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Hasbro Announces They Are Brining Back Starting Lineup Sports Figures


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Hasbro today announced that they are bringing back Starting Lineup figures. If you are not familiar, they were figures based on professional athletes for things like Major League baseball, NBA and more in the 80s and 90s. The figures were originally made by Kenner and then later Hasbro. No other details have been provided at this time for this new line other than it looks like it will launch September 22, 2022. If you like sports figures, then this is a story you will probably want to keep tabs on. We will update as more details become available.

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Here is the official press release:

 

Today, Hasbro, Inc., in partnership with Fanatics, a global digital sports platform, announced the official re-launch of the Starting Lineup brand, an iconic sports collectibles brand. Set to launch this fall, the new product line will continue its legacy of bringing fans and collectors their favorite athletes in action figure form. Starting September 22, products from the Starting Lineup brand will be available exclusively on Hasbro Pulse and across the Fanatics network of online sites, including Fanatics.com and official league stores.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing back one of the most beloved sports collectibles brands of all time, Starting Lineup, and to be teaming up with Fanatics for its highly anticipated return this fall,” said Eric Nyman, President and COO of Hasbro. “The fast-growing sports collectibles category presents great opportunities to connect with fans of all ages, and we’ve got many exciting announcements to come from the brand in the months ahead.”

Originally launched in 1988, the Starting Lineup brand developed a massive following by bringing enthusiasts figures of their favorite all-star players from a variety of sports for more than a decade. The return of the brand will introduce an all-new era of notable athletes to its classic heritage with figures featuring design like never before.

“Hasbro’s Starting Lineup is an iconic collectibles brand, and Fanatics is thrilled to be the exclusive partner to help re-launch this historic product line and introduce a new generation of sports stars to fans and collectors everywhere,” said Jack Boyle, Fanatics Commerce Global Co-President of Direct-to-Consumer.

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Interesting I wonder if they will be like Marvel Legends or whatever and be fully articulated and have photo real faces and such, kinda cool to see whatever happens with this.

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I used to collect the crap out of the originals but I think it was mostly because my mom kind of pushed them on me but I enjoyed them. Was never a big sports person but to reintroduce them makes sense. And if they are super poseable, that would bring a new concept to sports figurines. McF did sports figures but they were basically statues and the original SL figures were barebones articulated like old toys were back then so a fully Marvel Legends type articulation to a sports figure would be rad as hell for sports fans and kids of today. Very clever license to obtain if thats their intent. 

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9 hours ago, LordVenger said:

Which grizzlies? Memphis?

Yeah, I started following them as a joke 5 years ago since I hadn’t been rooting for any team since the 2000’s Kings. And now they ranked second going in the playoffs. 

That and there’s aqua man on the team

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1 hour ago, memocromatico said:

Yeah, I started following them as a joke 5 years ago since I hadn’t been rooting for any team since the 2000’s Kings. And now they ranked second going in the playoffs. 

That and there’s aqua man on the team

Ha. Ok. 

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