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MolokoPlus
10-29-2010, 03:13 PM
Why is this spooktacular so boring? I recall all the previous spooktacular events being filled with multiple reveals each day. So far there have only been 2. What is going on?

johnclone
10-29-2010, 03:19 PM
I think the answer is the economy, and that Sideshow has put all the budget this year into the things that they are giving away, and very little on the actual Spooktacular event, like video clips and actors which always made this event fun. You may recall last year had all these high production value video clips, but now poor Criswell has been reduced to just his head floating in a pop up window, and there's no ongoing unfolding video stories. There have been a lot of contests so far, that's pretty much it. As far as revealed products to order, I think yesterday's was just like as if they didn't reveal anything, I found it so uninteresting. Should point out that the DVD in the Spook Kit was very well done, nice production values there. Also the prizes have been good.

Vallos
10-29-2010, 04:45 PM
While I'm extremely overjoyed with the Vampirella order, I'm very pleased it's been uneventful. This simply translates to saving money!

nbr3bagshotrow
10-29-2010, 04:50 PM
While I'm extremely overjoyed with the Vampirella order, I'm very pleased it's been uneventful. This simply translates to saving money!

+1

snappahead
10-29-2010, 04:53 PM
Isn't this said every year?

Bullseye
10-29-2010, 04:56 PM
Three more releases. Let's call it too early.

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 05:31 PM
It seems to me that the lack of awesome reveals, or at least the quantity of reveals, can be somewhat attributed to the sheer abundance of stuff that's been announced already and/or released this year. It's been a MASSIVE year for releases and announcements, or at least it appeared that way to me. That still doesn't get them off the hook for blowing a Thursday announcement on a ridiculously stupid action figure skeleton wtf ever it was. And wasn't that thing just something they distribute and don't make anyway? I hate it when they do that especially.

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 05:35 PM
Three more releases. Let's call it too early.

I agree.

Yesterdays announcement with that 125$ toy was a let down though.

Ink
10-29-2010, 05:41 PM
the last 3 spots better be jason, cyclops & the emporor

johnclone
10-29-2010, 05:41 PM
I don't think Sideshow realizes how much people looked forward to seeing the new video clips up online each year and following the crazy stories they told. That's one thing that is definitely missing this year.

Ink
10-29-2010, 05:42 PM
I agree.

Yesterdays announcement with that 125$ toy was a let down though.

that was a joke

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 05:43 PM
I don't think Sideshow realizes how much people looked forward to seeing the new video clips up online each year and following the crazy stories they told. That's one thing that is definitely missing this year.


It makes one wonder just how well they are doing when those things get cut from the budget. I'm not saying their going under blah blah blah... but still.

johnclone
10-29-2010, 05:43 PM
I agree.

Yesterdays announcement with that 125$ toy was a let down though.I'm sure that someone out there was thrilled to see it go up for order.:bored:

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 05:43 PM
I'm sure that someone out there was thrilled to see it go up for order.


The mother of the guy that designed it. Maybe her. MAYBE.

DSET
10-29-2010, 05:44 PM
gollum and vampirella are two heavy hitters

it looks like for every good product there has been a crappy one

i expect 1 or 2 thats left, to be good
prolly marvel something
plus an alien something (which i don't like but others do

johnclone
10-29-2010, 05:46 PM
The mother of the guy that designed it. Maybe her. MAYBE.

Right, she and possibly some people who work for that company, and who knows, maybe even the guy who designed it wants one, so that's something positive.

darren1228
10-29-2010, 05:46 PM
gollum and vampirella are two heavy hitters

it looks like for every good product there has been a crappy one

i expect 1 or 2 thats left, to be good
prolly marvel something
plus an alien something (which i don't like but others do

Come on Sideshow throw Marvel fans a bone.....Cyclops please :p

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Right, she and possibly some people who work for that company, and who knows, maybe even the guy who designed it wants one, so that's something positive.

nah, I called all of them. They were pissed too. :laugh:

johnclone
10-29-2010, 05:47 PM
gollum and vampirella are two heavy hitters

it looks like for every good product there has been a crappy one

i expect 1 or 2 thats left, to be good
prolly marvel something
plus an alien something (which i don't like but others do

Not expecting any Alien piece, but the preview of the Queen is for me the highlight of the event.

johnclone
10-29-2010, 05:47 PM
nah, I called all of them. They were pissed too. :laugh:

lol!

