Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Xoanon @ 13:28 PST

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 3/23/2007

  • Special Announcements: New Podcast posted and Star Wars Exclusive updates!
  • Comic-Con: First Con Exclusive teased...
  • Ministry of Info: Fun new Leia buns contest, Daredevil feature article, Customer Service updates, and more!
  • LOTR: ORC wrap-up article and photos!
  • General Interest: Preview the Rocky Legendary Scale bust!
  • Wait List and Stock Status updates
  • Shipping Updates, Now Shipping, and Coming Soon

    Special Announcements

    Today's podcast is brimming with news and fun!

    CLICK HEREWe packed a TON of fun and interesting information in our March 22nd episode of Sideshow Radio! Not only will podcasters get a glimpse of the first official photos of our Yavin Luke and Space Slug 30th Anniversary Exclusives, but they'll also hear Andy Serkis, in character as Gollum and Smeagol, discuss our Crack of Doom diorama, get cool product information straight from the mouths of Sideshow Creative Team members, and hear answers to some of our most-asked questions. Download today's episode at, or subscribe through iTunes, so you will never miss another SSC podcast! [Listen to the March 22nd podcast][Subscribe via iTunes]

    Updates about Star Wars 30th Anniversary Exclusives...

    Any indication that the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Exclusives that we're bringing to Celebration IV will be exclusive ONLY to the show is unintentional. A small quantity these items will be available to convention Non-Attendees both within the U.S. and Internationally, however the show Attendees who pre-order the items with us online will receive the product first and purchase it for a special show price. Sideshow's Star Wars exclusive offerings are in celebration of 30 years of Star Wars, and the company is excited about participating in the festivities that will be held at Celebration IV in Los Angeles in May. To avoid any confusion that this may have caused, we will be referring to these items simply as 'Star Wars 30th Anniversary Exclusives' from now on!

    A reminder for Attendees of Star Wars Celebration IV!

    CLICK HEREIf you are planning to participate in the Attendee Priority Pre-Ordering events for our three Star Wars 30th Anniversary exclusives, please make sure that you will DEFINITELY be attending Celebration IV in May! Your orders MUST be picked up BEFORE 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time on Sunday, May 27th. If they are not picked up by that time, your orders will be cancelled, and the product will be offered to convention Attendees on Monday, May 28th on a first come, first served basis. Don't forget, the Attendee PPO events will start next Thursday, March 29th at 10 AM (PT), with the Medicom Toy Sandtrooper RAH figure. Check out the Star Wars section of this newsletter for more details and a preview of this exciting figure! [Sideshow's C4 news headquarters][FAQ for Attendees][FAQ for Non-Attendees]


    Wondering what we have up our sleeves for the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con?

    CLICK HEREIf you are on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what Sideshow's 2007 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives will be, today's your lucky day! We are releasing some information and a preview image of one of these cool exclusives, which will also be distributed as an exclusive on the floor of a Japanese convention in early May. Follow the link to find out what it is, and stay tuned to our newsletters in late April, as we launch our 2007 Comic-Con news headquarters and announce the rest of our con exclusives! [Click here for a sneak peek!]

    Ministry of Information

    Sideshow's looking for a few good Buns...

    CLICK HEREIn honor of the upcoming pre-order for our A New Hope Princess Leia 12-inch figure, Sideshow Collectibles is challenging its collectors to see who can achieve the most creative simulation of Princess Leia's classic 'cinnamon bun' hairstyle, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. That's right, we are looking for the most creative hairstyling, weird objects, or parody of our little princess, and we will be selecting the top five unique and hysterical entries to win our brand new Princess Leia t-shirt (revealed through the following link!). Plus, one Grand Prize winner will walk away with one of our SOLD OUT Princess Leia Premium Format figures! Click the contest link for more details, and don't forget to follow ALL the directions when submitting your entry![Leia Buns photo contest]

    Why hasn't my Wait List reservation been fulfilled?

    CLICK HERESome of our collectors are a little confused by our Wait List service at Wait Lists are taken after items sell out, and reservations are fulfilled only if some pieces come back into stock due to order cancellations, credit card declines, wholesale account withdrawals, or if a few are found hiding in our warehouse. Remember, due to low stock numbers for these items, some reservations MAY be recalled in error. We try our best, however please keep in mind that a reservation conversion is NOT a guarantee of product placement. Our Wait List service has a history of being very beneficial to those customers who may have missed out on ordering an item the first time around, so continue to sign up... Wait Lists DO work![Sideshow's Wait List service]

    FLEX your dollar farther with Sideshow!

    CLICK HEREMore and more collectors are beginning to realize how handy our convenient FLEXpay program really is! We've updated our FLEXpay information page to include more helpful information about this service. If you have ordered one of our products through FLEXpay, please refer to your original confirmation emails for payment schedules, but remember that some products have rolling schedules that may change due to projected shipping date changes, etc. If you think you can't afford something, always remember that FLEXpay is a great option that won't break the bank![FLEXpay information updated][View all FLEXpay products]

    EU email update...

    CLICK HEREAttention European Union collectors! We've been receiving inquiries from some of you regarding the whereabouts of your notification emails; primarily, your tracking emails. If you have not been receiving your tracking information, please add the email address to your email address book so that it is not blocked by your spam settings. **If you are still not receiving your tracking information, we highly recommend that you: 1) Double check your Sideshow user account to make sure the proper email address is listed, 2) Check to see that the item has actually shipped and is not still in transit to the EU fulfillment warehouse, 3) Contact your email provider to find out if they are blocking certain content, or 4) Create a free email account at Yahoo or Hotmail and be sure to update your Sideshow Collectibles user account accordingly. And remember, we are always available by phone - if you need further assistance, please feel free to fill out the 'Request a Call Back' form through our Customer Service Help Desk![Sideshow's EU homepage][Online Help Desk][Request a Call Back]

    Sideshow Newsletter

    Lord of the Rings

    ORC attendees get up close and personal with Sideshow's LOTR collectibles!

    CLICK HERELucky attendees of the One Ring Celebration (aka 'ORC') in Burbank, California on March 10th and 11th were able to sit in on a couple of very informative panels presented by members of the Sideshow Creative and Development teams. Plus, the Sideshow crew members were pleased to be able to present both Andy Serkis and David Wenham with the Crack of Doom diorama and Faramir 12-inch figure, respectively. Thanks to LOTR collector, Chuck Song, for submitting the following article as well as all of the accompanying photos of the Sideshow product, people, and panels from ORC 2007! Click the link to read all about it, and view new photos of Sideshow's celebrity sitings! [ORC wrap-up]

    The power of the Ring cannot be denied...

    CLICK HEREExperience the emotional turbulence of one of the most electrifying scenes of LOTR in three dimensions with our Crack of Doom diorama. Andy Serkis, that talented actor who brought Gollum to life for millions of Tolkien fans, was so struck by the artistry of the diorama that he insisted on bringing a sample back home to England with him from last week's One Ring Celebration! If you would like to display one of these dioramas in your home, you can pre-order yours right now through the following link. Don't forget to listen to the March 22nd podcast to hear exactly what Gollum thinks about the piece! [Pre-Order the Crack of Doom diorama] [March 22nd podcast][ORC 2007 photo gallery and write up]

    General Interest

    Rocky goes Legendary in scale!

    CLICK HEREThere's no doubt that Rocky Balboa is a Legend in the minds of many. It's only fitting that we give him homage as a Legendary Scale Bust! This week, preview this amazing new Rocky bust; a powerhouse piece that will fit nicely in the center of any collection. From the detailed portrait sculpt to the perfect shine on the gloves, our bust will surely hearken the eye of the tiger in any fan. Yo, check it out, already! [Preview the Rocky Legendary Scale bust]


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    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!


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