Mail from Staedtler

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  1. ChimealHeltei FanForce Chapter Rep

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    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?) ;)


    04.06.2003

    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
    Kunden-Service-Center
    service@staedtler.de/>
  2. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    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

    Sabine
    shoemaker customer service center service@staedtler.de />
  3. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 16, 2002
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    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 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 4, 2001
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    My new slogan:

    Much fun when costume tinkering!


    Scott
  5. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    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 Master

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

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

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    Jun 16, 2002
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    Awesome,

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

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    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 padawansguide.com) or because I live in Germany and the costs for shipping are cheap...
  9. Primrodo Force Ghost

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