Married to the Empire

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway

It's time for another quarterly round of Bloggy Giveaways. Keeping with the Star Wars theme of my previous Bloggy Giveaways, I have a signed 501st Legion Trooper action figure, an exclusive 501st Legion Imperial Cadet Training Manual (it's a kids' activity booklet), and a 501st Legion tattoo. These are for the true Star Wars fan!



Who is the 501st Legion? You can read about their history within the Star Wars saga, as well as the real-life members of the 501st Legion here. In the movies and books, they are under the command of Darth Vader himself. In real life, they are a worldwide organization that does a lot of great charity work. (If you click on the stormtroopers link in my sidebar, you can see what some of the local guys are involved in.)

Children often ask for the stormtroopers' autographs. My husband is a stormtrooper and a member of the 501st Legion. He has signed the action figure with his 501st ID. (Please note that he is not an actor and was not in any of the Star Wars films.)




The Imperial Cadet Manual and 501st Legion tattoo are exclusives that can only be obtained from a member of the 501st Legion. (The "Pottery Barn Kids" printed at the bottom is there because that particular run was given out by the stormtroopers at the PB launch of their new Star Wars line.) The back of the activity booklet is also signed.




To enter to win, simply leave a comment along with some way to contact you if you are the winner. I'll randomly choose a winner on Monday, November 3.

**Comments are now closed.

106 comments:

Abby said...

How fun my nephew would get a kick out of this!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Tra said...

My almost 7 yr old son would LOVE this. We just got back from Disneyland where he went though Jedi training again. Although he is Jedi trained, he is definitely more into the Dark Side. He is Darth Vadar for Halloween and I can not begin to count the number of Star Wars Legos I have stepped on and ships I have helped him build. Oh WE would love this :)

Renee G said...

wow --- our whole family is crazy about Star Wars.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

My hubby & 2 boys would ALL love this! Hubby is not a collector per se but he does still have toys from the original release of the first StarWars (a big box of pewter pieces is the "fave" around here)...ty so much for the chance to win this!

MonieG said...

Ohh. This would be a great gift for my brother!! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

trixx said...

We have a SW obsessed son! What a great site. I've got you in the favorites. Thanks.

daniie0332@gmail.com

Tara said...

Wow I think this would make my husband's week if I won this for him!!!

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Katie Stacey said...

I have a star wars obsessed nephew whose name I have for Christmas!

Bunny B said...

This sounds fun!!! Count me in please :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

cdziuba said...

Thanks for the giveaway! cdziuba@aol.com

The EHMS Master said...

How generous of you! Count us in and you know how to find me! lol it's java

Katy said...

This would be GREAT to win! Our good friend loves star wars and this would make a truly wonderful Christmas gift for him!!!! Thank you so much!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

S.B. said...

Hubs would love this!

Adrienne S said...

We love Star Wars!
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Patti Major said...

I'm signing up too!

Jennifer said...

My 8 yr old absolutely LOVES Star Wars everything! Please Pick me!!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Vader's Mom said...

So fun! And I have just the friend to share it with.

Great giveaway!!

LLMajer said...

Our family loves Star Wars, and I would officially be the coolest big sister ever if I won this!

elle_elle73 (at) hotmail.com

Deborah said...

ahhh!! please enter me! huge star wars fan over here!

Shelley said...

my nephew would love it :)

shelley23(at)gmail(dot)com

KISSaholic4life said...

Star Wars ROCKS!

Andria said...

Star Wars Woo Hoo! Thanks for the entry!

amy purple said...

My nephew is a huge star wars fan an this would be a great christmas present for him! Thanks for the chance to lessen my holiday spending and making my nephew jump for joy, haha! pposwaps(AT)gmail.com

Gina said...

My 3 boys are nuts about Star Wars! Thanks for the chance!!

409cope said...

This would be a great Christmas gift for hubby, who is a huge Star Wars addict.

Valeta said...

My 5 year old is obsessed with Star Wars.

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Jamie said...

My dad collects Star Wars toys and would LOVE this!

Annabelle said...

I have a few Star Wars fans in my household! My husband being the biggest one!

