'How I Met Your Mother' Fans Can Win Show Props16 Sep, 2014 By: John Latchem
As part of the promotional campaign for the Sept. 23 DVD release of the complete series of “How I Met Your Mother,” 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has launched a new website for fans, offering a chance to take home some of the most iconic props from the show’s nine seasons.
For five weeks starting Sept. 16, HIMYMProps.com will showcase various props for fans to win, each with an official certificate of authenticity. One fan will have a chance to win the ultimate prize, the actual MacLaren’s Bar set complete with bar stools.
The website takes fans on a tour of some of the show’s most iconic props and costumes. Items labeled “Win Me” are offered as prizes for the contest. The first week, the site will feature props from the first two seasons, starting with the “Great Lakes Plates.” The site is updated each Monday with new seasons. Seasons three and four are offered Sept. 22; five and six arrive Sept. 29; seven and eight arrive Oct. 6; and season nine props will show up starting Oct. 13.
In addition, each Monday at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, through Oct. 20, the site will offer a “Flash Sweepstakes,” giving fans a chance to win one prop within a three-hour window. The first item, offered Sept. 22, is the “Robin Sparkles Pink Boom Box.”
How I Met Your Mother: The Whole Story is available on DVD Sept. 23, featuring all nine seasons and an alternate ending to the finale, plus a retrospective documentary of the series, a piece focusing on the casting of the infamous mother, a look back at how the Mosby kid sequence from the finale was shot back in 2006, the San Diego Comic-Con introduction and panel from 2013, a live table read of the series finale and an in-depth look at “The Pineapple Scene” where the mystery of the pineapple is revealed. A standalone DVD set of just season nine also will be available.