WHAT'S IN STORES, WHAT'S COMING
Latest Installment of What Toys Should Be On Your Shelves
Friday, September 24, 2004
We've been so busy announcing new action figure lines, new entertainment projects and new events, we haven't had time for one of our favorite standbys: the what's in stores and what's en route story.
This is the story where we peel back some of the distribution and fulfillment layers and take a look at what McFarlane Toys action figures are currently on store shelves and a realistic time frame of when new lines will begin hitting.
Let's begin with the items that have hit shelves in recent weeks:12-inch Alien and Predator figuresAlien vs. Predator lineMcFarlane's Sports Picks: 12-inch NFL figuresElvis 2Conan Series 1Clive Barker's Infernal ParadeMcFarlane's Sports Picks: NFL Series 9Elvis 12-inchOzzy 2, Bark at the MoonBeatles Yellow Submarine RefreshWhat follows is a tentative list of the items that are en route to retail in the coming weeks and a rough date those items should be there. Keep in mind this is the earliest U.S. date and is, of course, subject to change. Given there are so many variables in shipping and receiving -- traffic, weather, not enough shelf/warehouse space, a plague of locusts, etc. -- the dates below should serve only as a guideline. You've been warned.Spawn Series 26, Oct. 11Spawn Series 26 deluxe box, Oct. 11H.R. Giger Li II sculpture, Oct. 25Spawn 12-inch figures, Oct. 25McFarlane's Sports Picks: Manning Brothers NFL two-pack, Oct. 30 (may be on some store shelves already)McFarlane's Sports Picks: NHL Legends, Nov. 1McFarlane's Sports Picks: NHL Legends 12-inch, Nov. 1Elvis 3, Nov. 8Movie Maniacs Series 7, Nov. 8Movie Maniacs 7 12-inch Leatherface, Nov. 8Jimi Hendrix 2, Nov. 8McFarlane's Sports Picks: NBA Wallace/Garnett two-pack, Nov. 8That's all for now, we'll update this story soon. We promise.