Blue Tourmaline said...

what a cool contest! and some awesome info on the 501 I didn't know! enter me please! :)

lukenlarry at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

My son would love this -- and my husband as well :-)

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Lauren said...

LOVE Star Wars! Great giveaway!

Mzzterry said...

enter me. the force is always with me.

Evelyn Masters said...

I would love this, I have loved the Star Wars movies and books forever.
kevelyn136@yahoo.com

Mia J. said...

What a great prize. We like Star Wars a lot at our house. Hope I win. Thanks!

Annabeth said...

My little brothers love star wars! They would so happy to win this!

chipshots@embarqmail.com

heyjude said...

hey.. ya know my son would love this! thanks for the giveaways!

Mistress Meeyee said...

My husband would love this stuff he collects this kind of thing.Not a big collector but a little onerachelcrisman@hotmail.com

Kimberly said...

WAAAAY cool! We are huge Star Wars fans and this would be awesome to have!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

PS said...

My kids would love this. We missed the PB Star Wars day at ours because both Daddy and I were sick..!

traymona said...

My son is a huge Star Wars fan. He doesn't have any of these particular Star Wars items in his collection. I don't care one way or the other about Star Wars but I do think the light saber my son has is just way cool. Even I play with it when he's not home. Heaven forbid I drop and break it while I'm playing with it. I'd have to pack my bags and leave no forwarding address.
traymona[at]aol.com

Mommie Daze said...

My husband would love this!

david_colleen@mei.net

margelina said...

we just had the maryland 501st at my daughter school...myhubby is gonna do Darth vADAR!
MARGELINA@COMCAST.NET

Anonymous said...

Oh, my boys would be in heaven!
Elaine
bells6ATbellsouthDOTnet

Reb said...

Do you send stuff to England? ;)

bamabelle said...

My son is Star Wars crazy and would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

zarache AT aol DOT com

Heather said...

my 9 year old nephew would be over the moon for this!!

Barb J. said...

My husband AND my two boys would fight over these!

mannequin said...

Oh pleeeezzz. My husband would buy me that SAK purse if I could give him this. This is sooo him and by the way, he's a native Texan!
Quite nice to meet you!

PEA said...

We love Star Wars in this house...amazing how popular it's gotten since the first movie came out:-)That was my first "encounter" with Harrison Ford...woohoo! lol Please add my name to your giveaway, thank you!

Nancy M. said...

I know several people who would love this. Thanks!

Reeva said...

Great giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner :)

Daintry said...

My friends son would go nuts for this!!

heather(dot)andrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy said...

Talk about making the day of my 9 year old! HE would be all OVER this!

And Heather/daintry - that better be my son you're talking about! HAHAHAHAHA

(seriously, Heather and I know each other IRL)

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

My little brother would love this. How fun!

mike.kris said...

If I win this I will be the best wife EVER!

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

As the mom of 3 jedi-loving boybarians, this would be like a DREAM COME TRUE.

I am bookmarking your site, so I can show my boys your pics tomorrow. They are going to FLIP.

Just another SAHM said...

Very cool! My BIL is also a Stormtrooper - I have no idea if he is a member of any organizations like your dh, but he works conventions & stuff. He absolutely loves it.
I love that you have a unique giveaway that goes with your blog.

Z's Mom said...

I LOVE Star Wars! I can't wait until my son is old enough to get into this too!!!

jsc123 said...

My son is a MAJOR Star Wars fan !!
And collects everything Star Wars.
This would be like his biggest wish come true !!
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

Tarasview said...

my sons would love this.

actually, so would my husband :)

Sandy said...

kids would love mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

michelle said...

My son would love this. He is all about Star Wars. We even took him to the Star Wars exhibit at our science museum a couple of years back, which he really enjoyed.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

~Cheryl said...

Omgosh this is the best!!!! My kids would LOVE it!!!

Amanda said...

My son loves Star Wars - Thank you!

Betsy said...

My family will love this!

Lora Lease said...

I'm married to a Star Wars nut too! :) Would love to win these for him, or for his little "clones"... of which there are NINE. lol

Melissa B. said...

