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SHAQ & NBA BACKBOARD COMING TO STORES THIS FALL
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Friday, October 14, 2005

McFarlane Toys brings together a pair of our most popular basketball toys this fall. Collectors have constantly ordered our NBA Backboard accessory from the Spawn Store over the years, but it's never been made available at regular retail outlets -- until now. This November, collectors will be able to purchase the NBA Backboard along with a re-painted version of our second Shaquille O'Neal figure.

The "Shaq 2" figure was originally released in NBA 8 in his red Miami jersey with a black jersey chase figure. It immediately became one of our most popular and best-selling basketball figures, due to O'Neal's tremendous popularity, the appeal of seeing him in his new Miami jersey, and the signature pose we captured for his figure. In addition, the rim and net that came with the Shaquille O'Neal 2 figure was created to snap into existing NBA Backboard toys to create a stunning diorama.

The new two-pack features the Shaquille O'Neal 2 figure repainted in Miami's white jersey, a version never offered before. It enables collectors to set up a new diorama while also letting the casual consumer see our stunning NBA Backboard accessory for (perhaps) the very first time. Look for this two-pack in stores this November and until then, enjoy the photography.

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