Darth Pain
10-29-2010, 05:48 PM
I think it's because most people here are Marvel fans and we haven't had anything Marvel yet.
For me it's been a good Spooktacular. Gollum,Vampirella and now the Alien Queen diorama!! Plus there's still todays Star Wars announcement, Sat, & Sun. announcements.
This is more exciting than SDCC for me.

johnclone
10-29-2010, 05:51 PM
Gollum and Vampirella were great reveals, no doubt.

Ink
10-29-2010, 05:53 PM
Gollum and Vampirella were great reveals, no doubt.

vampirella is iffy at best

dechirico7
10-29-2010, 05:54 PM
We went from 20+ products revealed last year, to 7 this year. That is a huge drop. The number of contests seem to be the same as last year. The big prize is quite a bit more pricey though. Last year it was a PF, this year it is the 1/2 scale Iron Man.

Does anyone have any ideas what the Black Friday products might be?
Last year we had the White Elektra and the Black Darkness LSB.

anakin1138
10-29-2010, 06:00 PM
I agree with those who says that sideshow has announced many things this year and many still to get in collectors' hands... anyway if the last two days will be announced either the Emperor or Captain Hook i'll be happy... maybe both... but I don't think so I still have a hope for Palpatine PF though...

Ink
10-29-2010, 06:02 PM
We went from 20+ products revealed last year, to 7 this year. That is a huge drop. The number of contests seem to be the same as last year. The big prize is quite a bit more pricey though. Last year it was a PF, this year it is the 1/2 scale Iron Man.

Does anyone have any ideas what the Black Friday products might be?
Last year we had the White Elektra and the Black Darkness LSB.

an x-force wolverine is my guess

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 06:04 PM
We went from 20+ products revealed last year, to 7 this year. That is a huge drop. The number of contests seem to be the same as last year. The big prize is quite a bit more pricey though. Last year it was a PF, this year it is the 1/2 scale Iron Man.

Does anyone have any ideas what the Black Friday products might be?
Last year we had the White Elektra and the Black Darkness LSB.

Well at least they made it up by offering 25$ gift cards to internationals....
:overjoyed: :overjoyed: :overjoyed: :overjoyed:
:bawling:

Dirt Torpedo
10-29-2010, 06:05 PM
The only thing i've seen remotely intresting to me is the Alien Queen Diorama.

Ink
10-29-2010, 06:05 PM
Well at least they made it up by offering 25$ gift cards to internationals.......
:overjoyed: :overjoyed: :overjoyed: :overjoyed:
:bawling:

that's more like a kick in the nuts lol

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 06:07 PM
Come on Sideshow throw Marvel fans a bone.....Cyclops please :p

http://media.titanbooks.com/filebrowser/blog/book_covers/jim_lee_-_icons.jpg


oh wait.... that's not Marvel...

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 06:12 PM
http://media.titanbooks.com/filebrowser/blog/book_covers/jim_lee_-_icons.jpg


oh wait.... that's not Marvel...


you're right, it's good.



















I kid I kid! :laugh:

Dirt Torpedo
10-29-2010, 06:14 PM
Is there a reveal today? If not i'm going to bed.

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 06:24 PM
There is a reveal today.

It's not been revealed yet.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=25569

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 06:26 PM
There is a reveal today.

It's not been revealed yet.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=25569


that's an awfully small box :laugh:

johnclone
10-29-2010, 06:26 PM
Those little boxes denote the item's size? Then i guess it will be a 12" figure?

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 06:28 PM
Those little boxes denote the item's size? Then i guess it will be a 12" figure?

I hope not! :D

leplant
10-29-2010, 06:28 PM
Its not like I have anything else to do. Where is the freaking reveal today.

jgama25
10-29-2010, 06:29 PM
I wonder what is taking soooo long [insert jeopardy theme] :tumblew:

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 06:30 PM
Those little boxes denote the item's size? Then i guess it will be a 12" figure?

a 12" figure or a crap toy.

anakin1138
10-29-2010, 07:47 PM
a 12" figure or a crap toy.

Agreed and Palpatine PF tomorrow or sunday!!!

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 07:55 PM
Agreed and Palpatine PF tomorrow or sunday!!!

I'm still staying just in case it's not a crap announcement today.

anakin1138
10-29-2010, 08:06 PM
I'm still staying just in case it's not a crap announcement today.

Me too actually :) Size matters not lol

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 08:13 PM
Me too actually :) Size matters not lol

That's not what she said.

benhernandez
10-29-2010, 08:19 PM
I just heard from a lil birdie from SS that it will be revealed after 6pm pacific time and its not that special.

anakin1138
10-29-2010, 08:20 PM
That's not what she said.

