Upper Deck Goes Huge with the Release of The Big Aristotle in All-Star Vinyl Action Figure Form
Sports collectible’s company releases four versions of the Miami Heat star, based on ‘stylized realism’ found in comic book art
Carlsbad, Calif. (November 21, 2007) - Something big is happening off the court in South Beach, Upper Deck is preparing to cause a commotion with an action figure of the Big Aristotle, Shaquille O’Neal later this week. Upper Deck will release an All-Star Vinyl action figure of the Heats mammoth center on Friday, November 23 (9:25 AM PST) to Platinum Club members and to the general public on Monday, November 26 (9:25 AM PST).
The former LSU Tiger’s vinyl figures will be available to collectors and fans alike in a white and black with red trimmed uniform version (numbered to 1000), a white with red trimmed home version (numbered to 500), an alternate red road uniform version (numbered to 500) and of course, a coveted black edition (numbered to 250) featuring gold team graphics on an all black figure. The sleek all black figures have become the most highly anticipated variants of the All-Star Vinyl line of collectibles due to its unique look and limited availability.
"Whether its O’Neal’s ability to deliver a verbal jab, a big rebound or block an opponent’s shot into the seventh row, Shag has always been a big game player," said Upper Deck’s Dave Sanders, Brand Manager for the All-Star Vinyl Line. "We wanted to capture O’Neal’s larger than life physical stature and his trademark smirk."
O’Neal has been a fixture in the NBA and was a member of the second U.SNational Basketball ‘Dream Team’ during the 1990′s. "Shaq is arguably the best big man of his generation and was a perfect choice to man the post for our All-Star Vinyl collection," added Sanders.
The new figures will run for $74.99, with the exception of the Black Edition, which is $99.99. Eager fans will be able to scoop up a dual
pack featuring a black edition and a black on black version for $150.00.
For more information on the All-Star Vinyl action figures, please visit www.allstarvinyl.com.
||Posted by Daniel Pickett