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Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by ChimealHeltei, Jun 4, 2003.

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  1. ChimealHeltei

    ChimealHeltei Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 13, 2001
    I'm from Germany and wrote a mail to Staedtler, the producer of the pencils, that were used for the food capsules on the belt of the Jedi costumes in TPM and AOTC. Here is their IMO funny answer (unfortunately in German, perhaps someone can translate it?) ;)



    Sehr geehrter Herr Thiele,

    vielen Dank für die Info, wofür die Kappen unserer Liquid Point Stifte
    verwendet werden. Wir hatten schon einmal eine Anfrage aus USA, wobei
    leider nicht genau hervorging, für welches Accessoire die Kappe benutzt
    wird. Woher stammt eigentlich die Auskunft, dass die Kappen von unserer
    Firma gemacht werden?

    Bevor wir Ihnen die Kappen zusenden, müssten wir noch wissen, ob Sie
    die gelben (Liquid Point 415) oder die anthrazitfarbenen (Liquid Point
    416/417) benötigen (wie Sie merken, sind wir mit den Star Wars-Filmen
    nicht sehr vertraut). Sie schreiben eigentlich von den
    anthrazitfarbenen, jedoch bezog sich die frühere Anfrage aus USA auf die
    gelben Kappen.

    Sobald uns diese Information vorliegt, werden wir Ihnen die Kappen
    kostenfrei zusenden. Viel Spaß beim Kostümbasteln!

    Mit freundlichem Gruß

    Sabine Schuster
  2. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 19, 2001
    This is what Babel Fish gave me:

    Dear Mr. Thiele,

    Thank you for the info. For which the caps of ours are used liquid POINT of pins. We had already once an inquiry from the USA, whereby unfortunately did not come out exactly, for which Accessoire the cap are used. From where does the information actually come that the caps are made by our company?

    Before we send you the caps, we would have to still know whether you need the yellow (liquid POINT 415) or the anthrazitfarbenen (liquid POINT 416/417) (like you, are not we notice the star not very familiar with Wars films). They actually write from the anthrazitfarbenen, however the earlier inquiry from the USA referred to the yellow caps. As soon as us this information is present, we will send you the caps free of charge. Much fun when costume tinkering!

    With kind regards

    shoemaker customer service center
  3. Maleficant

    Maleficant Jedi Knight star 5

    Jun 16, 2002
    Wait a second there, Staedtler is giving the caps for free!?! I contacted this company myself about the maybe purchasing the caps in bulk and they referedme to a outside dealer who refused to sell me just the caps. What did I do wrong?
  4. Skaught

    Skaught Jedi Master star 2

    Sep 4, 2001
    My new slogan:

    Much fun when costume tinkering!

  5. Primrodo

    Primrodo Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 23, 2002
    Maleficant, you didn't write in a foriegn language ;)

    I think its humourous that they do not know that Lucas used them, lol!

    Great job on snagging some for free!

  6. Jedi_Junkie

    Jedi_Junkie Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 6, 2003
    Wow, lucky freak. Now I'm very motivated to learn German.

    ....Hey.. My grandmother speaks German... *big grin..*
  7. Jauhzmynn

    Jauhzmynn Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 16, 2002

    Congratulations, That's wonderful. :) Enjoy them in good health. :)
  8. ChimealHeltei

    ChimealHeltei Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 13, 2001
    Got them on weekend. :)
    I ask them to send me the anthracite ones. Besides I asked for 16 instead of 8 ones, that I asked for in my first mail. The other 8 ones are supposed to be for my girlfriend's costume, which hasn't been made yet... ;)
    They sent them as requested.
    Dunno, why you guys had such problems with getting them... Perhaps because I was so kind to tell them for which prop they actually were used (link to or because I live in Germany and the costs for shipping are cheap...
  9. Primrodo

    Primrodo Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 23, 2002
    Well I for one never tried to email them. I bought mine off ebay all painted and such :)
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