Farthest From, Vintage Star Wars Collector Toy Show, December 2018, Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

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Post by coomber75 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:50 pm

looks a great day... stunning tri logo jawa and a nice bit of die cast too :roll: i will get tyere one day!!

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Post by edd_jedi » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:10 am

It was a great day, glad I decided to go :)

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Post by SAVORY100 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:55 pm

My third Xmas dinner and Xmas evening event and it was a country mile ahead of those I've been to before.
The talks were engaging; both Gus Lopez and Ross Sambridge (Snoke body actor) as well as a very humorous end to the evening putting Gus head to head with Jez and Stuart in a game of Blockbusters!

The Sunday was a good event, but far quieter on than before, which was a real shame as the traders were probably in greater numbers than I've seen for at least a couple of years. Jason Joiner put out a very nice tribute to Gary Kurtz with a displayed business card against a black matte board and a genuine Cast & Crew Norwegian unit coat from the Finse shoot; many folk were invited to try it on and have photos too - a true gem and a very rare experience to see, let along hold/touch or even wear!

As ever a great 48hrs and always worth travelling to; I'm blessed with the distance being short, but for guys coming from Newcastle (or Seattle) it does suggest despite being Farthest From (anywhere) it is always worth the trip!

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Post by edd_jedi » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:00 pm

SAVORY100 wrote:The Sunday was a good event, but far quieter on than before, which was a real shame as the traders were probably in greater numbers than I've seen for at least a couple of years.
I guess it's hard to tell but I actually thought it seemed busier than the last one, for longer anyway. I left at 1.30 and it was still pretty busy, I'm sure the last one I went to in the summer was a lot quieter by the same time.

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Post by tobedesu » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:36 am

Thanks for sharing the photos.
Love the Palitoy Christmas jumper.

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Post by Scarifpacific » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:39 pm

This was my first ever stay over and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The presentations On Saturday evening were great, especially the talk by Gus. He made his history of collecting so fresh and interesting, I could have listened to him for hours. The night was made even better by everyone there. It was great to meet many people I only knew from online and the podcast.

The Sunday was great as always. I was a bit more careful with my spending but I couldn’t resist a signed copy of Gus’ book on prototypes. Without the risk of going a bit fan boy, he was such a lovely guy to talk to. Many thanks to Dave for organising such a superb weekend!
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Post by Plastikheld » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:26 pm

Back from the second trip to FF, I can say I enjoyed the x-mas show that much (went there early this year in April, which was a lot of fun as well).
This time, I took a flight, which was a bit more comfortable and not that time wasting than doing the complete trip by car from near Cologne to Fordingbridge. Even though driving the rental car from LHR to FB was a complete horror for me (used to drive with a steering wheel on the left, on the right lane), but I managed it without a crash (even a few times it was close :roll: ).

The Saturday evening dinner was so much fun for me. The meal was tasty and the programme led by Dave was a good fun. Not to forget the great talk from Gus, which was a bit like a sermon for the essence of collecting.
Needless to say the sunday event was stunning. So much great stuff to see. Also got some bits with me (2 lose, incomplete figures, a cardback, two MOCs, a Han Towel from Steve Savory(my second one), socks (yes!) and a nice patch from the charity auction).

But best thing was to meet up with all the nice guys from here. You have such a great community.
Also a big thank you from here to Dave to make this show possible over and over again.

Hope at some point of my collecting I will able to get my hands on the rare Lambada-Shuttle. :lol:
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Post by edd_jedi » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:31 pm

Plastikheld wrote:Back from the second trip to FF, I can say I enjoyed the x-mas show that much (went there early this year in April, which was a lot of fun as well).
This time, I took a flight, which was a bit more comfortable and not that time wasting than doing the complete trip by car from near Cologne to Fordingbridge. Even though driving the rental car from LHR to FB was a complete horror for me (used to drive with a steering wheel on the left, on the right lane), but I managed it without a crash (even a few times it was close :roll: ).

The Saturday evening dinner was so much fun for me. The meal was tasty and the programme led by Dave was a good fun. Not to forget the great talk from Gus, which was a bit like a sermon for the essence of collecting.
Needless to say the sunday event was stunning. So much great stuff to see. Also got some bits with me (2 lose, incomplete figures, a cardback, two MOCs, a Han Towel from Steve Savory(my second one), socks (yes!) and a nice patch from the charity auction).

But best thing was to meet up with all the nice guys from here. You have such a great community.
Also a big thank you from here to Dave to make this show possible over and over again.

Hope at some point of my collecting I will able to get my hands on the rare Lambada-Shuttle. :lol:
Thanks for the wampa poo, I enjoyed it :)

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Post by ScruffyLookingNH » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:45 pm

Plastikheld wrote:Back from the second trip to FF, I can say I enjoyed the x-mas show that much (went there early this year in April, which was a lot of fun as well).
This time, I took a flight, which was a bit more comfortable and not that time wasting than doing the complete trip by car from near Cologne to Fordingbridge. Even though driving the rental car from LHR to FB was a complete horror for me (used to drive with a steering wheel on the left, on the right lane), but I managed it without a crash (even a few times it was close :roll: ).

The Saturday evening dinner was so much fun for me. The meal was tasty and the programme led by Dave was a good fun. Not to forget the great talk from Gus, which was a bit like a sermon for the essence of collecting.
Needless to say the sunday event was stunning. So much great stuff to see. Also got some bits with me (2 lose, incomplete figures, a cardback, two MOCs, a Han Towel from Steve Savory(my second one), socks (yes!) and a nice patch from the charity auction).

But best thing was to meet up with all the nice guys from here. You have such a great community.
Also a big thank you from here to Dave to make this show possible over and over again.

Hope at some point of my collecting I will able to get my hands on the rare Lambada-Shuttle. :lol:
Great to see you again and thanks for the packaged poo. Not often I can say that!

The Saturday was really good. My new BFF Snoke and (my new Pokemon Go friend :lol: ) Gus's talks were brilliant, informative and entertaining. There was a really good atmosphere in the hall this year despite numbers being lower than previous years. Really enjoyed it.

Sunday was great. Lots of dealer tables, big and small. True rarities were thin on the ground and whilst I found it relatively easy not to spend up to lunchtime, I weakened after lunch and ended up with an armful of goodies from Mark D, Martin, Christian, Stefan and last and by all means least, a load of utter crap from Stu.

Whilst there was no made rush and numbers may have been down, I also thought that it didn't tail off early like a couple of previous shows. It was good fun and great to see so many from here.

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Post by SublevelStudios » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:21 pm

I really wanted to make it to the Saturday evening, the xmas FF beers are brilliant and I love to catch up with everyone but events at hoe prevented that.

Set off at 5am on Sunday morning, probably when most of you lot were headed to bed, and got there for 8.30am.

Lee wasn't with me this time as he's taken a break from trading so it's just me from now on. It's a long journey on your own but luckily I had the Rogue One soundtrack on full blast to keep me company :)

Definitely quieter this time compared to other shows BUT that did not make it any difference in terms of the buzz. Always good to see so many mates, and made a couple of new ones too.

Must say a massive thank you to David Aitken and Christian Somma for my pick ups :)

Long live FF.

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Post by StarWarsFan » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:03 pm

Wish it was closer :(
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Post by Plastikheld » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:49 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:Wish it was closer :(
That's no excuse :wink:
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Post by SAVORY100 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:50 am

Plastikheld wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Wish it was closer :(
That's no excuse :wink:
Fair Point!
Though even you were beaten by that random guy turning up from Seattle :lol:

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Post by Plastikheld » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:22 am

SAVORY100 wrote:
Plastikheld wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Wish it was closer :(
That's no excuse :wink:
Fair Point!
Though even you were beaten by that random guy turning up from Seattle :lol:
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Post by StarWarsFan » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:20 pm

Plastikheld wrote:
SAVORY100 wrote:
Plastikheld wrote: That's no excuse :wink:
Fair Point!
Though even you were beaten by that random guy turning up from Seattle :lol:
:lol:
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