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Spooktakular, Diablo (Nightmare), Kerrigan (Queen of Blades)Spooktakular, Diablo (Nightmare), Kerrigan (Queen of Blades)Misc

gumonshoegumonshoehace 6 años
For those who don't like non-Japanese figures, please kindly disregard this article...the distributor this relates to primarily deals with figures not on MFC, though they do distribute some items here on MFC (e.g. Medicom RAH, Medicom VCD/UDF, Hot Toys, Square Enix Play Arts Kai).

Sideshow Spooktakular
Not sure if there are many others on here who shop at Sideshow (I think I have seen a few), or if you are following their annual Spooktakular event. The event lasts the week leading up to, and inclusive of, Halloween and basically comprises 4 aspects.

Sales
In my opinion the sales are not that great...they basically only put on sale/discount the items in inventory (i.e. what they haven't been able to sell) and really you could get for the same price on ebay. They are also very restrictive with using discounts and points or gift credit--usually cannot combine anything and only can use these on already in-stock items not on sale. For the event, it seems they are giving out a discount code (20%-30%) every 2 hours for one of their on sale items. Most of these sale items are already 10% off + free shipping. If interested, I created a list (since related items are limited to 10) of the items on sale that exist here on MFC.

Contests
They conduct lots of contests and raffles in which they give out free prizes (usually of less popular figures/statues in inventory). They do them all the time for new figures, but during Spooktakular they do a lot more. I don't use twitter or facebook, but there are also more contests happening there.

Reward Points
The main draw for me is the free reward points. They intermittently give out free reward points for just entering a code and saving it to your account, which is really nice, though you have to be on top of it because some of them expire w/in 10-30 minutes--so might not be worth the time/effort. Last year I accumulated about $50 USD worth of codes. I'm expecting to gather around the same this year, but can't be sure what Sideshow will do--missed a few codes, but got $15 USD yesterday, w/ 3 days remaining.

New Releases
In addition to clearing out their inventory, part of this event is just to have ppl constantly browsing their site while they promote their other items via item previews and announcements of new releases.

Blizzard
Being a big fan of Blizzard, I've included a blurb about recent Blizzard items.

Diablo
They unexpectedly revealed a new version of the previously released Diablo StatueDiablo Statuehttp://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/200219-diablo/lg/200219-diablo-001.jpg

This was a nice surprise for me as I had my eyes on the original Diablo for a while--I think it released last year around Oct/Nov 2014--but withstood the urge to buy it (Sideshow statues tend to be quite large, and quite expensive) even after the added light-up effect was announced prior to release. Yesterday afternoon, out of nowhere, they released a ready to ship (in-stock) Nightmare Edition of Diablo, in a much more limited release (only 250 statues--they made 2000 of the original). After some deliberation, I decided to purchase it. Aside from rarity, the Nightmare version is basically the same as the original, but Blue instead of Red, as seen in the game's Nightmare scene.


http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/2002192-diablo-nightmare-edition/lg/2002192-diablo-nightmare-edition-001.jpg
Diablo Nightmare EditionDiablo Nightmare Edition
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/2002192-diablo-nightmare-edition/lg/2002192-diablo-nightmare-edition-002.jpg

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/2002192-diablo-nightmare-edition/lg/2002192-diablo-nightmare-edition-003.jpg



I am kinda glad now I didn't purchase the original a year ago. Though I still regret not picking up the Sixth Scale R2-D2 Exclusive and the Arthas statue before they sold out. Well...I bought Arthas, but received it broken and returned it rather than getting a replacement.

Kerrigan
And for other StarCraft fans, if you haven't already heard, the long-awaited (for myself) Kerrigan: Queen of Blades statue was released for pre-order a month or two ago. The prototype looks amazing--I immediately pre-ordered her.


http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/200312-kerrigan/lg/200312-kerrigan-001.jpg
Kerrigan Queen of BladesKerrigan Queen of Blades
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/200312-kerrigan/lg/200312-kerrigan-002.jpg

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/200312-kerrigan/lg/200312-kerrigan-003.jpg



Questions
Do you collect Sideshow statues?
Anyone else partaking in Spooktakular?
Are you awaiting any Sideshow releases?

Promo Codes
***Only a few seem interested in keeping up with the promo codes. so i'll be casually updating them here club/1079/discu...
If more ppl vote, I'll try to be more diligent, or others can add codes themselves if they find them.
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Should I maintain a forum for the Spooktakular promo codes?

