Comics Haul Takeover 2021: Event Wrap-Up

From August 16 – 20, 2021, Sideshow celebrated Comics Haul Takeover. You can check our Event Overview blog to see what you may have missed, and read on here for Comics Haul Takeover highlights as well as giveaway winner names.


Grand Prize Giveaways

There was a new grand prize giveaway every single day of Comics Haul Takeover 2021. Here are the prizes and winners:

Social Giveaways

On The Comics Haul Facebook

On The Comics Haul Twitter

On The Comics Haul Instagram

Flash Giveaways

Flash Giveaways are quick, 15-minute contests held on Sideshow’s social media accounts. During Comics Haul Takeover 2021, we had five Flash Giveaways. Here are the prizes and winners.

Giveaway Challenges

Giveaway Challenges are contests held on the Crowdpurr platform at The Comics Haul 2021 Giveaway Challenge prizes included:

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Streaming Content

Trivial Cahoots

We played two games of Trivial Cahoots — one on Tuesday and the other on Wednesday. Winners, whose names are pictured above in the livestream rankings, went home with both Sideshow Rewards and bragging rights.

Cobbled Cosplay

We played two games of Cobbled Cosplay Showdown – Fan Edition during Comics Haul Takeover 2021. You can revisit the Monday episode and Thursday episode, as well as view our contestants — and their fantastic outfits — below.

On Monday, Jack C. and Shanon K. faced off for the Spider-Man (Anti-Ock Suit) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys, with Jack swinging into the lead.

And on Thursday, David R. and Logan A. fought for the Sabretooth Statue by Iron Studios. Although they both got super into character, only one man could win, and that was David!

Win, Lose, or DIE

On Thursday, Jasmine Edwards shared her original story entitled “Drawing Inspiration.” With this episode, we began a new contest format, where a huge pool of people played along via Crowdpurr. Out of over 700 contestants, Nat W. was the last player standing and won $300 in Sideshow Rewards.

Rewatch or play along with this and other epic, interactive choose-your-own-adventure stories with our Win, Lose, or DIE! YouTube Playlist.

Facebook Group Highlights

We asked our Facebook Group members to participate in Comics Haul 2021, and you all rose to the challenge with the enthusiasm of Batman battling crime in Gotham! Here are some highlights, memes, creations, and cosplays that really wowed us during this event.

Shanon K. kicked us off with a new comic idea.

Robert T. asked us to share our favorite comic character costumes, and Edy M. went the extra mile with his choice.

Gareth W. got a kick out of one of the Win, Lose, or DIE outcomes.

Thank you all for the love & laughs.

Local Comics Society Giveaways

In the Local Comics Society Facebook Group, we hosted a couple special giveaways with creative entry methods.

For a chance to win The Punisher War Machine Armor Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys, group members, including winner Aaron J., designed their own armor. View entries on the original post and check out some of our favorites below.

For a chance to win the Maximum Carnage Statue by Kotobukiya, group members cobbled their own household version of this sinister symbiote’s look. Congratulations to Colin B. for winning. Browse some fun entries below or on the original LCS post.

Thanks for celebrating with us, geeks!


In 2021, we have a smorgasbord of online content to share with you. Read the 2021 Event Calendar blog for a sneak preview at all of the upcoming events.

What was your favorite part of Comics Haul Takeover 2021? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!