My husband would love this. He's such a kid.

amyd29 said...

my son has become a huge star wars fan!
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Karen said...

We are a SW-loving family! My boys are dressing up as Commander Cody and a Clone Trooper. My hubby is a Rebel Guard!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this for my son who is a Star Wars fan.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Miriam W said...

I think Ewoks are adorable too!

The Mom said...

Very cool prize, my boy is a Star Wars nut, thanks for the chance!

themomjen@gmail.com

robin_titan said...

Love star wars! Love george lucas! haha :D

lc_intocable [at]yahoo [dot] com

toohotforturtle said...

My son would absolutely freak for this. He is a serious Stars Wars fan

Lia said...

anything Star Wars is thrilling

Wendy said...

Oh, my 6 year old son would just FREAK OUT to get this- he'd be the TOAST of the entire 1st grade! He got together with a bunch of pals to watch the premiere of Clone Wars -

Chi said...

What an amazing giveaway! I LOVE Star Wars :D Thank you for the chance!

anastasia[at]mediamafia.org

Marrid66 said...

My niece would love this. She is a Star Wars fanatic!

Karen aka marrid66

karbry@cox.net

Here On Columbia Avenue

Da Boss And Bryguy

4 Cats Make Me Crazy!

Cherie J said...

I am not sure who would love this more, my son or my husband. :-)

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

cvdmvega said...

my big kid would love this...he's only 39...

thank you for the chance to win

cvdmvega@yahoo.com

Mindy said...

My son would love this! Thanks for the great giveaway.

*~Dani~* said...

What a fun prize! Thanks.

Mo said...

My husband is the biggest Star Wars fan. Last year for Christmas, I got him the Pop Up Guide to Star Wars, and he loved it. If I won this, he'd enjoy it so much!

Sena said...

My brother's a HUGE fan! I'd love to surprise him!

sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Shannon said...

I'd love to five this to my boyfriend


palmersf(at)bellsouth.net

Chantelle said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Reva Skie said...

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Sandra said...

I would love to win this for my son and husband. Very cool!

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Jesica said...

my husband would like to get this for christmas

Alyce said...

My boys would love this - they are really into Star Wars! My youngest son is actually dressing up as a storm trooper for Halloween tonight.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

What a cute prize, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Whimsical Creations said...

How fun!

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Candice said...

My preschooler is starting to get into Star Wars. I'm so proud.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

www.MomMostTraveled.com

Chief Family Officer said...

What a fun giveaway - I always love seeing pictures of the 501st!

cfoblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Marigold said...

My step-brother battles droids in his sleep. How do we know this? He also talks and walks in his sleep. It'd be hilarious if it didn't always result in massive amounts of damage to our personal property.

boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

Hil'Lesha said...

This is awesome!

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Jenn said...

My friend would love this for Christmas!

hondaray6 said...

I'd be the best Gram ever if I could win this one! My grandson is Star Wars crazy! Thanks!
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

Nelly said...

What a cool prize! My son loves Star Wars and he would love this. Thanks for offering.

Nelly
http://nellybeepaperprojects.blogspot.com/

Ginny said...

My brother is a huge fan, great prize!

mikejenn said...

Thought I'd give this a try...we have three boys and they, and my husband, are huge star wars fans and would love this!!
Jenn

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

My husband is a die-hard Star Wars fan!! He would love everything here.

Thanks for holding this awesome giveaway!!!

3janbabies[at]gmail[dot]com


Karen of the MomDot Street Team
www.MomDot.com

Jinxy and Me said...

This is so cool! Thanks for the giveaway! (email is in my blogger profile)

sara said...

My 2 sons are HUGE Star Wars fans!! THey would love seeing who would get this if we ever won!!

Thanks so much!!

sara_mcclintock@yahoo.com

itsahumanzoo said...

Wow what an awesome prize! I would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Angela
itsahumanzoo(at)gmail(dot)com
P.S. I've got a Bath and Body Works giveaway on my blog right now! If you're interested, check it out!

DarlingAlana said...

What a cool giveaway! My little brother LOVES star wars. He was even a clone trooper for halloween. He's obsessed, but i love it!

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