Funko Gives MLB Mascots the Pop! Treatment

Mr.MetThe first live-action mascot, Mr. Met, made his debut with the New York Mets at Shea Stadium back in 1964. In the 50 years since then, Major League Baseball (MLB) mascots have been rooting teams on at venues everywhere.

To commemorate the MLB mascot’s milestone, Funko has given the Pop! treatment to a number of favorites, including Mariner Moose, Mr. Redlegs, and of course, Mr. Met. The new toys will be available in May, in time for the start of baseball season.

Plushland to Release Domo Plush Line

Big Tent Entertainment has signed a new licensing agreement with Plushland to bring viral sensation Domo to the world of sports. The long-term deal will see the launch of a line of branded plush featuring Domo decked out in college, MLB, and NHL team logos, as well as a number of destination slogans and sayings, including “I Love New York.” Beginning next spring, campus bookstores, specialty stores, and other sports merchandisers will feature the new Domo plush line, which includes fuzzy dice, cubes, balls, and pillows.

Mickey Gets into the MLB All-Star Spirit

Major League Baseball Properties and Disney Consumer Products have unveiled a special line of Mickey Mouse collectible statuettes commemorating 2010 All-Star Week, held July 9-13 in Anaheim, Calif. The 36 different statuettes feature MLB-themed designs and are replicas of 7.5-foot-tall statues that will be placed at Southern California landmarks leading up to the big game on July 13.

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