Comics Haul Takeover 2021: Event Overview
BAM! Comics Haul Takeover is a weeklong event from August 16 – 20, 2021, with a focus on comic book related content. It will be celebrated with livestreams, game shows, giveaways, and more. You can get a general overview for this event at side.show/comics.
If you’re interested in leaping off the pages with Sideshow as we celebrate all things comics, read on for an overview and schedule of this event.
What Is Comics Haul Takeover?
The Comics Haul is a Sideshow-produced livestream and podcast that airs the first Wednesday of every month from 4 PM to 5 PM PT, focusing on weekly comics news, reviews, and more. It’s a great way to learn about the newest books and updates, from DC to Marvel and many independent publishers.
While this event will feature a daily episode of The Comics Haul, we’ll also have some exciting trivia games, costume competitions, live storytime, and, as always with Sideshow events, rewards and giveaways.
Read on below for a detailed breakdown of what’s in the pull list for this event.
During Comics Haul Takeover 2021, there will be a few different giveaways going on across our social platforms as well as within Sideshow’s official Facebook groups. To help bolster your chances to win, you should follow Sideshow across social media, click those notification bells to be alerted when we post, and keep an eye out for when we go live.
All of the social giveaways will be split into flash giveaways and giveaway challenges.
Flash Giveaways are quick, 15-minute contests held on Sideshow’s official social media accounts. You will have 15 minutes to follow the prompt given on the social post, and a winner will be selected from qualifying entries.
Comics Haul 2021 Flash Giveaways include:
- The Doctor Strange Statue by Kotobukiya
Link to giveaway – Doctor Strange Statue Giveaway
- The Nightwing Statue by Kotobukiya
Link to giveaway – Nightwing Statue Giveaway
Link to giveaway – Harley Quinn (Exclusive Edition) Sixth Scale Giveaway
Link to giveaway – Rocket Sixth Scale Giveaway
Link to giveaway – Stan Lee Sixth Scale Giveaway
Link to giveaway – Tony Stark Sixth Scale Giveaway
Link to giveaway –Batman & Robin Deluxe Statue Giveaway
Link to giveaway – Iron Man Mark XXI Midas Sixth Scale Giveaway
Giveaway Challenges are contests held on the Crowdpurr platform at sideshow.live. A social post will go live directing you to Crowdpurr with a special hashtag and access code. Once the contest begins, you will have 30 minutes to complete the challenge described and submit your entry. A winner will be selected from qualifying entries, and all entries have the potential to be showcased in Sideshow’s wrap-up livestreams and blogs.
Comics Haul 2021 Giveaway Challenge prizes include:
Crowdpurr Access Code – CHSTEALTH
Crowdpurr Access Code – CHWM
- The Superman Bust by Sideshow
Crowdpurr Access Code – CHHOPE
Crowdpurr Access Code – CHSYMBIOTE
- The Captain Marvel Statue by Sideshow
Crowdpurr Access Code – CHFLERKIN
Grand Prize Giveaways
Finally, there are Gleam platform grand prize giveaways, and you can anticipate a new grand prize every single day! Comics Haul Takeover 2021 grand prizes include:
Link to giveaway – Wolverine Gleam Link – opens 8/16
Link to giveaway – Robin Gleam Link – opens 8/17
Link to giveaway – Wonder Woman Gleam Link – opens 8/18
Link to giveaway – Thanos Gleam Link – opens 8/19
Link to giveaway – Neon Tech War Machine Gleam Link – opens 8/20
Facebook Group Giveaways
In the Local Comics Society Facebook Group, we’ll be hosting giveaways for:
Link to giveaway – Punisher War Machine Giveaway
- The Maximum Carnage Statue by Kotobukiya
Link to giveaway – Maximum Carnage Statue Giveaway
You can view the terms and conditions for Sideshow and associated brand contests at side.show/contest.
