February 27, 2002

Action figure athletes: look neat. Iverson seems like he's ready to strangle someone. They've got NFL figures too...

posted by owillis to general at 01:33 AM - 7 comments

The McFarlane NFL figures look so much like the athletes it's uncanny, and the poses are well-chosen -- for example, the Daunte Culpepper figure is turning upfield and pointing to a receiver to go deep. The level of paint detail is a little unnerving, though. I can't help but think some 10-year-old in China is toiling away 16 hours a day painting grass stains on these things.

posted by rcade at 07:40 AM on February 27, 2002

These things are great. I have a couple of the action figures from some of the other series, and the detail really is scary. I just wish they would offer NFL hall of fame types. John Elway, Joe Montana, you know the ones.

posted by Wulfgar! at 08:58 AM on February 27, 2002

Wow, these have come along way. I have a Darryl Strawberry from the mid 80s that was always my favorite, of course, it is hardly realistic.

posted by corpse at 09:36 AM on February 27, 2002

Is it just me or does the figure of Jason Kidd look a little like Shawn Marion?

posted by jacknose at 10:43 AM on February 27, 2002

I've got a Brunell figure displayed proudly at my desk at work. These figures do have a very high level of detail. Mine even has the knee brace that Brunell wears on his right knee.

posted by bcb2k2 at 11:05 AM on February 27, 2002

Corpse, an inaction figure of Darryl in the Strawberry Patch in rightfield, not bothering to move in for Ozzie Smith, might have been realistic.

posted by liam at 01:29 PM on February 27, 2002

I'll keep my Ozzie Guillen Starting Lineup figure, thank you very much.

posted by thebigpoop at 06:33 PM on February 27, 2002

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