Sideshow’s Spooktacular 2019 Official Event Survival Guide!

Don’t be scared- be prepared! Sideshow’s Spooktacular 2019 is rising from the grave to bring you a ghoulishly good time from October 24th-31st. Are you ready for thrills, chills, giveaways, discounts, and surprises like never before?

Keep reading to find out how to make the most of your Spooktacular 2019 experience with our official survival guide to help you navigate this geeky and creepy celebration! And remember, sleep is for the weak…


What is Spooktacular?

Spooktacular is Sideshow’s annual fall celebration of all things collectible, creepy, and cool! Throughout Spooktacular 2019, Sideshow is giving away over $10,000 in prizes through numerous contests and giveaways. Plus, we’re going to be launching awesome deals on incredible collectibles that you don’t want to miss. Spooktacular is the perfect time to nab those figures you’ve been eyeing for a while, whether you’re completing your collection or just getting started.

Spooktacular is a massive community celebration with dozens of ways to play along. Get involved on social media, join us for exclusive video content, participate through our website and newsletter, read our blog, and more! Most importantly, this is an event for having fun with fellow geeks for the whole week leading up to Halloween itself- what more could you ask for?


When is Spooktacular?

This year, Spooktacular runs from Thursday, October 24th to Thursday, October 31st. When the clock strikes midnight (12:00am PST) on the 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!

Be sure to subscribe to Sideshow’s channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more and then enable notifications to better the odds that you never miss a post! Plus, be sure you’re on our newsletter mailing list for even more updates. Check back constantly to ensure you have the best chance to catch quick-time rewards codes, exclusive giveaways, product reveals, and other limited time offers you won’t want to miss!

The fun and games last all the way up until 11:59pm PST on Thursday, October 31st (Halloween!), so plan accordingly.


What’s New This Year?

In addition to returning classics like the Miss Fortune Teller, reward codes, and Soul Collecting, this year’s Spooktacular celebration features some new activities and surprises for you!

Since the Halloween season is the time for ghouls to rise from their graves, Sideshow is excited to bring you Warehouse Finds Come Back to Life! Throughout the week at random times, a select amount of incredible previously sold-out products will be reanimated briefly on our website. These quantities are extremely limited, and you never know what might have crawled its way out of our warehouses! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, because once these special finds are sold-out once more, they’re gone for good!

This year’s festivities will also feature a Scavenger Hunt throughout the week, challenging your bravery and seeing if you’re truly paying attention to all of the excitement Sideshow has to offer. Each day of Spooktacular, one or two words will be hidden somewhere on any of the official channels participating in the event, including (but not limited to…) Sideshow.com, through the Let Your Geek Sideshow official Facebook group, in Spooktacular videos, and more! Pay attention to find the words and assemble all 10 into a fully completed phrase. Once you’ve finished, submit your answers at side.show/scavengerhunt for a chance to snag one of the highly-limited event exclusive pins!

Throughout Spooktacular 2019, we’re giving away dozens of prizes and rewards, but we have one grand prize that soars above the rest. Be sure to keep an eye out for our official Gleam platform giveaway for your chance to win the highly-sought-after, sold-out Toothless Statue from the How to Train Your Dragon films! Night Furies are rare, but Sideshow’s dragon trainers managed to wrangle one into a giveaway for one lucky Spooktacular participant- could it be you?

If you’re looking for new product, keep an eye on our What’s New page for new previews and surprise releases during the week.


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 FacebookTwitterInstagramYoutubeLinkedIn, 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, and many are platform-specific, so you need to be quick and you need to pay attention to everything you can!

You’ll also want to be sure to join Sideshow’s official Facebook group, a lively collector community that will have its own special content and giveaways that you don’t want to miss! Plus, it’s an engaging and positive space for sharing your fandom and chat with other collectors in a moderated community forum. Come join the fun!

Apart from social media, you can find a variety of awesome contests running throughout the week on our website, found on the 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 code redemptions or promotional offers you might want to quickly grab! Be sure to remember your Sideshow account login as well to claim any deals.

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 that can be used on future purchases.

Spooktacular.com 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 throughout the event.

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.

Each code has a limited window of time in which you can claim it. 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. Spooky, isn’t it? Be vigilant if you want to collect as many rewards points as possible during the celebration.

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 Thursday, October 24th detailing every deal coming your way.


Sideshow Live and the Chatcave

In addition to new reveals, tons of giveaways, and crazy fun content, you can expect even more exciting Sideshow Live shows all Spooktacular long! There will be product features, fun content, and more surprises that we can’t wait to share with you!

Feeling overwhelmed with info? Not sure where to start? Be sure to check out the Chatcave, hosted twice daily, exclusive to the Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook group. Here, our hosts will help you keep your head on straight by catching you up on all the latest news and what to look forward to for that day’s Spooktacular celebrations. Be sure to RSVP to the in-group events for notification when the Chatcave goes live.


What Happens if I Win?

This year, Sideshow is giving away over $10,000 in prizes through contests and giveaways across our various social media platforms, giving you tons of chances to enter and win!

If you are selected as a winner for a contest, pay attention to the rules laid out by that particular social platform- rules will vary by contest. This may be Facebook, Twitter, your email, Gleam, Instagram, and more. 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 [email protected] 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.

Since Spooktacular is a special event, if you have won a prize within the last 30 days, you are still allowed to participate with a chance to win. However, each participant can only win one prize during the Spooktacular week, regardless of platform. Even if you win, keep playing along for your chance to claim reward codes and take advantage of the super spooky savings in store!

Click through for full Contest Terms and Conditions.


Soul Collecting

What’s your collectible grail, and what are you willing to do for it? Throughout Spooktacular 2019, there are more goodies and ghoulish giveaways than Dracula 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 all the rules outlined in the official guide to Sideshow’s Soul Collecting 2019, so start thinking up your offers!


…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.

Make Spooktacular.com your haunted home for the next week so you don’t miss out on any of the action.

And most importantly, don’t forget- Sleep is for the Weak!