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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby mr_palitoy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 pm

Pics from today’s exhibition and Palitoy talk:-

https://www.facebook.com/652110148/post ... 740830149/

Great event!

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby paulcalf » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:41 am

I'm so pleased I went to this.

I loved hearing first hand accounts from the Palitoy team

It was good to briefly meet SWFUK people as well -

Richard_H - Good to put a face to the voice I've listened to on podcasts
Spoons (sorry i've forgotten your real name already (Andy?), nice to know there are some fellow local Star Wars lovers
Jason - Mr Palitoy Nice to meet someone ive bought some star wars goodies from as an adult!
Mr Shifter - Sorry to already forget your real name
Sublevel Studio - Mark. Great to hear David Barnacle casually drop in that he had some transparencies and artwork in his car outside! Im glad i asked him to bring it in so we could all see it- Wow to the artwork and photos.

Apologies if i've i missed anyone or got confused between real names/forum ones etc

Thanks so much to the organiser Matt (Bonsai Tree Ent?) You didn't a great job getting those people together, i enjoyed your MC ing and great collection.

It's great to know about Grey Troopers, scented star wars figures, how Kenner Star Wars items were sold in UK shops without passing through Palitoy for re labelling, stuff not making it through quality control being sold in the factory shop, how stuff was dumped in disused Coal Board shafts and loads more.

I particularly enjoyed seeing an expensive Death Squad Commander being casually tossed back to its owner!

Seeing Matt's double telescoping luke skywalker made me remember chewing one as a child. I've not seen one since

Having got home Ive inspected my childhood luke & cardback and im pretty sure the one I still have was just a normal lightsaber, so its either a false memory and i just chewed a normal light saber or i must have been particularly hungry and eaten the entire figure and saber!

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby Richard_H » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:46 pm

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby Bossk » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:01 am

Thanks for the photos and comments guys. Event looked great.

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby StarWarsFan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:20 pm

Wow nice :D

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby Darth Bobby » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:39 pm

Gutted I missed this. It completely slipped my mind. Looked amazing. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby theforceuk » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:44 am

Great information and stories, thanks to everyone for posting links on here.

What was the guy thinking when he tossed the Death Squad Comander across the room? :o
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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:57 pm

Great write up Richard. Sounds like the event was a great success with so much wonderful info snippets. Would of loved to see James’ face when his DSC DB Figure was tossed back to him (especially if it was one of the brittle plastic variants) :shock:

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby Taffius » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:29 pm

Richard_H wrote:https://www.fanthatracks.com/news/conventions-events/the-palitoy-and-star-wars-story/


Richard - great read as always. Re: 3rd paragraph under biker scouts image. It states:

"...managed to acquire the license in the UK after describing the problems that Hasbro were facing"

Was it not Kenner facing the problems or did Hasbro have the early problems and Kenner / Palitoy took over licences?

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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby Richard_H » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Thanks Taffius,

Hasbro had overreached and were in financial difficulties. No banks would lend to them. This was before the Kenner / Hasbro merger happened so they were separate companies.
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Re: Coalville Palitoy Exhibition

Postby Taffius » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:37 pm

Richard_H wrote:Thanks Taffius,

Hasbro had overreached and were in financial difficulties. No banks would lend to them. This was before the Kenner / Hasbro merger happened so they were separate companies.


Many thanks. I thought kenner had overreached so had to go to palitoy. Couldnt remember Hasbro input early on.
Thanks again for clarification.


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