Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Xoanon @ 17:03 PST

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 4/12/2007

  • Special Announcements: More Celebration IV and 30th Anniversary Exclusive updates!
  • Comic-Con: Sideshow's SDCC headquarters launched!
  • Ministry of Info: Brand new podcast posted, with a new format - be sure to listen!
  • General Interest: Preview CROWS + WORST figures from Medicom Toy!
  • Wait List and Stock Status updates
  • Shipping Updates, Now Shipping, and Coming Soon

    Special Announcements

    Celebration IV will be here before you know it!

    CLICK HEREPlanning to attend Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles from May 24th-28th? Well, you had better start making your travel plans now because it's already mid-April! This year's big 30th Anniversary Celebration IV convention will be held in the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 24th-28th, and a big group of Star Wars-loving Sideshow staff will be there to meet and greet collectors and debut brand new Star Wars products! The Sideshow booth number at CIV will be #410... make sure to come by to visit us each day (or better yet, multiple times each day!) at the convention. See ya on Memorial Day weekend! [Sideshow C4 news headquarters]

    Have you pre-ordered any of our Star Wars 30th Anniversary Exclusives?

    CLICK HEREThis week marks the last of our Star Wars 30th Anniversary Priority Pre-Order events! Remember, if you have pre-ordered the Attendee editions, you MUST pick your items up at Celebration IV between 12:00 PM (PT) on Thursday, May 24th, and 12:00 PM (PT) on Sunday, May 27th. All canceled products will be offered to walk-up Attendees beginning Monday morning, May 28th. If you are in doubt about your attendence, please pre-order the Non-Attendee editions to be safe! ***Also keep in mind that credit cards will begin processing for these 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. To help get you through the process, we have provided helpful FAQs, and you can also contact our caring Customer Service department if you have any additional questions! [Attendee FAQ][Non-Attendee FAQ]


    It's never too early to get excited for Comic-Con!

    CLICK HEREThat's right, we're gearing up for the big reveal of all of our 2007 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives! Make sure to bookmark our Comic-Con headquarters URL, and watch our upcoming newsletters for all the details as they develop. In the meantime, you can get a sneak peek at one of our SIX planned convention Exclusives - the Black Costumed Spider-Man mini bust from 'Spider-Man 3'! This year's SDCC will take place from Thursday, July 26th through Sunday, July 29th, with Preview Night on Wednesday, Juy 25th. Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you all there! [Sideshow's Comic-Con 2007 headquarters][Get a sneak peek of the Black Spidey bust][San Diego Comic-Con info]


    Tomorrow is Friday the 13th!

    CLICK HEREA very meaningful day for all horror and supernatural fans, Friday the 13th only comes around once every few months. So celebrate in style with Sideshow! Tomorrow, Friday, April 13th, we will be posting random discounts on select IN STOCK horror products for your collecting pleasure! Stay tuned to our New Line Horror homepage throughout the day (from Noon until 6 PM, Pacific Time) to take advantage of the discounts. You'll also have all day to enter for your chance to win one of our Jason Premium Format figures, so be sure to tune in tomorrow! [Watch our New Line Horror page for discounts]

    Ministry of Information

    I can't believe they said that!

    CLICK HEREWe are excited to bring our collectors a new and improved episode of Sideshow Radio, featuring tons of unique entertainment for your eardrums! The April 12th edition includes the an interview with the Fighting 501st Army, Gandalf the White Premium Format news, the triumphant return of Keith and Klauder, fighting over Ewoks of all things, and much more. Download the April 12th podcast today, or risk missing out on all of the wacky fun! Please be sure let us know what you think about the all new Sideshow Radio in our comment section at (If you subscribe to our podcast through iTunes, please be aware that it can take up to 24 hours for Apple to refresh their servers with the feed.)[Download our April 12th podcast][Leave us your comments!][Subscribe via iTunes]

    Tolkien publishes a new book... from beyond the grave!

