Another reveal of Sports Madden Ultimate Team from McFarlane Toys. And another wait for more 49ers for my collection. Since my squad is predicted to be one of the worst in the NFL this season that’s not especially surprising. Neither are the choices for Ultimate Team Series 1 featuring some of the elite standouts from last season.
If you haven’t stumbled on them soon, be on the lookout for Ultimate Team Series 1:
- Reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers
- NFL Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams
- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper
- Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins
- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr
- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski
Brady is a Target exclusive while you’ll only find Gronk at GameStop. Tracking them down shouldn’t be particularly hard since both stores do a great job of stocking their exclusive figures.
Just like last year, picking up the figures will also give collectors a bonus for Madden NFL 17. You can cash in the redemption codes with a special collector box packaging ($10.50 value) to help enhance your players in the game.
As usual, there’s a two variants for the series. The white jersey Brady variant is based on Brady’s look from Week 12 last season when the Patriots battled the Broncos. In that game, Brady tossed three touchdowns. The figure also comes with a commemorative base stating Patriots vs. Broncos, November 29, 2015.
Gurley sports the Rams’ Color Rush uniform from the Rams 31-28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Dec. 17, 2015.
‘Because you get some of these unlockables, the fun part is that the toys are more than just display,’ said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys in a statement. ‘With the video game and now the figures, you’ve got that Madden style 24/7, even if your console switch is turned off.’
Series 2 and 3 has also been announced. Series 2 features Aaron Rodgers in the hideous Green Bay Packers throwback jersey, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller (Broncos), Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons), Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) and Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)
The third set is somewhat annoying since it includes yet another Cam Newton figure and Rams’ first-overall draft pick Jared Goff, who isn’t even playing yet. Hard to argue with the selection of Antonio Brown and Dez Bryant. Kirk Cousins is a nice wildcard, but I wish we’d get more than one defensive player in three waves. Maybe say… a Navarro Bowman from the 49ers?
- 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton (Panthers)
- Rookie Jared Goff (Rams)
- Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
- Antonio Brown (Steelers)
- Dez Bryant (Cowboys), Kirk Cousins (Redskins)
The Ultimate Team line is available at Target, GameStop, Toys R Us, Amazon and more.
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