Sideshow’s Spooktacular 2019 Soul Collecting Guide- Everything You Need to Know
What is your collectible ‘grail’ and what are you willing to do to get it?
That’s right, the terrifying tradition continues! This year during Spooktacular 2019, Sideshow’s Soul Collecting challenge returns- and this is your official guide on how to navigate the risks and rewards of selling your mortal soul for the collectibles you crave…
What is Soul Collecting?
Throughout Spooktacular 2019, Sideshow is giving away over $10,000 in prizes through numerous contests and giveaways across our various social media platforms including Facebook, email, Instagram, Twitter, and even via livestreams on Youtube. 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?
Don’t worry- we don’t really take your soul. This is a fun and interactive giveaway that challenges our collectors to try to cut a deal for a collectible prize of their choosing, if they’re prepared to play for it!
When we open the call for Soul Collecting offers, tell us what you would do in order to nab a prize that you have been eagerly seeking to add to your collection. We put the challenge to you, collectors, to tell us what fun, silly, or heartwarming things you would attempt in order to earn a reward of your suggestion.
Start by asking yourself, “What collectible do I want to win, and what am I willing to do to get it?”
Some of the previous Soul Collecting winners have completed offers like:
- Dressing as a Ghostbuster and visiting a library, taking pictures with a book on photosynthesis
- Mowing a Sideshow “S” into the lawn while dressed as Darth Vader
- Shopping for groceries while dressed in a Chewbacca onesie
- Buying snake repellant at the hardware store while dressed as Indiana Jones
Now, costumes are not required to participate, but these winners were all able to combine a clever idea with an attainable prize, submitting video evidence of their awesome outings!
Keep in mind, there are some bargains we simply cannot accommodate, such as life-size items, so we reserve the right to negotiate on your offer to make sure the prize appropriately matches the challenge. Are you looking for a statue? A sixth scale? In-stock or pre-order? Help us help you, and remember- the more reasonable your offer, the more likely we are to consider it.
How Do I Enter?
First, you need to be following Sideshow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter. These are the only four social platforms on which we will be collecting offers this year. Pay attention for the official post indicating the start of the Soul Collecting session. Replies will only be accepted on the one designated post announcing the Soul Collecting challenge- on YouTube, this will be a video on which you can comment.
The official Soul Collecting Offer posts can be found below. Offers are now officially closed while we decide which challenges to accept:
You can use any of these four sites to enter, but only one Soul Collecting offer per person will be considered. If we find you posting your offer on multiple pages, you’ll be disqualified. You also will not need to email your offers anywhere either- one message, one platform- so make it a good one!
Once you are ready to commit and make your offer, you need to use the official event hashtag #soldmysoul2019.
Your offer must also fit in one reply- no Tweet threads, no quote retweets, no multiple Facebook replies. Make it concise. If you’re stuck, try formulating your offer like this- “For [x] prize, I will do [y]. #soldmysoul2019”. This helps us process offers faster, meaning you have more time to complete your challenge if accepted.
Remember, pick an activity that you can easily photograph or record on video as proof of completion- winners may be shared on Sideshow’s social for all to enjoy! Do not complete your challenge unless you have gotten confirmation from Sideshow that we have accepted your offer. While it may be a fun offer and you may be excited to do it, if we haven’t officially accepted your soul, you won’t be rewarded for your troubles.
Keep it clean and clever! We will never accept an offer that involves dangerous, mean-spirited, or illegal activities, or something that would cause harm to yourself or another person in any way. We want these challenges to promote positivity, fun, fandom, and sure- a little embarrassment never killed anyone! Above all, you have to be safe- you need to be able to collect that prize, after all.
When Can I Make My Soul Offer?
You can start formulating your ideal bargains now, but don’t share them just yet!
You may officially begin posting your Soul Collecting offers on Thursday, October 24th at 9am PDT, and offers must be posted as replies to the specified Soul Collecting post on your chosen platform. Any offers received before that time will be disqualified- we don’t know which reaper is on shift before then, so you don’t know who you’re offering your soul to!
We will make an official start announcement on all the participating social channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram), so make sure to take your time until then and come up with an offer we can’t refuse. Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss out on the official post.
You have until Sunday, October 27th at 11:59pm PDT to submit an offer, at which point we will close submissions. Any that are posted after that time… also disqualified! Soul Collecting is serious business.
At some point on Monday, October 28th, we will contact the collectors whose offers we have accepted, and then announce the challenges in a blog. In order to then win their prize, each soul must complete their challenge as Sideshow agreed to it. No cheating us after the fact by altering the bargain!
Successfully collected souls will have until Thursday, October 31st at 12pm PDT to submit their visual proof by linking to a social post that tags the appropriate Sideshow account and features your completed video/photos along with the hashtag #soldmysoul2019 to [email protected]. Any emails not accounted for at that time will be considered failed challenges.
One more time, you must email [email protected] with a link to your post, which must:
- Include the video/photographic proof that you successfully completed your challenge
- Tag the relevant Sideshow account based on which platform you’re submitting with
- Use the hashtag #soldmysoul2019
- Be publicly visible on your chosen social profile
The post alone will not count as a success. You have to email the link to us so we can count it! If your account or the post is made private and we cannot see your entry, we cannot accept it. Please do not delete your posts after submission either.
If you successfully submit by the deadline, then consider yourself a lucky winner. We will be sharing completed Soul Collecting challenges on our social pages for all to see!
If you’re still not sure where to start, check out some previous years’ winners in these videos below. One winner sold his soul for a Boba Fett PF by going to the grocery store dressed as Chewbacca, buying three specific food items, and speaking only in Shyriiwook (sort of)!
Another winner went to a hardware store dressed as Indiana Jones (playing the Raiders March!) and asked an employee for help finding Dr. T’s Snake-A-Way Snake Repellant. Of course, he worked in the famous, “Snakes, why did it have to be snakes!” while in the checkout line, earning himself a Jabba the Hutt and Throne Deluxe Sixth Scale Set.
See all of last year’s winners here:
Are the gears turning in your head now? Get ready, get set…
Be sure to visit Spooktacular.com for all things that go bump in the night- this will be your hub for all the frights and sights that Sideshow has in store during Spooktacular 2019!
Remember, sleep is for the weak!