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" McFarlane Toys is taking the hottest sports product to the next LEVEL with the introduction of its new COLLECTOR LEVEL program. This program is designed to add fun and interest for the hard-core collector and also spark excitement with casual consumer who purchase SportsPicks figures occasionally. McFarlane Toys will rollout the new THE McFARLANE COLLECTOR LEVEL in 2010 on all sports lines and will begin with NFL Series 22 in December.
McFarlane is expanding their current Classic Chase and Super Chase figure releases into a consistent program by developing the COLLECTOR LEVEL. McFarlane Toys will produce special LEVEL figures for the COLLECTOR LEVEL program.
There are six LEVELS in the program; Bronze, Silver, Gold, Premier, All-Star and MVP. Each LEVEL matches to a limited production range. Nearly, every standard figure in a series will have an alternative figure; either a COLLECTOR LEVEL or Classic Chase figure.
What's special about the COLLECTOR LEVEL figure ?
The COLLECTOR LEVEL figures are limited in production. Each COLLECTOR LEVEL figure will vary from the standard figure by having alternate uniforms, base variations, trophies, awards, accessories, possibly authentic player signatures, original or replica sports memorabilia or even pieces of actual uniforms or equipment. Each LEVEL figure will be sequentially numbered on the base, includes the players' last name and the series name for authenticity. Each LEVEL will have a production range minimum and maximum quantity matched to the specific COLLECTOR LEVEL."