World Series Version Coming to Store Lottery
Friday, June 13, 2003

We've got a special treat coming this summer for Major League Baseball fans. As many of you know, McFarlane's Sports Picks: MLB Series 5 - currently at retail - features a new sculpt of San Francisco Giants left-fielder Barry Bonds in his famous "fingers to the sky" post-home run pose.

In a special gesture from Major League Baseball, McFarlane Toys was given two bases used in a 2002 World Series game between the Giants and the Anaheim Angels. We're passing the love on to our fans.

We cut the bags into 200 equal pieces and are embedding each piece into the home plate base of the special Bonds action figure. Additionally, we added a World Series patch to Bonds' uniform and created special packaging stickers just for this piece.

The World Series edition Barry Bonds figures - at 200 pieces, the most limited figure we've ever produced -- will be available exclusively through the Spawn Store at for members of the McFarlane Toys Collector's Club.

With such a limited number of figures available, how do we sell these items fairly so everyone who's interested has an opportunity? Tough call. The answer: a lottery system.

Here's the plan:

Due to small production changes in the base, these pieces shipped after the regular MLB5 line and are expected to be available in early July. We'll likely update the Store to reflect this item in about 10 days.