Todd McFarlane to Celebrate the Super Bowl with Autograph Signing at Toys”R”Us Times Square
January 15, 2014



Grammy/Emmy Award-Winning Director and Producer Makes a Special Stop at The World’s Greatest Toy Store® Along “Super Bowl Boulevard” to Meet with Fans who Purchase the Artist’s Latest Figures


   In anticipation of “the big game,” Grammy/Emmy-winning Producer/Director Todd McFarlane, best known as the creator of Spawn and the creative visionary behind McFarlane Toys, will make a rare, special appearance at Toys“R”Us Times Square located on 44th Street, along the 13-block stretch of “Super Bowl Boulevard” on Saturday, February 1.


Beginning Friday, January 17, the first 400 guests to purchase either the new McFarlane Toys Joe Namath NFL Legends or Eli Manning NFL Super Bowl figure, both available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at, at Toys“R”Us Times Square will receive a ticket to meet Todd McFarlane and get his autograph during this special appearance.*

WHEN:          Saturday, February 1

Event Time: 11am – 3pm


WHERE:       Toys“R”Us Times Square, Level Three

1514 Broadway (at 44th Street), New York, NY 10036

            * There is a limit of one ticket per customer available with the purchase of either the new McFarlane Toys Joe Namath NFL Legends or Eli Manning NFL Super Bowl figure. Ticket valid for one autograph from Todd McFarlane. Only items purchased at Toys“R”Us Times Square, or personal Todd McFarlane memorabilia, will be eligible for an autograph. Only 400 tickets are available for this event on a first come, first served basis from Friday, January 17 through Saturday, February 1, or while supplies last. The event is subject to change or cancellation.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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