes
McFarlane Toys 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.
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.
You'll still find the full bullpen door version of Mariano Rivera 2 in the MLB 18 lineup, you'll just have to hunt for it a little bit. MLB 18 is scheduled to arrive on pegs in late May.
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