I often explain the excitement that surrounds the San Diego Comic-Con for those of use who engage in the various forms of geekery celebrated there by saying “It’s one of my people’s religious festivals.” It’s a time of great excitement, and for we toy collectors it’s also a time of great avarice as we drool over newly announced collectibles and scrabble for the various exclusive pieces on offer.
As has become a tradition here at AFB, I like to use this time as a time to give something back, and this year we’re offering the biggest prize we’ve ever had - the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Stay Puft comes in at a whopping 20 inches tall, and the winner of this competition will receive him in his carry case which converts to a diorama for display. It’s a great prize!!
I’m sure everyone will understand that a prize as big as this one will require some effort to win, and we are looking forward to some great entries in what we’re calling “Sing a Song for Stay Puft”. Basically, we’re looking for the person who can explain why they want to win Stay Puft in most creative and entertaining way.
Your “song” for Stay Puft doesn’t have to be musical - I just chose that title because it was allterative. You could present your entry as:
- a comic / comic strip
- a video
- an animation
- something else entirely different
Whatever it is, it needs to communicate exactly why you want Stay Puft and why you should be the winner. It also needs to be kept moderately safe for work - we aim to be a family friendly site, after all!
The winner will be judged by the Admins of the AFB Forum - fishmilkshake, dozymuppet and FB. There *may* also be some smaller prizes on offer for honourable mentions if the standard is good enough!
The prize or prizes will be sent to the winner from Australia. If the prize is going overseas, it will be sent by first class international mail. The winner may choose to add their own funds for express shipping and or insurance if desired.
Entries will be submitted via the AFB Forum - new members are very welcome to register and enter, but we do ask that you have a minimum post count of 10 by the time the competition closes.
Since we’re expecting big things, we’re going to give a decent time frame for people to prepare their entries. The competition will be open for three weeks and will close at 11:59PM GMT+10 on Sunday 4th September 2011.
You can discuss the competition in the Sing a Song for Stay Puft discussion thread at the AFB Forum.
You can submit your entries at the Sing a Song for Stay Puft Official Entry Thread at the AFB Forum.
The winning entries will be announced and featured here at the blog.
Let’s get creative! Looking forward to your entries!