McFarlane Toys Sports Action Preview For 2008

by Outsiders
July 27, 2007
McFarlane Toys released their Sports Action Figure list of toys that will be coming out during the Spring and Summer of 2008.

Let's take our first look at 2008, sport by sport:


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 MLB 2008 (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

We will also offer MLB 20 in February, a six-figure lineup that will be available exclusively at Toys R' Us.

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


NFL 3-inch 2008 (due in stores July 2008)
Our 3-inch NFL line for 2008 brings the 3-inch debuts for Vince Young, Troy Polamalu and Tony Romo, as well as our first Patriots figure for wideout Randy Moss.

* Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
* Randy Moss 2, New England Patriots
* Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
* Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins
* Vince Young, Tennessee Titans
* LaDainian Tomlinson 4, San Diego Chargers

NFL Legends Series 4 (due in stores July 2008)
Our fourth series of NFL Legends offers five players making their Sports Picks debuts, and all-new sculpt for 49ers hero Joe Montana.

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


NHL Series 17 (due in stores in January 2008)
Our NHL 17 lineup features all new sculpts for a quartet of the league's top players. Each figure will be featured in the all-new RBK EDGE uniform.

* Alexander Ovechkin 2, Washington Capitals
* Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres
* Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
* Peter Forsberg 3, Team TBA

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.

* Ray Emery, Ottawa Senators
* Jason Blake, Toronto Maple Leafs
* Jordan Staal, Pittsburgh Penguins
* Joe Sakic 3, Colorado Avalanche


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, Minnesota Timberwolves
* Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz


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