:D

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Thanks for posting that Ben.

It sucks that it's not special.

benhernandez
10-29-2010, 08:31 PM
hey my pleasure, i got tired of checking every 30 minutes so I called to see what happens to those people that can only look online but not place order due to firewalls at work.

Bullseye
10-29-2010, 08:32 PM
How long is that Ben? 1hr 30min?

anakin1138
10-29-2010, 08:33 PM
I just heard from a lil birdie from SS that it will be revealed after 6pm pacific time and its not that special.

So now we know that size matters hehe :D so Palpatine Tomorrow or Sunday!!! and Captain Hook too please :)

benhernandez
10-29-2010, 08:34 PM
How long is that Ben? 1hr 30min?

Huh? Till they close? or till they reveal it?

Bullseye
10-29-2010, 08:35 PM
til 6.00pm PST?

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 08:35 PM
Well, it's a really really small box, you can't fit much awesomeness into that I guess.

Bullseye
10-29-2010, 08:35 PM
It must be Nosferatu which was shown in the Mort comic.

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 08:37 PM
What about Star Wars friday?

Is that just made up?

Bullseye
10-29-2010, 08:41 PM
Yep. It was a massive hoax. Expect the unexpected during this event.

Ink
10-29-2010, 08:41 PM
til 6.00pm PST?

9pm EST

johnclone
10-29-2010, 08:42 PM
They gave away a Luke PF and Anakin fighting Asajj, so that was basically STAR WARS friday.

Ink
10-29-2010, 08:43 PM
Agreed and Palpatine PF tomorrow or sunday!!!

then where in the F! is jason & cyclops???

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 08:43 PM
http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs2/1093040_o.gif

johnclone
10-29-2010, 08:48 PM
nite nite lil' batsy.

benhernandez
10-29-2010, 08:49 PM
Its 4:47 over here right now in cali. She said after 6pm could be anywhere from 6pm and 11:59 pm. But I did say I didn't want to miss out on PF Cylops and she said "I'ts not special" in a whispering voice.

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 09:00 PM
I was planning on staying just in case the announcent would be good.

I will log off now.

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 09:01 PM
Its 4:47 over here right now in cali. She said after 6pm could be anywhere from 6pm and 11:59 pm. But I did say I didn't want to miss out on PF Cylops and she said "I'ts not special" in a whispering voice.

lol

anakin1138
10-29-2010, 09:04 PM
I was planning on staying just in case the announcent would be good.

I will log off now.

Goodnight Jugg I will go too!

Juggernaut
10-29-2010, 09:07 PM
Goodnight to you too dude.

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 10:34 PM
TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/901209_press01-001.jpg

The Wraith
10-29-2010, 10:36 PM
haha craptacular indeed!

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 10:38 PM
hahahahahahahah roflmus prime would be lol'n in his grave if he saw these BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS. wth man. Saturday and Sunday had better rock socks.

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 10:39 PM
No NRD!

wonder why...

Spartacus
10-29-2010, 10:45 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/901208_press01-001.jpg

honestly! WTF!!

Can you believe this crap!!...We all waited around all day for these crappy releases!!!

SS you should be ashamed of your selves!!!!:deadh:

Ink
10-29-2010, 10:46 PM
this is straight up horse sh*t

JohnMatrix
10-29-2010, 10:50 PM
this is straight up horse sh*t

yeah totally.. Where are Marvel/Star Wars/Aliens&Predators/GIJoe stuff? Worst Spooktacular this year.. :waah:

sabiansix
10-29-2010, 10:50 PM
All they just did was make me hate Funko, whoever the hell they are.

Fuzzylojiks
10-29-2010, 10:50 PM
http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs2/1093040_o.gif

Nerdy Black Guy
10-29-2010, 10:54 PM
It don't even feel like Spooktacular. Sure Gollum and Vampirella are nice reveals and I did order them but the whole Spooktacular event just seems dead. (no pun intended)

mikman42
10-29-2010, 11:01 PM
Were are the promo words??Mola would be nice

Spartacus
10-29-2010, 11:42 PM
All they just did was make me hate Funko, whoever the hell they are.

:hilarious: :hilarious:
Your killing me today!

