Red Hot Chili Peppers To Join Bruno Mars During PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW February 2 On FOX

BRUNO MARS and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will share the playbill during the PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW on FOX in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Mars first announced his Super Bowl Halftime performance during an unprecedented live announcement on FOX NFL SUNDAY in New York City’s Times Square just before kickoff of the first Sunday of the 2013 season.

Billboard’s 2013 Artist of the Year, Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 130 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60-plus platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Mars is nominated for multiple major categories at this year’s Grammy Awards including both “Record” and “Song of the Year” for his hit “Locked Out Of Heaven,” in addition to “Best Pop Vocal Album” for Unorthodox Jukebox and “Best Pop Solo Performance.” Bruno and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are set to launch the second leg of their sold-out Moonshine Jungle world tour in North America this summer.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.

The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show.  The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.

Bruno Mars joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes Beyonce, Madonna, The Who,Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones,Paul McCartney and U2. The PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW is an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER and directed by HAMISH HAMILTON .

Toys”R”Us® Celebrates the Super Teams With a Blitz of Personal Appearances, Events and Collectible Merchandise at Its NYC Flagship Store Located Adjacent to “Super Bowl Boulevard”

Toys”R”Us Times Square Kicks Off Weeklong Football Fun for the Family Beginning Wednesday, January 29

Toys”R”Us ® is ready to take it to the gridiron, as the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer today announced a series of family-friendly events in the days preceding “the big game.” The activities will be held at the company’s flagship store, Toys”R”Us Times Square, located on Broadway at 44th Street in the heart of New York City. The store is centrally adjacent to the 13-block SUPERBOWL LOGOstretch of what will be the epicenter of interactive fan and entertainment experiences, aptly called, “Super Bowl Boulevard.” From Wednesday, January 29 to Saturday, February 1, The World’s Greatest Toy Store® will provide thousands of football fans of all ages with touchdown-tastic opportunities, including an appearance and autograph signing by famed comic artist, Todd McFarlane, among others.

As the countdown to the big game begins, Toys”R”Us Times Square will transform into a football fan haven with themed apparel, winter weather gear, collectible sports figures and more,” said Mindy Clements, Vice President, Flagship Stores, Toys”R”Us, U.S. “We are thrilled to be located so close to the action along ‘Super Bowl Boulevard,’ so fans of all ages can visit our store to take a break from the cold and participate in activities that the whole family can enjoy.”

Families Invited to Take a Time-Out for Kid-Friendly Fun
From Wednesday, January 29 to Saturday, February 1, customers visiting the flagship store can enjoy a variety of events and activities for the whole family. Each day, the store will host product demos of Madden NFL 25 by EA Sports on Xbox One kiosks, NFL sticker album collections by Panini and NFL RUSH ZONE “Kickoff Trading Card Game by PAMCO Studios, LLC., as well as football-themed cookie decorating and photo opportunities with Geoffrey the Giraffe. Scoops”R”Us, the flagship store’s in-house ice cream shop located on the Lower Level, will also offer ice cream flavors inspired by the Super Teams throughout the week.

NFL Costumed Character Logo

NFL RUSH ZONE Challenge

Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 12 noon – 5pm, Level Two

The NFL RUSH ZONE team would like to challenge young fans to a one-on-one NFL RUSH ZONE Trading Card Game! Kids who participate in the trading card game in-store will receive an exclusive, limited edition set of Rusher Cards!*

Additionally, the store will hold scheduled activities, including visits from ISH and ASH of the NFL’s animated series, NFL RUSH ZONE: Guardians Unleashed on nicktoons, as well as the PEEPS mascot, who will be on-hand to distribute complimentary t-shirts and tasty treats to customers. And, football fanatics can show team pride by participating in trivia contests, designing a rally towel or having their faces painted with team colors.

Crayola® Rallies Team Spirit
On Friday, January 31 from 12pm to 2pm, Crayola will host a special event where pint-sized fans can make their very own rally towel to cheer on their favorite team. Using Crayola Marker Airbrush and Crayola Fabric Markers, kids can create a complimentary, personalized team towel to show their spirit at every game.

Topps® Team Trivia
On Friday, January 31 from 3pm to 5pm, sports aficionados can put their skills to the test with a series of themed trivia games hosted by Topps®. Football buffs who can answer questions about past and present NFL players and notable games, as well as the current Super Teams will have the opportunity to win prizes, while supplies last.

Toys”R”Us Drafts Legendary Comic Superstar for In-Store Signing Event On Saturday, February 1from 11am to 3pm , Grammy/Emmy-winning Producer/Director Todd McFarlane, best known as the creator of Spawn and the creative visionary behind McFarlane Toys, will visit Toys”R”Us Times Square to meet with fans of the artist’s popular collectible figures. The first 400 customers to purchase either the new, exclusive McFarlane Toys Joe Namath NFL Legends or Eli Manning NFL Super Bowl figure at Toys”R”Us Times Square, while supplies last, will obtain a ticket to meet McFarlane and receive his autograph (no rain checks).

Todd McFarlane

Todd McFarlane

Toys”R”Us Times Square Gears Up with Fan-tastic Product Assortment
Visitors to the Big Apple and New York residents alike will find all their favorite NFL accessories and apparel at Toys”R”Us Times Square. Fans of all ages looking to get their hands on collectible merchandise, such as footballs, baseball caps, jerseys, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pillows and throws, will find these items in dedicated feature shops throughout the store. And, fans preparing to brave the cold for the big game can keep warm with cold-weather gear, including knit hats, gloves, scarves, headbands, fleece blankets, travel coffee mugs and hand warmers, among other items. Continue reading