Hello again, all, and welcome once again to BOON's VELVET BAG of TOY FUN STUFFS SKULLBRAIN HOLLY DAYS RAFFLE: The Winterspanning Edition Now in its fourth year! As most of you know, I've stepped in to do the heavy lifting this time, but this is still Our Man of the Swamp's beautiful baby and pet project. Speaking of pets... Nikki the burd will once again be our star and guiding light... ...selecting the 'correct' answer to some or all of the contests to follow, but... We just might be able to get Mr. Pibb to take part, too. Jury is out on whether or not he'll cooperate. As with last year, and in the words of sweet Boony: More Filthy Figurine Fiddlers Than Ever Before Can Win Toy(s) of Their Choosing, aaaand a Schtocking full of a whole heap loads more! You can also throw your hat in the ring for a few Bonus Items announced along the way to Toytopia. Yup, it's true! All of this fabulous booty (and more!) could be yours just for playing along: This year's spoils were brought to you by many generous Skullbrainers, not least of which Boon himself. Some of our donors happen to have been @BleedingEdges, @blingaling, @carlisle60, @kappa, @kichigai, @MonstaIslandCzar, @The Moog, @patrickvaz, @siphilon, @uh oh and @zindabad, with a goodly amount more that wished to be a part of the proceedings while still preserving their anonymity. I may have squeezed an item or two into the mix as well, who can say? So, yes. It took its time coming to be this year, and the cast of characters has expanded a bit, but we're finally all set to open up. First, the rules! In the slightly doctored words of The Booner: dot dot dot ... Spoiler: PREVIOUSLY ON... NOTE: Battle Results and final Winner Listings for STAGE 1 are updated and archived in the 2nd and 3rd posts of this thread. Bellow is what was going down just before we rumbled. We were so innocent then. - The Management *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** * REQUIREMENTS TO PLAY : Spoiler: PREREQUISITES You Must Have a minimum of 50 posts prior to the start of this raffle (UNLESS You are a lurker who donated something of quality, proving you're a part of the community) . Each Winner Will Be Responsible for their Own Shipping Costs (paid thru Paypal). This will include the winning toy along with some stocking stuffers and anything else you might have won. We are located in the United States, so anyone International who wants to participate, please keep this in mind. We think it's well worth it. For those Domestic Dwellers, the average is going to be $8-$11 S/H. You're going to dig it, trust us (and trust all previous winners). All Winners must wait until every toy has been won and the raffle is complete before we are able to ship all of your packages. Packing all of your goodies will take some time, but a fine reason for your patience overall is stuff like fun bonuses that may pop up along the way that you might also want to try for. And of course, if you plan on using any of your winnings as an item for Sale or Trade, Please Do Not Enter This Raffle. There are no $ signs here. Enter because of what value this has to you. This Holiday Raffle is for SB specifically; to Celebrate what it is, who we are, and as a merry end to the year & a hopeful look towards the rest of the next one. Yes, these toys will belong to the winners, but if anyone ever decides to part ways with them, we encourage you to honor how they came to you and make someone else's day as good as the one when you first received it. * GAME RULES & HOW TO PLAY : Spoiler: ROOLZ For the 1st Stage of the Raffle, there are 4 Groups of toys to choose from. Members can select 1 Toy per Group at a time with hopes to win, BUT no member can Win more than 3 Toys total (this does not count the stocking stuffins + any bonus items you may win)... As instructions change per Stage, they will be included at that point. The Questions will be Nikki-centric and Multiple Choice regarding fun experiments and tests done with Nikki, at least for the 1st Stage. Members will pick the letter of the answer that they feel correctly answers the question. The