VS1976
10-30-2010, 12:56 AM
This is very disappointing week so far. Bright side is Vampirella. So far 2 of the preorders are a $125 figure and the other a plush doll. Saturday better be good otherwise this is the lamest Spook ever!

michaelgloch
10-30-2010, 01:46 AM
I'm glad for the minimum temptations right now actually. I've got enough stuff coming and enough hassle finding space for what I've already got without having to worry about gobs of potential preorders.

Spazzy
10-30-2010, 01:50 AM
agree...I don't need to add more to my list.

dechirico7
10-30-2010, 02:03 AM
http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs2/1093040_o.gif

Is that you Fuzzy!?!?!?! Awww, so cute!

I'm glad for the minimum temptations right now actually. I've got enough stuff coming and enough hassle finding space for what I've already got without having to worry about gobs of potential preorders.

That is all fine and dandy, but this is Spooktacular, not just another Thursday night newsletter. This is, or was, one of Sideshow's largest events of the year. As I have stated in so many other threads, last year's event had over 20 reveals, this year we have 7, half of which shouldn't even be considered reveals because they are so lame. I think the doll in the spooktacular kit was a hint, that we would see more....dolls.:nuts: :peoples: :rolleyes2 I don't think I will be looking forward to next year's Spooktacular.

Awesome
10-30-2010, 02:19 AM
They most likely will make it up for Thanksgiving week or Christmas.

Titanchuck
10-30-2010, 02:34 AM
dont know those last two reveal boxes for saturday and sunday look pretty big, might betwo kick a$$ reveals

johnclone
10-30-2010, 02:37 AM
Yeah, two really big plush dolls!

lol, j/k

gunplameister
10-30-2010, 02:54 AM
i dont remeber seeing this but interesting from mistress

"I have foreseen that a popular spin-off of a classic villain is almost ready to be unveiled. Is the web ready for this?"


thinkinh bout it they may be refering to the queen alien

johnclone
10-30-2010, 02:55 AM
I got a kick out of this actual comment:

hard hard to find no matter what is, when to you there will be them answers or the words were, to have an idea….
I will lose the hair of them… ok it is halloween lolll



Yup. I was thinking the same thing.

stevemmg
10-30-2010, 03:03 AM
i dont remeber seeing this but interesting from mistress

"I have foreseen that a popular spin-off of a classic villain is almost ready to be unveiled. Is the web ready for this?"


thinkinh bout it they may be refering to the queen alien

Actually, I think this screams Hobgoblin. He's a spin-off of the Green Goblin and web refers to Spider-man. They also hinted at this in the Ask Sideshow comments for today.

Awesome
10-30-2010, 03:06 AM
Yeah it could be the life size bust.

Titanchuck
10-30-2010, 03:21 AM
Yeah, two really big plush dolls!

lol, j/k

:laugh:

Titanchuck
10-30-2010, 03:22 AM
Yeah it could be the life size bust.

:praying:

darren1228
10-30-2010, 03:23 AM
It'll be the Hobgoblin comiquette according to that line. Seems like a lot of people are getting Hobgoblin and Green Goblin mixed up, they are two different characters.

Fuzzylojiks
10-30-2010, 03:28 AM
Yeah, two really big plush dolls!

lol, j/k

:laugh:

Fuzzylojiks
10-30-2010, 03:29 AM
Is that you Fuzzy!?!?!?! Awww, so cute!

haha, nah it's not me just got it off the net.

samhain81
10-30-2010, 05:19 AM
Oh my god, I LOVE those plushes.

Finally an original Michael Myers PLUSH , and not one of those ghey brown suited dirty masked Zombie plushes

Fuzzylojiks
10-30-2010, 05:53 AM
I thought they were free prizes when they went up, or maybe that April first had rolled by a 2nd time this year........

Glad they reserved it for a reveal with it's own box! wow!

samhain81
10-30-2010, 06:24 AM
I thought they were free prizes when they went up, or maybe that April first had rolled by a 2nd time this year........

Glad they reserved it for a reveal with it's own box! wow!

It is Halloween buddy. Not everything has to be Marvel, Terminator or Predator :waah:

Fuzzylojiks
10-30-2010, 06:26 AM
It is Halloween buddy. Not everything has to be Marvel, Terminator or Predator :waah:

Just plush!

samhain81
10-30-2010, 06:51 AM
Just plush!

3 plushes FTW
Premium Formats FTL

Dirt Torpedo
10-30-2010, 06:54 AM
3 plushes FTW
Premium Formats FTL

Arn't they classed as the same product?