    CLICK HEREYes, that's right - J.R.R. Tolkien is publishing a brand new book from beyond the grave! The professor's son, Christopher Tolkien, and the world-renowned artist, Alan Lee, have collaborated to bring this story to the masses on Tuesday, April 17th. Plus, if you live in the vicinity of New York City, you can join in the celebration at the 'Children of Huron' book release party at the Barnes and Noble at 555 5th Avenue in NYC. Sponsored by, Houghton-Mifflin, and Sideshow Collectibles, it should be a fun party full of LOTR geekyness and giveaways, including a chance to grab a Sideshow Gift Card worth $20 toward select IN STOCK merchandise! Be sure to drop by if you are in the neighborhood, or place your pre-order for the book today![Children of Huron coming Tuesday!]

    Happy Birthday to Heath Hammond!

    CLICK HEREJoin in and help us honor Sideshow's 3D Development Manager, Heath Hammond, for his 40th birthday! His actual day of birth was April 10th, but you can still send Heath an E-Card with a personalized Birthday greeting. Plus, you can download a copy of Heath's handsome mug, and have an opportunity to win some great prizes in our 'Heath Mask' Gallery Giveaway - but be sure to submit your photo before 11:59 PM (PT) on Sunday, April 15th! And of course, no promotion would be complete without some type of product discount, so check out the 30% OFF savings on select Military items that Heath worked on. Don't miss the celebration![Celebrate Heath's big day with Sideshow]

    How devoted are you to your Sideshow Collectibles?

    CLICK HEREWe've posted a new homepage poll testing your devotion to your Sideshow collection. Vote now and let the world know where Sideshow ranks among your most prized possessions! 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... we do enjoy reading them![Participate in the poll][Discuss it with fellow collectors]

    Sideshow Newsletter

    General Interest

    Preview the CROWS x WORST RAH figures!

    CLICK HEREBased on the characters from the popular Japanese anime series 'CROWS x WORST', we are excited to bring the Kunou Ryushin and Takeda Kousei 1:6th scale RAH figures to the U.S. market! Manufactured by our friends at Medicom Toy, these leather-clad, TFOA (The Front of Armament) gangstas are ready to take on the world. Be sure to watch our upcoming newsletters for more information and pre-ordering opportunities! [Preview Crows Worst RAH figures]


    Mother's Day is right around the corner!

    CLICK HERETake this opportunity to write an "Ode to Your Mama" and you could win a fancy bouquet of fresh flowers to send to that special woman who brought you into this crazy world! That's right, we want you to submit your best poetry, commemorating your mother and all she's had to put up with, for your chance to win. Follow the link for all the details, and don't forget to read the directions and the fine print! [Mother's Day Contest Details]

    Get a chance to win a Gandalf the Grey!

    CLICK HEREOne lucky LOTR newsletter member now has a chance to get their hands on a long SOLD OUT Gandalf the Grey polystone 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 Gandalf the Grey!]

    Join us next week for our biggest Film Food & Figure Friday yet!

    CLICK HEREOur April Film, Food & Figure Friday is coming up next Friday! This month we're offering a most excellent prize pack, which includes a SOLD OUT Sideshow Exclusive Boba Fett Premium Format figure, a Star Wars 'Original Trilogy' widescreen DVD set (featuring the special editions of Episodes IV, V & VI, plus a bonus disc), and a big box of crunchy, buttery popcorn! Tune in next Friday, April 20th, 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]

    Don't forget to spot our truck for a chance to win!

    CLICK HERETalk about pimpin' your ride... Sideshow's truck wins hands-down! We invite our collectors to take a look at the eye-catching new graphics on our local delivery truck. This trusty cube truck can be seen driving the streets of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, sometimes even venturing as far as San Diego when itís packed full of Comic-Con goodies. Take a look at the photos in the blog, and join us in a contest celebrating the spiffy new Sideshow truck decals! Yes, the truck can currently be located on the Sideshow site, but we're not telling you where. The first monthly winner in the 'Spot the Truck' contest will be random ly chosen in our May 3rd newsletter, so get busy searching the hallowed halls at! [View the Photos and Contest info]


    Our WAIT LIST is an additional service that we provide to our customers. Please follow this link for more information on our wait list reservation notification and fulfillment.
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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.

  • The Dead: Subject 57 - Doctor 12-inch figure - #3009
  • LOTR: Legolas Greenleaf 12-inch figure - #9208


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


    We would like to announce changes in the anticipated shipping dates of the items below.



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