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Halo Swag Giveaway: Winners!

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To pick the winners I used Random.org and had it pick a number between 1 and 37 (the total number of comments).  Random.org picked comment #1 from Shelly and #7 from DigitalPlague.  So if you are Shelly or DigitalPlague please send me an email to sharon(at)parentinggeekly.com with your name and address and I’ll do my best to send those out ASAP.

Thanks to everyone for your great comments!  Some were really touching, and they really show how something that a lot of the world considers frivolous is such an important part of our lives for so many different reasons.

This was such a popular giveaway I may be able to find some other Halo Fest swag around here to give away, so stay tuned!

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PAX Swag Giveaway: Halo Fest Microfigure

PAX Swag Giveaway:  Halo Fest Microfigure

I’ve finally come out of my PAX-induced haze and I’m ready to give you guys some of the cool stuff I got at the convention!

First up are two Mega-Blocks Halofest micro figures. If you have a kid who is into Halo, chances are you are already familiar with these tiny guys. They are “blind” collectibles, meaning that you don’t know exactly what you’re getting until you open it. Some of the figures are rare while others are more common. This is like kid crack. The collectible nature, the association with Halo, and the ability to use them in the related Halo building sets has made them extremely popular with Nate and his friends.

This year PAX had an entire expo hall devoted to Halo. The game is celebrating its tenth anniversary and Halofest was setup to celebrate it. There were panels, demos and giveaways, all Halo related. Mega Blocks had a huge presence at Halofest, and their giveaways were some of the most coveted at all of PAX. On top of giving away the micro figures, each morning they gave away a limited edition Halofest vehicle building set. There is no way I’m prying that out of Nate’s hands for a giveaway, but I did manage to score a couple of my own micro figures to give away!

I have a Halo CE UNSC Spartan and a Halo CE Convenant Elite to give away. These are limited edition Halofest versions of the figures and each comes with a Halofest brick to set it on. They’re pretty cool.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment in the space below telling me why you or your kids love Halo or Megablocks. I will choose two winners at random on September 8th at noon Pacific Time, each will receive one of the micro figures.

For an additional entry follow @ParentingGeekly on Twitter and tweet a link to this blog post. Leave a separate comment here telling me you tweeted!

Contest is open to residents of the US only, sorry!