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NIGHTMARE BEFORE X-MAS and other Disney collectables GIVEAWAY!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with something damn cool for you to get your hands on. There's this fella named David Kracov who has been making Disney collectables for a long while now. He contacted AICN asking if we'd be interested in running a contest in celebration of his just recently scoring the license to make high end collectables for Tim Burton's THE CORPSE BRIDE.

So, we're giving away 3 pieces. There will actually be two different contests. Let's talk about the biggie first.

The big prize we're giving away is this awesome piece from A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS as you can see above. I've seen this one with my own eyes and the detail is fantastic. It's an artist proof (limited to only 25 in the world) that is valued in the thousands of dollars.

This is the easy one. All you have to do to win this sculpture is go to Kracov's website right here. Okay, you're there... see that email address? Click on it and send an email with the subject line JACK SKELLINGTON CONTEST and your mailing address in the body of the message (North America entrants only, please). That'll enter you into a raffle. On Friday, September 16th David Kracov will randomly select one email for the winner. Please only enter once. Multiple entries will be deleted. While you're at Kracov's site, have a look around and see some of the cool work he's done!

Okay, that's the big one, but we also have two more sculptures to give away, these being classic Disney characters. You can enter into both the big contest above and the contest to win these two beauties:

Cecil B. DeGoofy is first prize and Tink is the second place prize. Both are Artist Proofs like the big boy above, limited to 25. They've valued in the many hundreds of dollars. What do I have in mind for those guys?

To win them you're going to need to dust off your imaginations a bit. We've discovered an 8th Dwarf, but he has no name. Dopey, Doc, Happy, Sneezy, Bashful, Sleepy and Grumpy are at a loss as to what to name him. It's your job to name him and tell me why he's named whatever he's named. This name can be either Disney sweet or something so disgusting and vile that it'd make Walt spin in his grave or crawl out of his cryogenic chamber with a fire in his cold, cold eyes. The choice is yours.

I'll pick the two most inventive names and backstories.

You'll need to email me at with the subject line 8TH DWARF CONTEST. I want the name and the reason for that name (please keep these under 100 words) as well as your mailing address in case you're one of the two lucky winners! The contest is open to anyone in North America and begins right now, ending on Friday, September 16th at noon CST. Remember, you can enter both this contest and the one for Jack and his boney reindeer above.

Like I said, we got some cool shit in this one, so good luck. I look forward to the entries! After seeing Kracov's work on NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS I can't wait to see what he does for CORPSE BRIDE!!!


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  • Sept. 8, 2005, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Finally, a cool contest

    by zacdilone

    And that Skellington piece is sweet. The others are nice, too.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Finally a prize I actually want

    by stargirl

    I'm probably one of the few on this site that actually wants the tinkerbell.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Wow, what a friggin' lame contest.

    by kintar0

    Do Tinkerbell's clothes come off?

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Tink is mine!

    by cagirl

    My hubby and I have come up with a great name. Skelington is awsome too, I'd love to add that to my collection. Good luck to all. Great contest.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:20 a.m. CST

    North America only?

    by half vader

    What ever happened to the idea of the internet being a global forum? Boo. I'd pay the postage. Good luck to all - as long as you're American. Yes I know sour grapes, but do you blame me?

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Tinkerbell looks a bit chubby.

    by gigaloff

    That's all.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Tinkerbell gives *me* a chubby.

    by Osmosis Jones

    That's all.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Valued in the Thousands ?

    by DarthQueefer

    Apparently selling in th hundreds....Item number: 6206491240

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Sometimes TalkBack pisses me off

    by Ribbons

    Yeah. Three extremely rare, Disney-related artist-proof sculptures. "What a lame contest." Some of you people couldn't be more cynical if you tried.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Well, in the hundreds, at least...

    by Nocturnaloner

    By sheer coincidence I'm sure, #1 of the artist proofs is on ebay right now. Before-Christmas-Jack-Skellington_ W0QQitemZ6206491240 Dunno if it'll make reserve, but these are different from the normal production run.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 2:10 p.m. CST

    That Jack Skellington proof looks amazing

    by Goatweed

    wow, the pictures look incredible! I'm in for a shot!

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I said "What a FRIGGIN' lame contest."

    by kintar0

    But hey, if you're that into Disney, sorry if I pissed you off, cupcake.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by Gordon Shumway

    I don't care about this story, I'm just supremely impressed with the person who spelled collectables correctly instead of writing collectibles.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    I'm sorry, was that latent homophobia? You'll have to speak up a little. Ass.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:58 p.m. CST

    No, I'm sorry if you thought I was calling you gay...

    by kintar0

    Maybe I should have called you Buttercup? Is that gay? Is it impossible to disparage one's manhood without sounding like you're calling someone gay?

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by YouInRawbIns?

    If Tink were lifesize and real, she'd be the perfect proportion. I'd bang her.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Half Vader is right

    by YouInRawbIns?

    I mean, I live in New Hampshire, so I'm all set, but still, not being to ship overseas is a little weak if the person is willing to pay the postage.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 11:24 p.m. CST

    heeeey, waitaminute...

    by calami-shami

    ...corpse bride is about necrophilia isnt it?

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Disney should SUE

    by Undead03

    MAN, those are horrible. All of them are off model, especially Tinkerbell. WHO SIGNED OFF ON THESE CHEAP KNOCKOFFS? Really bad...

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 5:56 p.m. CST

    'Cool' would be a carded 'Major Matt Mason' figu

    by Rhett Butler

    And I agree with the other guys - Tink is definitely off-model. Maybe they're running a pool with 'Warner Bros stores' to try to produce the lamest repros.

  • Sept. 10, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST

    A Shitemare Before Christmas

    by Bill Fairbanks

    One of the worst moments of my life was viewing a doublebill of this with Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein. I can still remember vividly the feeling of intense nausea which enveloped me when I realised about 5 minutes into the film that it was actually a fucking musical (which the UK marketing had for whatever reason shyed away from highlighting). How I didn't walk out, I'll never fucking know

  • Sept. 11, 2005, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Who ever buys/owns these, proves that there are 40 year old virg

    by Floyd_Dylan

    ...and that ain't a good thing!!!

  • Sept. 16, 2005, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Who won?

    by Phantasy Menace

    Any update?