When did the "No Repro" campaign get started?

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When did the "No Repro" campaign get started?

Post by jared007 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:36 pm

Hi,

Quick question -- as the title suggests. Anyone remember the date when this started to get traction in the hobby? I remember a lot of the forums and facebook groups embraced that logo, almost at the same time.

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Re: When did the "No Repro" campaign get started?

Post by Richard_H » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:12 pm

About 2 months before Anaheim is when it took over. However, there were guys wearing NO REPRO t-shirts in Essen for CE2 too.
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Re: When did the "No Repro" campaign get started?

Post by x-pack » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:13 pm

I remember it in an early incarnation at Farthest From a while back

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Post by jared007 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:41 pm

Cool, thanks. I'll take that as a starting point
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Re: When did the "No Repro" campaign get started?

Post by David Tree » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:47 pm

It goes back much further than that, it is only recently that the community has caught up with it, but here is a photo of Henrik and I back in 2009 both promoting the values:

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It's origins lie in the Swedish Collectors Club a few years before that picture. It does annoy me a little that the groundwork and foundations were laid long before Facebook, but rarely see the credit.

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Post by Ross_Barr » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:52 pm

David Tree wrote:It goes back much further than that, it is only recently that the community has caught up with it, but here is a photo of Henrik and I back in 2009 both promoting the values:

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It's origins lie in the Swedish Collectors Club a few years before that picture. It does annoy me a little that the groundwork and foundations were laid long before Facebook, but rarely see the credit.
To be fair, we gave Mattias credit for designing the logo (and had his permission to use it) when it was blasted along with the anti-U-grade one that Josh Blake and I designed all over many different Facebook groups. And when Jason Smith and I were on podcasts discussing it, we also made sure to give it credit then too.

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Post by jared007 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:24 pm

Ross_Barr wrote: ... when it was blasted along with the anti-U-grade one that Josh Blake and I designed all over many different Facebook groups. And when Jason Smith and I were on podcasts discussing it ...
Yep, this is the time period I am interested in. Can you remember roughly the month/year this happened?

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Re: When did the "No Repro" campaign get started?

Post by Ross_Barr » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:37 pm

jared007 wrote:
Ross_Barr wrote: ... when it was blasted along with the anti-U-grade one that Josh Blake and I designed all over many different Facebook groups. And when Jason Smith and I were on podcasts discussing it ...
Yep, this is the time period I am interested in. Can you remember roughly the month/year this happened?

Cheers, Jared.
Hey Jared - it happened in February or so of 2015.

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Post by shawn_k » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:04 pm

Looks like this has been answered, but since we're talking history of the logo, the first time I remember seeing it was photos of Loud Mike's store in Sweden. I swear there was an older thread somewhere, but the photos on this one still work if anyone wants to see it on the display cabinet.

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