NHL’s young stars invade toy stores in upcoming Funko Pop! series

Some of the biggest young names in the NHL are coming to the toy aisles soon — but some of the biggest ones will only be found in Canada.

Funko released the rundown of its second series of NHL Funko Pop! toys on Friday and it includes Auston Matthews, Johnny Gaudreau and plenty more among a lineup of 16 new toys — and that’s not all.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 NHL tin (Hour 7)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey tin (retail)
The cost: 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Need a 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey checklist? It’s here … along with a Young Guns gallery


The flagship product for NHL fans arrives in just 11 days but the wait to find out who made the cut in 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 is over.

It ended with the arrival of the final checklist on Monday afternoon.

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The wait for Auston Matthews cards is pricey already after big debut


What happens when the No. 1 overall draft pick takes the ice and scores a record four goals in his first game?

Dollar signs — and that might as well be Auston Matthews’ name right now. While the Toronto Maple Leafs center didn’t touch the overall single-game record of seven from back in 1920, he did set a new record for a debut.

And all this means big things for his Rookie Cards — or at least the redemptions for his first NHL cards. The 2016-17 Artifacts card above for example? It will cost you.

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