Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Xoanon @ 20:32 PST

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 5/24/2007



Special Announcements

Star Wars Celebration IV is off to a great start!

CLICK HERESideshow will be out in force at the Star Wars Celebration IV convention, which began today and runs through Monday, May 28th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. If you are lucky enough to be attending the show, you can find us at Booth #410, and don't forget to join us for our panel at 2:30 on Saturday, May 26th! Additionally, Lorne Peterson, master model-maker for ILM and author of the amazing 'Sculpting the Galaxy', will be on-hand in our booth during the con (please see the Ministry section of this newsletter for his schedule). Our online CIV audience will also be entertained by new product announcements, contests and giveaways, photo galleries and live webcams from the floor, special discounts and Second Chance opportunities, a Star Wars themed Ask Sideshow Q&A, and much more! Keep checking our Celebration IV homepage to take part in the fun each day, from right now through Monday! [CIV updates and announcements]

May 28th is Memorial Day!

CLICK HERESideshow Collectibles would like to wish all of our U.S. based collectors a safe and happy Memorial Day. We would like to remind everyone that our Customer Service department will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of this U.S. holiday. Please anticipate all calls and email inquiries received during this extended weekend to begin being returned on the next business day, which will be Tuesday, May 29th. [Online Customer Service Help Desk]


Priority Pre-Order the Black Hole Stormtrooper Exclusive NEXT week!

CLICK HEREWe are giving you a week's respite from Comic-Con Exclusive Priority Pre-Orders due to the Star Wars Celebration IV festivities... aren't we nice? But don't forget to get back in the Comic-Con mood NEXT week, because Medicom's Black Hole Stormtrooper VCD figure will be Priority Pre-Ordering for Attendees of the con at 10 AM (PT) on Thursday, May 31st, while Non-Attendees will get their shot at 10 AM (PT) on Friday, June 1st. Take a look at the preview, and make sure you are qualified for Priority Pre-Order in time if you want to get your mitts on this minion of the Dark Side! [Black Hole Stormtrooper VCD preview & PPO info][View all 2007 Comic-Con Exclusives]


Surf the Sideshow site for Memorial Week savings!

CLICK HEREMonday, May 28th marks Memorial Day in the United States... and the Sideshow celebration is already in full swing! Keep a close eye on each of our featured news sections for our Memorial Week specials! (You can find these featured areas through our handy left navigation links.) We'll be posting these discounts randomly through out the week, from Tuesday, May 22nd, through tomorrow, Friday, May 25th (Pacific Time)! Make sure to keep up with all the news at if you don't want to miss any hot deals! [Memorial Week sales info][House of Horror deals][Military deals][LOTR deals]

Ministry of Information

Yo, BAM! The hip new episode of Sideshow Radio has hit the streets!

CLICK HEREOur May 24th edition of Sideshow Radio is ready for download! Find out some secrets from Tom Gilliland about the next LOTR diorama, hear a trio of Sideshow Creative Team staffers reminisce about Star Wars (and give listeners a little inside info about the new Speeder Bike and Scout), get a unique glimpse of Star Wars Celebration IV from our 'Eye in the Sky' reporter, and listen to the Mistress of the Web as she picks apart some hilarious Customer Service emails! Be there, or be square... and don't forget to give us some groovy feedback about this hip 'cast! [Download the May 24th podcast][Subscribe via iTunes]

Master model-maker Lorne Peterson to join Sideshow at CIV!

CLICK HEREAt the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con, Sideshow was excited to host Lorne Peterson, one of the founding members of Industrial Light and Magic (and author of 'Sculpting a Galaxy') at our booth. We are happy to welcome him back for Star Wars Celebration IV, where he will take some time at the Sideshow booth to sign books and answer fan questions! We would also like to extend the opportunity to quiz this master of models to our online audience. Submit your questions for Lorne through our convenient 'Ask Sideshow' form, and we will pry him for answers! **If you will be in attendance at the convention, you can visit with Mr. Peterson at our booth (#410) during the following hours: Friday, May 25th from 1-2pm... Saturday, May 26th from 11am-1pm... Sunday, May 27th from 1-3pm... and Monday, May 28th from 11am-1pm.[Submit your questions for Lorne][2006 Comic-Con chat transcript - Part 1][2006 Comic-Con chat transcript - Part 2][Sculpting a Galaxy]

Tychus Findlay Limited Edition Statue - coming soon to!

