New collector, first event - Farthest From?

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New collector, first event - Farthest From?

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Morning all,

Just getting back into SW collecting and would like to visit a fair/sale, rather than just spending time on here and eBay. Living in Wiltshire, I'm guessing Farthest From would be best - any ideas when dates for the next event are likely to be announced? Or indeed any other events I should look at.

My 8 year old daughter likes SW too and has a few figures (vintage beaters and modern) in her tiny collection too now; is FF a family friendly event I could take her to, and what can I expect? Need to make sure she steers clear of the MOCs for starters!

At present I'm just picking up a few loose complete figures when I can and guess these should be available at FF?

Sorry for all the questions early on a Sunday...

P

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Heya Paul,

FF is most definitely a decent start for your first show - and families are always welcomed.

Don't think we have any dates for the first show yet.

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If you’re on FB you can join the group to keep up to date with the latest info
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The Sandown toy fair is pretty good but don't expect bargains, mostly dealers but it's good to actually inspect the item before buying as opposed to Ebay.

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Cheers guys that's great, thanks very much. Will definitely try to make the FF from then.

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Farthest From is great, definitely worth going to, but I'd also recommend Echo Live which takes place twice a year in the shopping centre in Redditch - the next one's on May 4th. There's a superb range of vintage available there.
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Where are you based Paul?
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Thanks Andy

I'm in the people's republic of Bradford on Avon, not far from Bath.

Paul

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Paul1976 wrote:Morning all,

Just getting back into SW collecting and would like to visit a fair/sale, rather than just spending time on here and eBay. Living in Wiltshire, I'm guessing Farthest From would be best - any ideas when dates for the next event are likely to be announced? Or indeed any other events I should look at.

My 8 year old daughter likes SW too and has a few figures (vintage beaters and modern) in her tiny collection too now; is FF a family friendly event I could take her to, and what can I expect? Need to make sure she steers clear of the MOCs for starters!

At present I'm just picking up a few loose complete figures when I can and guess these should be available at FF?

Sorry for all the questions early on a Sunday...

P
Hi Paul,

Welcome one of the best events is in Reddish on the 4th of May Echo Base Live its pure Star Wars its amazing. Found some great items there last 2 visits, car boot sales can be useful:

http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopi ... =7&t=32593
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Paul1976 wrote:Thanks Andy

I'm in the people's republic of Bradford on Avon, not far from Bath.

Paul
Not far from me. Check out the events page as quite a few of us live in the area and we organise meet ups every couple of months.
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