Friday, April 20, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Xoanon @ 20:51 PST

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 4/19/2007

  • Special Announcements: Celebration IV updates and Sideshow Apparel is almost here!
  • Comic-Con: Exclusives will be revealed next week!
  • Ministry of Info: Sideshow Spider-Man Week coming soon, new Anime & Manga category added, and much more...
  • General Interest: Crows x Worst figures VERY limited and preview new Revoltech figures and Hot Toys Rambo III...
  • Wait List and Stock Status updates
  • Shipping Updates, Now Shipping, and Coming Soon

    Special Announcements

    Collecting is easy. Now look good doing it!

    CLICK HEREIntroducing our new line of official Sideshow Apparel! Brought to you in a ton of fun styles and colors, these t-shirts, pullovers, and jackets will be available for purchase ONLY at Sideshow. Plus, we've been able to keep the prices insanely low! Stay tuned to our newsletter for all the information about ordering these affordable and fashionable threads - great for redeeming your Sideshow Rewards! [Preview Sideshow Apparel - COMING SOON!]

    Sideshow to present panel at Celebration IV!

    CLICK HEREAs Star Wars Celebration IV draws closer, we're busy planning out activities to engage our fans during their visit to Los Angeles! Be sure to make a special note to join us on Saturday, May 26th for our panel, 'From Concept to Creation of a Sideshow Collectible'. Keep an eye on our Celebration IV news homepage for more information and the exact time and location for the panel, which will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Also, please note that our booth number is #410... make sure to come by and visit with us each day, or better yet, multiple times each day! [Sideshow's C4 news headquarters]

    All Star Wars 30th Anniversary Exclusives are now SOLD OUT!

    CLICK HEREAll three of our Star Wars 30th Anniversary Exclusives are now SOLD OUT at! You can still put your name on the Wait List for each item, but we suggest you hurry, as these reservations will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis if product becomes available. As a reminder, if you have pre-ordered Attendee exclusives, you MUST pick up your order(s) at Celebration IV in Los Angeles by Noon (12:00 PM) on Sunday, May 27th, or your order(s) will be canceled and the item(s) released for sale to walk-up customers on Monday morning on a first come, first served basis. Also, please not that processing for ALL 30th Anniversary Exclusives will begin on May 3rd, 2007, so make sure you have made financial arrangements by that date. We would hate to have to cancel your order due to a card decline! [30th Anniversary Wait Lists][Attendee FAQ][Non-Attendee FAQ]


    Collect-n-Go with Sideshow at Comic-Con 2007!

    CLICK HERECLICK HEREFollow the link to Sideshow's Comic-Con news headquarters to find out more information about our plans for the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con International, coming up at the end of July! We will be offering a total of six (6) Comic-Con Exclusives this year, available to newsletter members FIRST, through Priority Pre-Order events for both Attendees and Non-Attendees, so make sure you are in the know about PPO! The complete Con exclusive list will be posted next week, along with the Priority Pre-Order schedule for each item. If you are planning to attend the show, make sure to watch our fun 'Collect-n-Go' video for an explanation of how our Comic-Con exclusive pre-ordering and pick-up works. And if you aren't going to the show, why the heck not?? Believe us, you GOTTA BE THERE! [Sideshow's Comic-Con news headquarters][Watch our Collect-n-Go video][Priority Pre-Order explained][Comic-Con - YOU GOTTA BE HERE!]

    Ministry of Information

    Spider-Man Week coming soon to Sideshow!

    CLICK HEREWhile you are waiting for the imminent release of the next film in the Spider-Man saga, don't forget to take a look at all of Sideshow's cool new Spidey 3 product! All of these items are now available for pre-order, and the dynamic (and affordable) Spider-Man mini bust is now IN STOCK. Plus, remember to mark your calendars for 'Sideshow Spider-Man Week'! Help us celebrate the premiere of 'Spider-Man 3' during the week of April 30th - May 7th, with random spot and banner discounts, fun contests, and much more![Spider-Man 3 feature page]

    New Anime & Manga collectible category added!

    CLICK HEREMany of our customers use our handy left navigation links at to find what they need quickly. Now we have added another new category to these links: Anime / Manga! As we expand our offering of Anime and Manga collectibles, you can use this convenient link to find all the items that fall under that category. If you are a fan of Anime and Manga, be sure to check the General Interest section of today's newsletter for a preview of some cool new Revoltech figures from Organic, coming soon to Sideshow![Anime & Manga category]

    Celebrate the Children of Hurin release with us!

    CLICK HEREThe new book from J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Children of Hurin', was released Tuesday, April 17th and has already secured its place as a best seller at! The first new release from Tolkien in over 30 years, this eagerly anticipated book has been edited by the professor's son, Christopher Tolkien, and includes some wonderful new artwork by Alan Lee. Be sure to pick up your copy today, and join us in celebrating the book and its success! Plus, if you were lucky enough to attend the book release line party at the Barnes and Noble in New York City on April 17th, don't forget that you can use your Sideshow Gift Card on select IN STOCK products from our LOTR line![Children of Hurin info]

    Send Sideshow e-cards to all your friends!

