Bagwell/Clemens exclusive figures on sale; contest winners announced
Friday, July 09, 2004

The gang has touched down in Houston once again, this time for the John Hancock All-Star FanFest at the George R. Brown Convention Center through July 13.

McFarlane's Sports Picks officially licensed baseball products -- including two-up prototypes of upcoming figures -- are on display in our gorgeous newly redesigned booth (just look for the 15-foot-high McFarlane Sports banner) and we're selling two exclusive figures:

-- Houston Astros pitcher Roger "the Rocket" Clemens in his all-white home alternate uniform; and
-- Longtime Houston Astros 1B Jeff Bagwell, who will be dressed in the midnight blue jersey and the goatee he sported a few seasons ago.

The figures cost $15 each or $25 for a set. Both figures are individually packaged in a special All-Star Exclusive clamshell container. Day 1 purchase limits are four sets per person; those limits can and will change over the course of the event.

There was a Day 1 rush to get the exclusives and a large line, but it is moving along efficiently thanks to a dual-register setup. As of Monday morning (July 12) there was still some availability of the exclusive figures, though it¹s impossible to estimate how quickly the remainder will sell out. Don’t wait too long if you want access to these pieces.

The exclusives aren’t the only reason to come by the McFarlane booth. You’ll also get to meet several staffers and get a chance to check out the two-up prototypes of Nolan Ryan, Yogi Berra, Roger Clemens, Jeff Bagwell, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte and Lance Berkman. Additionally, packaged samples of the Cooperstown Collection are on display on the back wall.

The McFarlane Toys booth is located in the MVP Collector's Showcase at the event. Show hours are: Friday, July 9, 9 AM-6 PM; Saturday, July 10, 9 AM-8 PM; Sunday, July 11, 9 AM-8 PM; Monday, July 12, 9 AM-8 PM; and Tuesday, July 13, 9 AM-6 PM.

John Hancock All-Star FanFest is the largest baseball fan event in the nation and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for families and fans of all ages. Event information: 1-800-449-3267 or visit or recently held a contest to win sets of our MLB FanFest exclusive action figures currently on sale at the event in Houston. Thanks to the thousands who entered the contest. These two fans were randomly selected from all the entrants and each will receive a set of FanFest exclusives, each signed by Todd McFarlane:

-- Jim Reynolds of Lake In The Hills, IL

-- Vicente Lozano of Mission, TX

Congratulations to the winners; your prizes will be shipped ASAP.