Man U Signs Long-Term Deal with Pattni

Manchester United has signed a three-year contract renewal with Pattni Imaginations for the Match-Stars range of soccer action figures.

Manchester United will now join FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC and the England national soccer team in the second series of Match-Stars figures.

Series two will feature some of the biggest players on the teams, including goalkeepers for the first time.

Each Match-Stars figure comes complete with an official replica kit for the new season featuring all club sponsors, as well as premier league name and numbering for English clubs.

“Having Manchester United on board for a further three years is a massive boost as we move towards the release of series two, as we now have confirmed deals in place with five of the world’s biggest football clubs and the England team,” says Mayur Pattni, managing director, Pattni Imaginations. “Anticipation is building steadily amongst football fans, and the launch of the new figures is set to cause huge excitement."

The first series of Match-Stars soccer figures was launched in the U.K. and Mexico last year to test market reaction, and Pattni reports that sales surpassed expectations, leading increased production levels for series two.