Pudge and Percival Exclusive Figures Go On Sale July 8
Friday, July 01, 2005

McFarlane Toys staffers are packing up the booth, their belongings and a bunch of cool show-exclusive figures for our annual trek to the MLB FanFest. Once again we'll be part of the John Hancock All-Star FanFest, an interactive baseball theme park that will open Friday, July 8 and run through Tuesday, July 12 at COBO Conference/Exhibition Center in Detroit as part of 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Week.

We will be offering two Detroit Tigers exclusive figures for sale during FanFest: catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, No. 7 and new Tigers pitcher Troy Percival, No. 40. Pudge will be in his home white jersey and Percival in his gray road uniform. These will be the first Tigers figures ever released by McFarlane Toys.

The figures will cost $15 each or $25 for a set (prices include tax). Both figures are individually packaged in a special All-Star clamshell container. Initial purchase limits on Day 1 of the event will be three sets per person. As always, these limits are subject to change; purchase limits for the following days will be announced on-site.

McFarlane Toys will be in booth #5 located in the Collector's Showcase area. The booth will feature several two-up figure prototypes and a first look at the upcoming McFarlane's Sports Picks MLB lines. Plus you'll get to hang out and shoot the breeze with all the staffers who will be in town for the show.

John Hancock All-Star FanFest, an interactive baseball theme park and the largest baseball fan event in the world, will make its first visit to Detroit to launch the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Week. FanFest includes more than 40 exhibits and attractions, Major League clinics and seminars, free autograph sessions, live entertainment, memorabilia and much more.

Show hours:

Friday, July 8: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 9: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 10: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, July 11: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

All announced show times are EDT and subject to change. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for senior citizens, military personnel and children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are admitted free.

For more information about John Hancock All-Star FanFest, visit the Tigers official Web site (, the official Web site of Major League Baseball (, or call 800-449-3267 or 313-471-2515.

Of course, we are hoping that you will make it out in person to Detroit, but if you cannot get there, we are giving you an opportunity to win a set of exclusive figures right here on! Click here for a chance to win the MLB
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