Released in USA by Playmates Toys
ToyFare exclusive Pin Pal Mr. Burns (also known as Pin Pal Burns) is a variant figure of Mr. Burns in a bowling uniform.
The origin of the variant "outfit" is the season 7 episode "Team Homer," in which Burns replaces star player Otto on the Pin Pals bowling team and threatens to cost the team the championship with his poor athletic ability.
The figure's torso has been resculpted and a new bowling ball created. Along with Pin Pal Homer,Pin Pal Apu, and Pin Pal Moe, Pin Pal Mr. Burns completes the uniformed Pin Pals team from the "Team Homer" episode.
This figure was first offered for pre-order at a price of $14.99 including shipping from WizardWorld.com on April 11th, 2001, and at the same price with the coupon from ToyFare magazine #46, which shipped to comic book stores the same day and cost $4.99. It sold out from the web site in about 24 hours and from the magazine in about one week.
Production of the figure was rumored to be 12,000 pieces, with 1,200 (ten percent) alloted to the web site.
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