"Beast Wars Call-in Contest"

Beast Wars title card

Start Date

March 9, 1998

End Date

March 13, 1998

The "Beast Wars Call-in Contest" was a sweepstakes held by Cartoon Network's Toonami block, that began on Monday, March 9, 1998 and ended on Friday March 13, 1998. Throughout the week long sweepstakes, viewers could watch the daily Toonami broadcast, from 4:00-6:00 PM, and look for the toll-free phone number given during commercial breaks. This sweepstakes coincided with Transformers: Beast Wars' brief 5-episode stint on Toonami. During the week, 500 callers were chosen at random and given one of five different Transformers: Beast Wars action figures as a prize.


The following is a list of the 5 Beast Wars action figures presented in the Toonami promo that could be won by viewers.

  • Optimus Primal
  • Megatron
  • Silverbolt
  • Tarantulas
  • Cheetor


  • This was Toonami's second sweepstakes.
  • This sweepstakes coincided with the 5-episode run of Beast Wars, during which premiere episodes of season 2 aired on Toonami.
  • During this brief run, Beast Wars replaced The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest in the 5:30 PM time slot.
  • The toll-free phone number used for this sweepstakes was 1-800-413-3000, the same number used during the Big Heavy Giveaway.
  • There were approximately 100 of each of the 5 action figures available as prizes.


Toonami Sweepstakes/Giveaways

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Ape Escape GiveawayGundam/Air Combat USAStar Wars: The Phantom Menace
WCW/Toy Biz Online GiveawayGalaxy Quest Online GiveawayTitan A.E. Giveaway
Absolution AfterburnGundam Wing ModelsCrash BashGame Boy Advance Giveaway
Toonami CD GiveawayFinal Fantasy GiveawayLockdownJak and Daxter Giveaway
Toonami Reactor/BandaiRobo Wheels GiveawayMidnight Run/BandaiSunkist Giveaway
Be a JediTrapped in HyperspaceHe-Man GiveawayZapperStar Wars: Attack of the Clones
Mega BloksSly CooperToonami/Battle ScarredToonami/Bandai Perfect GradeSeven Up
The MedallionJak IIJolly RancherSearch for the Seventh ToaFind Your Wheels
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2Gundam SEEDNFL Super Bowl XXXIXSly 2: Band of Thieves
Crash TwinSanityJuicy Drop PopSly 3: Honor Among ThievesGame Boy MicroDS Lite
NERF Dart TagFantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferTransformers: Choose Your Side
LEGO Mars MissionTyco R/C Tri-ClopsSword Art Online "Watch and Win" Contest
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Toonami: Pre-Flight 1 Year Anniversary GiveawayToonami 20th Anniversary Giveaway
Dragon Ball Z 30th Anniversary Giveaway