Friday, March 02, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Xoanon @ 14:31 PST

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 3/1/2007

  • Ministry: More collector questions answered, Sideshow at ORC, Alien Warrior review, and more!
  • General Interest: Pre-Order the Battle Damaged ED-209 and preview the Ash Premium Format figure!
  • LOTR: Boromir shipping next week and hot IN STOCK products!
  • Contests: Grey Hulk winner announced, Valentine winners confirmed, and more!
  • Wait List and Stock Status updates
  • Shipping Updates, Now Shipping, and Coming Soon


    Don't miss the Exclusive Legolas this time!

    CLICK HEREOnly 25 pieces of our Sideshow Exclusive Legolas Greenleaf 12-inch figures have been found, after credit card declines, last minute cancellations, and Wait List fulfillment! This instant classic is already an LOTR fan favorite, with tons of details and a perfect likeness and costume! [Exclusive Legolas - SECOND CHANCE]

    King Kong isn't done terrorizing Sideshow!

    CLICK HEREOur much-anticipated 1933 King Kong armature replica is NOW SHIPPING out of our U.S. warehouse, and only 15 have become available due to last-minute cancellations! If you're a classic movie fan and missed your chance to pre-order this item, you will kick yourself if you don't capture one today! [King Kong Armature - SECOND CHANCE]

    So you grabbed a Gift Card at the New York Comic-Con?

    CLICK HEREIf you were lucky enough to get one of these cards, valued from $10 to $100 on select IN STOCK Sideshow merchandise, don't forget to use it BEFORE the expiration date! Use our handy Sideshow Gift Card redemption page to find out the value of your card, its expiration date (in GMT time), and which products you can purchase with it. Be sure to take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions, and then have fun spending your Sideshow cash! [Sideshow Gift Card info and redemption]

    Ministry of Information

    Sideshow to present panels at ORC 2007!

    CLICK HEREWe're excited to announce that we will be presenting a few panels at the One Ring Celebration in Burbank, CA on March 10th and 11th, and we will be bringing our Faramir figure, Sauron bust, and Crack of Doom diorama with us! If you will be attending this annual LOTR convention, make sure to stop by to say hi and learn about the ins-and-outs of creating Lord of the Rings collectibles. Come armed with your questions, as there will be a special meet and greet opportunity scheduled in the artist room, including a FREE raffle for a regular edition Lurtz Premium Format figure, plus Sideshow Gift Cards to grab (while supplies last)! Stay tuned to the ORC homepage for complete scheduling information as soon as it's posted![Information about ORC 2007][Sideshow's Lord of the Rings homepage]

    More collector questions answered!

    CLICK HEREHave you been wanting to know if we will be producing more military figures in the future? Or maybe you've been wondering if our relationship with Medicom Toy will affect production of our own armored Star Wars 12-inch figures? If so, you're in luck because this week's Ask Sideshow segment answers those questions and more! You should also take a look at our past Ask Sideshow sessions, which are conveniently archived in our Ministry of Information, to see what we've answered so far. And remember, we can't guarantee that EVERY question will be answered, but we'll do our best to respond to as many as possible! [Ask Sideshow - March 1st][Ask Sideshow Archive]

    New podcast poll posted!

    CLICK HEREDo you love listening to our Sideshow Radio podcasts? We've posted a new homepage poll to find out how you enjoy your podcast fix. We're busy preparing our next episode and would like to get some input from our collectors about their multi-media experiences at! Our weekly poll is located through the red banner on the right side of our homepage, directly above the Pre-Order Products area. Don't forget to leave your comments in the discussion area as well... we do read every, single one! Or you can leave us your feedback on our podcast voice mail, and you may just hear yourself in the next 'cast![Participate in the poll][Discuss it with fellow podcasters][Download past episodes of Sideshow Radio and leave us a message on our Voice Mail]

    Welcome new Newsletter subscribers!

    CLICK HEREIf you took the opportunity to sign up for our Newsletter at the New York Comic-Con, we'd like to sincerely welcome you into the Sideshow collecting community! Published on a weekly basis, the Sideshow Newsletter is the best way to keep up on all of our news and updates. Not only do members get up-to-the-minute Sideshow news and first dibs on items offered up for Second Chance, but most of our AWESOME contests are only open to newsletter members. Best of all, you can tailor your newsletter experience to your unique interests, although we highly suggest selecting ALL interests so that you won't ever miss any important Sideshow news![Sign In to your Newsletter account]

    Sideshow Newsletter

    General Interest

    Now taking pre-orders for the Battle Damaged ED-209!

    CLICK HERETogether, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys bring you the limited edition Battle-Damaged ED-209 15-inch model kit - the next best thing to having your own personal law enforcement droid! The Battle-Damaged ED-209 was previously released as a Japanese exclusive, but we are pleased to be able to offer our collectors an opportunity to own this hard-to-find release! And the best thing? You can pre-order yours right now! [Battle Damaged ED-209 model kit]

    Well, helloooo Mister Fancypants!

