TRADESMART to host Todd McFarlane, McFarlane Toys Founder and Spawn Creator for In-Store Event
October 17, 2013

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALittleton, Colorado, October 16, 2013 – Tradesmart is excited to announce an in store event with Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer/director, Todd McFarlane, on Saturday November 16th beginning at 2:00pm.

McFarlane gained his notoriety in the comic realm in the 1980s and 1990s with his work on Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise which quickly turned into one of the most successful comics of all time.  After the success of Spider-Man, McFarlane created his own comic, Spawn, which became one of the best independent comics of all time.  After comic success, Spawn was turned into an Emmy award-winning animated show on HBO.

McFarlane also founded the international award-winning McFarlane Toys which is a top manufacturer of action figures including AMC’s The Walking Dead, HALO 4, Assassin Creed as well as NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL action figures.

Many of McFarlane’s creations including McFarlane Toys figures, TMP graphic novels and comics, and both Spawn and Haunt merchandise, will be available for purchase during the event.  In addition to the great selection of merchandise, a special limited edition Spawn Variant comic will be available for purchase at the store for this event.

Tradesmart will host McFarlane on November 16th starting at 2pm with a speaking engagement from Todd McFarlane followed by a signing at 3pm at 8500 West Crestline Avenue.  There will be a limit of two items signed per person. For additional information on the Todd McFarlane in-store event contact the store at (303) 904-2672.

 

About Hastings

Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format.  We currently operate 128 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States.  We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.

We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys.  The site features exceptional product and pricing offers.  The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

About McFarlane Toys:

McFarlane Toys has become a leader and redefined the standards within the action figure industry. . 2013 marquee products include WWE Superstars and Legends, “The Walking Dead” HALO, HALO: Reach, HALO 4 as well as the officially licensed teams of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL Stay connected to McFarlane at : McFarlane.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liketoddmcfarlane  and Twitter: http://twitter.com/Todd_McFarlane (Todd_McFarlane)

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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