Barry Sanders Figures Debuts at Topps Card Show in Detroit as Super Bowl XL Exclusive
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane himself will attend the Topps Card Show 2006 at the NFL Experience in Detroit, Mich. McFarlane Toys will be present throughout the event, which kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 1 and runs until Sunday, Feb. 5th. Todd's schedule has not yet been finalized. The event will be held at COBO Hall in Detroit. Hours for the show have not been set as of press release date.

The award-winning action figure company will be selling the exclusive McFarlane's Sports Picks figure, which has become a major draw for fans at events around the country. Since debuting at the 2003 Topps Super Bowl Show in San Diego, McFarlane's exclusives have been tremendously popular at every sporting event attended. This year's McFarlane's Sports Picks event exclusive is:

Production is limited to 3,000 pieces. Additionally, due to the highly collectible nature of the product, McFarlane Toys will set a per-person limit, which has yet to be decided. Product availability is not guaranteed. The exclusives will be sold for $15 each. Cash and Visa are the only payment options at the show.

2005 marked the first year McFarlane Toys dove into the retired pool of players in the NFL, selecting Barry Sanders as the first Legends figure to be offered as an event exclusive.

"Barry is one of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of football cleats," says McFarlane Toys CEO and founder Todd McFarlane. "Fans of the Lions and fans of football have an admiration for Barry, a player who carried himself with as much class on the field as he did off the field."

The NFL Experience is an interactive theme park offering games, displays and entertainment attractions. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. For more information about the Super Bowl, visit