Have you ever wanted to own a signed, near mint copy of the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but couldn’t get your hands on one because there were only 3,000 of them released? We’ll here’s an opportunity to win this rare and highly sought-after comic!
Enter to win FyndIt’s Mean, Green TMNT Contest, and if your entry qualifies as the Grand Prize winner, you could take home a CGC 9.6 graded first print TMNT #1 comic book signed by the creators! The certificate of authenticity states that this particular comic was available only through a special promotion signing at “TURTLEMANIA” run by Metropolis and Robert Wilson in 1986 and is signed and remastered with a head sketch by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST
1. Read the official contest rules and click Accept.
2. Register a username and create a password.
3. Verify your email so we know that you’re not an evil overlord or mutated animal.
4. Post an interesting Want or Find to enter the contest.
What exactly is FyndIt you ask? We are a community of collectors that help each other find great stuff like comics, memorabilia, toys – you name it! FyndIt members known as Wanters post a WANT – a hard-to-find collectible they’re looking for and offer a bounty reward to whoever can help them locate their item. Finders go out and search for the item online or in a store and post their found item as a FIND. If the Wanter accepts the Find as a match, then the Finder earns some money for their efforts and the location of the item is revealed to the Wanter. The Finder is stoked because they just made money off of helping someone find collectibles, and the Wanter is excited because they were finally able to track down that item they’ve had trouble searching for. It’s a win-win situation!
Now that you have a better understanding of what a Want and a Find are, here’s some information on how your contest entry will be judged should you choose to accept the mission. There will be a total of 100 points possible for each Want or Find. Judges will consider the following criteria for the scores:
COMPLETE (15 Points): How complete is the Want or Find? Make sure to include a clear photo, helpful description,choose a category for your item, list the price and set the bounty reward if it is a Want.
MEANINGFUL TITLE (15 Points): Does your post include a meaningful title? For example, “Comic” is not an especially helpful title. “Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 CGC Near Mint” is a very helpful title. The more meaningful your title is, the higher your entry will score.
AWESOME DESCRIPTION (55 Points): Describe what the item is and what era it comes from. Make sure to include the condition of the item. If you’re posting a Want, it is good to give a back story on the item you are looking for and an explanation of why you want it. If you are posting a Find, you’ll need to describe the item in detail and convince the Wanter that your Find is the best match. The more helpful and interesting your description is, the higher your entry score will be.
UNIQUE OR DIFFICULT TO FIND (15 Points): Is your Want or Find something which could be considered hard for someone to locate? A greater difficulty in locating the Want or Find will result in a higher score.
WHEN TO ENTER
FyndIt’s Mean, Green Contest will run from July 20, 2014 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) to August 16th, 2014 at 11:59 pm PDT. There will be four entry weeks July 20-26, July 27 – August 2, August 3-9 and August 10-16. You can enter as many times as you wish during the Entry Period, but only one entry per day. If you make more than one entry in a given day, only the first entry will be accepted.
We will select the most interesting Want or Find submitted during the Entry Week as the Weekly Finalists. Weekly Finalists will qualify to receive the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will be announced after August 19th.
Check out the Contest FAQs and tips for posting a Winning Want and a Winning Find.
Good luck and may the best WANT or FIND win FyndIt’s Mean, Green TMNT Contest! Enter the contest here.