SciFi Sunday Action Figure Giveaway Details

Here’s the deal. I wasn’t paying attention when I bought some Stargate SG-1 action figures last year — go figure — so I ended up with two extra figures of each of the following three characters: Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell. Vala Mal Doran and the Ori Prior.

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Since Ark of Truth, the direct-to-DVD conclusion of the Ori saga, was released earlier this month, instead of messing around trying to figure out how to sell these puppies on E-bay, I’m going to give them away on Snapshot Chronicles. I’m going to give away one of each at the end of April and the remaining three when the second film, Continuum, is released this summer.

How to enter: In my review of Ark of Truth, I admitted that one of the reasons I had difficulty engaging with the SG-1 franchise until Ben Browder and Claudia Black joined the cast was that I couldn’t get invested in the characters. Admittedly, the show started its run at a time when I didn’t have cable (hard to believe) and was also quite busy professionally. But even so, I just had a hard time getting into these characters. Especially, and do NOT shoot me, Daniel Jackson. I don’t dislike the character, and the actor Michael Shanks does a fine job. I just find that I don’t really care what happens to the character, and I need that to remember to tune in week after week.

So, in the comments on my review of Ark of Truth, tell me why I should like Daniel. Are there specific episodes to watch that you think would “bring me over?” Or if you happen to have the same problem I do, share. Why do you have a hard time connecting with the character of Daniel Jackson? Is he really that much of a cold fish? (see UPDATE below)

To enter the April giveaway:

  • Leave a comment on my SciFi Sunday: Ark of Truth review. Tell me why I should give Daniel a chance. Or not.
  • I’d be thrilled if you shared this giveaway with friends or readers of your own blog if you wish, but it is NOT a requirement to enter.
  • I will give away one figure for every 10 comments on the blog. In other words, I will give away ONLY the Mitchell figure if I get 10 or less comments. 20 or less comments, Mitchell and Vala. Anything over 21 comments, I’ll give away all three figures in the first giveaway in April. Same rules will apply for the later giveaway.

Entries will close on Wednesday April 30, 2008 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Winners will be selected using a random number generator and announced on Snapshot Chronicles on May 1. Using the relevant number limits as above, the first comment selected will get the Mitchell figure, the second, the Vala figure and the third, the Prior figure.

Giveaway open to adult residents, 18 years or older, of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Void where prohibited.

Questions? Email

UPDATE April 12, 2008: Folks seem to think everything has been said about Daniel Jackson already — all good — so please feel free to tell me why you like any of the SG-1 characters (or not) in the comments on the Ark of Truth post. Right now, we have enough comments to ensure that the Mitchell figure is going to a new home on May 1st, but Vala and the Prior may get stuck in my supply closet. Have pity on Vala stuck in the closet with a Prior, leave a comment!