correct answer will be shown thru a posted video of Nikki doing whatever task is assigned to her. With each Member's correct answer, that member will progress to the next Stage with a new question to answer. If there are multiple challengers and no one gets it right, then they will all have another chance in Stage 2. This will continue until there is only 1 Member remaining per Toy. To ensure that a Member only wins the right number of toys selected, which is up to 3 Toys, (1) the Answers will first be calculated for Group 1, then Group 2, and so on in that order (Ex: if you are a Finalist for Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 And Group 4 and you also happen to get all final answers correct, you'll win Groups 1, 2, & 3 and concede the Group 4 win to whomever is next in line), OR a Member may win by (2) Whatever Group you win the toy on 1st, which is either by (2A) being the only member to get the answer correct, or (2B) by Default - wherein a member may get the answer wrong but being the only member to select the toy, they automatically win it. There is no way to predict how many people will select each answer beforehand, so each one will be handled accordingly leading into the Next Stage. Stage 1 is the entry point, so in order to participate, Members must enter and begin playing during Stage 1 while active. Once Stage 1 is over, No One New can enter the raffle. That is UNLESS, a Current Player makes the decision to pass their game on to someone wanting to enter. The Game begins as soon as this is posted. Stage 1 will remain open until Tuesday, January 29th. Each Deadline will also be posted with the announcement of each new Stage. Answers will not be calculated until we announce Each Stage Closed, so you can always edit your choices up until then. However, unless you have been told that you can add more toys from the "Toys Available" List, you cannot switch toy options after posting what toy(s) you're battling for. Anytime after Stage 1, members have a right to secede from any ongoing battles; giving the win to one of the other members competing for the same toy. This one's a biggie, so brace yourselves: Please be so kind as to post a snap or two here of your raffle spoils once you've received them, lest you receive the wrath of A Burd Spurned! Not so much a rule, as much as a suggestion, but we advise setting email notifications up for this thread so you know when we Post Updates, Close / Open Stages, Announce Bonus Items, etc. Hopefully we've covered the everything, but in case anyone has anymore questions, please post them in this thread here: Questions About Holiday Raffle . Me or Boon will respond over that a way since there may be others wondering the same things, so please no PMs or posting questions here. A quick repeat from the above, game play begins NOW, your post in response to the following game constitutes your entry into this raffle, and entry into said raffle will remain open to all and every that meet the above-stated requirements until the close of this first round. Got it? Good. Now go reread the SPOILERed sections! Oh, also, we reserve the right to improvise as need be with all of the above as the festivities progress. 'Prolly won't need to, though. ***STAGE 1 NOW CLOSED : Toy images are Now Updated with Current Wins, Active Battles, & the Correct Answers brought to you by lil' Miss Nikki Bird. STAGE 1 : Each Stage's format is different, so Follow the Rules & Answer the Questions to Each Stage accordingly. Have Fun! - - S1, Part 1 of 3 : DIFFICULT DECISIONS Select up to 1 toy by number and letter ID per group. You are not required to select from all 4, but plays aren't transferable between groups. GROUP 1: Spoiler: I 1A WINNER! (by default) @bigluelok 1C WINNER! @MonstaIslandCzar 1E WINNER! @zindabad 1G WINNER! (by default) @carlisle60 1I WINNER! (by default) @blingaling 1J WINNER! (by default) @gazpacho 2-Way BATTLE for 1L! @The Moog @toothaction 1M WINNER! (by default) @hellointerloper 2-Way BATTLE for 1N! @boon velvet @DrMadness 2-Way BATTLE for 1O! @siphilon @hellscrape GROUP 2: Spoiler: