Marc-Andre Fleury Figure Leads McFarlane NHL Series 23

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is easily the most popular item from the newly-arrived series 23 of McFarlane’s NHL Hockey Figures. The 25 year-old goaltender’s 6-inch figure is flying off our shelves at a rate that would be surprising were he not among the most exciting players in hockey today. A Stanley Cup winner, his moves on the ice have been nothing short of dazzling, originating what is now referred to as he “Secret Service Save”. As one would hope, this figure of Fleury includes a miniature version of the Cup itself that can be placed in his hands and held aloft for the crowds to see. Definitely worth a look if you’re a fan of the team, whether you grab the original figure or its rare variant.

Also included in this series are a few more hockey greats: Alexander Ovechkin, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Luke Schenn and Teemu Selanne in a few different outfits for good measure. The variants, of course, are part and parcel of McFarlane’s new Collector Level program, which is their way of adding value to the line of figures with different versions and special accessories. For anyone out there who collects, take a look at this chart to know what’s what:

Coming VERY soon: New Hockey Toys!

The 23rd series of the massively popular McFarlane Toys line of NHL figures is almost here! Already available for pre-order, it should arrive in about a week. Which means, of course, that if you’re a fan and want to snag this line of all-new figures, you’ll have to act fast!

Series 23 comes with Marc-Andre Fleury, Alexander Ovechkin making the best face ever, silver fox Gordie Howe, Teemu Selanne, Bobby Orr and Luke Schenn. As usual, each figure features some pretty incredible sculpting and painting, capturing everything down to the last little detail. They come with bases that mimic the ice rink and stand in poses taken from life. Though I’m not a hockey fan, I am an action figure fan and I have to say that the dynamic quality of each one is pretty amazing. Sure, there isn’t much in the way of articulation, but the same can be said of NECA’s action figures and they don’t have half the life that McFarlane’s designers can boast. Really great stuff.

If you’re a collector, you’ll definitely want to grab these while you still can. And if you’re not, at least get this Ovechkin figure. It’s hilarious.