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Old 01-09-2018, 07:16 AM
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Default Part sports talk, part collectibles: Mcfarlane figures

Hey guys,

A quick search on Google doesn't show a topic that's been devoted specifically to Mcfarlane figures, so, I figured I'd start one, and see which of you, if any, also collect these beauties. Leon, if you feel this would better fit in another sub forum, please, by all means, move it for me!

I have a pretty small collection, as I have a finite amount of space at the moment. But I've been staring to build it as I assemble things to put into my "man cave" when I get off disability, and back to work. I'll combine elements of my greatest loves: sports, film and music. I have the design already sketched in great detail in my mind. And these figures will play a prominent role in that room.They are incredibly detailed, and there's a nearly endless way to collect them. I just purchased my first hockey figure, as I've started getting back into the sport I loved nearly as much as baseball and football when I was a kid. My mom spent a few years of her childhood living in Toronto, and her love of the game rubbed off on me.

Since the figures I have are still packaged (they'll eventually be removed, and placed in acrylic display cases with other memorabilia), I'll just post pictures of the ones I have, thus far. Eventually, when I get into my new place, and get the room up and running, I'll take pictures to share here.

Here are the ones I have, thus far.


Wayne Gretzky


Hank Aaron


Joe DiMaggio


Jordy Nelson


Aaron Rodgers


Brett Favre

Unfortunately, Mcfarlane no longer holds the MLB license, so if a baseball figure hasn't been done, I'll have to get one custom made. There are a ton of players that they didn't do, inexplicably. No Robin Yount or Paul Molitor, no Eddie Mathews or Warren Spahn. No Stan Musial, Ernie Banks, Mel Ott...the list goes on. The only pre-1900 player in the collection is Ty Cobb.

But pretty much every New York Yankee that has ever played is in the collection. And, for many of them, there are like six or seven releases. There are, by my count, five Derek Jeters. But no Cy Young, Shoeless Joe Jackson, or any of the other players I listed above. Don't get me wrong. A lot of the Yankee figures rank among my favorites Mcfarlane has ever done. The Thurman Munson catching is impossibly cool. But did he really need two? Another batting, when Stan Musial can't even get one?



What do you all think of these? And, do you collect them? I've seen some ridiculous customizations, so if there's a guy I really want, like Yount, I can get it. Others I plan on getting right away, like Roberto Clemente, Ted Williams, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr and Roger Staubach are plentiful.









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I also collected the Macfarlane statues. I have mostly the San Diego Padres and Chargers (including the huge LaDainian Tomlinson statue), as well as the Colorado Avalanche and Nolan Ryans. I also have several other misc pieces such as Gretzky and Gordie Howe, Clemente, Aaron, Bench, Favre, Staubach, most of the older Yankees (Munson and before).

They were one of my favorite things to collect, and I am really ticked off that they lost their MLB and NHL licenses.

I'll see if I can post pictures of them in the next few days.

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Old 01-11-2018, 06:55 PM
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I wouldn’t say I collect them but I do own a few. Two different Griffey’s and a Nolan Ryan I used in a display I made along with an autographed ball. I love the details in them. Quite a far cry from the Starting Lineup figured I had in the early 90s.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:59 PM
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Yeah, I, too, am ticked off they lost their license with the NHL and MLB. I love the Cooperstown line, and there are so many players that never got a release. I am a huge Brewers/Braves fan, and feel pretty much ignored. There are like three Brewers figures. Richie Sexon, Prince Fielder, and a Ryan Braun figure that looks absolutely nothing like him. There's a Rollie Fingers, but, of course, he's only available in an Oakland A's uniform, even though he won the MVP and Cy Young as a Brewer. Milwaukee Braves? Not a single one. The Hank Aaron is an Atlanta Brave. No Warren Spahn or Eddie Mathews.

It's ridiculous they never made a Stan Musial. That's unforgivable. But thank God they made five or six Derek Jeters.

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I also collected the Macfarlane statues. I have mostly the San Diego Padres and Chargers (including the huge LaDainian Tomlinson statue), as well as the Colorado Avalanche and Nolan Ryans. I also have several other misc pieces such as Gretzky and Gordie Howe, Clemente, Aaron, Bench, Favre, Staubach, most of the older Yankees (Munson and before).

They were one of my favorite things to collect, and I am really ticked off that they lost their MLB and NHL licenses.

I'll see if I can post pictures of them in the next few days.

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If you have ever seen Todd MacFarlane's artwork, it is probably not surprising that the level of detail is 'expected' in his line of figures.
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My 5 year old son just started collecting MacFarlane Statues.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:15 AM
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I'd like to see, Jonathan. Report the picture, it's not showing.

I'm looking to add a few more pretty soon, myself.
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Photo is showing on my end. I'll try and reattach if nobody is seeing it.
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Those are actually Imports Dragon Figures, not Mcfarlanes (except for the one in the back. That is a Mcfarlane Yasiel Puig). They acquired the Major League Baseball license after Mcfarlane inexplicably let theirs lapse. But it's good to see your son collecting and enjoying.
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What's wrong with this picture?

I just found it on ebay.




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