The Sideshow Guide to Spooktacular Soul Collecting 2018

This October, we’re putting the “eek” in Geek from October 24th-31st for our annual Spooktacular celebration! What would you do to win at Sideshow?

Throughout Spooktacular 2018, Sideshow is giving away over $20,000 in prizes through contests and giveaway across our various social media platforms including Facebook, email, InstagramTwitter, 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?

That’s right, it’s the return of Sideshow Soul Collecting!  For the Spooktacular week only, collectors have a chance to take matters into their own hands and bargain for a cool collectible, in exchange for completing a clever or creative task of their own choosing.

We’ve got your complete guide to partaking of the Spooktacular Soul Collecting celebration, so pay careful attention and start your wishful thinking…


What is Soul Collecting?

Don’t worry, we don’t really take your soul (that you know of…).  This is a fun and interactive challenge to our collectors who want to try to cut a deal for a new collectible prize.  But be prepared to play for it!

Start by asking yourself, “What would I do to win a collectible from Sideshow?” Some of the previous winners have completed offers like:

  • Dressing as a Ghostbuster and visiting a library, taking pictures with a book on photosynthesis
  • Wrapping themselves in tinfoil armor and reciting Captain Phasma’s lines from The Force Awakens
  • Reenacting the David S. Pumpkins dance in costume with their children
  • Going out in public in a wolf-head costume with a special Sideshow Spooktacular sign

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.

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 either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. These are the only three social platforms on which we will be collecting offers this year- and offers will not be taken during livestream events.

You can use any of these three 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 do not need to email your offers anywhere either, so keep it on one of the three participating platforms- Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

You will need to make one post with your offer using the official event hashtag #soldmysoultosideshow2018.

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 actually complete your challenge unless you have gotten confirmation from Sideshow that we have accepted your offer.  While it may be a fun offer, if we haven’t officially accepted it, you won’t be rewarded for your troubles.

Keep it clean and clever!  We will never accept an offer that involves dangerous 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.

Remember, this Spooktacular Soul Collecting is only for main Sideshow social platforms- if the Mistress of the Web decides to go rogue on her own channel, be sure you play by her rules.


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 Wednesday, October 24th at 10am PST. 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! Seriously.

We will make an official start announcement on all the participating social channels, so make sure to take your time until then and come up with an offer we can’t refuse.

You have until Thursday, October 25th at 11:59pm PST to submit your offers. Any that are posted after that time… also disqualified!  Soul Collecting is serious business.

At some point on Friday, October 26th, 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 Monday, October 29th at 9am PST to submit their visual proof (either by linking to a social post or directly submitting the videos/pictures) to social@sideshow.com.  Any emails not accounted for at that time will be considered failed challenges.

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, as well as featuring our favorites during Sideshow Live on October 31st!


If you’re still not sure where to start, check out one of last year’s winners who was challenged to go to the grocery store dressed as Chewbacca, buy three specific food items, and speak only in Shyriiwook (sort of) to win a Boba Fett PF!

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.  Keep an eye out on our blog and FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages, and visit side.show/notify to enable your notifications, because when the clock strikes midnight on October 24th, the real fun begins…

Remember, sleep is for the weak!