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I got points mostly, I would have bought Ada Wong but I have her on flex with a $20 code already used so I guess not bad. It's mostly the extra $9 in rewards points that annoys me.

Nice to find another ssc buyer though!
hace 5 años
Chidoru Selling some figures!
Ugh, it's times like these where I wish a large sum of money would fall from the sky and land at my feet. I'd buy the shit out of that Diablo statue.
hace 6 años
piratestylehace 6 años#2428075You haven't seen it?
www.sideshowtoy...
www.youtube.com...
If this thing is as big as I think its going to be the box will be ginormic! I hope he's bigger than Diablo though; I'd be disappointed if he wasn't like at least 30". Though judging from the people near the case in the second video it looks quite like what I imagined.


GOD IT LOOKS AMAZING. THAT IS SOMETHING I NEED IN MY COLLECTION.
hace 6 años
gumonshoehace 6 años#2428303wow, nice. i'm guessing that will have quite the price tag.

Umm well judging by the size I imagine Deathwing might be in the 500$ range cause he looks about as wide as the new Grimlock but much taller; hopefully it doesn't come to the same price as Grimlock cause a 1600$ pricetag might be the one thing that could make me change my mind lol.

The people put off by the price tag, I always thought the same thing but then when I got my first statue I was blown away by the quality and size of it compared to a scaled figure; to me it was easily worth 3-5 of my figures and a price I was willing to pay and especially now as my list of figures I want begin to dwindle. Everytime I commit to a statue I just think to myself it's like buying 3-5 figures hehe; considering the amount of space they take too I'm not wrong in thinking that way. :) Especially with the sideshow payment plan option it's like buying a cheap scaled figure 63$~ per month for a few months.
hace 6 años
I was curious of the Boba Fett premium figure. that one turned out okay, but i much prefer the Mythos series Boba Fett (which I already own--overlooking the area, perched atop my detolf).
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hace 6 años
I own the red Diablo version. I total love it. It's amasing. Don't know what to think of a colourversion (easy money for sideshow?). I own some more too but I think the prices got up a lot the last years and the quality does not always keep up.

Never heart of Spooktakular before since I'm not buying from the sideshow side.

Kerrigan and Deathwing! Yeah! And I would love to get the Star Lord Premium (if it looks nice).
hace 6 años
Ahhhhh Kerrigan looks amazing! If I had more room/more money I'd definitely preorder her but alas ;u;

I don't collect Sideshow statues but they do look incredible. Honestly I'm very sad I missed out on Arthas and am eyeing Deathwing from afar for now - maybe if I can afford him I'll go for it but the price plus general size of the figures is usually enough to deter me. Still, they're super nice @_@
hace 6 años
yea. keeping the boxes take up so much space too. they are so heavy and don't fit in a detolf--nor would i trust them to be supported in one. partly why i didn't reorder the Arthas that was received broken.

Morohace 6 años#2428291As nice as they are I just could never bring myself to spend that much on a single figure. Especially since they're so huge and would be really hard to display. And they don't make statues for my favorite franchises, since they pretty much only do western stuff.
hace 6 años
wow, nice. i'm guessing that will have quite the price tag.

the arthas piece was heavy as sht--replacing the battery could be a hassle, though i saw some guy mod it so he could plug it in instead. there were a number of statues w/ poor design w/ the cape if i recall...like it protruded from the shoulder armor rather than tucking completely underneath. i still want to hunt him one day as well though.

the arthas i received had all the spikes broken off and the head decapitated...sad.

piratestylehace 6 años#2428075You haven't seen it?
www.sideshowtoy...
www.youtube.com...
If this thing is as big as I think its going to be the box will be ginormic! I hope he's bigger than Diablo though; I'd be disappointed if he wasn't like at least 30". Though judging from the people near the case in the second video it looks quite like what I imagined.
hace 6 años
gumonshoehace 6 años#2428284i know. i was really looking forward to Raynor and Apocalypse, but when they came out priced at ~500-600 USD I couldn't build the courage to buy them. =(
i only own a few of their statues...but sometimes i think i should have bought a number of those rather than the multitude of anime figures i bought...

As nice as they are I just could never bring myself to spend that much on a single figure. Especially since they're so huge and would be really hard to display. And they don't make statues for my favorite franchises, since they pretty much only do western stuff.
hace 6 años