Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Xoanon @ 23:17 PST

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 3/15/2007

  • Special Announcements: C4 exclusives named and FAQ's posted!
  • General Interest: Pre-Order Shin Akuma statue, Rocky Balboa on DVD, and more!
  • LOTR: ORC photo gallery posted, Aragorn at Black Gates Wait List fulfilled, and more!
  • Unsubscribe Information
  • Wait List and Stock Status updates
  • Shipping Updates, Now Shipping, and Coming Soon

    Special Announcements

    Today is the day to find out about our Celebration IV exclusives!

    CLICK HEREClick the first link to find out the titles and categories of our Celebration IV convention exclusives! To make it easier on our collectors, we've posted a Priority Pre-Order schedule with exact dates and times for each pre-order, to help you plan your next few weeks! We've also posted two comprehensive Frequently Asked Question lists: one for convention Attendees and one for Non-Attendees. Answers to all of your questions should be easily found within these FAQ's, including the dates that you can expect your card to begin processing! [C4 exclusives named!][C4 exclusives - General FAQ][C4 exclusives - Attendee FAQ][C4 exclusives - Non-Attendee FAQ]


    Hurry fast for your chance at one of these fantastic Fire Fighters!

    CLICK HEREWe have found only 15 of the accessory-laden, Hot Toys Fire Fighter Trainee 1:6th scale figures in our U.S. warehouse. Place your order for this hero before he is consumed by the burning desire of your fellow collectors! ***If you see this item marked as Sold Out or Wait Listed, or you receive a page stating 'product cannot be located' when you click the link, unfortunately that means someone beat you to it and all the available figures have been claimed. [Hot Toys Fire Fighter Trainee - SECOND CHANCE]

    Did you pick up a Gift Card at the One Ring Celebration last weekend?

    CLICK HEREGreat news - we have a few of our most popular Lord of the Rings products available IN STOCK! Follow the 'IN STOCK' link to find out which LOTR items can be purchased using a Gift Card, and don't forget to check its value through the 'Gift Card Redemption' link. You may be holding up to $50 worth of FREE Sideshow product in your hands! Best of all, if you missed out on getting a FREE Eowyn Helm in our Q&A panel on Saturday, March 10th, you can use your Gift Card to purchase one on our site. Don't forget to use your card BEFORE it expires! To find out the expiration date (in GMT time), check its value through the 'Redemption' link. [IN STOCK product from LOTR][Gift Card Redemption Information]

    Ministry of Information

    First round of images from ORC 2007...

    CLICK HEREWe're excited to present a photo gallery of our panels and product display from last weekend's One Ring Celebration event, held in Burbank, CA! Follow the photo gallery link to see what you missed, including some mighty fine shots of the Faramir 12-inch figure and the Crack of Doom diorama. Plus, tune into next week's newsletter and podcast for more photos of the Sideshow team showing off the Faramir figure to David Wenham, presenting Andy Serkis with a sample of the Crack of Doom diorama, and a sound clip of Gollum and Smeagol discussing that very diorama. We're also happy to announce that the winner of our Frodo Baggins raffle has confirmed and is SUPER happy to have won the heroic hobbit for her collection![ORC 2007 photo gallery][Sideshow's Lord of the Rings homepage][Winner of Frodo raffle confirmed]

    Rocky Balboa on DVD next Tuesday!

    CLICK HEREHere's a friendly reminder to mark next Tuesday, March 20th, on your calendars as the date to rush out and purchase the excellent 'Rocky Balboa' on DVD! Or you can save time and gas by pre-ordering it on Amazon through the following 'Order' link. To celebrate the DVD release, we'll be previewing the fully painted Rocky Legendary Scale bust very soon! If you missed our sneak peek at the unpainted sculpt of this true American hero, click the second link to take a look at our behind-the-scenes Production Blog entry, and watch our newsletter in the coming weeks for the full preview![Order the Rocky Balboa DVD][Rocky bust in the Blog][Order Rocky-themed products]

    Star Wars Celebration poll posted!

    CLICK HEREWe've posted a new homepage poll to find out how our favorite Star Wars collectors are going to participate in the upcoming Star Wars Celebration IV festivities! 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![Participate in the poll][Discuss it with fellow collectors]

    Sideshow Newsletter

    General Interest

    Pre-ordering for the Shin Akuma exclusive has begun!

    CLICK HEREStreet Fighter fans all know that Akuma will always remain a mystery. Anyone who gets close enough to discover his origin would likely not live long enough to tell the tale. Well, this is your chance to welcome this mysterious character into your own home! Sideshow Collectibles is proud to bring you an exclusive opportunity to own the first extremely limited release from Jerry Macaluso's new line of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. The Sideshow Exclusive Shin Akuma statue represents Akuma once the Dark Hadou have consumed his soul. This piece is extremely limited, with only 125 pieces available worldwide outside of Japan (total edition size TBD)! We are also offering a FLEXpay option for this mixed-media statue, as a way to help ease the stress on our collectors' bank accounts! [Pre-Order Shin Akuma] [FLEXpay option][About Jerry Macaluso][About Akuma]

    Take another look at Lady Sham!

