The "Absolution Afterburn" Sweepstakes was a sweepstakes held by Cartoon Network's Toonami block that began on Friday, September 22, 2000 and ended on Thursday, September 28, 2000. This sweepstakes differed from other Toonami sweepstakes because it tied into Toonami's first Total Immersion Event (T.I.E.), The Intruder, and allowed fans to vote on the replacement engine design that they wanted to see added to the Absolution. To cast their vote, participants were instructed to either log on to toonami.com and submit an online vote or call the toll free phone number given during the daily Toonami broadcast, from 4-7 PM. By voting, participants were also entered into the sweepstakes, however, voting for the replacement engine was not required in order to enter the sweepstakes.[1]

Prizes[edit | edit source]

  • 5 grand prize winners received an 8 day/7 night trip for 2 to Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, WA. Each grand prize winner's trip included:
    • Round trip coach class air transportation for 2 from the U.S. gateway city nearest the grand prize winner's home
    • Standard double occupancy hotel accommodations (1 room) for 7 nights
    • A tour of Nintendo's headquarters in Redmond, WA
    • Transportation between the hotel and the airport in both Washington and Japan
    • $3,500.00 in spending money
    • 1 Nintendo 64 game console and 3 Nintendo N64 videogames
    • 1 Nintendo Gameboy and 4 Nintendo Gameboy videogames
    • Lunch for 2 at Cafe Mario
  • 50 1st prize winners received:
    • 1 Nintendo 64 game console
    • 1 copy of Mario Tennis for the Nintendo N64
    • 1 keychain
  • 150 2nd prize winners received 1 copy of Mario Tennis for the Nintendo N64 and 1 keychain
  • 200 3rd prize winners received 1 Mario Tennis fanny pack with water bottle and 1 keychain
  • 100 4th prize winners received 1 t-shirt, 1 visor and 1 keychain

Winners[edit | edit source]

The 5 grand prize winners were announced on-air, they were:

  • Jake of Wellston, Michigan
  • Eric of Redmond, Oregon
  • Melissa of Miami, Florida
  • Christine of Los Angeles, California
  • Darnell of Palmdale, California.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This was Toonami's first sweepstakes that tied into a Total Immersion Event.
  • This sweepstakes was sponsored by Nintendo.[1]
  • This sweepstakes was open to all legal residents of the United States except Hawaii.[1]
  • The approximate market value (AMV) of the grand prize was $10,400.00.[1]
  • If a grand prize winner was under the age of 18, their travel companion had to be the winner's parent or guardian.[1]
  • This was the only Toonami sweepstakes in which the grand prize winners were announced during a Toonami broadcast.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Toonami Sweepstakes/Giveaways

Big Heavy GiveawayDigimonBeast Wars Call-in ContestBanjo-Kazooie
Month of the DragonBarbieMario PartyBeetle Adventure RacingSailor Moon Wants You
CyberTiger GiveawayCyberTiger Online GiveawayApe EscapeGundam/Air Combat
Star Wars: The Phantom MenaceWCW/Toy Biz Online GiveawayGalaxy Quest Online Giveaway
Titan A.E.Absolution AfterburnGundam Wing Models (2000)Crash Bash
Gundam Wing Models (2001)Game Boy AdvanceToonami CD GiveawayFinal Fantasy
LockdownJak and DaxterBatman VS. SupermanToonami Reactor/Bandai
Robo WheelsMidnight Run/BandaiSunkistBe a JediTrapped in HyperspaceHe-Man
ZapperStar Wars: Attack of the ClonesMega BloksSly CooperToonami/Battle Scarred
Toonami/Bandai Perfect GradeSeven UpThe MedallionJak IIJolly Rancher
Search for the Seventh ToaFind Your WheelsDragon Ball Z: Budokai 2Gundam SEED
NFL Super Bowl XXXIXSly 2: Band of ThievesCrash TwinSanityJuicy Drop Pop
Sly 3: Honor Among ThievesGame Boy MicroDS LiteNERF Dart Tag
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferTransformers: Choose Your Side
LEGO Mars MissionTyco R/C Tri-ClopsSword Art Online "Watch and Win" Contest
Toonami T-shirt Giveaway (2013)Toonami T-Shirt Sweepstakes (2015)
Toonami: Pre-Flight 1 Year Anniversary GiveawayToonami 20th Anniversary Giveaway
Dragon Ball Z 30th Anniversary Giveaway

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