:p

nash
10-30-2010, 07:13 AM
Why is this spooktacular so boring? I recall all the previous spooktacular events being filled with multiple reveals each day. So far there have only been 2. What is going on?

because sideshow has become successful. they dont have to do things that made them "special" anymore. They just go through the motions and think that being on facebook or twitter will suffice for their lack of personal involvement in events like spook. probably the same thing that can be said about their quality control issues. Imo sideshow has become too big for their own good.

derekrodneysim
10-30-2010, 07:29 AM
All they just did was make me hate Funko, whoever the hell they are.

:hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious:

OMG! I laughed so hard, I forgot what I wanted to say!

Darth Pain
10-30-2010, 07:42 AM
i dont remeber seeing this but interesting from mistress

"I have foreseen that a popular spin-off of a classic villain is almost ready to be unveiled. Is the web ready for this?"


thinkinh bout it they may be refering to the queen alien

Actually, I think this screams Hobgoblin. He's a spin-off of the Green Goblin and web refers to Spider-man. They also hinted at this in the Ask Sideshow comments for today.
You're probably right. Then again, it could be a Venom 1:2.
Yeah it could be the life size bust.
Doubt it. I think it's too early for that. Maybe around Christmas.

because sideshow has become successful. they dont have to do things that made them "special" anymore. They just go through the motions and think that being on facebook or twitter will suffice for their lack of personal involvement in events like spook. probably the same thing that can be said about their quality control issues. Imo sideshow has become too big for their own good.

lol Whaat??? Sideshow is still doing these giveaways,scavenger hunts, contests and the staff is involved. They still do a lot for the holidays and SDCC. The only thing they did different this year was no videos.
They still do more events every year than any other company.

Juggernaut
10-30-2010, 09:30 AM
About those toys that went up friday.

What a load of crap!

sabiansix
10-30-2010, 09:44 AM
:hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious:

OMG! I laughed so hard, I forgot what I wanted to say!

:laugh: sorry! :D

:hilarious: :hilarious:
Your killing me today!

My wife tells everybody who laughs at me, not to encourage me. Thankfully, she trolls elsewhere. :laugh:

stevemmg
10-30-2010, 10:25 AM
Since the primary focus of my Sideshow collection is Marvel products, I have to say I'm kind of glad there haven't been a bunch of reveals for Marvel. They have released more Marvel this year than ever before, so the dollars and amount of space to display have gotten crazy. As I look at just my Marvel preorders right now it shows nearly $7000 which is supposed to all ship in fourth quarter this year and first quarter next year. I needed the break!

:rolleyes2

Fuzzylojiks
10-30-2010, 10:30 AM
Since the primary focus of my Sideshow collection is Marvel products, I have to say I'm kind of glad there haven't been a bunch of reveals for Marvel. They have released more Marvel this year than ever before, so the dollars and amount of space to display have gotten crazy. As I look at just my Marvel preorders right now it shows nearly $7000 which is supposed to all ship in fourth quarter this year and first quarter next year. I needed the break!

:rolleyes2

That's true too. That's why I stopped buying everything.....



.....just most of it...

Spazzy
10-30-2010, 12:42 PM
It'll be the Hobgoblin comiquette according to that line. Seems like a lot of people are getting Hobgoblin and Green Goblin mixed up, they are two different characters.

That would be AWESOME and makes sense.....I just hope they don't do the demon hobgoblin!

Hopefully not too stylized and fits in well with the other Spidey comiquettes.

Cotasnoova
10-30-2010, 01:01 PM
About those toys that went up friday.

What a load of crap!


Not only that, but I think it is almost rude to wait SO long through the day to release them. Anyone who waited and waited for the release, just wasted their time!

sabiansix
10-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Not only that, but I think it is almost rude to wait SO long through the day to release them. Anyone who waited and waited for the release, just wasted their time!

for that kind of trash, I agree

Spartacus
10-30-2010, 01:25 PM
:laugh: sorry! :D



My wife tells everybody who laughs at me, not to encourage me. Thankfully, she trolls elsewhere. :laugh:
:hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious:
Your on fire bro!

fettcicle
10-30-2010, 01:33 PM
I keep missing this thing every year, and end up missing out on stuff. The first year i actually check every day, and I'm unimpressed.

I did notice the last news letter had NO Star Wars offerings what so ever. I'm wondering if there will be something either today or Sunday.... Meh, we'll see.

derekrodneysim
10-30-2010, 01:46 PM
So glad I took the chance and didn't bother waiting :D