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2005 McFARLANE TOYS IN-STADIUM PROMOTIONS LISTED
Plus Your First Look at the Upcoming Florida Marlins Giveaway
Thursday, March 24, 2005

As announced several weeks ago, McFarlane Toys' first MLB giveaway of 2005 is in partnership with the Florida Marlins. The Marlins will be giving away a McFarlane's Sports Picks 3-inch two-pack featuring Dontrelle Willis and Paul Lo Duca on Saturday, May 21st to the first 12,500 fans through the stadium gates.

Both figures feature the players outfitted in their home pinstripes uniforms. This is the first Sports Picks figure of Lo Duca and the first Dontrelle Willis to be produced in 3-inch scale. The Marlins will be playing the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at 6:05 p.m.

Today we have your first look at the Willis/Lo Duca two-pack.

We've also got news on the rest of the 2005 Major League Baseball in-stadium giveaways we're doing.

Next up is a Philadelphia Phillies promotion on July 17, 2005. The first 15,000 fans age 14 and under through the gates that day will receive a McFarlane's Sports Picks 3-inch two-pack featuring Pat Burrell and Billy Wagner. Burrell will be in his white pinstripes uniform and Wagner in the team's gray uniform.

Then we have a Toronto Blue Jays promotion on July 31, 2005. A 3-inch two-pack featuring Orlando Hudson and Frank Catalanotto will be given away to 10,000 fans at the stadium. Hudson will be dressed in the team's black jersey with Catalanotto in the all-white uniform.

Next is a New York Yankees event on Aug. 27, 2005. This 3-inch two-pack features Jorge Posada and Yogi Berra, both in the classic pinstripes uniform. It will be given away to the first 18,000 fans 14 and under through the gates for that day's game.

Finally, we've got another Florida Marlins promotion, this one featuring a 3-inch two-pack of Josh Beckett and Miguel Cabrera, each dressed in black jerseys. This one will go out to the first 12,500 fans at the stadium on Sept. 3, 2005.

We'll report back with new photos and information as it's available. For more specific game information, check each team's Web site.

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