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Goth Girl is Now a Toy!
August 29, 2009 posted by Nikki

Goth Girl is Now a Toy!

Barry Lyga’s character, Kyra Sellers (from The Astonishing Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl) has been immortalised in a toy.

Taken from Lyga’s blog:

That’s Kyra in “Minimate” form. Minimates are cool little block-style action figures. They’re two inches of articulated plastic awesome.

Over the years, there have been Minimates for Spider-Man and the X-Men and Star Trek and Ghostbusters and Battlestar Galactica and lots more (you can learn more at minimates.com). Now Kyra joins their ranks as a very limited edition Minimate, thanks to the folks at Stupid Kat LLC and Diamond Select Toys, who decided that Kyra just had to exist in three dimensions. (And, you know, in plastic.)

  • Nose stud? Check!
  • Lip ring? Check!
  • Reverse-smiley? Check!
  • All-black outfit? Duh!

How do you get your hands on this toy? Well, you can’t buy it in stores. In fact, you can’t buy it — period. The Goth Girl Minimate will only be available as a giveaway from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and from me.

The first people to get the Minimate will be the entrants in the Goth Girl Trailer Contest. Everyone who makes a trailer will get a Goth Girl Minimate.  But if you have neither the time nor the talent to put together a trailer, have no fear: there will be other ways to net yourself a Kyra of your very own.

For more information on the contest and the toy, click here

Please note, yaReads is not hosting this competition. Please do not leave a message at the end of this post asking to be entered.

Win a Goth Girl Rising ARC
July 1, 2009 posted by Nikki

Win a Goth Girl Rising ARC

Barry Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl, is in possession of an ARC of his upcoming book Goth Girl Rising and he’s giving it away. Taken straight from Lyga’s blog, here’s what you need to do:

UPDATE: The same quotes can be used multiple times! I’m not judging the “best” quote or anything like that. So if someone has already used “your” quote, feel free to use it again, as long as it’s your favorite.
So, a Goth Girl Rising ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) has come into my possession. I’ve had it for about a month because while I want to give it away to a reader, I haven’t been sure of the fairest way to do so.

I didn’t want to do something entirely random because, well, that’s just no fun. Not for you guys and certainly not for me.

But I also didn’t want to make people jump through too many hoops because then it would be difficult for people who really would like the book to have a shot at it.

Then, last night, it occurred to me: The perfect way to give this thing away.

Tell me your favorite Kyra quote from The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl.

That’s all you have to do! Put it in the comments here or on Facebook or just toss it into Twitter with #ggr-arc in there somewhere. I will choose one entrant pretty much at random to receive the ARC.

Now, if you need time to refresh your memory, this contest will go until July 31, so you have plenty of time to flip through the book or go grab a copy from the library.

In the meantime, while we’re waiting for July 31, I will randomly select from people who enter and send them some signed books, too. So the earlier you enter, the better chance you’ve got of getting something.

That’s it! Have fun!

Click here to link to Lyga’s blog.

P.S – How AWESOME is this cover?