McFarlane Toys NHL Hockey Sports Picks Checklist + Guide

McFarlanes Hockey Sports Picks

Introduced in 2001 McFarlane Toys hockey figures were the inaugural release of the new Sports Picks brand and their first attempt to tap into the huge Sports market .

McFarlane needn’t have worried though as they were an instant hit and were particularly popular with Canadian Fans and as a result, there is often a mix of players from both the NHL and NHLPA in order to keep both the Canadian and American fans happy. In fact there are often Exclusive Canadian releases and Toys R Us usually has exclusive series at the start of the season.

The choice of hockey for McFarlane Toys’ first release was heavily influenced by the fact that Todd McFarlane, Spawn creator and company founder, was already an avid sports fan and a collector of sports memorabilia as well as being a part-owner of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team.

Each 6-inch figure captures a unique moment in NHL history and each player comes complete with his official team apparel, uniforms, logos, and equipment packaged in the classic McFarlanes clamshell display box.

My favorite figures from this series of action figures are the goalies who look fearsome in their hockey masks and protective gear, guarding the goals like sentinels ready to strike, conjuring up the infamous Michael Meyer’s.

As well as the normal regular action figures there are several one-off Collectors Edition releases, exclusive figures, and the variant (or chase) figures to collect. These action figures have quickly become popular among collectors as well and fans and have led McFarlane into producing action figures for all the four top major league sports.

DISCLAIMER

All prices are for informational purposes only and are NOT a solicitation or offer to buy any of the items quoted.

When researching for this guide I used many different online and offline retailers, auction sites, and magazines. Many of these sources date back to pre-2000.

As a result, many of the prices are out of date and are here to give you an idea of which figures are the rarest and more sought after.

Also, as with prices of stocks and shares, the prices of these figures are in constant flux, and what sells for $100 today could sell for $25 or $1000 tomorrow.

To get a more accurate idea of the value of your figures please check my videos on how to grade and value your action figures.

How to Value Your Action Figures
How to Grade Your Action Figures

McFarlane Toys NHL Sports Picks Checklist + Guide