    CLICK HEREWant a good way to hint at what you'd like to receive as a birthday gift? Or to introduce your friends and family to Sideshow? Why not send an e-card or two! This week we have added a few choice cards featuring popular items from our LOTR collection to our selection, as captured by the fantastic photographer, Charles Song! Send a few to your friends today![Sideshow E-Cards][New LOTR E-Cards added]

    Anime/Manga poll posted!

    CLICK HEREIn honor of the new "Anime/Manga" section of our site, we've posted a new homepage poll asking for your favorite Anime/Manga series. Vote now and let the world know where your heart lies! 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 and Anime/Manga opinions in the discussion area of our site! [Participate in the poll][Discuss it with fellow fans]

    Sideshow Newsletter

    General Interest

    Pre-Order Crows x Worst figures now!

    CLICK HERECLICK HEREWe're excited to announce that the Kunou Ryushin and Takeda Kousei RAH figures are now available for pre-order at! Based on a hit anime series, these figures are VERY popular in Japan, and Medicom Toy has been kind enough to allow Sideshow to import LESS THAN 50 pieces of each figure into the U.S. for our collectors! Place your pre-order before they sell out! [Kunou Ryushin RAH figure] [Takeda Kousei]

    Rambo 3 is ready to take over Sideshow!

    CLICK HERESideshow is happy to announce that we will be importing a limited number of Rambo III 12-inch figures from Hot Toys! This super-detailed figure, featuring the cleverly designed muscular 'skin' overlay that hides his upper-body articulation, is sure to be popular. Get a sneak peek at the figure through the following link, and watch our newsletters for pre-ordering information, coming soon! [Preview Hot Toys Rambo 3]

    Get ready for Revoltech figures - coming soon!

    CLICK HEREWe're excited about our plans to add more Anime and Manga offerings to our collectors at, this week in the form of new Revoltech figures that we will be distributing in the U.S. for Organic Hobby, Inc! Featuring characters from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Fate/Stay Night, these three affordable and fun figures will delight anime fans everywhere. Follow the link for a sneak peek, and watch our newsletters for more details and pre-ordering opportunities![Preview Revoltech figures]

    Check out the RoboCop 3 flight pack in Sideshow 360!

    CLICK HERETake another look at the Hot Toys RoboCop 3 with flight pack model kit, this time in glorious Sideshow 360! The QTVR turnaround has been posted on the product page, through the following link. To access this feature, which allows you to zoom in, out, and all around to get a closer look at the details of RoboCop, simply click on the '360' icon under the main product image! While you're there, make sure to place your pre-order for this cool kit before it sells out! [RoboCop 3 with Flight Pack]


    Film Food & Figure is tomorrow - you could win a Boba Fett figure!

    CLICK HEREOur April Film, Food & Figure Friday is almost upon us! 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! Don't forget to tune into TOMORROW, Friday, April 20th, from 9 AM to 6 PM (PT) 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]

    Heath Mask Gallery winners picked!

    CLICK HEREThanks to all of our collectors who took time out of their busy schedules to help us celebrate Heath Hammond's 40th birthday last week! Congratulations to our 'Heath Mask' giveaway winners, who have been chosen randomly out of all participants! The winner of the Napoleon Premium Format figure is S. Carlin, who submitted the 'Heath as a Sideshow pirate eating cake' entry. The winner of the Platoon Rhah 12-inch figure (signed by the actor) is E. Hampton, who submitted the 'Heath as Danny Devito in Twins' entry. These winners will be contacted by email to claim their prizes, and remember, it can take up to six weeks to process and ship these prizes. (Those of you who didn't read the directions and submitted multiple entries, while still posted, were disqualified from contest eligiblity. But we all, especially Heath, really enjoyed your submissions, so thanks!) [Contest Info and Gallery][Read about Heath's birthday celebration]

    Friday the 13th Jason contest winner announced!

    CLICK HEREWere you one of the over 700 newsletter members who entered for a chance to win a Jason Voorhees Premium Format figure last Friday, April 13th? Well, pay attention, because we've picked a random winner! This lucky collector is: C. Barton from Eyota, MN. Congratulations, you will be adding the Jason Premium Format figure for your collection FREE of charge (less the shipping cost)! Thank you to everyone who joined us during last Friday's festivities, and if you are the winner, be sure to watch your inbox for your prize confirmation email! [Friday the 13th contest details]

    Newsletter INSTANT WINNERS grab Gift Cards!

    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 Sideshow Collectibles Gift Card, worth $20 toward select in stock products, simply for being a subscriber! These lucky winners are: J. Bucko, M. Anderson, D. Schweinberg, D. Wright, and B. Bass. 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 way to win! **Please remember to allow up to six weeks for delivery of prizes. If you see your name on this list, be sure to watch your inbox so that you can confirm your win! [Sideshow Contest Terms and Conditions]

    Make Mother's Day easy this year!

    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, courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles! That's right, for a chance to win, we want you to submit your best poetry or prose, commemorating your mother and all she's had to put up with from you over the years. Follow the link for all the details, and don't forget to read the directions and the fine print! [Mother's Day Contest Details]

    One more week to enter to win a Gandalf the Grey statue!

    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!]


    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.


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