SUPER BOWL FESTIVITIES CREEPING CLOSER
New Details On Exclusive Figures; Chance To Win A Set
Friday, January 10, 2003
As announced last month, your favorite live-action heroes from spawn.com will be staffing a McFarlane's Sports Picks booth in San Diego as part of Super Bowl XXXVII.
Our booth is at the Topps Super Bowl XXXVII Card Show, which will be held with the NFL Experience in a tented facility in South Embarcadero Marina Park adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.
The McFarlane Sports Picks area is in booth numbers 33 and 34, which is ahead and to left of the main entrance (see map, 1.3mb PDF). The NFL Experience is an interactive theme park offering games, displays and entertainment attractions. There will also be 50 NFL players signing autographs.
We will be there Thursday Jan. 23 through Sunday Jan. 26. Tickets are
$15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.
Thursday, 1/23: 3pm-10 pm; Friday, 1/24: 3pm-10pm; Saturday, 1/25: 8am-10pm; and Sunday, 1/26: 10am-2pm
Staffers Dion "bald and scary" Bozman, Al "Spawn" Simmons, Joey "sticky fingers" Ferstl, Jay Fotos ".com" and Rick "spiky" Grigg will be working the booth.
As announced, we will have two exclusive NFL figures for sale at the show: San Diego Chargers linebacker JUNIOR SEAU and a new Chargers running back LaDAINIAN TOMLINSON figure in a powder blue San Diego throwback uniform. Both are limited to 2,500 total production each. Cost for the figures is $15 each or a set of both figures for $25; California sales tax is included in that price.
We will be limiting purchase amounts, very likely to one set per person initially, then we'll gauge demand from there. We'd like as many fans as possible to at least be able to buy one set.
The booth will be decorated with lots of sports and other McFarlane Toys figures and two-up prototypes of upcoming products.
Oh, by the way, we're offering a chance for one lucky fan to win a set of the exclusive figures. That's right, we've got a set here in the office to give away. All you have to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest starts now and ends Thursday, Jan. 16 at noon MST. Put "Super Bowl Contest" in the subject line of your e-mail. The e-mail should include your real name and full mailing address. Please send only one message; multiple entries from the same person will be assigned immediately and permanently to digital purgatory. The lucky randomly drawn winner will be announced Friday, Jan. 17 here on spawn.com.
In even more NFL/Super Bowl-related news, MTV's Total Request Live with host Carson Daly will be giving away 120 assorted pieces of our NFL product on their Super Bowl show that tapes Jan. 24 and airs Jan. 25. The show will be taped in Times Square with live performances, lots of guests and tailgating. A TRL producer said, "It should be a fun show. There may be a few NFL players showing up, if any of them turn out to be ones that have McFarlane figures I'm sure we'll get a shot of them holding one up." For more TRL info, go to http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/.
Good luck and hoping to meet bunches of you in San Diego.