II 2A WINNER! (by default) @hellscrape 5-Way BATTLE for 2B! @The Moog @bigluelok @gazpacho @animator @BleedingEdges 2C WINNER! @zindabad 2D WINNER! (by default) @carlisle60 2E WINNER! (by default) @siphilon 2K WINNER! (by default) @toothaction 2L WINNER! @hellointerloper 20 WINNER! @MonstaIslandCzar GROUP 3: Spoiler: III 3B WINNER! (by default) @animator 3C WINNER! (by default) @Madmax405 2-Way BATTLE for 3D! @carlisle60 @BleedingEdges 3E WINNER! @zindabad 3H WINNER! (by default) @hellscrape 3J WINNER! (by default) @blingaling 3L WINNER! (by default) @DrMadness 3M WINNER! (by default) @toothaction 3O WINNER! @gazpacho GROUP 4: Spoiler: IV 4-WAY BATTLE for 4A! @The Moog @zindabad @Madmax405 @DrMadness 4B WINNER! @hellscrape 4D WINNER! (by default) @boon velvet 4E WINNER! @gazpacho 3-WAY BATTLE for 4F! @hellointerloper @BleedingEdges @blingaling 4H WINNER! (by default) @animator - - S1, Part 2 of 3 : BIG QUESTIONS + ANSWERS ADDED ! Pick the Letter of the Answer you think best corresponds with the Question(s) associated with the Group(s) you have chosen toys from. Spoiler: Q for GROUP 1 GROUP 1 How many times will Nikki say, "What?", in response to Boon saying, "What?", before she tires of the game and screeches WAY too loud for a critter her size? (A) 1 - 2x (B) 3 - 4x (C) 5 - 6x (D) None of the above, "Eat a mint and talk to me later. OH, I see a bug! " NIKKI With The ANSWER : Watch me HERE for now. Answer for GROUP 1 = (C) 5 - 6x Spoiler: Q for GROUP 2 GROUP 2 What is Nikki's favorite Twilight Zone episode? (A) It's a Good Life (B) Perchance to Dream (C) The Masks (D) None of the above, "The Outer Limits is far superior." NIKKI With The ANSWER : Answer for GROUP 2 = (B) Perchance to Dream Spoiler: Q for GROUP 3 GROUP 3 How long will it take for Nikki to chew up a picture of Boon's ex-ladyfriend? (A) 0 - 10 sec. (B) 11 - 20 sec. (C) 21 - 30 sec (D) None of the above, "Get that ugly thing away from me!" NIKKI With The ANSWER : Answer for GROUP 3 = (D) "Get that ugly thing away from me!" Spoiler: Q for GROUP 4 GROUP 4 What is Nikki's favorite superhero team? (A) Doom Patrol (B) X-Men (C) Pet Avengers (D) None of the above, "Comic books are for children." NIKKI With The ANSWER : Answer for GROUP 4 = (D) "Comic books are for children." - - S1, Part 3 of 3 : POSTING YOUR ANSWERS Your Stage 1 entry needs to include the toy IDs followed by your Multiple Choice Answers to the questions for each toy's Group. For Gamera's sake, do not write the name of the toy as your choice. We'll have to trace it back to its ID when you do that anyway, so to make it easier, just submit the Identification number of the toys you want, separated by, and this is important, semicolons. Yes, we know what Kurt Vonnegut said about semicolons, but we just like them. Besides, he's dead, so what does he know anymore? ANYWAY, your post should read something like this: 1E/A; 2B/D; 3D/A; 4L/B That's only an example of the layout, of course, not the answers to the questions. Only Nikki will know those! *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***o *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** STAGE 2 is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! ALL WRAPPED UP!!! ***Toy images are Now Updated with dem Fresh Wins, BATTLE REPORTS inclusive. Many thanks to the FICKLE WHIMS of Pibbaleus J. Pibbington and the steady service of Grandpa Velvet! For a handy list of just the WINNERS, click here. For a handy list of just the BATTLES, click here. For the whole kaboodle, just keep on scrolling! Each Stage's format is different, so Follow the Rules & Answer the Questions to Each Stage accordingly. Hope Y'all Are Still Havin Fun! * NEW RULES & HOW TO PLAY : Forget Everything You Know ! Kinda, Maybe. Spoiler: NU ROOLZ In the 2nd Stage of the Raffle, there are 2 Groups of toys to choose from. Based on each individual's Toy Allowance at this time, Members can select the number of Toys per Group with hopes to win. There is no longer any limit on the amount of toys that can be won, other than the amount allotted in each Member's Toy Allowance (this does not