McFarlane has provided a first look at its new 4-inch super-articulated line of figures for Major League Baseball, Playmakers. It looks like there will be different body types (I see subtle differences in the knees and pant legs), so Ramirez will look bigger than Jeter, for example. The articulation looks pretty good to me too, with the biggest limitations in the hips and ankles.
Still no indication of whether figures will include interchangeable heads and hands to switch between fielding and batting or what the suggested retail price will be.
FIRST LOOK AT MLB PLAYMAKERS ACTION FIGURES
Brand New Action Figure Line and Format Coming to Stores this March
McFarlane Toys is excited to reveal a first look at the highly anticipated addition to our sports action figure lines — MLB Playmakers. As announced last November, Playmakers is a completely new type of McFarlane Toys product based on our existing sports licenses. These new action figures include the high level of detail McFarlane Toys is known for in a newly developed 4-inch scale figure. The addition of tremendous articulation, more than 20 moving parts, allows for complete playability and enables consumers to recreate countless sports action poses. All figures come in either a batter or fielder pose, except for pitchers.
While we aren’t ready to show you the entire line, you can take a “seventh inning stretch” from what you are doing and check out this sampling from Series 1 and see the playability and detail this great new line has to offer.
MLB PLAYMAKERS SERIES 1
- DEREK JETER (fielding) — New York Yankees
- ALBERT PUJOLS (batting) — St. Louis Cardinals
- MANNY RAMIREZ (batting) — Los Angeles Dodgers
Other players in Series 1 include:
- David Ortiz
- Ryan Howard
- Alex Rodriguez
- Dustin Pedroia
- David Wright
- Josh Beckett
- Chipper Jones
- Ichiro Suzuki
- Tim Lincecum
Playmakers are scheduled to release to retailers nationwide this March. To find a retailer near you, please check our Where to Buy section.