    CLICK HEREAlright, you primitive screwheads, listen up! The chosen one has finally arrived - follow the link to get a sneak peek at our new Ash Premium Format figure, from the awesome, cult classic film 'Army of Darkness'! First you'll want to kill him, then you'll want to kiss him... hail to the king, baby! (Please stop us before we start spouting every brilliant line from the film...) Be sure to watch our newsletters in the coming weeks for pre-order information because we promise that you will NOT want to miss this one! [Preview the Ash Premium Format figure]

    Lord of the Rings

    Boromir to begin shipping next week!

    CLICK HERECLICK HEREWe are excited to announce that our Boromir 12-inch figure has safely arrived at our U.S. warehouse and will begin shipping early next week to U.S. and International (non-EU) collectors. EU residents can expect to begin receiving this figure around mid-March. And don't forget about Faramir, which is estimated to arrive in the 2nd Quarter of 2007! How can you collect one brother without the other? Remember, the Sideshow Exclusive editions of both of these figures are sold out at Sideshow, but you can still sign up on the Wait Lists and/or pre-order the regular editions! But you better hurry, before they are gone completely! [Boromir, Son of Denethor] [Faramir, Son of Denethor]

    Only FOUR Legolas and Gimli on Arod statues left!

    CLICK HEREIf you've always wanted to add Legolas and Gimli on Arod to your collection, you are in luck because we have a few IN STOCK and ready to ship. But you'd better hurry! This well-reviewed horse and rider statue from 'The Two Towers' will soon be gone for good! [Legolas and Gimli on Arod - LOW QUANTITY]

    Two fabulous FOTR collectibles IN STOCK!

    CLICK HERECLICK HEREThe Mines of Moria... one of the most suspenseful and frightening sequences in 'The Fellowship of the Ring' brings to mind some of the most fantastic creatures in Middle-earth: the Watcher in the Water, the Balrog, and the Cave Troll. Plus, who can forget Frodo's bravery in that epic battle between the Fellowship and that deadly troll. Our Frodo Baggins Premium Format figure and Cave Troll Legendary Scale bust can help recreate the world of Moria in the comfort of your own home! Don't forget that both of these collectibles are also available for purchase through our convenient, easy-on-the-wallet FLEXpay program as well! Order now, before they are consumed by shadow and flame! [Frodo Baggins Premium Format] [Cave Troll Legendary Scale bust]


    And the winner of the Grey Hulk Premium Format figure is...

    CLICK HEREDRUMROLL... Ron M. from Fair Haven, MI! This lucky newsletter member followed the secret words through the January 25th podcast and February 1st newsletter, entered the correct Contest Code, spelled his answer words correctly, and must have bribed the computer to choose his name randomly out of all other correct entries! He will be contacted by email to confirm this awesome prize. If he does not confirm within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen! (Please remember to allow up to six weeks for processing and delivery of contest prizes.) [Contest Terms and Conditions]

    Valentine 'Long Lost Collectible' winners!

    CLICK HEREOne of our most popular comments contests ever, our special Valentine's Day 'long-lost collectible' giveaway garnered 220 comments full of love, desire, and poetry! All of your odes to the Mistress really touched a soft spot within her heart (one that she thought had died long ago, actually), and she has chosen to unite a few collectors with their most-desired collectibles. To find out the screen names of the lucky collectors and what they won, plus hear a selection of her favorite comments read by Sideshow staff with silly voices, listen to the February 22nd episode of our Sideshow Radio podcast! (These winners have been contacted by email, and all prizes have been claimed. Please remember to allow up to six weeks for processing and delivery of contest prizes.) [Read all the contest comments][Listen to the February 22nd podcast]

    Did you sign up for our raffle at the New York Comic-Con?

    CLICK HEREAt last weekend's New York Comic-Con, fans and collectors entered a special giveaway at the booth for a Sideshow Exclusive Princess Leia Premium Format Figure and a Hulk Premium Format Figure. We are happy to announce our two winners! Congratulations to T. Minneci our Princess Leia PF winner (which has been claimed), and C. Morton our Incredible Hulk PF winner (which has yet to be claimed)! The winners have been contacted via email for details on claiming their prize. If the Hulk is not claimed by Friday, March 2nd, a new winner will be chosen, so keep an eye on the contest post on Friday! [Paging C. Morton!][Contest Terms and Conditions]


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    For a complete listing of Wait List Items, Click Here

    Please note that you may not have received a wait list notification e-mail if there were not enough items available to reach your place on the wait list.

    Wait list members are contacted by email only! If you receive an email, you will then have three days to accept or cancel the offer; otherwise your reservation will automatically convert into an order after 3 days, and an email confirmation will be sent to you with your new 'T' order number. Watch your email!


    LOW QUANTITIES ALERT - These items are below 200 pieces left and are anticipated to sell out soon.


    (Product edition has been sold through and is no longer available for sale through our site, some wait lists available.)


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