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For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby mr_palitoy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:54 am

Checkout the reviews on here:-

https://www.facebook.com/For-The-Love-O ... 249666629/

Lots of unhappy VIP ticket holders.

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby lejackal » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:50 pm

Some very racked off people and from some of the photos it looks a little disappointing compared to the way it was being advertised. Glad I didn't bother with it tbf.

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby sith-smith » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:44 pm

Interesting to see that link also contains a link to this forum!!

So was the price of a VIP ticket for all days of the event, or just one day?
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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby maxf » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:11 am

Not my cup of tea in the slightest, but looking at the photos I could see kids enjoying it.
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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby palitoyjunky » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:48 am

Ha! Action Force Toys do the decent thing and start handing out refunds :!: :!: :evil:
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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby sith-smith » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:23 pm

Some are estimating they took around 1 million!! :o
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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby naughtyjedi » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:09 pm

looks like a lot of unhappy people with VIP access. heres some facebook comments

"where was wicket and the other ewoks? They looked like chimp babies! "

"At what point did you collectively as organisers line those airline seats up against a wall (the seats aren't even facing the right way!) and say to yourselves "Yeah, this looks great!"? " - the Millennium Falcon exhibit

"The catering was poor too. The pies were the kind of thing you get at Morrisons for 1.75 a bag of four. Nice enough but hardly vip. I know you have said you were let down but come on guys you could have had samples first. "

"To top off the one luke warm potato pie and spoonfull of hard peas with a bottle of water was not what i expected for a VIP ticket price."

"Saying that the goody bag of a pad a badge and pen and a lanyard strap is worth ten quid is a joke."


and I didnt go, but why do I care? because when people put on proper events, or do cool stuff in the future, if there are events like this which appear to rip people off then its bad all round. I did secret cinema and it was worth every bloody penny.

If the organisers were worth their salt then they would refund all the complaining VIPs down to the regular price.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/st ... nd-6973808

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby SOJ » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:17 pm

Good old snakeeyes. what the serious fuck though, a least these guys on FB are going through the right channels. Trading standards, the national press. Looking forward to next years series of rogue traders.
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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby maxf » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:59 am

naughtyjedi wrote:looks like a lot of unhappy people with VIP access. heres some facebook comments

"where was wicket and the other ewoks? They looked like chimp babies! "

"At what point did you collectively as organisers line those airline seats up against a wall (the seats aren't even facing the right way!) and say to yourselves "Yeah, this looks great!"? " - the Millennium Falcon exhibit

"The catering was poor too. The pies were the kind of thing you get at Morrisons for 1.75 a bag of four. Nice enough but hardly vip. I know you have said you were let down but come on guys you could have had samples first. "

"To top off the one luke warm potato pie and spoonfull of hard peas with a bottle of water was not what i expected for a VIP ticket price."

"Saying that the goody bag of a pad a badge and pen and a lanyard strap is worth ten quid is a joke."


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/st ... nd-6973808


It all sounds a bit 'Alan Partridge'. Knowing me Alan Partridge, knowing you Star Wars convention Ah haaaaa
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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby palitoyjunky » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:34 am

Sounds more like an event set up by 'Trotter's Independent Traders'

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby Paullaura » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:54 am

Hey guys, this is my first post on here.
We went to this on the sunday, as said above, some of it was awful, but there were good bits too.

The orchestra was really good. Cantina was pretty good and jabba was done really well.
Scout walker and X wing also excellent.

Marketplace was disappointing, falcon cockpit , yoda ,and ewok village were horrific!!

Think the vip thing was ridiculous, the "meal" being particularly bad.

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby Paul Shields » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:07 pm

Need to keep bumping this one as the 'organisers' want to run it again this year and people need to be warned.

As well as the VIP shambles they've lost hundreds of the photos that they were charging £5 a pop for. Now after 2 months they said they would issue refunds but I have yet to see anyone say they've had one. I only lost £10 (plus disappointed 7 year old who queued for ages to stand on the X Wing for nothing) but others lost far more.

Lucasfilm are aware of these people and once they announce their next event I think I will not be alone in mounting a social media campaign reminding potential customers of what happened last year. They delete negative comments from their Facebook regularly.

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby sith-smith » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:01 pm

Well, you can take a little piece of the show home with you now...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-size-16f ... 3641.l6368
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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby x-pack » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:51 am

sith-smith wrote:Well, you can take a little piece of the show home with you now...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-size-16f ... 3641.l6368




15k :shock: and you don't get the throne or the characters shown, which is a shame cos I wouldn't mind that Ula :P Seriously though, was that one of the displays? A half naked woman in stockings and suspenders. Bet the lads and dads spent a bit of time at that one :lol: :lol:

I gather this is the same guy now selling fake MOCs on eBay. For shame :roll:

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Re: For the Love of the Force – Star Wars Convention 4th-6th Dec

Postby Nick_IoW » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:35 pm

x-pack wrote:
sith-smith wrote:Well, you can take a little piece of the show home with you now...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-size-16f ... 3641.l6368




15k :shock: and you don't get the throne or the characters shown, which is a shame cos I wouldn't mind that Ula :P Seriously though, was that one of the displays? A half naked woman in stockings and suspenders. Bet the lads and dads spent a bit of time at that one :lol: :lol:

I gather this is the same guy now selling fake MOCs on eBay. For shame :roll:


Must say Oola was pretty awesome on the day, she was the best bit for me (rest of the event total shite if you didn't already know).

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