Upper Deck has announced its newest product line of sports figures featuring the incomparable duo of Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, called Pro Shots. Boasting stunning detail and craftsmanship in every piece, the 6-inch tall Pro Shots figures utilize 3D-face-scanning technology to create “hyper-realistic” figures which celebrate iconic moments from the two athletes’ careers. Jordan's commemorates his game-winning shot in the 1998 NBA Finals, while Woods' highlights his 2000 PGA title.
“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, Upper Deck’s memorabilia division. “These beautifully crafted figures re-create some of the most thrilling moments in sports and we’re excited to offer figure collectors Jordan and Tiger in the popular 6-inch scale for the first time ever.”
Each Pro Shots figure comes packaged inside a clear “in the moment” diorama-style display box with an Upper Deck trading card commemorating the moment. 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. As for Woods, the second figure in the series celebrates his “2000 PGA Championship.”
The suggested retail price for each one is $15.99-$19.99. Collectors can see all of the figures and start their holiday shopping early this year by visiting www.toyrus.com or any Toy ‘R Us location nationwide. Collectors can also track down a special variant edition of each figure at select hobby shops, CHAMPS retail stores or at www.upperdeckstore.com, which will be shipping this month.
In addition, Upper Deck has launched a hobby-exclusive, high-end line of these action figures called “Pro Shots Ultimate.” Depicting the same moments mentioned above, the Ultimate versions are made of high-quality polyresin, stand 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. In the spring, the Pro Shots and Pro Shots Ultimate lines will expand to feature famous moments from Muhammad Ali’s illustrious career.