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Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby coomber75 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:26 pm

welcome one and all nice to see new addition

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Postby chazb73 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:11 pm

Not a new memeber but I've been absent far too long!

Good to see some familiar names here still :)
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Postby Michael Sith » Fri May 03, 2019 7:30 pm

Welcome back mate...yak, yak, yak :lol:
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I've missed that avatar Mike - lost it on my old laptop !
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Postby TrevoREX » Sat May 11, 2019 7:41 am

Hi there everyone, I came here to find out about some wierd collectibles I have. I've never been able to find out anything about them online before so I'm hoping someone here might have an idea.

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Kiwi-Dave » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:58 pm

Hi folks
So here’s my introduction.....

Dave phillips
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Originally From fleet in hampshire uk
Now live in Wellington New Zealand
2 kids , girls ages 10 and 7 ( they love sw)
Married
I Drive, restore and love vintage Volkswagen’s
Collect old skateboards and still skate

Work for Weta digital and do visual effects on movies. Been doing vfx for 23 years and it’s a busy life.
Started collecting in the 90’s whilst at college. Packed it away when emigrated.
Started again a few years back once the old collection here to nz.
I love wild finds and I’ve been super lucky to have a few. ( I’ll share soon soon)
Focus - no focus. If I like it I’ll buy it.
Love loose , beyond the toys and now more boxed and moc.

I was lucky to do an interview on the vintage rebellion podcast at the end of last year. Episode 53 I think. Really enjoyable and that podcast bought me here and has certainly fuelled my interest in Sw collecting. It’s a pretty lonely existence here in the South Pacific as far as collecting goes. There are quite a few collectors but we are all widely spread. The podcast has filled that gap over the years . Always appreciative of the work those guys do.

Anyway , I’m looking forward to spending more time browsing this forum.

Cheers
Dave
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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:13 pm

Welcome to the forum Dave! Stick around and have fun. You'll love it :-)

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Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:44 pm

Welcome to the forum guys. Plenty of knowledge and fun to be had if you stick around

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Mini99 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:59 pm

chazb73 wrote:Not a new memeber but I've been absent far too long!

Almost sounds like a confession... :lol:

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby mocempire » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:43 am

Hi Everyone,

My name's James and I'm new to the forum, introduced by way of the Vintage Rebellion podcast (great work guys!)

Ok, so this is me:

Age: 45 (old enough to remember seeing Empire in the cinema but not Star Wars)
Marital stuff: married with 2 daughters (ages 4 and 3 - just about into the Galaxy of Adventures YouTube episodes)
Work and living stuff: I'm a software project manager, based in Singapore (I'm English but have lived here for the last 12 years)
Interests (other than SW and family): most things tech, PC gaming, Python programming, football, cars, booze...
Collection stuff: 71 MOCs so far, each on their original release card front - the aim being a complete collection. Not too fussed about card backs nor whether it's Kenner or other, and no particular focus (yet)

I'm also the web admin for a new site I've created along the line of the Star Wars Tracker, http://www.mocempire.com. The background to this stems from my learning to programme in Python, an early exercise being to download info from the web, format and clean it up, then write it to a database. As I'm a vintage figure collector, plus definite inspiration from SW Tracker, I gave it a go. The result is a simple website sat on top of some Python code and a database that automatically connects to eBay, Vectis and Hakes and downloads all MOC sales info. It also calculates average prices and compares them to live eBay auctions, so you can see if something is over (or under) priced.

If anyone is interested please head over and take a look. All feedback welcome as I'll be refining the data quality and look and feel over time! I'll also refund the first month's fee for the first 25 people to sign-up.

Looking forward to contributing to the community!

Cheers
James

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Snaketibe » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:27 am

mocempire wrote:Hi Everyone,

My name's James and I'm new to the forum, introduced by way of the Vintage Rebellion podcast (great work guys!)

Ok, so this is me:

Age: 45 (old enough to remember seeing Empire in the cinema but not Star Wars)
Marital stuff: married with 2 daughters (ages 4 and 3 - just about into the Galaxy of Adventures YouTube episodes)
Work and living stuff: I'm a software project manager, based in Singapore (I'm English but have lived here for the last 12 years)
Interests (other than SW and family): most things tech, PC gaming, Python programming, football, cars, booze...
Collection stuff: 71 MOCs so far, each on their original release card front - the aim being a complete collection. Not too fussed about card backs nor whether it's Kenner or other, and no particular focus (yet)

I'm also the web admin for a new site I've created along the line of the Star Wars Tracker, http://www.mocempire.com. The background to this stems from my learning to programme in Python, an early exercise being to download info from the web, format and clean it up, then write it to a database. As I'm a vintage figure collector, plus definite inspiration from SW Tracker, I gave it a go. The result is a simple website sat on top of some Python code and a database that automatically connects to eBay, Vectis and Hakes and downloads all MOC sales info. It also calculates average prices and compares them to live eBay auctions, so you can see if something is over (or under) priced.

If anyone is interested please head over and take a look. All feedback welcome as I'll be refining the data quality and look and feel over time! I'll also refund the first month's fee for the first 25 people to sign-up.

Looking forward to contributing to the community!

Cheers
James

Hi James,

Welcome to the forum! Stick around and enjoy yourself :-)

Jeremy

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Postby mocempire » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 am

Thanks Jeremy - good to be here!

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Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:45 am

chazb73 wrote:Not a new memeber but I've been absent far too long!

Good to see some familiar names here still :)


Great to see that you are back on the forum andy, we have missed you :D

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:46 am

Welcome TrevoREX, Dave and James to this great forum :D

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Cazza » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:12 pm

Welcome guys!
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