In 2013, Sideshow Collectibles won Mother's Day with this email

In lieu of the standard Mother's Day greeting, I decided to share this, a little diddy I saved back in 2013. At the time, Sideshow Collectibles sent out an email newsletter promoting a Mother's Day giveaway that still makes me laugh. Here's the full story, with image.

Sideshow always offers some fantastic giveaways, but back in 2013, someone got the brilliant idea of pairing a Mother's Day giveaway with a Dark Lord of the Sith. Which makes total sense.

The giveaway worked like this: Sideshow Collectibles would send flowers to the winner's mother. The winner would get a Darth Maul statue. The best part, however, was the graphic Sideshow Collectibles used in the email. Observe:

My only regret in life is not winning this contest.

Happy Mother's Day!

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of several websites, and his writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, and He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. You can follow him on his blog, or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at

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