count the stocking stuffins + any bonus items you may win). The Questions for these groups will surround Mr. Pibb and be Multiple Choice regarding a day in the life of Meester Pibbles, at least for the 2nd Stage. Members will pick the letter of the answer that they feel correctly answers the question. The correct answer will be shown thru a posted video of Mr. Pibb doing whatever task is assigned to him. If a Member's Toy Allowance grants the option of more than 1 toy to be selected per Group, you can either choose different answers for each in that Group or even use the same answer twice if you are quite confident in your choice. Answers will not be calculated until we announce Each Stage Closed, so you can always Edit your choices up until then. However, you cannot switch toy options once you begin battling other Members for them. If you are happy with your winnings and want to secede from any ongoing battles, you are more than welcome to do so. If it is a 2 Way Battle, then the win will go to the other member competing for the Same toy. The non-stage specific rules from Stage 1 that still apply: (A) Please be so kind as to post a snap or two here of your raffle spoils once you've received them. (B) We advise setting email notifications up for this thread so you know when we Post Updates, Close / Open Stages, Announce Bonus Items, etc. (C) Please post any Raffle Questions in this thread here: Questions About Holiday Raffle . We will respond over that a way since there may be others wondering the same things, so please no PMs or posting questions in this thread. Eligibility List : Spoiler: Your allotted plays, sirs and madams @animator - - Can Play For: 2 from ALPHA Group @bigluelok - - Can Play For: 1 from ALPHA Group , 2 from BETA Group @BleedingEdges - - Can Play For: 2 from ALPHA Group , 2 from BETA Group @blingaling - - Can Play For: 1 from ALPHA Group @boon velvet - - Can Play For: 1 from ALPHA Group , 1 from BETA Group @carlisle60 - - Can Play For: 1 from BETA Group @DrMadness - - Can Play For: 2 from ALPHA Group @gazpacho - - Can Play For: 1 from ALPHA Group @hellointerloper - - Can Play For: 2 from BETA Group @hellscrape - - Can Play For: 1 from ALPHA Group @Madmax405 - - Can Play For: 2 from ALPHA Group , 1 from BETA Group @MonstaIslandCzar - - Can Play For: 2 from BETA Group @siphilon - - Can Play For: 2 from BETA Group @The Moog - - Can Play For: 1 from ALPHA Group , 2 from BETA Group @toothaction - - Can Play For: 1 from BETA Group @zindabad - - Can Play For: 1 from BETA Group - - S2, Part 1 of 3 : DIFFICULT DECISIONS + THE OUTCOMES OF YR CHOICES! Based on the allotted number of toys from your Toy Allowance and from which group it maintains, Please Select the toy(s) of your choice by ID. You are not required to use all of your toy allowances, and can even give 1 of your spots to another member of your choosing in this stage, as long as it is before voting. ÜBERGROOPEN ALPHA: Spoiler: ALPHA SPLAY 1B WINNER! (by SKILLZ!) @Madmax405 1D WINNER! (by SKILLZ!) @bigluelok 1F WINNER! (by SKILLZ!) @The Moog 2-WAY BATTLE for 1H! @animator VS @BleedingEdges Match called early on accounta kindness... @BleedingEdges wins the prize! 1K WINNER! (by default) @blingaling 2I WINNER! (by default) @dokuroking 2-WAY BATTLE for 2J! @animator VS @DrMadness The win goes to @DrMadness... the benefactor of @animator's sudden fit of pacifism and generosity! [/SIZE] 2M WINNER! (by default) @DrMadness 2N WINNER! (by default) @BleedingEdges ÜBERGROOPEN BETA: Spoiler: BETA SPLAY 3A WINNER! (by default) @MonstaIslandCzar 3F WINNER! (by default) @BleedingEdges 2-Way BATTLE for 3G --- MAGIC NUMBER was 33 WINNER is @The Moog [#16] who cut down @siphilon [#01] with a slice up the middle and the aid of an elder. 