At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
To celebrate his birthday, creator of Argonaut Resins, END, has decided to hold a design contest. On social media, he announced that he will be having a Tuttz art contest where fans can win a Tuttz mini. If you want to enter...
I asked everyone what their favorite summer hobby was for a chance to win a My Little Pony papercraft playset. I enjoy anything that gets me out of the house, especially on a hot day. So, I think it's time to announce a winner!
Congratulations to Matthew A. Tibo! You will be receiving this playset from Funko. Please email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to everyone who entered, be on the look out for more contests in the future.
Here we are in July. The weather is hot, the air conditioners are cranked high, and vacations are being taken all over. That’s why the summer is a perfect time to pick up a hobby, and that’s exactly what this contest is about.
Thanks to Shadow of the Nerd, we have a Funko My Little Pony boxos papercraft playset to give to one lucky reader. If you love working with paper, or just love My Little Pony, you can win this simply by answering our question;
What’s your favorite hobby in the summertime?
Answer that in the comments below by July 12 to enter.
Our sibling site, Flixist, currently has a contest going for some Transformers: Age of Extinction collectibles. Two winners will receive a Transformers figure (one will win an Optimus Prime, the other will get a Crosshairs) and a hat. All you have to do to enter is go to leave a comment about your favorite memory of a Transformers toy on the contest story. It should literally take you two seconds, so what are you waiting for?
Diamond Select Toys has announced the first winner in its 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl bank photo contest and it's.... Jon Tilson of Alabama! (Okay, that probably didn't warrant a big reveal.) Jon Tilson won US$200 in prizes which include a Godzilla bank, a Knight Rider vehicle, an Amazing Spider-Man movie bust, a Slimer bank, Slimer gelatin mold, a Ghostbusters Silicone Tray, as well as some other Ghostbusters items.
What was Tilson's winning photo? A shot of his "angry" Stay-Puft next to a giant peanut character in the center of Dothan, AL, the peanut capital of the world. If nothing else, it proves that the playing field is wide open so all contestants have a decent shot at the prize (and that incorporating local landmarks into the photo is probably plus). The lesson? Diamond Select Toys' totally awesome 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl banks may cost a sizable US$110 (Entertainment Earth will ship it for free), but you can definitely get some return on your investment.
The contest is still ongoing (a new winner will be announced every month until... well, it's an open-ended contest) so now might be a great time to pick up one of these banks.
Two weeks ago I asked readers to name their favorite capsule toys, and boy did I get a lot of responses! Readers named Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, and more. There was no wrong answer.
All of this was to see who wanted to win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q toy and more. So now it's time to announce the winner!
Chosen by random, the winner of this contest is Okan ahin!
Congratulations! Please email me at Vanessa@tomopop.com Thanks to everyone who entered. We'll be having more contests coming up very soon.
It's time for another exciting contest where we're giving away some fun prizes. What are we offering this time? Well, one winner will get a Kaiyodo Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q Fraulein figure, but that's not all! Along with this figure, the winner will also receive a few mystery prizes. Don't you just love a surprise?
So how can you win? It's easy! Just leave a comment on this post answering one question. What are your favorite capsule toys? If you know me, it's going to be no surprise that I say anything Sailor Moon. Answer by June 3 for a chance to win.
Hot Toys is on fire right now and they can't contain their excitement over hitting 200,000 fans on Facebook! Now they're ready to let it spread by announcing a contest that gives you a chance at some big prizes. Entering is simple: Just grab your first Hot Toys figure and take a picture of it, make a post right here on Facebook with the image and write a short blurb about your feelings on the figure, then sit back and cross your fingers. Be creative because you'll be going up against some stiff competition; even before the contest has been up for a day it has already seen some potential winning entries.
But your hard work could be rewarded with one of these big prizes:
Batman (1989) – 1/6th scale Batmobile Collectible Vehicle
Iron Man 3 – 1/6th scale Tony Stark (The Mechanic) Collectible Figure
Man of Steel – 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure
Not bad at all. You don't have a lot of time, just until May 7. After that they'll have a shortlist of favorites picked on May 9, but remember, it's not just the photo, writing counts in this case! Good luck!
While you're at it you can try your luck with Hot Toys' the Amazing Spider-Man 2Instagram contest which doesn't require you to own any Hot Toys figures to enter. Just take a picture of a local Spider-Man 2 move promotion and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #SpotSpidey to win one of 10 prize packages. Contest ends May 6 and you can enter as many times as you want so it doesn't hurt to give it a shot.
After having our appetites whetted by a gorgeous preview on Wednesday, Nendoroid Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura is now in the wild, ready for pre-orders from all good stores. For those of you who didn't catch Good Smile Company's livestream, her final expression was revealed to be an unbearably cute happy/blushing combo, thus rounding out the suit of extras perfectly.
Although it's easy to forget, Sakura is also an important milestone for GSC as she's Nendoroid #400. To celebrate, the company is holding a contest over Twitter. They're looking for photos which link owners with their Nendoroids in memorable ways. Tweet them out with the hashtag #nendoro400 to see them appear on the GSC page, and five lucky winners will get Sakura as a prize.
For the rest of us, there's still the option of grabbing her from all good stores. Nendoroid Cardcaptor Sakura comes in at ¥4,800 (I'd normally complain about that price but come on) and will wing her way into our hearts this September. Needless to say, I could not be more excited.
We’re almost in spring! The weather is definitely getting better, even if the occasional cold winds come around. So to prepare, we’re doing a little pre-spring cleaning here at Tomopop.
We’re giving away one set of Persona 4 Half-Age Characters from Bandai. These are the same ones seen in our review by Martin. This contest will be simple, just leave a comment below saying what you’re looking forward to in spring.
You’ll have until April 30th to enter. This contest is open to fans worldwide, but if you live outside the United Kingdom we’ll kindly ask you to pay for the shipping.
You've built your Gunpla and now you want something to do with it. You've painted, sculpted new parts by hand, added armor by cutting many, many small pieces of plaplate. If you'd like the chance to show off your Gunpla, you can do so at this year's installment of the Gunpla Builders World Cup!
While sadly you won't be able to pilot your perfect Gunpla, only to be beaten by young boy on a quest, you can at least win. The GBWC, like in years past, will feature live competitions at 5 cons this year: Anime Central in Chicago, A-Kon in Dallas, Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Otakon in Baltimore and lastly at New York Comic-Con. If you can't make it out to any of the shows, there will be an online competition. If you are chosen as the Best in Show at any of these 6 competitions, you may be selected as the North American representative for the GBWC, which will of course mean additional prizes and a trip to Japan for the finals.
If you'd like to see the full rules and requirements, check out Bluefin's GBWC page. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to get building again.