Sunday, May 31, 2009

The AFB Comment of the Month Contest Begins!

contestjun091I love putting this blog together, and I love getting feedback about what people think about the toys and opinions that have been posted. The stats I get from Google tell me we get some very healthy traffic here, and so I’m keen to get people talking as well as reading!

The establishment of the AFB Forum has been one great way of getting discussion going, and if you haven’t joined in yet I’d encourage you to jump in and have a go – we’re having a blast, and seem to have a knack at getting the discussion off track in record time!

I’m wanting to see the discussion happening here on the blog as well, and so as I briefly mentioned a couple of posts ago, starting with June 2009, AFB is partnering with Mike from Mike’s Comics N’ Stuff to bring you the AFB Comment of the Month Contest! In basic terms, at the end of each month, I’ll be randomly selecting (in some super scientific method, I assure you) one valid comment (see below) from that month’s post to receive their choice of one of two pre-announced figures on offer from Mike’s amazing store. Hopefully this will help generate some of the same fun discussion on the blog that we have going on the forum.

Here’s some basic contest rules:

  • every genuine comment on a post from the calendar month will be eligible for receiving the prize. I’m going to stick to my own time zone and call it at 23:59:59 Australian Eastern Standard Time – best to comment often and comment early
  • if my super scientific randomizer comment selector system chooses an Anonymous comment, I’ll skip it and go again – you need to leave a name, a link, your AFB Forum username or email addy so that I can contact you if you are the winner. Blogger comments allows you to do this.
  • you will be given a choice of one of the two figures on offer from the month’s contest – figures will be in their original packaging
  • figures will be sent by first class mail within the US (Mike is sending them, remember) and first class international to any overseas winner. An overseas winner can elect to chip in for Priority Mail or Insurance, but otherwise we can’t take any responsibility for a parcel that doesn’t arrive – after this is coming out of AFB’s  not dreadfully deep pockets!

contestjun092As for June 2009, I am pleased to announce that the two figures available for your choice of prize are the Yellow Dr Fate from DCUC Wave 8 and Live Wire from Superman / Batman Series 7 (provided this is released on time).

Since we’re all over the place and I’m posting this just as my June is about to start, the contest starts now, so comments on this post are the first eligible posts for the first ever AFB Comment Contest!

Thanks for making this little pursuit a great deal of fun, and I hope you enjoy this little way that I can give back – and thanks heaps to Mike for agreeing to partnering with me in this.

Okay, enough of me, get commenting!


Saranga said...

Great idea!

(This wasn't meant to a serious entrant into the competition. Unless you are looking for inane and obvious observations. Which I doubt. Cos that would make for really really dull reading. For you. And us).

The Articulated One said...

Glad to see that I might have had some sort of small influence on this. Giving away free toys is always a great thing, and I applaud you for it.

Keep up the great work my man, I've been enjoying your blog for some time, and I'm glad to hear that your traffic seems to be climbing upwards. I know that's a great feeling.

fishmilkshake said...

Great idea Andy! Free stash is almost better than s...ummm, what I meant to say, is choices already! Does one take the awesome Doctor with one of the coolest headpieces ever, or the blue chick with the great rack!

Tom Freak said...

Oh you're so evil, you know how badly I want the good Doctor.

It's a great idea, people always appreciate free stuff.

To answer FMS: I would personally always choose the rack, but in this case I'm in a mission from Toy God. So I'll give Fate a chance (get it?).

Perhaps if DCUC makes the female version of Doctor Fate I could finally get the cool headpiece AND the rack.

Dreams, dreams...

Toy Guy said...

I enjoy reading AFB, now I have another reason to keep coming back! HURRAH!

Scott said...

Hey Art - yes your own comp and those on other blogs certainly gave me the idea - thanks and thanks for the kind words. Like I said, I want to make the blog more interactive like the forum, and I want to give something back. This seems to accomplish both!

(btw I won't award any prizes to my own comments, I promise!)


superflash said...

I definitely enjoy your blog and find your photos and reviews quite helpful. I don't always get to see many of the DC Direct figures in-person and the distribution of DCUC in my city has been spotty.

Have yet to see the Dr. Fate figures here yet, but I definitely want the classic one. The yellow/gold mix also bothers me as far as the modern version goes.

Just like when Super Powers figures originally came out I tried to restrain myself and ending up picking up many more years later. I am trying to restrain myself with the DCUC figures and space constraints (and the prices...and my wife) are helping.

I don't think she will let me take over my son's room as an action figure display room now that he has moved out. When I used to go to multiple Houston comic and toy shows per year it was easier to get rid of some of my excess things.

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