New Team Canada figures featuring Sid the Kid Crosby and Jonathan Toews are in.
FYI….McFarlane has not renewed their NHL license so this could be the last hockey release from them. Yes, folks….no more hockey figures moving forward.
Pre-Order this hot figure now….it will most likely sell out during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. We expect this item to be released just before the Olympics. There will be two releases: Sidney Crosby in Red Jersey and Jonathan Toews in Black Jersey.
Article from National Post.
Canadian Olympic hero Sidney Crosby won’t be wearing the Maple Leaf next month at the IIHF world championship in Finland and Sweden.
Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, said his client will take a pass on the worlds to focus on training and preparing for the 2012-13 NHL season.
“Sidney feels there is an opportunity ahead to spend the next four months getting ready for next season,” Brisson said in an email to Postmedia News. “He really didn’t have a full summer to train last year as he was injured and not 100%.”
The star centre with the Pittsburgh Penguins scored the overtime winner in the gold-medal game at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He also won a gold medal with the Canadian junior team in 2005 and a silver medal in 2004.
Crosby was named the top forward in his only world championship experience after leading the tournament in scoring in 2006 with eight goals and eight assists. Canada finished fourth in that tournament.
Concussion and neck injuries limited Crosby to 22 regular-season games with the Penguins this year, however his eight goals and 29 assists gave him a career-best 1.68 points per game average despite playing less than 20 minutes a game for the first time in his seven-year career.
In six games in the Penguins’ first-round playoff to the Philadelphia Flyers this year, Crosby had three goals and five assists.
Hockey Canada has already named 17 players to its world championship roster. The team is expected to be filled out by players on teams eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Canadian team, coached by former Calgary Flames bench boss Brent Sutter, opens play on May 4 against Slovakia in Helsinki, Finland
These Canadian Exclusive NHL Figures from McFarlane are all packaged in premium boxes and are as thrilling and dynamic as their predecessors. Pairing with Canadian Tire, the action figure geniuses at McFarlane have sought to create something truly special for fans and collectors of what has become an incredibly successful line.
Wayne Gretzky (Oilers), WEndel Clark (Toronto Maple Leafs), Alexander Ovechkin (Capitals), Sidney Crosby (Penguins), Bobby Orr (Bruins) and Maurice Richard (Canadiens) are the latest to be immortalized and look great displayed with their highly-detailed bases. Four of them (Gretzky, Crosby, Orr and Richard) come with miniature replicas of the Stanley Cup, allowing you to create moments of awesome victory. Snag these guys individually or as a complete set!
McFarlane Toys teams up with Canadian Tire to offer premium boxed sets featuring some of the greatest hockey players of all time. Each figure is sculpted and painted for meticulous accuracy, relfecting the uniform and equipment from across several different eras. SportPicks figures honor the very best players in history, blending current-day superstars with hockey legends who helped build the game and turn it into today’s widespread success.
Originally these were gonna only be in 12 inch format ONLY….but good ole McFarlane re-sized them smaller to 6 inches and then offered Sidney Crosby and Roberto Luongo (as a boxed set) to a Mass Retailer in Canada. This Canadian exclusive just hit the Mass Retailer and we have a few for our U.S. and international customers.
I mentioned in my earlier blog that I had bumped into Roberto Luongo (with his family) at the Montreal Old Port Keg Restaurant last summer….really nice dude! Go…St. Leonard…Go.
Check out the most recent Sidney Crosby Dempster’s Bread Commercial: