James Martin / Waltham Wookiee

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very sad news, i didn't know him, but its always sad when a fellow collector passes, way to young, thoughts are with his friends and family
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RIP buddy. My 12 back DSC came from James, which will now mean a lot more.
Very nice bloke indeed and was nice to share a passion of toys outside of Star Wars too.
Sad day for the community. :(

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Sad indeed. Never nice seeing someone pass at relatively young age. R.I.P

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Really sad news to hear. I met James about 20 years ago when he was a skateboarding extra on a TV show I was working on. Really friendly dude from the off we then reconnected through the forum and our skating connections. Chatted about Star Wars, music and skateboarding over the years truly gutted he lost his battle.

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This is sad. I didn't really know him but had bought a few things from him and chatted on messenger. I found him so friendly and helpful and quite happy to offer advice and pointers to someone like me who doesn't know very much

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That's really sad to hear as I remembered meeting him at the last FF and enjoyed seeing his posts on here. I can't say that I knew him really but he always came across as a very decent person and it's a sad loss for us on here as well as all of his family and friends.

RIP James :cry:

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Met James at echo live once when he was selling his tri logo carded and spoke to him briefly and thought him to be a really sound lad.....rip james

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Very sad to hear, I didn't know James personally, but he was obviously a well regarded guy so sad to hear of a passing way too young.

My heart goes out to family and friends, rest in peace James
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Just like to add my condolences as well. I didn’t know James either but saw him at various Farthest Froms. Incredibly sad news...
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Really sad news to see today. I spoke to James on and off for years, we used to talk about Trilogos and he put together an incredible collection. Had the pleasure of meeting him at Farthest from and Celebration. Always had a smile, genuine big kid who gave more to collecting than most. Still drink out of my SWF mug daily, not sure whether to retire it out of respect or keep using it now :(

I know some of the SWF guys were extremely close to James. Nick, Ben, Rich, Simon, Jason, Jez, Grant, Simon, Dave, Pete, Stu - I'm so very sorry, my sincere condolences to you all x

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Sad news to hear today. James MTFBWY

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Very sad, only messaged him a few times but he seemed like a genuinely good guy

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Man that sucks, sad to hear this :( James was a great guy. Didn’t know him well but remember having a beer and chatting with him at FF's and Celebration. He had a superb collection and was very knowledgeable. I knew he was ill but thought he’d beaten it. Real sorry to all his good friends on here. RIP x
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Very sad news about James , I have known him for over 5 years , a straight talking guy , we meet up a few times and discussed Palitoy and Chewbacca , spend the day at Celebration .

He bought me this for Christmas a couple of years ago for the SWFUK Secret Santa

James RIP buddy
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Very sad news. He was a regular at Farthest From and it was always a pleasure stopping to have a chat with him at every show.

He will most definitely be sorely missed. :cry:
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