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Re: Farthest From X The Force Pre-Awakens

Postby spoons » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:16 am

It was a quality weekend with a great bunch of lads and a genuinely good community spirit. Gerald Home was a legend I loved his tales of Mr Muscle and Carrie Fisher (separate tales). Jasons photos really capture it all - looking forward to the next one!
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Postby JimboUK1979 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:38 am

I really enjoyed the whole FFX weekend. It was great putting names to faces over a few beers and hearing collecting stories (old and new) in the pub Saturday. Mon-Cal-Con Saturday night was brilliant (big thanks to Dave Tree and anyone who helped make it happen).

Had a puncture on the M27 on the way back and had to drive the 190 miles limited to 50mph on the 'emergency wheel'' but even this couldn't put a dampner on the weekend as I arrived home to beef and Yorkshire pudds!! If Carlsberg did weekends.......

Picked up some great Luke FB stuff (see LA thread) on Sunday for my focus and a proper little turdy looking loose Rancor which I'd been putting off getting.

Will be watching for dates for the next one....

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Postby andygo » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:02 pm

Great day and good fun all round, sold a few bits, bought a few bits, had a good natter and went home happy :-)

Thanks to all who bought from me and thanks to Dave for a great show. Didn't get a chance to catch you on the way out but cheers mate and I'll be back for the next one.

Cheers,

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Postby David Tree » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:25 pm

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the tenth Farthest From. Together with the generous and amazing donations from our guests and traders we managed to raise a phenomenal £1,230 for CLIC Sargent in our charity auction.

This is incredible.

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for Mon-Cal-Con, the world's first ever Mon Calamari & Quarren Convention the night before, our guests, Gerald Home and Dave Shorter were entertaining and enlightening. We want to see your pics and hear your highlights from the only show in the world dedicated to Star Wars vintage toy collecting.

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Postby David Tree » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:26 pm

Clarkspie&chips wrote:Ditto to everyone else. Fantastic day out and a pleasure to see all the good ol boys again.

Dave Tree thankyou so much, I hope you like your Christmas tree decoration, I couldn't find you so your wife chose it. :D


Thank you it's awesome and hanging up in the shop now :)

(Carol, who does the tea, is not my wife, she'd belt you one if she saw that :P )

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Postby maxf » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:27 pm

Another fantastic afternoon - really great to catch up with people, and add a couple of pieces to my collection.

The auction was great fun as was Gerald's talk. Shame I had to leave after this to get back to London, as I could easily have stayed until the end.
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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:33 pm

Echoing all of the above comments: that was a blinding event. It's perfect in so many ways: the size, the people, the beer, the traders, the guests. The lot. It was only the second one I've attended and it's going to be impossible for FF XI to top, surely? There may be bigger shows but I just don't see the benefit.

Call me what you like, but given the choice between that weekend and Celebration Europe next year, then I'm booking my room
In the Crown right now. There was more vintage than I could buy in a year, it had booze, great, great people (mostly from here) and even a ROTJ actor. What it didn't have was overpriced anything, queues that made you weep, egos, attitudes or stress (except for Dave, which is standard!). Not sure I need anything else.

Dave, no one else could pull this off. Your mix of energy and insanity is just right. It's the singularly most spectacular feat in the vintage SW toy world. The only analogy I can think of will get me shot, here: it's a Tardis of an event; To a passerby it's another, little fair in a village hall, but come inside, become involved and it's massive. A true Goliath amongst events. Well done mate, you're a legend :)

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Postby sith-smith » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:24 pm

Another great show.

Huge thanks to Rich for his part time job as Vectis delivery man! 8)

And Simon for reducing what little space I have remaining in my house by providing even more Lego!!
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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:49 pm

sith-smith wrote:Another great show.

Huge thanks to Rich for his part time job as Vectis delivery man! 8)

And Simon for reducing what little space I have remaining in my house by providing even more Lego!!


Ha ha! Always a pleasure, Gary :D

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Postby Robstyley » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:47 pm

I think there were quite a few of you guys there Sunday who I didn't realise who you were. Would have introduced myself, oh well, next time! Scruffy were you the Wookie sized chap I was chatting to by one of the stalls on the left?? Got to come Sat next time :wink:

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Postby maxf » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:07 pm

Robstyley wrote:I think there were quite a few of you guys there Sunday who I didn't realise who you were. :


Ditto!
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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:50 pm

Robstyley wrote:I think there were quite a few of you guys there Sunday who I didn't realise who you were. Would have introduced myself, oh well, next time! Scruffy were you the Wookie sized chap I was chatting to by one of the stalls on the left?? Got to come Sat next time :wink:


Ha ha! Yes mate, that was me. Well, I didn't see any other wookies there, anyway :) And yes, get down on the Saturday next time for the warm up!


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