Upper Deck unveils new line of Pro Shots figurines

Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are the first two subjects of Pro Shots, a new line of sports figures being offered by Upper Deck. The company says the figures boast “stunning detail and craftsmanship” and utilize 3D-face-scanning technology to create “hyper-realistic” figures which celebrate memorable moments from the two athletes’ careers. “This line of figures represents the most realistic figures ever produced of Jordan and Tiger and was made possible through a partnership with leading sculpting studio Gentle Giant, utilizing 3D-scanned data taken directly from the athletes,” said Dave Sanders, director of Upper Deck Authenticated.

Each Pro Shots figure comes packaged inside a clear display box with an Upper Deck trading card. Besides Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals “Last Shot” figure, the second moment captured in the series is the 1985 Slam-Dunk competition featuring Jordan’s signature “cradle dunk” from his first appearance in the annual event. The Woods figure in the series celebrates his 2000 PGA Championship.

The suggested retail price for each 6-inch figure is $15.99-$19.99 and they are available at www.toyrus.com or any Toy ‘R Us location. Collectors can also track down a special variant edition of each figure at select hobby shops, CHAMPS retail stores or at www.upperdeckstore.com. In addition, Upper Deck has launched a hobby-exclusive line called Pro Shots Ultimate that are made of polyresin, 12 inches tall and weigh as much as 10 pounds apiece. The suggested retail price for each keepsake is $199.99. The two Jordan variations are limited to 2,023, while the Tiger keepsakes are both limited to 2,000.

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