Fandom Rewind 2021: Event Overview

Sideshow’s Fandom Rewind 2021 runs from Monday, September 13, 2021 to Friday, September 17, 2021. During this weeklong celebration, we’re revisiting fan favorites from the ’80s and ’90s for an extra serving of nostalgia. Whether you grew up then or you just have good taste in pop culture, Fandom Rewind spotlights the movies, music, and TV of yesterday. No VCR required.

Read on for an overview and schedule of this most excellent event.

What is Fandom Rewind?

Do you love cult classics? Throwbacks? Then Fandom Rewind is the event for you!

Throughout Fandom Rewind 2021 fans can expect coveted content like Sideshow Rewards and game shows such as Trivial CahootsCobbled Cosplay and Win, Lose or, DIE. There will also be giveaways, themed livestreams, and other stylishly retro content on our social channels as well as exclusively in Sideshow’s Facebook groups.

Get the detailed breakdown of what each day has to offer below.


There will be tons of 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.

Facebook Giveaways

In Let Your Geek Sideshow, we’re giving away…

Link to giveaway: Westley Sixth Scale Giveaway – live at 12:45 PM PT

All of the social giveaways will be split into flash giveaways and giveaway challenges.

Flash Giveaways

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.

Fandom Rewind 2021 Flash Giveaways include:

Link to giveaway: Super Mario Question Block Lamp Giveaway

Link to giveaway: Iron Giant Collectible Figure Giveaway

Link to giveaway: Alien Queen Q-Fig Giveaway  

Link to giveaway: Dungeon Master Statue Giveaway

Link to giveaway: X-Men Book Giveaway

Giveaway Challenges

Giveaway Challenges are contests held on the Crowdpurr platform at 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.

Fandom Rewind 2021 Giveaway Challenge prizes include:

Crowdpurr access code: FWBUSTERS

Crowdpurr access code: FWBEYOND

Grand Prize Gleam Giveaways

Finally, there are Gleam platform grand prize giveaways. The Fandom Rewind 2021 grand prizes include:

Link to giveaway: Optimus Prime Collectible Figure Giveaway – opens 9/12

Link to giveaway: Magneto Sixth Scale Giveaway – opens 9/14

You can view the terms and conditions for Sideshow and all affiliated brand contests at

Where To Follow Us

Join Sideshow

Join Sideshow Art Prints

Join Court Of The Dead

Join Unruly Industries

Join Atomic Misfit

Join The Comics Haul

Streaming Content

New at Sideshow

New at Sideshow is a live chat designed to catch fans up on what’s new and to showcase the latest happenings in the geek universe! During the 9 AM PT weekday stream, we share the newest Pop Culture Headlinescollectibles, and more. You can watch older episodes on our YouTube channel now, and tune into many more episodes during the course of Fandom Rewind 2021.

Cobbled Cosplay

Do you love vintage shopping and classic fashion? If you’re into 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 you could climb into a game Jumanji style? If you like Dungeons and Dragons and horror stories, Win, Lose, or DIE is the game 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 Fandom Rewind 2021, Missy Haywood will be sharing her original story entitled “Mall of Madness.”

If the Win, Lose, or DIE game show sounds fun to you, you can play along live! Look out for an access code and link during the stream.

We look forward to playing with you!

Trivial Cahoots

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.

Unsealed and Revealed

Unsealed and Revealed is the most in-depth look you can get at collectible Sixth Scale Figures. Twice during Fandom Rewind 2021, you’ll be able to see full figures, their many accessories, any swap-outs or exclusive editions, and the full range of motion and articulation.

Sideshow Staff Picks

During our new Let Your Geek Sideshow exclusive livestream, Sideshow Staff Picks, members of the Sideshow team will be showcasing their favorite items from that fit a specific theme. Learn about our fandoms, our collections, and maybe discover a hidden gem or two on our website!

That Sideshow Show

Not sure if you missed something exciting during the day? Be sure to check out the Daily Wrap-Up AKA That Sideshow Show, live at 5 PM PT almost every day during Fandom Rewind 2021 exclusively in the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group.

There, our hosts will catch you up on all the latest news from that day’s celebration. All are welcome!


*all times listed in PT

Monday, September 13

  • 9 AM – New at Sideshow
  • 10:15 AM – Flash Giveaway on Sideshow’s Instagram
  • 11 AM – Cobbled Cosplay Showdown
  • 2 PM – Trivial Cahoots
  • 5 PM – That Sideshow Show *exclusively in the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group

Tuesday, September 14

  • 9 AM – New at Sideshow
  • 10 AM – Unsealed & Revealed
  • 12 PM – Flash Giveaway on Sideshow’s Twitter
  • 1:45 PM – Giveaway Challenge
  • 2 PM – Trivial Cahoots
  • 5 PM – Sideshow Staff Picks *exclusively in the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group

Wednesday, September 15

  • 9 AM – New at Sideshow
  • 11 AM – Cobbled Cosplay
  • 12:45 PM – Facebook Group Giveaway Challenge *exclusively in the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group
  • 2 PM – Trivial Cahoots
  • 3:45 PM – Flash Giveaway on Sideshow’s Facebook
  • 5 PM – That Sideshow Show *exclusively in the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group

Thursday, September 16

  • 9 AM – New at Sideshow
  • 10 AM – Unsealed and Revealed
  • 11 AM – Win, Lose, or DIE
  • 1:15 PM – Flash Giveaway on Sideshow’s Instagram
  • 5 PM – That Sideshow Show – exclusively in the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group

Friday, September 17

  • 9 AM – New at Sideshow
  • 10 AM – Flash Giveaway on Sideshow’s Facebook
  • 12:15 PM – Giveaway Challenge
  • 2 PM – Trivial Cahoots
  • 5 PM – That Sideshow Show – exclusively in the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group

You can view the visual schedule on our Fandom Rewind 2021: Event Schedule blog.

What are you most looking forward to during Fandom Rewind 2021? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!