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Mariano Rivera "Error" Figure Released
Remember the Full Bull Pen MARIANO RIVERA action figure from McFarlane's MLB Sports Picks Series 18?
Originally this figure was to include the FULL version of the bullpen door but on production it was found that it WOULD NOT fit into the packaging!!
So, production was halted and a new version with only a section of the bullpen door was produced.
So what happened to the Full Bullpen Mariano Rivera Versions?
It was rumoured that a few of the original FULL bullpen door versions were released into the market place before production was halted.
Well, it seems that McFarlane has now decided to release it as a Collectors Edition action figure.
With the Yankee's stadium due to close its doors for the last time at the end of the 2008 season and Rivera having just signed a new contract that will keep him in pinstripes for the next three seasons this seemed the perfect opportunity to release this action figure.
The MLB Legends Collector's Edition Mariano Rivera Box Set action figure features the 2008 Yankees jersey, complete with patches on the left and right arms of the jersey:
Mariano Rivers was born on November 29 1969 in Panama City and was married in 1991. He now has three sons: Mariano Jnr, Jafet, and Jaziel.
Mariano is a deeply religious Christian and firmly believes that everything happens for a reason.
One famous example of his believe in "fate" occurred after the Yankees lost their seventh game of the 2001 World Series, because had they won his good friend Enrique Wilson would have been on the fatal American Airlines Flight 587.
He also has the inscription "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me" on his pitching glove.
Mariano is widely considered by many to be the greatest closer in the games history he has won 4 World Series, is the current ( 2007) American League career leader and has the 4th most season saves in Major League history...
Read more about Mariano Rivers...
Action Figure Specs:
Figure measures 6 3/4 inches at top of cap. Articulated at neck and elbows.
Base measures 6 3/4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep.
Bullpen door measures 4 3/8 inches wide by 8 3/8 inches wide.
Due August, 2008
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McFarlanes MLB Sports Picks Releases by the year:
MLB 23 (Toys 'R' Us Exclusive lineup) - Expected release February 2009
Toys 'R' Us Exclusive MLB Multi-packs - Expected release February 2009
Cooperstown Collection 6 - Expected release February 2009
3-INCH BASEBALL ACTION FIGURE Series 7 Due March
New MLB Line Carried Exclusively by Target
McFarlane Toys is proud to present our 3-inch MLB series for 2009. These six players have won 10 combined World Series and earned 36 All-Star nominations. The 3-inch Sports Picks figures capture amazing detail, and position each player in a custom pose atop a replica MLB base.
MLB Baseball Figures 2009 Wave 1 (Series 24)- Expected release April 2009
MLB 2009 Wave 2 - Expected release June 2009
MLB Collector's Edition - Expected release August 2009
More to be announced in the coming weeks/months, so stay tuned.
Toys R Us NEW YORK METS 3-PACK
McFarlane's 2008 MLB Action Figure Releases
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.
McFarlanes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MLB LEGENDS COLLECTORS EDITION (August 2008)
Albert Pujols 3 - St. Louis Cardinals - White uniform
Albert Pujols (Chase) 3 - St. Louis Cardinals - Chase - Gray uniform, blue wristband
Albert Pujols (Super Chase) 3 - St. Louis Cardinals - White uniform with yellow wristband, white shoes and different patch on the shoulder and logo on hat. Designed to show Pujols in his 2006 All-Star Game uniform.
Andy Pettitte - New York Yankees - Pinstripe uniform
Johnny Damon 2 - New York Yankees - Pinstripe uniform
Johnny Damon (Chase) 2 - Kansas City Royals - Chase - Retro figure - white Royals uniform
Jonathan Papelbon - Boston Red Sox - White uniform
Pedro Martinez 2 - New York Mets - Pinstripe uniform
Pedro Martinez (Chase) 2 - Boston Red Sox - Chase - Retro figure - white Red Sox uniform
Prince Fielder - Milwaukee Brewers - Pinstripe uniform
Scott Kazmir - Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Green jersey
Brandon Webb - Arizona Diamondbacks - White uniform
Brandon Webb (chase) - Arizona Diamondbacks - Chase - Black jersey
David Ortiz 2 - Boston Red Sox - White uniform
David Wright - New York Mets - Pinstripe uniform
Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers - White uniform
Justin Verlander (chase) - Detroit Tigers - Orange, black and white Team USA jersey, to commemorate Verlander starting for Team USA in the 2005 Futures Game in Detroit. Available May 2007
Mariano Rivera 2 - New York Yankees - The chase version with the full size bullpen door background was originally planned as the regular figure, but the fdoor frame wouldn't fit in regular packaging. TMP chose to make the regular version be this stripped down doorway background; they then released the full doorway figure as the chase.
Mariano Rivera (chase) 2 - New York Yankees - Chase - This was originally planned as the regular figure but the full sized bullpen door frame wouldn't fit in regular packaging. TMP chose to make the regular version be a stripped down doorway background, and release the full doorway figure as the chase version.
Ryan Howard - Philadelphia Phillies - Pinstripe uniform
Trevor Hoffman (surprise) - San Diego Padres - Chase - This surprise figure commemorates Hoffman becoming the all-time saves leader ? a re-release of the MLB Series 4 Hoffman figure painted in San Diego?s new alternate sand jersey.
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