FF:NZ Armageddon 2002

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  1. Klimt_Of_Tornesdal Force Ghost

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    Dec 8, 1999
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    I'll probably be there first thing as well, playing Billy Badass in my jeans and nWo
    wolfpac tshirt with the red face on black background. :D Not that Im a fan-geek or
    anything. [face_laugh]
  2. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    Just came back from Armageddon. :D Mm, maybe Kitt's not back home yet... Oh well, it was quite fun, a lot of SW stuff. (And a lot of LOTR too! :D ) Peter Mayhew looked even taller in person, but he wasn't in costume. [face_laugh] We took photos with Darth Maul and Yoda--didn't bother with Jar Jar, though. Bought the feb issue of Empire for $2.50--Kitt bought some other stuff too.

    The Kamehameha contest was a riot! [face_laugh] Some little Asian kid named James won.
  3. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Report back? Ah, I'm too tired after all that laughing at that Kamehameha people. LOL.

    e:ah, now I don't have to bother, thanks LIsa :D

    I'll just add that some of the questions people asked Peter were just embarassing. 'Can you roar like Chewie?' for example.
  4. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    And he did do a roar too! :D Heu, but you didn't get Peter's autograph! It would be funny if he wrote "urf urf urf".

    I wanna see Thumb Wars! :_|
  5. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    I have thumb wars, although Graal has it at the moment (seen it yet?)

    There was a short snippet on TV3's nightline about Armageddon, with Peter doing his chewie impersonation. they didnt have anything about the Kamehameha contest, darn I wanted to see that again :)
  6. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    The guy who wrote into Craccum urging everyone to support him turned out to be this crazy guy in one of my friend's lecturers. Apparently, he has an 'excessive' personality. She told us he came down to the front of the lecture theatre, a few minutes before the lecture ended, took the mike of the lecturer and said "Laterz" then left. So we call him the 'laterz' guy, lol.

    Anyway, he turned up in full costume. People were cheering for him, so they let him straight into the semis, saying that anyone with their own personal fan club had to be good.
  7. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    But he lost at the semifinals. [face_plain]

    Eh, I didn't really feel sorry for him. 8-} The fan club is just a sham methinks.
  8. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Oh yeah, that kid totally deserved to win. He was great.

    btw, lisa, those Jedi spirits don't glow in the dark. I'm going to have to put a torch behind them and fake it, lol.
  9. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    Dec 20, 2001
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    Just Got back from Armageddon Very busy !!!
  10. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    I never made it yesterday :( , but my brother who works nearby said there were fools lining up outside at 7:30am (and they showed some on TV1's Breakfast programme) - it wasn't due to open until 10:00am. Wallies!! It's not like there were limited places - and Beanie Babies aren't THAT exciting, even if they were free.
  11. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    They were probably collectors looking to nab the best bargins.
    The coolest thing I saw was a Star Wars chess set for $200.
  12. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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  13. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    is that sarcastic? :D

    if it was monopoly, I probably would have snapped it up, but I'm useless at chess.

    Really, really cute though. The pawns were all Tie Fighters and X-wings.
  14. Darth Sebious Manager Emeritus

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  15. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    saw the bit on tv1 news about it man treks are the hell nerds eeeeeeeeeeee i have 15 autographs eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  16. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    There was a BRIEF interview with Peter "Chewie" Mayhew in yesterday's NZ Herald (Saturday) - page 3 of the entertainment section (bottom left) - some pretty stupid questions though. :(
  17. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Ah, the chess set. :D I have no idea how to play that either. There was s Simpsons monopoly set just behind the SW chess set, but I didn't have any money....mm, I should have at least have a look at that. [face_plain]
  18. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Good grief, don't start collecting Monopoly sets - there's more of those than there are Hasbro R2-D2 figures. :p

    I was going to list them all, but here's a couple of links instead ...

    And neither of those have the Star Wars versions listed :( , so who knows how many more there are.
  19. Darth Sebious Manager Emeritus

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    Apr 21, 2000
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    The Sunday Star-Times has an article about Armageddon focusing entirely on Peter Mayhew. Nothing new, really.

    The title has "Fan force" in it, but it doesn't refer to our FanForce.
  20. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    The only thing I learnt was that Peter Mayhew did play Chewie in the holiday special, but his wife was played by a man, and his son was played by a girl. His grandfather was played by a 19yo college student.

    Imagine if that was your Star Wars claim to fame - 'I played Chewie's grandfather when I was in college!'.
  21. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    What about the poor guy who has to say "I was Chewbacca's wife." And the girl who has to say "I was Chebacca's son". :p


    I've just been given a copy of the book Empire Building - the Remarkable real life story of Star Wars the "explosive and unauthorised new account - supposedly all the behind the scenes "truths".

    MIGHT be interesting, except that flicking through the photos I see a picture of four people carrying a red-headed R2 unit with the caption: "More robot trouble. R2-D2 is dragged across the Tunisian desert." - makes you wonder how accurate the rest of the "truths" are. ?[face_plain]
  22. Darth Sebious Manager Emeritus

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    Unfortunately, the poor guy who had to play Chewie's wife passed away in 1993 :(

    Saying you were Chewie's grandfather, wife, or son isn't as bad as admitting you were in the Holiday Special ;)
  23. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    I own Empire Building. Gary is a muck-raking journalist, so take anything you read about relationships on set and temper tantrums with a very large pinch of Tatooine sand :)
    He also wrote Harrison Ford's bio, which I've read.
  24. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 12, 1999
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    saw chewie, got his signed photo, grrr $40
    saw SWNZ table, and farmboyz' vid, nice film btw
    got boty video and poster, signed of course free

    saw a mate pick up my dirty underpants thinking it was his tshirt, priceless
  25. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    What vid is this one, Humble?
    What did i sign up for? damm imperial recruiters

    Must say had a great time, was at the SWNZ stand a bit, go my beanie baby so the girl friend was happy, she got 2 more any way picked up a few figures i didn't have which is good and a few comics, saw Peter talk, interesting day all in all

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