In 2001, McFarlane Toys released it’s first series of NFL collectible figures. This was a six-figure release with such names as Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp, and Emmitt Smith included in the first run. For collectors, these winfoere the types of figures they had been waiting for! The reason being, for those of you who don’t already know, McFarlane Toys is the toy manufacturing company owned and operated by the famous Todd McFarlane. He is best known for his runs on Spider-Man and, of course, his own creation, Spawn. His artistic style is very realistic and detailed. This has translated very well into his various toy lines. The amount of detail that is paid to each one of these figures is astounding. From the facial features to the grass stains on their uniforms, he has spared no expense in making these figures one of a kind.
Fast forward eleven years and McFarlane Toys is gearing up to release it’s 30th series of NFL figures. These figures will be available in October and you can preorder them right now. This series has six figures and includes Aaron Rodgers(Green Bay), Matt Forte(Chicago), Calvin Johnson(Detroit), Tim Tebow(N.Y. Jets), Andrew Luck(Indianapolis), and Peyton Manning(Denver).
However, McFarlane Toys also has a collectors club that you can subscribe to. This process couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is go to The Spawn Store, click on Create a new account, and fill in all of the necessary info. Once this is done, you are now able to order any new or archived figure that is on their website and you are eligible for exclusive figures as they are released. The current series has six exclusive collectors’ club figures with the first one being Calvin Johnson Black Ops figure which releases in October. Also, keep an eye out for the crown jewel of these collectors’ level variants, an Aaron Rodgers Premier Level figure with authentic autograph on a special signature plate!
Make sure to get your favorite figure or figures, past or present, just in time for the football season to get into full swing. And, as always, remember they are not dolls…THEY ARE ACTION FIGURES!!