FANFEST WRAP-UP AND ONLINE CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
McFarlane Toys Rocks Pittsburgh Fans
Friday, July 14, 2006
Last week, the McFarlane staff descended on the "City of Bridges" for MLB All-Star week. Pittsburgh was home to this year's John Hancock All-Star Fan Fest, where we had two exclusive figures for sale: Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell. We made 3,000 of each and featured them in uniforms from their respective 1971 and 1979 World Series Championships. The classic Pirates icons touched the hearts of collectors and local fans alike. Both figures sold quickly, making it a successful event.
We also displayed many of our current products and soon-to-be released figures. We had to pry a few Steelers fans off of the Troy Polamalu/Matt Hasselback two-pack that we brought to display.
We had a great experience in Pittsburgh and enjoyed the opportunity to interact with fans. We'd also like to say thank you to Pittsburgh and Primanti Brothers for satiating our staff with some the largest and messiest sandwiches on the planet.
Online Contest Winners
We'd also like to announce the winners of our Fan Fest exclusive giveaway. Three winners that weren't able to make it to Pittsburgh will walk away with not only Stargell and Clemente figures, but also an official size MLB base with the Pittsburgh 2006 MLB All-Star game logo featured on it, care of our friends at Schutt Sports, www.schuttsports.com.
The winners are:John William MacKinnon of Charlottetown, P.E.I, CanadaRuth Knapp of Scott, La.Jaime Cummings of Orange Park, Fla.Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and came to our booth to see us!