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Beanie’s figure and a Cards’ car

Posted by Darren Urban on October 8, 2010 – 10:00 am

Locally-based McFarlane Toys is the most prominent manufacturer of sports action figures, and they’ve done their share of Cardinals. Anquan Boldin was featured a couple of times, as has been Matt Leinart, Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner. Now, it’s Beanie’s turn.

Todd McFarlane and his guys have created a Beanie Wells figure that will go on sale at the company’s store at Westgate City Center — right next to the stadium — this weekend, just in time for Sunday’s game with the Saints. It’ll be released nationally through their online store (http://store.spawn.com/) on Monday.

“I chose Beanie for our Exclusive figure this year because I wanted to choose a Cardinals player, and I think he’s got the best chance to take over the offense in the post-Warner era,” McFarlane said. “A healthy Wells gives us the best running threat the Cards have ever had here in Arizona.”

McFarlane always makes sure to have a wide variety of figures across sports leagues because, bottom line, the big-name players are the figures people want. But the Cards’ recent successes and high-profile players have helped him make the choices to do a few Cards. He likes having his outlet by the stadium, too (An original store, ironically, used to be in an office part just down the street from the Cards’ Tempe facility too).

“I love visiting the store on Cardinals game day on my way into the stadium,” McFarlane said. “To see the ‘Sea of Red’ stopping by and taking a look at our toys before and after kickoff makes me glad we planted our flag out in Glendale.”

Of course, that’s a “toy” for bigger boys and girls. For someone a little younger, there is Chevron’s Victor E. Van, a toy car available at Valley Chevron stations that is Cardinal-themed, complete with a host of Cardinal stickers so each van can have its own unique look.


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22 Responses to “Beanie’s figure and a Cards’ car”

  1. By Tom on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Wonder if it’ll get more carries than Beanie.

  2. By Micah on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    @Tom

    SMOKED!

  3. By Dominic on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    The logo on his helmet looks too high.

  4. By Casey on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    RE: Beanie / Offensive Line

    Darren,

    Since Whiz, the coaching staff and front office obviously refuse to listen to the suggestions of fans and other media analysts regarding the role Beanie should be playing on this team, do you think McFarlane has the clout to set up a one-on-one with Whiz? Perhaps a sizeable donation to Cardinals’ Charities would do the trick?

    Ok, now on to something more serious- just wondering if you’ve had a chance to review Kent’s breakdown of the Cardinals’ sacks from the Chargers’ game?

    http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/KentSomers/100885

    As I’ve recommended to you, Kent went back and watched the tape, which of course, didn’t lie. Brandon Keith, by far the worst performer of the day, gave up 3 sacks himself just flat out getting beat by the man across from him- no stunts, nothing complicated. He was just too slow and physically incapable of stopping the man in front of him.

    Every other O-lineman except Deuce Lutui gave up a sack as well, including Whiz’s beloved Alan Faneca.

    In what must have been a surprise to Whiz and the staff, Hightower also struggled with his pass blocking. To come full circle with this comment, if Hightower is struggling in pass protection, what shroud of legitimacy can Whiz continue to hide behind in starting HT over Beanie? The non-sense needs to end.

    And Darren, please don’t feel you like you must incessantly defend this team and its players. You are simply the messenger and we all realize that. We aren’t blaming you personally for this team’s failures (nor are we going to give you credit for their successes). You don’t need to reply to me defending the play of the offensive line like you typically do. They were wretched and woefully inadequate in San Diego, and two guys in particular- Faneca and Keith- haven’t been good all year. Just watch the tape and read the analyses of folks who know better than you or I.

    Thanks as always,
    Casey

  5. By Micah on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    And Hey Tom, hopefully the wheels don’t fall off the toy version too? eh?

  6. By Secret on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    **THE CARDINAL’S OWN NUMBER 26! BEANIE WELLS ACTION FIGURE! COMPLETE WITH FUMBLING CAPABILITIES!**

  7. By andy on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Beanie! You’ve got to secure that ball! You’re holding it way too low.
    I’m impressed by the attention to detail.

  8. By Jerry Wayne on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    High and Tight Beanie. High and Tight!!!

  9. By Dave on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    High and tight, Beanie! High and tight!!!

  10. By Justin on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    They should have Beanie reaching out for a stiff arm!! Nice though.

    Let’s ride the Victor-E-Van this Sunday!!! Payback is a……

  11. By MattAZ on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    @Tom

    Indeed! Well done!

  12. By Eric on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Let it be known that I’m the first guys in the entire country to make MAX HALL my starting fantasy QB… I just got a feeling bout this kid!!!!! GO CARDS!!

  13. By joe on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    the cards logo on the helmet does look off, way to high from the ear holes in the helmet as well as it being way to small. It looks like a tiny cards head ontop of the helmet

  14. By stuck in Texas on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    tom
    lol that was good.

  15. By ross on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Timmy got screwed, all he got was a lousy cup.

  16. By pacardfan on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,
    Just curous, did you see the artical that Pete King from SI did on Max Hall? It is a pretty good artical on how he is like Kurt Warner back 12-13 yrs. ago.

  17. By Darren Urban on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    pacard —

    RE: King on Hall

    I like Peter, but he as much as anyone should understand the short-term uphill climb Hall has.

  18. By Michelle on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Larry Fitzgerald Signs Autographs at Westgate
    http://www.phoenixcardshows.com

  19. By AndyStandsUp on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    What’s with the yardline on the base.
    Either he’s stepping out of bounds or running parallel to the line, going East-West instead of North-South.
    Was it last year that Fitz scored a TD a week after his figurine was released, striking the exact same pose as he dove across the pylon?
    Good be a good omen for Wells.

  20. By azcards 68 on Oct 9, 2010 | Reply

    do what u gotta do true cards fans r here thru thick n thin luv all the cards merchandise!

  21. By cardsalltheway on Oct 9, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder whether this toy maker has ever “featured” HIghtower. If not, I think he has made a mistake. He should’ve waited until B. Wells has at least started one game. He is like many fans wanting B. Wells but if I were him I’d have featured Hightower. Not that it really matters, it’s an action figure cryin out loud. Actually, he should’ve “featured” Max Hall, he would’ve been more timely.

  22. By cardsfan4life on Oct 10, 2010 | Reply

    Mcfarlane has still yet to make an A-Dub figure after all the years he has been here i would love to see him do one of those and Hightower has not been featured cardsalltheway but hey it is just a figure they are amazing i have quiet a few of them.

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