    CLICK HERECLICK HEREA real, live Martian super hero Goddess, resplendent in latex two sizes too small. Watch out! Here comes the ass kicking, Mortis killing, Lady Sham... now featuring an updated photo gallery! Plus, if you act now, you could save 20% - only a few more available at this price! For those unfamiliar with this collectible, the Lady Sham statue is a faithful translation of Ashley Wood's delightfully offbeat artwork from the Popbot series. Order yours today! (Psssst... Ashley Wood's PopBot statue is nearly sold out, so be sure to order one if you haven't yet.) [Lady Sham statue - 20% off!] [PopBot statue - LOW QUANTITY!][About PopBot]

    Show some love for Gagne's Scarab Twisted Rabbit!

    CLICK HEREThis is the 2nd entry in Sideshow's series of collectible polystone statues based on the outrageous art of Michel Gagne, from his book, Insanely Twisted Rabbits. Although oddly attractive in its own, unique way, the Scarab Twisted Rabbit is NOT your average cute and cuddly bunny! Now you can get up close and personal with all its teeth and fur through new photos that have been added to the image gallery. There are less than 10 of these monstrously Twisted Rabbits left IN STOCK, so order one for your collection today! [Scarab Twisted Rabbit - LOW QUANTITY]

    Lord of the Rings

    Andy Serkis loves our Frodo and Gollum diorama...

    CLICK HEREAnd you will too! Conveniently sized and priced to take its place within even the most packed collections, this diorama definitely took center stage at the One Ring Celebration in Burbank last weekend. The Sideshow team was excited to be able to present the sample to Andy Serkis, the voice of Gollum and Smeagol, who was in attendence at the event. Make sure to check out some new photos of the piece in our ORC 2007 photo gallery, and tune into next week's podcast to hear exactly what Gollum and Smeagol have to say about this dynamic diorama! [Pre-Order the Crack of Doom diorama] [ORC 2007 photo gallery]

    Everyone is raving about Faramir!

    CLICK HEREWe brought our Faramir 12-inch production sample to last weekend's One Ring Celebration in Burbank, CA, and he really stole the show! The Sideshow team members were especially touched by the applause that ensued after one of the ORC attendees stood up in front of 300 people and sincerely thanked them for bringing Faramir to their collection. We'd like to extend our sincerest thanks for all of your kind words, and we can't wait for this figure to ship out to all our Lord of the Rings fans across the globe! If you haven't pre-ordered this fantastic figure yet, we highly suggest that you get on the ball and do so today! [Pre-Order the Regular Edition] [Exclusive Wait List][ORC 2007 photo gallery]

    Go for a gallop around Midde-earth with Aragorn on his steed!

    CLICK HEREIf you missed out on our Aragorn at the Black Gates polystone statue, depicting Aragorn on horseback, leading the charge to the gates of Mordor, we suggest that you sign up on the Wait List right now. We've heard rumblings from the East that the time is ripe for Wait List conversions on this dynamic statue depicting the King of Gondor on his galliant steed, challenging Mordor "for Frodo!" Sign up today! [Aragorn at the Black Gates Wait List] [More IN STOCK product from LOTR]

    Have you seen the Helm of a Battle Troll?

    CLICK HERESculpted to perfection and cast in heavy metal, our Lord of the Rings helms are the perfect display size for every collection. Plus, they're so addicting and conveniently priced that you won't be able to collect just one! Click on the following link to explore one of our most popular, in stock helms - the Helm of a Battle Troll - complete with an updated photo gallery for you to drool over! [Helm of a Battle Troll - IN STOCK]


    Our March Film Food & Figure Friday is tomorrow!

    CLICK HEREOur monthly Film Food & Figure Friday contest continues tomorrow, Friday, March 16th, so don't miss it! This month we're offering a super sweet prize pack, which includes one of our Frodo Premium Format figures, a Fellowship of the Ring DVD featuring both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film, and a big box of crunchy, buttery popcorn! Make sure to tune into our homepage tomorrow, from 9 AM to 6 PM (PST) to enter for your chance to win. (Please note: The DVD is rated for Region 1 play, and the popcorn can only be shipped within the United States.) [Film Food & Figure Friday info and past winners]

    Five more newsletter INSTANT WINNERS picked!

    CLICK HEREStill hoping to win a Sideshow contest one of these days? Maybe today's your day! This week we have randomly drawn FIVE newsletter members as INSTANT WINNERS, each of whom will receive a FREE Female Art S. Buck model figures, simply for being a subscriber! These lucky winners are: J. Gabbard, S. Romero, K. Talovich, W. Paulson, and F. Price. They will each be contacted by email to claim their prizes. If you have some friends who would love a chance to win cool collectibles and other fun, FREE stuff, make sure to tell them to sign up for (and read!) our weekly newsletter and choose the 'Contests' interest - it's the only w ay to win! (Please remember to allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prizes and that winners will be responsible for shipping fees and any applicable import or VAT tax. If you see your name on this list, be sure to watch your inbox so that you can provide shipping and payment information for your prize delivery!) [Sideshow Contest Terms and Conditions]


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    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!


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