UPDATED! Contest time! Who wants that awesome Sideshow Premium Format Boba Fett?
Hey guys... We have a winner already. It actually was neck and neck, with multiple parties needing to revise their entries. The winner just barely beat out another competitor by a sending in the revised entry a few minutes before I got the second batch. I'll post a story in the next day or two that announces the lucky winner and shows the winning photos. Thanks for all those who entered and who were going at this contest fast and furiously!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with another contest. This time the good folks at Sideshow contacted me saying they have a second chance offer on one of their best Premium Format figures ever. Check him out:
Next to their Han Solo, this is my favorite piece they’ve done in their STAR WARS line.
It retails at $324.99, so it’s not a cheap piece.
In trying to figure out a decent contest that wouldn’t drive me crazy and that had nothing to do with Photoshop I came up with what I think is a fun one.
Boba Fett is a bounty hunter. In this case the bounty is Fett himself, so to earn your bounty you’re going to go hunting.
Below you’ll find a list of items, some generic, some very specific. This is going to be a scavenger hunt of sorts. I want you to pick up your trusty camera and shoot a ton of stuff. The first person to get back to me with all the below from the list will win The Fett. Be careful you don’t cut any corners, though, because if something doesn’t smell right (ie you just downloaded a picture of an item instead of shooting it yourself) your entry will be looked over. I’ll let you know what’s not kosher, so you’ll have a shot to fix it, but that valuable time might cost you the bounty.
I’m going to want everything I mention to be something tangible unless specified. For example, if I say I want a photo of a 1969 Dodge Charger you can’t just open up Google, find and image and take a picture of your computer screen. I want a real photo taken by you yourself of a 1969 Dodge Charger.
There are exceptions… there are specific things below I want you to take off of your TV or computer screen, but I’ll make sure to say it’s kosher in the list below.
Here’s the list:
- HALO 3 Special Edition X-Box 360 (in box or out)
-A vintage (folded) movie poster (pre-1989)
-A pair of red Converse
-A pretty girl
-A bowl of steamin’ hot spaghetti
-The Making of Star Wars book on a bookshelf
-A figure frozen (your choice on who the figure is and how it’s frozen… but I have to be able to make out the toy in the ice… or carbonite if you have access to it)
-A movie related tattoo
-A John Williams CD
-Boba Fett (screenshot, figure, toy, drawing, whatever)
-Bossk (screenshot, figure, toy, drawing, whatever)
-IG-88 (see above)
-A Vern review on your computer
-Something with your picture on it
-A gas station sign (with all prices)
-A flying saucer
-Something “Made In China” (with the stamp clearly visible)
-Someone in uniform
-Your local newspaper with Friday, October 12th or Saturday, October 13th’s date on it
-The Orion logo (can be a screenshot, but I want to know what movie the screen shot comes from)
-The Cannon Logo (same)
-20th Century Fox Logo (same)
-A suit of armor
-An original NES
-Any issue of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD
-Any movie related T-shirt
-An original hardback Stephen King book pre-1986
-A Mexican Coca-Cola bottle
-A living lobster
There you go. That’s 35 items.
The contest begins now and ends when I get all of the above sent in photos to my satisfaction. On the off chance that 2 weeks pass by and I don’t get a full list I’ll make an announcement on the site and I’ll pick whoever has the most of what I want.
To submit, please email to: email@example.com with the subject line Photo Fett Hunt. To avoid bounced mail, please send your 35 photos in a zip file or, even better, send a link to an online photo album.
The contest is open internationally (except to those places listed below in Sideshow’s Terms and Conditions).
Here are Sideshow’s Terms and Conditions:
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Get snapping. If you have any questions, I’ll be checking the talkbacks or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and happy hunting!
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Oct. 12, 2007, 4:28 a.m. CST
mexican coca cola bottles??
Oct. 12, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST
Since there are NO Iphones here (and will not be for quite some time) - I also think mexican lobsters are quite rare in the Netherlands. So here are my options...spend over a $1000 to get a free $350 toy...or not. Hmmm....
Oct. 12, 2007, 5:08 a.m. CST
by Sledge Hammer
...so basically anyone outside of the US is screwed, as usual. Fucking typical.
Oct. 12, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST
Just get a regular coca cola bottle and put a miniature poncho, sombrero and Sanchez moustache on it. Et Voila, one Mexican Coca Cola bottle.
Oct. 12, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST
Quint brother, I know you try, but please stop making these contests impossible for a large majority of readers to enter. I live in South Africa and there's no way I can find every item on that list. "A Mexican Coca-Cola bottle"? Are you kidding me?
