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Friday, July 13, 2007

McFarlane Toys rolled into San Francisco with a booth to set up and figures to sell. We were quite sure how this show would do, this being our fifth year selling Exclusive figures at the MLB FanFest and all. As it turned out, we had no idea...

A FanFest official told us that San Francisco bought twice as many advance tickets as they normally expect for the event, and the baseball fans poured into the building at 9am Friday morning. The McFarlane Toys booth had a line for six hours on Friday, selling exclusive Barry Bonds and Reggie Jackson figures. The mass of people created some "line hypnosis," where people would get to the cash register and not know what they had been waiting to buy.

We had created 3,000 exclusive figures for both Barry Bonds and Reggie Jackson. The Bonds figure sold out at noon on Saturday, and the Jackson figure sold out the very next day. We'd never experienced a weekend sellout at a FanFest before. On Monday and Tuesday, we didn't even unpack the cash registers - just did a little "show and tell" with people who walked by the booth.

Our thanks go out to everyone who came by the booth and helped us "do it up big." The San Francisco show was a great success, and good practice for next year's FanFest in New York City.

We held a special contest for those baseball fans that were unable to make it to FanFest. Congratulations to these five lucky winners, who will receive both the Bonds and the Jackson figures: