Toys 'R' Us Exclusives Have Collectors Stoked
Friday, June 15, 2007

McFarlane Toys debuted our NFL 3-packs with four sets (Giants, Steelers, Patriots and Cowboys) exclusive to Toys 'R' Us stores in 2006. The sets were a hit with new collectors who may have missed their first opportunity to grab some of the players, and also with established collectors who seized the chance to pick up unique uniform options for four players (Hines Ward, Drew Bledsoe, Tedy Bruschi and Corey Dillon), updated logos for two Giants (Tiki Barber & Michael Strahan), and Sports Picks debuts for Plaxico Burress and Joey Porter. We put together a trio of NFL 3-packs for this season with the goal of satisfying both the new and established collector.

Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins are the backbone for a dangerous Eagles team that has played in four NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl over the last six seasons. Donovan McNabb is a five-time Pro Bowl quarterback, who brings poise and leadership to the Eagles huddle. Brian Westbrook has established himself as an elusive runner and passing threat out of the backfield. Brian Dawkins is the unpredictable terror of the defense, as likely to pick off a pass as drop a runner for a loss.


The three premier running backs in the NFL are sure to camp out at the top of every Fantasy Football draft. LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson and Shaun Alexander are the unparalleled stars at running back, and while Chargers, Chiefs and Seahawks fans have applauded their efforts from the start, a whole nation of fantasy football players have learned to love these stars as they pile up point after point on Sundays. McFarlane Toys is proud to select this trio of stars with the first three picks of our Sports Picks draft.


They became "America's Team," and asked you "How 'bout those Cowboys??" Dallas has been a force in the NFL for the last 40 years, and front and center of the Cowboys' legacy has been strong play from the quarterback position. Roger Staubach fueled the Dallas attack for nine seasons, leading the Cowboys to six NFC Championship Games, four Super Bowls, and two championships. The top overall selection in the 1989 NFL Draft brought Troy Aikman to Dallas, and started a dozen strong seasons - delivering eight playoff runs, six division titles, and three championships. After backing up for three seasons, Tony Romo took over as the new Dallas quarterback in week seven, leading the Cowboys to a 6-4 record and earning a wild card playoff berth during his first season as a starter.


These 3-packs will be available at Toys 'R' Us stores in early October.