Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Comic Book Star Designs METRO Pass

Comic book superstar Todd McFarlane to design Preview Pass commemorative ticket

PHOENIX — One of the region’s hottest tickets this year will also be one of the most collectible. Phoenix-based and internationally-renowned artist Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Spider-man) will create original artwork for the limited-edition METRO Preview Pass.

McFarlane’s design will serve as the “golden ticket” to get you in the door of the preview ride on Dec. 26 and as your keepsake of METRO light rail’s historic grand opening.

METRO’s Preview Pass event will permit a select group of residents, dignitaries and local celebrities to ride the final test train on Friday, Dec. 26 – the day before the public grand opening.

Members of the general public who are passengers on this preview ride will have won their McFarlane-designed Preview Pass from a media outlet. Media outlets from across the Valley are currently submitting proposals to METRO for how they would creatively distribute passes to their listeners, readers or viewers. [REMINDER to media: proposals are due by Friday, Oct. 17 by 5 p.m.]

Grammy- and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys' hotly anticipated Halo 3 and Guitar Hero lines are slated to hit stores nationwide late October. The company also produces officially licensed NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL figures. Visit
www.mcfarlane.com and the McFarlane retail store at Westgate City Center in Glendale.

Source: Metro Lightrail

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