3I WINNER! (by SKILLZ!) @carlisle60 3K WINNER! (by SKILLZ!) @siphilon 3N WINNER! (by default) @toothaction 3P WINNER! (by default) @BleedingEdges 4C WINNER! (by default) @boon velvet - - S2, Part 2 of 3 : BIG QUESTIONS + THE CAT'S FINAL ANSWERS ! Pick the Letter of the Answer you think best corresponds with the Question(s) associated with the Group(s) you have chosen toys from. If you are allotted more than 1 choice per group by your Toy Allowance, it is perfectly fine to use the same answer for both toys in that group. Spoiler: Q for ALPHA ÜBERGROOPEN ALPHA It's winter proper here in the Midwest, and Pibbs is going more than a little stir crazy, outdoor enthusiast that he is. That said, as much as he cries to go out, it's a different story when the door to the elements is actually open for him. How will he react this time? (A) Some hesitation, but then off into the day we go. (B) One look outside and then immediately to the basement. (C) A long stare at me that clearly says, "You're an idiot and the weather is all your fault." (D) None of the above , "I'm not even leaving the apartment, you fool!" MR. PIBB With The ANSWER : Answer for Groopon ALPHA = (A) Some hesitation, but then off into the day we go. Spoiler: Q for BETA ÜBERGROOPEN BETA Which of the following does Pibbs find to be the most compellingly delicious? (A) The oily sleuce from a can of tuna. (B) The wattery drainage from a can of salmon. (C) The mysterious quag from a tin of sardines. (D) None of the above, "We eat off plates here, sir. Plates." MR. PIBB With The ANSWER : Answer for Groopon BETA = (D) "We eat off plates here, sir. Plates." - - S2, Part 3 of 3 : POSTING YOUR ANSWERS Your Stage 2 entry needs to include the toy IDs followed by your Multiple Choice Answers to the questions for each toy's Group. Be sure NOT to write the name of the toy as your choice; we would then have to trace it back to get its ID anyway. Just list the ID + the Letter of the Answer that you like. Depending on your toy allowance, Your post should read something like this: 1E/A or 1E/A; 2B/D or 1E/A; 2B/D; 3D/A or 1E/A; 2B/D; 3D/A; 4L/B Those are only examples, of course, not the real answers to the questions. That's for Mr Pibb to Know, and Us to Find out! *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Battle Roolz should be just about the same as last time - Numbers are Magic, blah blah blah - and we'll let you know what to do, when to do it and how to show us real soon like. That said, and in the words of the Tall Man From the Swamp, "if it takes more than a few days to do so, we reserve the right to close at a seemingly fair & appropriate time. This thread will be given a head's up if that looks like the route we'll be forced to take tho." Yep. What he said! That was fast, huh kids? This happened, too... A Quickie with the Ladies of American House: the PAPER CHASE! Spoiler: THE RESULTS! Rosemary: ROSEMARY picked R, as one among us knew she always would. @Madmax405 - R @dokuroking - S @zindabad - V Ann: ANN picked E, eventually showing a mild gender bias. @hellointerloper - L @BleedingEdges - N @DrMadness - S @bigluelok - X Jackie: JACKIE picked Y, and opted to go with the Cosmic Scale Method. @hellscrape - C @MonstaIslandCzar - J For the full story, start reading here. Thanks again to everyone who contributed toys, time and other wonderfulness to this event, from candy canes to kind words, and a big thanks to you for joining us! *** Booney's STAT CORNER: ***Players Stats @ This Point : End of Stage 2 + the Paper Play These stats list for each Member (1) which toy(s) have been won, and (2) which toys soon to be battled for. Members are listed in alphabetical order by User Name. @animator - - Won: 3B, 4H. @bigluelok - - Won: 1A, 1D. @BleedingEdges - - Won: 1H, 2N, 3F, 3P. @blingaling - - Won: 1I, 1K, 3J, 4F. @boon velvet - - Won: 1N, 4C, 4D. @carlisle60 - - Won: 1G, 2D, 3D, 3I. @dokuroking - - Won: 2I. @DrMadness - - Won: 2J, 2M, 3L, 4A. @gazpacho - - Won: 1J, 3O, 4E. @hellointerloper - - Won: 1M, 2L + Ann's paper. @hellscrape - - Won: 2A, 3H, 4B + Jackie's paper. @Madmax405 - - Won: 1B, 3C + Rosemary's paper. @MonstaIslandCzar - - Won: 1C, 2O, 3A. @siphilon - - Won: 1O, 2E, 3K. @The Moog - - Won: 1F, 2B , 3G. @toothaction - - Won: 1L, 2K, 3M, 3N. @zindabad - - Won: 1E, 2C, 3E. ! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ! ***STAGE 2 is IN THE DUST ! Paper has been GIFTED! The SOX have LANDED!!! Show Us What You Got???