Apologies for Winsday's absence this week. Team NGamer were struck by deadline fatigue, prize drought and a post-Haribo comedown; a perfect storm of Winsday-preventing woe. To make amendments we offer this: the inaugural Winkend, aka A Weekend of Win. It debuts in style with a rather fetching, not to mention limited edition, Maxwell from Scribblenauts figure. 5th Cell's word wizard immortalised in plastic? Money can't buy a prize like this (it really can't - this isn't available in shops).
So pleased are we with the first Winkend prize, we've written a song (to the tune of 'Modern Major General'):
This is the very model of a hero who's most lexical/
Built from solid plastic, his legs and arms aren't flexible./
He does come with a notepad, though his pen is quite unwriteable,/
Not bad for a compo prize, this replica's quite likeable.
If that brief spurt of lyricism hasn't sold you on the idea, nothing will. The competition runs for the length of the weekend, so just answer the question below by midnight on Sunday and we'll pick a winner on Monday, sending out the prize to arrive on Tuesday. A Maxwell of your very own in less than a week? You be mad - MAD! - not to take us up on the offer. Just answer the following question:
Q: Maxwell's game is called Scribblenauts, but what do you call someone who goes into space?
Know the answer? Text NGMAX followed by a space then your answer (A, B or C), then another space and your full name and address to 87474. Texts cost a mere 25p plus your standard network rate. The closing date is midnight on Sunday 27 February 2011. Or you can enter by going to www.futurecomps.co.uk/NGMaxwell.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.
Don't worry if you don't win this week - there'll be another giveaway next Wednesday. Honest.