Discussion in 'Scotland' started by Failed_I_Have, Jun 23, 2005.
Am from penicuik, its a total dump, its 10 miles from the centre
Dinnae mess wi Penicuik...
Im from Tranent about 10 miles outside Edinburgh and im the only SW geek i know of in this town.
There was a magazine that was advertised on tv for star wars which had a darth vader mask (i think) but its the first inthe series and my friends a fan and i was trying to get it for him but cant find it anywhere, anybody seen it in any shops?
I don't know about a mask, the only new Star Wars mag is the DeAgostini Star Wars figurine mag (it's been on the TV a lot the last week or so)
Check here -
yeah thats exactly it, it was a figure not a mask, thanks very much so now, i dont suppose you know wher to find it in edinburgh do you?
erm... a news agent maybe
scottishjedi1 dude i feel for u man i grew up in the pans lmao i was the only star wars fan there lol till i found this place i thought i was alone in scotland.
im bout to start geting the colectors mag try rsmacols they are usualy quite acomidating.
mutedwhisper - well, there is a slight problem since I am a dreaded Englander living in Southport which is North-West England (Merseyside but we were stolen from Lancashire by the Scousers ). However, I can tell you I got my copy in a local Spar shop, so you may find them in a newsagent - maybe WHSmith.
Or this place -
Forbidden Planet Edinburgh
40-41 Southbridge Street
Tel: 0131 558 8226
They are a comic/mag/sci-fi specialist shop (nearest to me is Liverpool and I haven't checked recently).
Issue 1 of the mag is Â£1.99, but it goes up to Â£5 per mag, it is fortnightly btw. I have a feeling it won't have a long run however - DeAgostini (the mag makers) had a gem of a SW mag in the "Star Wars Factfile" and they stupidly stopped it before Episode III was released, they then had a great idea with the "Star Wars Battles" mag which was to tie-in with the Wizards of the Coast SW Mini game, and DeAgostini stupidly cancelled it after four issues - poor sales they said, but they tested the run on the Isle of Man!!!!! So I don't have high hopes for the third attempt since they don't seem to have a clue about SW fan needs in terms of mags.
I wasn't keen on issue 1 either, if you buy SW books anyways you have all the info in the mags, and in more detail. Not impressed with it or the figure.
Anyways, I'd recommend trying ringing Forbidden Planet first and see if they have it. Hope that helps
well darth donald, do you not think i wouldve already checked those before asking on here. thankyou for your non helping
rs mccoll's ( thats were i got mine, mate)
Hello, I will be traveling to Edinburgh from New York USA next week. I thought I would ask my fellow Star Wars fans if there are any places I should check out.
Note: This will be part of my honeymoon.
Hehe, I wouldn't expect many responces. This forum is dead most of the time.
I heard the nice warm fires in the hotel rooms are good at this time off the year.
If your coming to Edinburgh then you should think off coming to easter road it has a 100,000 capacity,unfortunatly the city will be closed due to threats from local neds to tan in the shop windows and for you that means(Local youths are comin round and are going to smash the shop windows)there will be alot of fireworks on next week so a would advise you not to go out at night.
Obi wan kenowlesy
Alan, go visit Edinburgh castle, that should be good
Check here for info and opening times -
In fact you should skip going to Edinburgh and come to Glasgow instead it's way cooler!!!!!!!! My wife who is from New Jersey (and who lived in Brooklyn for 8 years)agrees!
Exuse my french,But Glasgow is a ***** hole
EDIT: You can asked to be excused all you want, but that word should be starred.
Now now, there's no need for profanity! Just because Edinburgh has never attained the titles of European City of Architecture, European City of Culture and European City of Sport that Glasgow has, you don't have to be jealous. I guess your post just goes to prove the report in some of today's newspapers that the people of Edinburgh are the second rudest in the UK after Birmingham.
Thanks for the info everyone
as its been pointed out b4 kenowlesy posts without thinking i would like to say that his naromindedness is not a comon trate every person from Edinburgh shair just a small few we call neds. as for the titles that glasgow has they have made the efort to inprove there city and the edinburgh council dosent do enything exsept make it worse. i hope u injoy ur viset to scotland it is quite a nice place to live and viset
I know it's not everyone in Edinburgh, I lived and worked there for the first three years of my working life and met a lot of lovely folk and had a pretty good time overall!
i cant remember the last time kenowlesy posted with thought
hes not a very thoughtful person...
oh aye, i forgot EDINBURGH ALL THE WAY
but i wont go as far to say glasgow is a shitehole, its a legendary place
I was born and still live in Edinburgh, Davidson's Mains area.
We've had quite a few American friends from TF.N come and stay with us. They've all loved Edinburgh and Scotland. Can't really blame them as I do too. Even if I won the lottery I'd still live here.
Only in a bigger house.