Upper Deck signs new football line

Upper Deck has signed a distribution deal with Spanish sports collectibles firm, Netcam, for its Nano FTChamps line in the UK.
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The collectable football player range is launching with an exclusive line of players in September 2008.

The Nano FTChamps products are faithful reproductions of the most hige-profile players in the Premier League and the world. The range is already a success in Spain with millions of figures sold in since September 2007 and repeat listings in all major retailers.

According to Carlos Pinero, Netcam’s General Manager, "The Premier League is one of the most important football leagues in the world. We have invested in licenses such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal because we strongly believe in the potential of the UK market for Football Players Collectibles. For this purpose, we believe tha,t with Upper Deck, we have found the perfect partner in this market. With our major licenses, the present great moment the Premier League is going through and, Upper Deck’s proven experience and professionalism, we are very confident that this collection’s success will go over any expectations in the UK market”.

The first series of products launched in the UK market will be a carefully selected assortment of 3 inch replica figures including players such as Ronaldinho, Beckham, Ronaldo, Rooney, Giggs, Torres, and Gerrard plus many more world class players each in the latest club strips. As well as standard collectible figures, there will also be rare silver and gold versions of these miniature collectible 3D action figures.

“We are pleased to bring such an innovative football based product to the UK market” commented Hedley Barnes, Upper Deck’s Managing Director of Northern Europe and Oceania. “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Netcam to bring this unique assortment of players to the UK market. The big name players we have been able to include in the first series for the UK launch will ensure it is a great success.”

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