Oct. 12, 2007, 6 a.m. CST
great idea...but not really international possible... in my country the Iphone has not arrived yet...so i do have to forget about it... :-((
Oct. 12, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST
Dammit why could'nt it be something like a potato print of Lei in the buff?! ;-)
Oct. 12, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST
Gets the Sideshow Fett in ransom, now that actually might be achievable!
Oct. 12, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST
He was great on Drawn together last night.
Oct. 12, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST
by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet
about how this was ufair to those of us who actually had jobs and couldn't run out and start shooting, but the international folks seem to have me one upped. <p>so good luck, all you US slacker kids.
Oct. 12, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST
Oct. 12, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST
Oops hit enter there... but yeah brosef, I live in Canada, the NEXT country over and I'll never find half the stuff on that list... it's the WORLD wide web... sheesh... you just didn't want to pay for the shipping :(
Oct. 12, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST
...you guys don't stand a chance.
Oct. 12, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST
Does the tattoo have to be from a movie that was in theaters?
Oct. 12, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST
But the item i object to most is the gun.
Oct. 12, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST
now its just sorta eh..
Oct. 12, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST
Oct. 12, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST
by George Newman
Oct. 12, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST
SHIT! So close...
Oct. 12, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST
by Naked Critic
Right here, gang. Boba is as good as mine. http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/7/77/185px-HerveVillechaize.jpg
Oct. 12, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST
Seriously. That is a whole lotta work for a little sculpture of that kid who saw his daddy's head get caught off by Sam Jackson.
Oct. 12, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST
Fuck the haters, this is a great contest, since it guarantees the winner will be someone who truly deserves the prize. No opinions, no bullshit. As for people already crying about Mexican Coca Cola bottles being impossible to find in your neck of the nape, there is a great little website called "eBay" that carries such hard-to-find items. Fuck, people, if you don't like the scavenger hunt then don't do it, but don't act like it is impossible, either.
Oct. 12, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST
Oct. 12, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST
Seriously, a TRUE "Star Wars" fan would never do a contest like this, they'd cough up the dough and own it already. So if it's inevitably going to go to someone unworthy of the title STAR WARS FAN I might as well save you some time and take it off your hands right now. Thanks!
Oct. 12, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST
How is this a contest? This is a scavenger hunt, do this bitch and youll get it. If i didnt have a wife and job and kids, maybe I could but otherwise, this is a single guy/chick task. The many tasks of Quint.
Oct. 12, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST
... be shot at by Greedo. I stand a better chance of him missing than I do finding half the shit on that list.
Oct. 12, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST
*sigh* .. No I don't... I am not even going to try and attempt this craziness.
Oct. 12, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST
I DID IT!!! .. Me AND my wife had to take off work and run all over town but I just submitted my bounty for evaluation .. SUCK IT!!! MINE ALL MINE .. I'M A WEALTHY LITTLE MISER!!!!!!!
Oct. 12, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST
by Sledge Hammer
...because you'd really stand a big chance if you had to buy a mexican coke bottle off Ebay, pay for it, wait for it to be shipped internationally, and then photograph it wouldn't you? Dickhead.
Oct. 12, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST
Actually it helps if you live in Texas ... There's a taqueria on every corner that carries the Mexican Coke Bottles all day!
Oct. 13, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST
Wow, you really are a moviewhore. Or a nerd. Same difference.
Oct. 13, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST
I was working, and then I was going to take a shot at it with my Saturday. I knew there would be much less lazy nerds than I. I even stuck my Admiral Ackbar figure in the freezer. I was worried about finding the Mexican Coke bottle and the movie-related tattoo. I also don't know any babies at this time. I also was going to have a hell of a time with the Stephen King tome; all I have of the old ones are paperbacks. I did wonder if these photos had to be taken after the contest started or if I could use old photos that I have taken in the past (e.g., a lizard I met in Australia).<br><br>I still might use this as a line to talk to a pretty girl, though.
Oct. 15, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST
Better than The Fett
Oct. 15, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST
by Cotton McKnight
Actually I rather liked the contest but every tom, dick and harry tried it here AND I read about it two days after the contest was posted. You think im gonna start trying to find all of those things when people are saying "finished!" on the talkback? Hell no. I liked the idea but you needed to modify it a little so people wouldnt be discouraged from trying.
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