Monday, February 12, 2007

FIGURES: Upper Deck Expands Their All-Star Vinyl Collection

With the success of Upper Deck's LeBron vinyl figures, and their recent sell out of new NFL figs, the sports memorabilia company plans to release a full spectrum of 12" figures.

A few months back Upper Deck released a set of LeBron vinyl figures that stood at a height of 12" and were stylized to look like something out of a anime or kids television show. The figures sold very well and Upper Deck took notice, planning what else they could do with the vinyl statues. The company released three NFL figures of the same style in late January and they all sold out on the first day of release. Now Upper Deck plans to branch out to other sports such as baseball, basketball, and hockey, delivering the top players (past and present) from each game to the consumer as a 12" vinyl statue.

Statues planned for future release are:

-Kobe Bryant
-Dwayne Wade
-Allen Iverson
-LeBron James

-Sidney Crosby
-Alexander Ovechkin
-Martin Brodeur

-Babe Ruth

Now, I'm a huge hockey fan and would love to get my hands on all three of the NHL figures. The style of these things is just so damn cool. They look simple from a few metres away, yet are detailed enough to look great up close. The only drawback is that they cost around $50 US each, plus shipping, and you can only buy them from the Upper Deck online store. I think that I'm going to have to pick up all three regardless, they just look so damn snazzy. It's like if the NHL mixed with Batman: The Animated Series.

Check out Upper Deck's Vinyl Showroom for a better look at what these figures will look like.

What do you guys think of these figures? Are they worth the price or are they pure trash?


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