CLICK HERECelebrate the upcoming release of the video game, StarCraft II, with this special announcement from Blizzard Entertainment and Sideshow Collectibles! Follow the link for more information and a glimpse at the statue, which is a must-have for fans of the game! [Read all about it]

Inquiring minds want to know...

CLICK HEREHow will YOU be celebrating during the big Star Wars 30th Anniversary weekend? We've come up with some fun ideas for our poll, and would like to know what everyone will be up to! If you have a chance, snap some photos of the festivities and send them in to post in our 'Star Wars Memories: 1977-2007' Celebration IV photo gallery! 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 to let us know about your special plans! [Participate in the poll][Discuss it with fellow fans][Submit your Star Wars Memories photos][Star Wars Memories photo gallery]

Sideshow Newsletter

General Interest

You'll be dead meat if you miss out on the new Hot Toys Rocky figures!

CLICK HERECLICK HEREHot Toys Rocky 1/6th scale figures are ready for pre-order at affordable prices - including the hard-hitting Rocky Balboa, Clubber Lang, Apollo Creed, and the 14-inch Ivan Drago! Also available is the exclusive and ultra limited version of Clubber Lang in street clothes (aka 'The Southside Slugger' edition), complete with his iconic gold chains and leather satchel and limited to only 130 pieces imported into the U.S. This exclusive is available only at! Our prediction: Pain, if you miss out on these! [Pre-Order all Hot Toys Rocky figures] [Exclusive Southside Slugger Clubber Lang]

Fireball your way to Ryu!

CLICK HERECLICK HEREJerry Macaluso's Pop Culture Shock Collectibles and Sideshow are excited to team up to bring collectors two hot versions of the Ryu Mixed Media 18-inch statue, based on the character from Street Fighter fame. Ryu is widely considered the classic character of the game, and the favorite of many. Both versions of this kick-butt statue are now available to pre-order at! We do suggest you act fast, as supplies are limited, especially for the Evil Ryu, limited to only 150 pieces imported into the U.S. Outside of Japan, Sideshow Collectibles is the only place you'll be able to find this red-eyed warrior! [Exclusive Evil Ryu statue] [Ryu statue]

Frat boys, Russian boxers, scary looking aliens... oh my!

CLICK HERECLICK HERENew bobble-heads of Bluto from 'Animal House', Ivan Drago from 'Rocky IV', and the Mondoshawan from the '5th Element' are now available for pre-order at! Bluto from 'Animal House' is the perfect addition to any hoppin' party. Take a swing at Ivan Drago and rock his world. Gaze on the Mondoshawan and be relaxed by his ambient groove. These bobbles are tons of fun - even better, they are extremely affordable and available for pre-order now! [Bluto bobble head] [Ivan Drago bobble head][Mondoshawan bobble head]


Make your Dad feel special this Father's Day...

CLICK HERETell the world how your father has affected your life, and not only will your post be something cool to show him, but you'll also be eligible for a chance to take home a John Wayne Premium Format figure! The winner will be given the option to ship the prize directly to his or her Dad, or keep it for themselves. Share your stories about your Dad in Sideshow's Father's Day contest! Follow the link for all the details and instructions. [Father's Day Contest info]

Last chance to pay your homage to The Duke!

CLICK HEREWe're celebrating John Wayne's 100th birthday this May! Take this chance to remember The Duke with us by visiting our '100 Years of John Wayne' page and leaving your comments in remembrance of the man who starred in over 200 films. Leaving a comment will automatically enter you for a chance to win a John Wayne 12-inch figure, decked out in his iconic Tigerstripe camo! Join us in paying tribute to one of America's greatest film legends, in memory of his 100th birthday. Click the following link for more information! [Enter to win a John Wayne Tigerstripe figure!]


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