Toy and lifestyle goods manufacturer MINDStyle has some serious genius going on right now.
After making figures based on characters from the likes of Disney, Looney Tunes, Warner Brothers, and Paramount Pictures, they have come to a whole new level of monumental this time – a vinyl rendition of Pacman, and we mean Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao.
The Pacquiao vinyl figure’s likeness to the Filipino boxing champion is undeniable, even sporting a Team Pilipinas boxing trunks along with a PACQUIAO label at the front. The Manny Pacquiao vinyl toy will reportedly be launched in Team Pacquiao retail shops come July 2010.
Apparently though, another iconic vinyl figure is scheduled to come out on the same day as the Pacquiao toy, and it’s looking to challenge the boxing icon come their most anticipated release date.
According to several fan sites, MINDStyle Philippines and Walt Disney is coming up with a collaboration project that includes a showdown between Manny and the cartoon icon Mickey Mouse, in a special set released under the label “MXM Collection”.
That’s right – the Pacquiao vinyl figure will be available alongside Mickey Mouse in one special set. Other merchandize in the MXM Collection includes a new promotional “Manny versus Mickey” t-shirt.
From now on, the Mayweathers and the Mosleys could go and fall in line behind Mickey. The rest of us, on the otherhand, will fall in line at the nearest Team Pacquiao store available.
For more information on this amazing toy collaboration, visit www.mindstyle.com. For more stories on Manny Pacquiao, check out our Sports section here.
WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO