Friday, April 06, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Xoanon @ 19:53 PST

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 4/5/2007

  • Special Announcements: More 30th Anniversary and CIV news!
  • Promotions: New Second Chance opportunities...
  • Ministry: Updated celebrity quotes and more!
  • LOTR: Next PF announced, coupon for Sauron's Mace, new contest for Gandalf the Grey statue and much more!
  • General Interest: Pre-Order Robby the Robot and Ash PF edition size announced...
  • Wait List and Stock Status updates
  • Shipping Updates, Now Shipping, and Coming Soon

    Special Announcements

    Join us for the big party at Star Wars Celebration IV!

    CLICK HEREWe really can't wait until Memorial Day weekend, when the City of Angels will welcome Star Wars fanatics from across the globe for Celebration IV, in honor of the big 30th Anniversary of the saga! To get things started at Sideshow, we began offering Priority Pre-Ordering our 30th Anniversary Exclusives last week! Both the Attendee and Non-Attendee editions of the Medicom Toy Sandtrooper are now SOLD OUT, so make sure to sign up on the Wait List if you missed out! Plus, our 'This is no Cave' Space Slug diorama is now available for pre-order for Attendees - check the Star Wars section of this newsletter for more information abo ut Non-Attendee pre-ordering. Then, next week you'll have a chance to grab our iconic Yavin Luke 12-inch figure, which you can get a glimpse of through the preview link in the Star Wars section of today's newsletter! [Sideshow Celebration IV homepage]

    Important information about 30th Anniversary Exclusives...

    CLICK HERERemember, if you are ordering Attendee editions, you MUST pick your items up at the convention BEFORE Noon (12:00 PM PT) on Sunday, May 27th, or your orders will be canceled. Any canceled products will be offered to walk-up Attendees beginning Monday morning, May 28th. We'd also like to announce that those Attendees who will be present on Fan Club Day (Thursday, May 24th) WILL be able to pick up their Exclusives at our booth that day. If you are in doubt about your attendence, please order a Non-Attendee edition to be safe! Also keep in mind that credit cards will begin processing for 30th Anniversary Exclusives during the week of May 3rd, and Non-Attendee shipping will begin at the end of May, so be sure to make the necessary financial arrangements before then - we'd hate to have to cancel your order due to a decline. [Attendee FAQ][Non-Attendee FAQ]


    Save over 25% on our Sauron's Mace prop replica!

    CLICK HEREWelcome new Lord of the Rings newsletter subscribers! Use this valuable e-coupon to take $20 off of the Sauron's Mace mini prop replica, complete with a Mordor-inspired display base! Enter coupon code: SAURON457 to redeem this coupon at checkout. This offer is only good through 4/13/07 or while supplies last. [Save on Sauron's Mace!][How do I use this E-Coupon?]

    Express Updates members claim Legolas statues and Bela Lugosi figures!

    CLICK HEREOver the past two weeks, we surprised our Express Update subscribers with a chance at a few of our long sold out Legolas polystone statues and Bela Lugosi as the Gypsy 12-inch figures that had been uncovered during our last physical inventory count! If you choose to subscribe to the Express Updates interest we may alert you about discounted products, exciting new Second Chance offers, or low quantity items as soon as we find out about them! Don't miss out on these fast-action alerts - log in to your Newsletter Account to make sure you are signed up for this interest. Remember, these offers are extended on a first come, first served basis, and Express Updates offers can only be booked online. **Please remember to add us to your address book, because we cannot be responsible for spam blocks of our email correspondence. (These email alerts will be sent to subscribers on an as-needed basis. If you do not wish to receive multiple correspondences from us per week, we suggest you skip this option.) [Sign Up for Express Updates!]

    Ministry of Information

    Welcome new LOTR newsletter members!

    CLICK HEREThe Sideshow Newsletter welcome wagon is out in full force this week, as we have recently added a ton of new Lord of the Rings fans to our member base! If you signed up for our weekly newsletter through the recent contest on, then you are in luck, as we have chosen TEN random names out of all the new members to INSTANTLY WIN some fantastic LOTR prizes! Be sure to check out the contest section of today's newsletter to find out if you are one of the lucky winners. Plus, take advantage of the special discount on Sauron's Mace in our Specials section and read our LOTR section to find out which character will become the next LOTR Premium Format figure, get a look at Faramir's packaging design, and more! Please remember that you can also read our newsletter online, without waiting for it to arrive in your inbox - check our Newsletter homepage for more information.[Newsletter homepage][Lord of the Rings homepage]

    Roger Moore loves his Premium Format figure!

    CLICK HEREThanks to the owners of the James Bond fansite,, we have received a wonderful testimonial from Sir Roger Moore! Find out what Moore and other celebrity fans of Sideshow have to say about our collectibles on our updated Quotes and Testimonials page in the Ministry of Information section. Plus, don't forget to explore the rest of the Ministry, which is chock full of fun and useful Sideshow content![Celebrity Quotes and Testimonials][Search the Ministry for more info!]

    Attention Yahoo users...

    CLICK HEREWe have received word that Yahoo has begun flagging some of Sideshow's email correspondence as spam mail. We urge all Yahoo subscribers to be sure to mark Sideshow's emails as "not spam" so the system-wide filter doesn't put our mail in your spam mailbox! We also suggest adding all of our newsletter and other Sideshow addresses into your email address book. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service department if you have any questions, or think you might be missing out on important Sideshow correspondence![Add us to your address book][Customer Service Help Desk]

    Sideshow Newsletter

    Lord of the Rings

    The next LOTR Premium Format figure will be...

    CLICK HEREWe realize that it has been a while since the release of our last Lord of the Rings Premium Format figure, and we'd like to take this opportunity to once again reassure our LOTR collectors that there is no end to this line in site. Currently, the Sideshow Creative Team is in progress on THREE fantastic new figures, one of which is on the cusp of final approval. Therefore, we're taking this opportunity to break tradition and let the news out a bit earlier than we had originally planned. GANDALF THE WHITE will be the next Lord of the Rings Premium Format figure! Stay tuned to future newsletters, production blog posts, and podca sts as we divulge more information and photos of this much-anticipated collectible! [Current LOTR PF figures]

    Faramir packaging design - revealed!

    CLICK HEREAs the shipping date for our fan-favorite Faramir, Son of Denethor 12-inch figure approaches, we are excited to give our collectors a glimpse at his packaging design in the Production Blog! Thus far, our LOTR 12-inch figure releases have all hailed from the first film in the trilogy, 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. Faramir marks the first release in the line from a new film, 'The Two Towers' - meaning the packaging design is a little different this time around. Follow the link to the blog entry to find out how, and don't forget to pre-order the figure if you haven't yet! [Faramir packaging in the Blog][Pre-Order the Regular Edition][Exclusive Wait List]

    Boromir Exclusive Wait List reservations recalled!

    CLICK HEREMissed out on the pre-order for the Sideshow Exclusive edition of our popular and much-praised Boromir, Son of Denethor 12-inch figure? Sign up on the Wait List RIGHT NOW, and you may get lucky! After completing shipment of the pre-orders for this figure last week, we began recalling the Wait List reservations. The sooner you sign up, the better your chances of fulfillment, so don't delay! [Exclusive Wait List]

    Grab yourself a Grima before he's gone for good!

    CLICK HEREWe'd like to take this opportunity to announce that there are less than 10 of our Grima Wormtongue polystone statues left available in our warehouse! That's right, it's about time to say goodbye to another classic LOTR statue. If you have not ordered one of these deviant servants of Saruman yet, we suggest that you do so today! Follow the link to place your order, and while your there, be sure to check out the new images of the statue, which have recently been posted to his photo gallery! [Grima Wormtongue - LOW QUANTITY!]

    Legolas is about to leave the building!

    CLICK HEREOur accessory-laden Legolas Greenleaf 12-inch figure is ready to sail into the West! We are showing super-low quantities of this fantastic figure, and LOTR collectors won't want to miss ordering the Prince of Mirkwood before he sells out at Sideshow. Why try to resist the powerful lure of an elf like Legolas? Place your order today, and make ready to welcome him into your home! [Legolas 12-inch figure - LOW QUANTITY]

    General Interest

    Remember Robby the Robot?

    CLICK HEREWell, now this retro-bot featured in a few classic films of the past is now available to pre-order at! Freed from celluloid and bigger-than-life in three-dimensions, this life-size replica has some really cool features, including digital audio, rotating scanners, 360-degree head movement, and more! Plus, you can really stack up your Sideshow Rewards points with this baby! Follow the link to find out all the details, including an in-depth look at the character of Robby the Robot and background information about 'The Robot Man' himself, Fred Barton. [Pre-Order Robby the Robot]

    Hail to the edition size, baby!

    CLICK HEREWe're excited to announce that the Sideshow Exclusive edition of our Ash Premium Format figure, featuring the 1:4 scale replica of the Necronomicon, is now SOLD OUT at Sideshow! The Exclusive edition size has been set and closed at only 350 pieces worldwide, and the regular edition of this cult classic warrior is now available to pre-order. Groovy! [Exclusive Wait List] [Pre-Order the Regular Edition]


    Scores of prizes awarded to lucky LOTR newsletter members!

    CLICK HEREWe've picked TEN random winners out of all of our new LOTR newsletter subscribers to be INSTANT WINNERS this week! These winners will be taking home a cool Cave Troll medallion: E. Martinez, M. St. John, A. Hettinger, S. SoRelle, B. Sheppard, J. Nowak, N. Olson, R. Witt, B. Perera, and K. Stong. Each winner will be contacted by email to claim their prizes. **Please remember to allow up to six 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's Contest Terms and Conditions]

    Do you want a Gandalf the Grey statue?

    CLICK HEREOf course you do, who wouldn't? The best thing about this one is that it will be FREE to one lucky newsletter member who is randomly selected to win it in our newest LOTR giveaway! You will have a chance to get your hands on this long SOLD OUT statue by answering this simple question: "Of what race is Gandalf a descendent?" Use the contest form, located through the following link, and enter contest code: GANDALF WILL BE MINE! Remember to spell the code (including the !) and your answer correctly, and be sure not to include any additional spaces. A random winner will be chosen from all correct entries submitted prior to April 25th, 2007 and will be announced in the April 26th newsletter! (This contest is open to Newsletter members ONLY.) [Enter to WIn a Gandalf the Grey!]

    Friday the 13th brings a chance to win a Jason Premium Format figure!

    CLICK HEREWe're celebrating the upcoming Friday the 13th in April with a contest! Newsletter subscribers now have a chance to win one of our popular Jason Voorhees Premium Format figures! Follow the link below and enter for your chance to win this masked, machete-wielding serial killer for your shelf. This contest ends at 11:59 PM (PT) on Friday, April 13th, 2007 and is open to newsletter subscribers ONLY. Click the link to get to our Contest Form, and use the Contest Code: JASON LIVES (you can leave the 'answer' area of the contest form blank). A random winner will be chosen from all entries submitted prior to the contest closing date and announced in our April 19th newsletter! [Enter to Win a Jason PF!]


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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!


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


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