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McFarlanes Hockey All the Stars, All the Action
McFarlanes Hockey Figures from the popular Sports Picks brand brings you your favourite hockey sporting moments, frozen in time for your pleasure and enjoyment.
Relive the moments and the glory with these superbly detailed action figures.
Introduced in 2001 McFarlanes hockey figures were the inaugural release of the new Sports Picks brand and their first attempt to tap into the huge Sports market .
McFarlane needn't have worried though as they were an istant hit and were particularly popular with Canadian Fans and as a result there is often a mix of players from both the NHL and NHLPA in order to keep both the Canadian and American fans happy. In fact there are often Exclusive Canadian releases and Toys R Us usually have an exclusive series at the start of the season.
The choice of hockey for their first release was heavily influenced by the fact that Todd McFarlane, Spawn creator and company founder, was already an avid sports fan and a collector of sports memorabilia as well as being a part owner of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team . Each 6 inch figure captures a unique moment in NHL history and each player comes complete with his official team apparel, uniforms, logos and equipment packaged in the classic McFarlanes clamshell display box.
My favourite figures from these series of action figures are the goalies who look fearsome in their hockey masks and protective gear, gaurding the gaols like sentinals ready to strike and bringing back "fond" memories of Michael Meyer's.
As well as the normal regular action figures there are several one off Collectors Edition releases, exclusive figures and the variant (or chase) figures to collect. These action figures have quickly become popular among collectors as well and fans and have led McFarlane into producing action figures for all the four top major league sports.
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