NHL Legends 5, Four Heroes Three New Colors
McFarlanes NHL Legends Series 5 has been eagerly anticipated by fans and features four of the games greatest but...
My personal thoughts on this one are to give it a miss.
The only one I would consider worthwhile is Bobby Hull, but that's because I like the guy.
As for Gretzky, who needs another Gretzky figure?
Especially as he'll also be in Legends 6.
Three of the sculpts have been seen before but in different colours, so no big deal here.
Save your cash and wait for Legends 6.
Despit this the sculpts and paintwork are up to McFarlanes usual high standards, so...
If you're new to collecting, or buying for a gift then these are excellent.
But for old timers like me... ;-)
For those of you interested here's the breakdown.
Bobby Orr was born on March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario. During his NHL career between 1966-78 he played with the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks.
Although Bobby became a legend after ten years with Boston he played out his final games with the Chicago Blackhawks and this sculpt features Bobby playing in their colours.
- NHL All-Star First Team in 1968, '69, '70. '72, '73, '74 and '75
- NHL All-Star Second Team in 1967
- Awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1967
- Awarded the James Norris Trophy in 1968, '69, '70, '71, '72, '73, '74 and '75
- Won the Art Rose Trophy in 1969-70 and 74-74
- Won the Heart Memorial Trophy in 1970, '71, and '72
- Awarded the Coinn Smythe Trophy in 1970 72.
- Stanley Cup winner in 1970 & 72
- In 1970 he became thirst player to win four national trophies in one season.
- Won the Lou Mars Trophy as Canadian Sportsman of the Year
- Award the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1975
- Named MVP in the Canadian Cup Tournament in 1976
- Awarded the Lester Patrick trophy in 1979
- Inducted in the NHL Hall of Fame in 1979 after the usual 3 year mandatory wait was waived making him the youngest player to be inducted in the Hall of Fame.
- 1970 Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the YearAward" in 1970
- Voted Boston's greatest ever athlete by the Boston Globe
- Voted the second greatest ever hockey player in 1997 by The Hokey News, Wayne Gretzky recieving first place.
Measuring 5 7/8 inches from the base to the top of his head this figure has articulation at the neck, wrists and thighs and comes complete with a puck, stick and a 6 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch backboard.
Born on January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario is often referred to as "The Great One" and Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the NHL calls him "the greatest player of all time".
He retired from hockey in 1999 and is part owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Many Canadians considered Gretzky to be a traitor after "The Trade" when he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal worth about $15 million cash.
During his career he set 40 regular season records, 15 playoff records, 6 All-Star records and is the only player to have his number officially retired by the NHL.
Before joining the Kings in California Gretzky became a legend in Edmonton but he also played 31 games as a blue in 1996 helping St Louis fall one gaol short of the Western Conference Finals.
Bobby Hull (2)
Born on January 3rd, 1939 in Pointe Anne, Ontario, Canada and played in the NHL and WHA for 23 years and is regarded as one of the greatest players ever.
He joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 1957 at the age of 18 and quickly became a star coming second in the Rookie of the Year Awards in his first season. He was nickname "the Golden Jet" due to his blonde hair and phenominal speed on the ice.
He was later enticed to the newly formed World Hockey Association by the Winnipeg Jets with a $1,000,000 contract in 1972..
This is McFarlanes second Bobby Hull figure and is featured here in his Winnipeg Jets uniform. Despite his time with the Winnipeg Jets and seeing them successfully through the WHA to the NHL and scoring 307 goals he will always be remained for his legendary 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks.
- 1960-61 Won the Stanley Cup with Chicago
- Won the Artb Ross Trophy in 1960, 62 and 66 as the NHL's scoring Champion.
- Won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1965 and 66 as the NHL's MVP
- Won the Gary L.Davidson Trophy in 1973 and 75 as the WHA's MVP
- In 1960, '62, '64, '65, '66, '67, '68, '69, '70 and '72 he was named to the NHL's First All-Star Team.
- Named to the NHL's All-Star Second Team in 1963 and '71
- In 1973, 74 & '75 was named to the WHA's First All-Stars Team
- Named to the WHA's Second All-Star Team in 1976 and '78
- In 1976 he won the Lady Bying Memorial Trothy
- Appeared on the cover of Time magazine
- Won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1965
- Ranked 8 in the Hockey News' list of 100 Greatest Hockey
- Was Ranked as the second highest leading goal scorer in NHL history when he retired
- Inducted to the NHL Hall of Fame in 1983
This Bobby Hull figure stands figure stands 6 1/8 inches tall and has articulation on the neck wrists and thighs and includes a stick and puck.
The fourth figure in the prestigous NHL Legends Series 5 line-up features:
Born in Thurso Quebec on September 1959 Guy LaFeur played for the Montreal Canadians, New York Rangers and Quebec Ramparts between 1971-199 over the 17 seasons of with the NHL.
- Led the NHL in scoring in 1976, '77, and '78
- Played in 5 Stanley Cup Championship teams
- He is the all time leading scorer in Canadian history
- He was the first player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals and amass 100 points in six consecutive games.
- Inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1988
- Inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1996
- Won the Art Ross Trophy in 1976, '77, '78
- He also won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1977 and '78
- Lester B. Pearson Awards in 1976,77, and 78
- He was a member of the Canadian team in 1976 & '81< /li>
This original pose of features Guy in his Canadian uniform. Measuring seasons. Measuring approx 5 1/4 inches in height and articulated at the wrists, thighs and neck he comes complete with stick and puck on a custom base.
Each of these beautifully sculpted and detailed figures comes packaged in a classic McFarlanes clamshell display box.
Due Sept, 2007
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