Sideshow’s Official Spooktacular 2018 Survival Guide!

This October, we’re putting the ‘eek’ in Geek with a Spooktacular celebration like no other!  Are you ready?

We have your official Spooktacular 2018 Survival Guide, to help you navigate all the chills and thrills of this ghoulishly good time.  Here’s how to make the most of your experience…


What is Spooktacular?

Spooktacular is Sideshow’s annual fall celebration of all things collectible, creepy, and cool!  Throughout Spooktacular 2018, Sideshow is giving away over $20,000 in prizes through contests and giveaways, as well as launching deals you don’t want to miss on all your favorite figures.  It’s the perfect time to nab those collectibles you’ve been eyeing for a while, whether to complete your collection or to just get it started.

Plus, it’s a massive community celebration, with events all across our social media to get you engaged and having fun with your fellow collecting community for a whole week leading up to Halloween itself- what more could you ask for?


When is Spooktacular?

This year, Spooktacular runs from October 24th-31st.  When the clock strikes midnight (12:00am PST) on Wednesday, October 24th, prepare for the madness to begin!

Since sleep is for the weak, you can expect creeptastic content, devilish deals, ghastly giveaways, and more to be launching at all hours of the day and night- this is an international celebration of spooky fun, so no matter what time zone you play along in, be sure to tune in because there’s always something new to discover!

Visit side.show/notify to learn how to enable your social media notifications to better the odds that you won’t miss a post.  But even technology can’t be trusted 100% of the time- be sure to regularly check in on all of our various social media platforms including Facebook, email, PinterestInstagramTwitter, and Youtube to ensure you have the best chance of catching any quick-time codes, exclusive giveaways, and other limited-time offers you don’t want to miss!

The fun and games last all the way up until 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, October 31st (Halloween!), so plan accordingly.  Yes, that means we start on a Wednesday, and the fun and games go for a full week, right up through Halloween.

Mark your calendars!


How Do I Participate?

First, take a deep breath.

Second, kiss your sleep schedule goodbye.

Third, join us on all of our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, and even in your email!  We will be posting giveaways, hosting livestreams, launching all sorts of deals on collectibles, and sharing all of the coolest, creepiest, crawliest content you could want for your lead-up to Halloween.  Some offers and activities will only last for a limited time, so you need to be quick and you need to pay attention to everything you can!

New to this year’s celebration is Sideshow’s official Facebook group, a community group that will have its own Daily Challenge contests that you don’t want to miss!  There is a new challenge each day, so check back frequently and join the fun.  Plus, it’s an engaging and positive space for sharing your fandom and chat with other collectors in a moderated community forum.

Apart from social media, you can find a variety of awesome contests running throughout the week on Sideshow’s Contest page.  Don’t miss out on exciting site-exclusive contests, and check back for updates.

Bookmarking the Spooktacular homepage never hurt anyone either- it provides quick access for any reward codes or promotional offers you might want to quickly grab!  Be sure to remember your Sideshow account login as well to claim any deals.

Then, once you’re playing along, be sure to have fun!  We love putting on Spooktacular for the fans and the collector community as a celebration of Halloween time, but also as a celebration of all things collectible!  Comment along with us, share your own Spooktacular stories, and enjoy yourself.

Nothing is scarier than stressing out and not having fun.


How Do Reward Codes Work?

If you spot a reward code in the wild, don’t panic!  If you act fast, you can nab some sweet rewards points for your Sideshow account which can be used on future purchases.

The Spooktacular homepage has a designated space to input reward code words you might find during the week, which can be saved to your Sideshow account if the code hasn’t expired yet.  These codes may appear on our social media, emails, during Live Shows, or anywhere we can think to hide them during the week.

Bookmark the Spooktacular homepage and be sure to keep your Sideshow account login details ready- these codes will disappear quickly.  If you don’t already have a Sideshow.com account, now is the perfect time to start one!  The last thing you want is to be caught fumbling, wasting precious seconds as the time counts down on a precious reward code.

And if the code expires before you can save it to your account, better luck next time!  Once a code is finished, its spirit is freed from this mortal plane, never to be seen again.

Click through for full Reward Code Terms and Conditions.


Daily Deals

Every year during Spooktacular, we highlight some awesome daily deals and savings on some incredible collectibles that you may have had your eye on for a while.  Take advantage of these epic savings and bring something new to your collection- this Halloween season, it’s all treats and no tricks!

Stay tuned for a full post on Wednesday, October 24th detailing every deal coming your way.


Sideshow Live

In addition to new reveals, tons of giveaways, and crazy fun content, you can expect even more exciting Sideshow Live shows all Spooktacular-week long!  Join us on Wednesday, October 24th at 9:30am PST for the very first Sideshow Live of the Spooktacular 2018 season.

There will be product features, fun content, and more surprises that we can’t wait to share with you!  Plus, get your first look at the epic Sideshow Live Studio decorated just for the frightening and fun occasion.


What Happens if I Win?

This year, Sideshow is giving away over $20,000 in prizes through contests and giveaways across our various social media platforms including Facebook, email, InstagramTwitter, and even via livestreams on Youtube.  This means tons of opportunities to win!

If you are selected as a winner for a contest, pay attention to the rules laid out by that particular social platform.  You will be notified as a winner by an official Sideshow account, and then you have 48 hours from that initial message to claim your prize.

In order to correctly claim your prize, you must email social@sideshow.com with your full shipping details, including your name, social media account handle, shipping address, phone number, and what prize you won (as decided by the contest post).  In the email subject line, please include what contest you won, and the date you won.  Pay attention to the specific contest post for any additional special rules that might be included in the contest.

Once you have sent this information, please be patient- we are processing a high volume of prizes this Spooktacular, and fulfillment generally takes between 4-6 weeks.  If you fail to respond within that 48 hours, you will forfeit your prize.

Click through for full Contest Terms and Conditions.


Soul Collecting

Throughout Spooktacular 2018, there are more goodies and ghoulish giveaways than we can count- but could you really put a price (or a prize) on your mortal soul?

That’s right, it’s the return of Sideshow Soul Collecting!  For the Spooktacular week only, collectors have a chance to take matters into their own hands and bargain for a cool collectible, in exchange for completing a clever or creative task of their own choosing.

We’ve got your complete guide to partaking of the Spooktacular Soul Collecting celebration, so be sure to read all the rules and start thinking about what you want for your soul…


…and More!

You never know what surprises Spooktacular will bring!  Every year is different than the last, and we are so excited to spend this action-packed, creepy-crawly, spooky fun week with you.  Whether this is your first Spooktacular celebration or you’re a seasoned pro, we welcome you to join in the festivities, have some frights, and enjoy yourselves.

And most importantly, don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!