Where To Follow Us
- Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group
- Let Your Statue Sideshow Facebook Group
- New At Sideshow Twitter
- New At Sideshow Instagram
- New At Sideshow Facebook
- Sideshow Insiders Facebook Group
Join The Comics Haul…
Join Sideshow Art Prints
Join Court Of The Dead…
Join Unruly Industries…
Join Atomic Misfit
Every day from Monday to Friday at 10 AM and 2 PM PT, there will be a different livestream or game show. These will include Steal the Deal, Cobbled Cosplay, Win, Lose, or DIE, and Trivial Cahoots.
Steal the Deal
Steal the Deal features flash discounts, which are limited opportunities to purchase collectibles at a great sale price. These chances are EXCLUSIVE to live viewers, so make sure to mark your calendars and tune in to see what surprise discounts will be offered.
Unsealed and Revealed
Unsealed and Revealed is the most in-depth look you can get at collectible Sixth Scale Figures. You’ll be able to see the full figure, its many accessories, any swap-outs or exclusive editions, and the full range of motion and articulation.
During Comics Haul Takeover 2021, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Wolverine (Astonishing Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow. Guy will be highlighting features such as a set of swappable hand plates, Logan’s signature yellow cowl, three sets of swappable arms, and more.
Marvel fans and Sixth Scale Enthusiasts alike won’t want to miss Wolverine this week!
Is character costume art your favorite part of the back matter? If you love costumes, makeup, and watching people stress out over time constraints and fashion faux pas, Cobbled Cosplay is the one for you to watch. Unlike our past episodes where people played by proxy, aligning themselves with one of our two Sideshow team cosplayers, contestants are competing for themselves now! Contestants are tasked with recreating a surprise costume in 10 minutes using only household objects and found materials — winner takes home the prize they are cosplaying as.
We started this with our Fan Week Cobbled Cosplay Supersized Showdown: Fan Episode and couldn’t be happier with the way you geeks turned out to test your costuming prowess. We are always in need of Cobbled Cosplay contestants for future events. Learn how to audition on our blog.
Win, Lose, or DIE
Do you wish comic books were a little more interactive? If you like Dungeons and Dragons and horror stories, Win, Lose, or DIE is the one for you! This is a cutthroat Choose Your Own Adventure style game that results in somebody either going home with all the glory (an amazing prize!) or DYING (losing their shot at the prize). You have to correctly make it through all 10 steps of the game to reach the final step, so, if you die, someone will take your place and you’ll be gone for good.
We did say cutthroat, remember?
During Comics Haul Takeover 2021, Jasmine Edwards will be sharing her original story entitled “Drawing Inspiration.”
If the Win, Lose, or DIE game show sounds fun to you, you can register for a chance to play — and a chance to win — during The Comics Haul Takeover 2021 using our official contestant search Gleam. That’s right; we need contestants to play, and each contestant has a chance to win an awesome prize.
Players will have to carefully adhere to the instructions to claim their spot. You may also get chosen as a runner up or alternate, not a main player. If you are selected as an alternate, the best way to improve your chances to actually play is by following instructions carefully.
We look forward to playing with you!
Trivial Cahoots is a little different than our other games because the audience gets to participate LIVE, answering 15-20 trivia questions using a mobile device as their buzzer. First-place winners get something special. Second- and third-place winners get Sideshow rewards for their account and bragging rights.
The Comics Haul
Every other day at 2 PM PT, there will be an episode of The Comics Haul. Each individual stream will have a special theme for which books are being showcased. We will also be joined by professionals from the comic book industry. Check back later on this blog and on our social channels about specific special guests as they are revealed!
*all times listed in PT
Monday, August 16
- 10 AM: Cobbled Cosplay Showdown – Fan Edition
- 2 PM: The Comics Haul
Tuesday, August 17
- 10 AM: Unsealed and Revealed
- 2 PM: Trivial Cahoots
Wednesday, August 18
- 10 AM: Trivial Cahoots
- 2 PM: The Comics Haul
Thursday, August 19
- 10 AM: Win, Lose, or DIE
- 2 PM: Cobbled Cosplay Showdown – Fan Edition
Friday, August 20
- 10 AM: Steal the Deal
- 2 PM: The Comics Haul
What are you most looking forward to during Comics Haul Takeover 2021? Let us know in the comments, and visit side.show/comics for more information.