Comic-Con 2010 is officially in the rearview mirror, but if you've been following your friendly neighborhood Splash Page editor on Twitter, you probably know that there's another big event coming up very soon: my birthday.
And while I won't turn away any gifts you feel like sending me, I'm also going to deviate from the norm a bit and give you some gifts this year. I'm giving away a trio of Comic-Con Exclusive toys from Hasbro featuring Captain America, Thor, and Spider-Man, and all you have to do is a little online hunting and tweeting.
Read on for everything you need to do to get your hands on the toys pictured above, as well as full descriptions of each figure.
First off, here's a description of each figure:
Marvel Universe 3.75" Captain America Special Edition
Hasbro is excited to introduce fans at Comic-Con International to its special edition 3.75” Captain America figure! This classic Captain America figure is styled in the character’s World War II gear, complete with a removable helmet and triangular, badge-shaped shield. The figure’s packaging features artwork by Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief.
Marvel Universe 3.75" Thor Figure Special Edition
Hasbro is offering fans at Comic-Con International the opportunity to purchase its special edition 3.75” Thor figure, which is designed in the styling of Marvel’s THOR: AGES OF THUNDER comics series. The figure includes Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, and features special edition packaging adorned with artwork by Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief.
Marvel Universe 3.75" Spider-Man Figure Special Edition
Hasbro is offering its special edition 3.75” Spider-Man figure to fans at Comic-Con International! This is the first time the “Spider-Man” movie franchise styling will be featured in the 3.75-inch scale.
Here's how to win each figure — but keep in mind that you can only win one figure, so choose carefully which one you want to chase after!
1. Search through the archive of Captain America stories here on Splash Page and look for the following image embedded at the bottom of a story:
2. Once you find the image, click on it to reveal a secret phrase. Write it down!
3. E-mail the phrase to me (make sure to use the subject line "BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY") at the following address: rick [dot] marshall [at] mtvnmix [dot] com
On the morning of Sunday, August 8 (my birthday), I'll randomly choose one winner from among everyone who sent me e-mails with the correct phrase. I'll e-mail the winner that morning to let him/her know they have an awesome, Comic-con Exclusive toy on the way from Splash Page and the good folks at Hasbro!
Oh, and one caveat: You need to be a U.S. or Canadian resident to win. (Sorry!)
1. Follow the same rules for the Captain America toy, but this time you'll be looking through our archive of Thor stories, and clicking on the image below for the secret phrase:
Same rules apply as the Captain America contest!
This one's for the Twitter-inclined, so set yourself up with an account if you haven't already.
1. Keep an eye on the Twitter account of Splash Page editor Rick Marshall — that's me! When you see me post a link to this contest, re-tweet my message. Make sure to include the link and hashtag I post in the message!
2. On Sunday, August 8 (my birthday), I'll select one person at random from everyone who re-tweeted the message, and notify the winner via Direct Message. (NOTE: If you want to win, you need to be following me on Twitter so I can send you a Direct Message!)
Again, you need to be a U.S. or Canadian resident to win (but I promise to make it to you down the road if that eliminates you from contention).
Good luck, and have a great weekend! (I know I will!) And many thanks to the great crew at Hasbro for all the sweet swag!