A Little-Bitty Modano
Mike Modano can be all yours this weekend, for a mere 15 bucks. But act fast: There are only 3,000 of him to go around. You can pick him up at NorthPark Center Saturday and Sunday, when the NHL hosts an All-Star Trading Card and Memorabilia show in conjunction with the its All-Star Game taking place at the American Airlines Center. Never you mind that Modano ain't actually playing in the game.
Spawn creator Todd McFarlane nonetheless is coming to town and bringing with him the limited-production Modano action figure, which features him hoisting the Stanley Cup. And here's a trivia nugget sure to tingle the spine of all action-figure collecting dorks: McFarlane says this is his company's first-ever "NHL Event Exclusive." A very big picture of the figure's after the jump.
Wow. Only it doesn't come with a Willa Ford action figure, but those are cheap and in plentiful supply, so don't fret.
In related action-figure, the Tony Romo figure we told you about last week was removed from eBay; why, we have no idea. But fear not: Someone has added to eBay another customized "Tony Romo CHOKES" figure, this one featuring the Cowboys QB in a throwback jersey. It's going for considerably less than its predecessor: After eight bids, the price is up to a mere $20.50. Bidding closes January 20, so act fastish. Or not. Me, I think I want this. --Robert Wilonsky
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