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NBA Underdog Figurines

Jeremy Lin Action Figure Honors Basketball Rookie's Rise to Fame

— March 15, 2012 — Pop Culture
The Jeremy Lin action figure commemorates the player’s rise to fame by transforming the basketball icon into an 80s G.I. Joe-inspired figurine. The action figure is created by Seattle-based sculptor Mike Leavitt and comes complete with a bamboo base board, moveable parts and interchangeable accessories such as a basketball flail. Made from “polymer clay, elastic cord, styrofoam and steel armatures,” the collectible displays a hand-painted Taiwanese flag and “Lin Seventeen” on the back.

What better way to have your efforts rewarded than being immortalized through an action hero figurine? Who would have thought that owning an action figure would make you a sports fan? The Jeremy Lin action hero is the latest addition to Leavitt’s ‘Art Army’ series and offers sports collectors something other than a jersey to hunt after.
Trend Themes
1. Sports Memorabilia Collectibles - Creating action figures and collectibles based on rising sports stars offers a unique and tangible way for fans to connect with their favorite athletes.
2. Nostalgic Pop Culture Revival - Transforming modern icons into retro-inspired figurines taps into the nostalgia trend and appeals to collectors looking for unique and nostalgic pieces.
3. Customizable Action Figures - Offering moveable parts and interchangeable accessories with action figures allows collectors to personalize and create unique displays, adding value and individuality to the product.
Industry Implications
1. Sports Collectibles - Creating action figures of rising sports stars creates a new market for sports collectibles and memorabilia.
2. Toy and Action Figure Manufacturing - Producing retro-style action figures opens up opportunities for toy manufacturers to tap into the nostalgia market and create unique collectibles.
3. Customization and Personalization - Offering customizable action figures opens up possibilities in the customization industry, allowing collectors to create unique and personalized products.
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