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*Official Collecting Newsletter* Issue 4, November 2005

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  1. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Issue 4, November 2005

    Welcome to the fourth issue of the STAR WARS Collecting Community Forum Newsletter!

    This newsletter is designed to help keep our collecting community ?in the know? of up and coming events, new toy releases, hot collectibles, and interviews with forum members!

    Feedback is appreciated :) I will keep events listed in each newsletter until they?ve passed their end date, so that people who might?ve missed the previous newsletters won?t feel left out :) Many of the items here in this issue are brought to you by [link=http://www.rebelscum.com]RebelScum.com[/link] ? many thanks to our partner site for all of the GREAT goodies :D

    The newsletter will be bi-tri-weekly (unless there?s nothing new to report!)

    If you have any information that you would like to contribute to the newsletter (particularly information regarding up and coming Comic Book/Action figure/Toy Shows, etc) please PM me: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=686933]PadmeLeiaJaina[/link] and I will happily include the information in the next newsletter :)

    Back Issues:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Collecting/b10004/21642958/?25] Issue 1, September 2005[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Collecting/b10004/21778647/?0]Issue 2, October 2005[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Collecting/b10004/21977984/?2]Issue 3, October 2005[/link]


    Up and Coming Events!
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    Lucasfilm Sponsored Events!

    DRESSING THE GALAXY: The Costumes of STAR WARS Exhibit

    [Image=http://starwars.fidm.edu/index/homepage_02.jpg]

    Location: Los Angeles, California at the FIDM Museum and Galleries.
    Address: [link=http://starwars.fidm.edu/museuminfo/museum-directions.shtm?section=museum&subsection=directions]FIDM Museum & Galleries[/link]
    919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90015
    Duration: September 19th ? December 10th 2005

    " A collection of more than 100 costumes, accessories, and props from all six films of the Star Wars saga ? including Episode III Revenge of the Sith ? will be on display at the FIDM Museum & Galleries beginning September 19. After the exhibition opens, you will be able to browse the complete collection online by category and character."

    [link=http://starwars.fidm.edu/]FIDM Site[/link]

    [link=http://public.fotki.com/MaraJade/fidm/]Click here[/link] to see Mara_Jade_Fan?s amazing Collection of photos from the Event!


    STAR WARS: Where Science meets Imagination!

    [image=http://www.mos.org/automedia/data/starwars/topnav/swlogo.jpg]

    Location: Boston, Museum of Science
    Dates: October 27, 2005 ? April 30th 2006

    [link=http://www.mos.org/doc/1293] Click here for Ticket information![/link]
    Developed by the Museum in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination puts a 21st century spin on the saga's futuristic devices by exploring similar technologies in development today. For anyone who's ever wondered, the exhibition addresses the question: Will we have anything like droids or landspeeders someday? Using Star Wars as a springboard--as a shared image of what the future might look like--the exhibition encourages visitors to participate in the imaginative engineering processes that yield technological advancements. As they design, test, and build prototypes, visitors immerse themselves not only in the Star Wars universe, but also in the current scientific knowledge that underpins technologies--and could lead to a more technologically sophisticated future.

    With an array of Star Wars artwork, props, models, film clips, and documentary footage serving as a compelling backdrop, the exhibition centers around two key technological challenges in the films and in the real world: getting around, and interacting with ever m
     
  2. The_Wookie_Girl

    The_Wookie_Girl Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Great job on this! I think it's really great that you stepped up and decided to do the newsletter. I find it a big help, having important info all in one place. :)
     
  3. Mara_Jade_Fan

    Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Knight star 6

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    Great job once again!

    Two things of note:

    1) The next FIDM Fan Day is Sunday, December 4th from 11am -6pm.

    As with the previous fan day, there will be Fan Film screenings, press interviews, photo opps, and tours of the Gallery. There is a rumour that SW in 30 Minutes is invited to perform, but no confirmation has been received back.

    There is also talk of a "season pass" ,30 days for 30 dollars, where you get unlimited access to the museum for the final month. Other perks Shawn is discussing with them includes: a goodie bag with exclusives, photo in the X-Wing cockpit, and a 15% discount on Exhibit gift shop items (except Hasbro items). All the money generated from the sales of the season pass goes to the museum to help support other FIDM exhibits.

    2) Also, Toys R Us is selling Star Wars cookie/candy jars. They have a large Vader head, and then ceramic cups filled with M&Ms of R2-D2, Vader, Chewbacca, and perhaps Fett too. I bought one of each that I could find.
     
  4. AT-AT_Commander

    AT-AT_Commander Jedi Master star 4

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    Great Job as usual. Ill have defenately read that interview later. Looks sweet.
     
  5. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wookie_Girl

    Thank you, I'm happy to do it :) I got behind because work interferred and I was on a spending hiatus saving up for a computer, so I wasn't in the "collecting zone." I picked a great day to finish it up though - lots of great news from Sideshow came out this week!

    Mara_Jade_Fan thanks for the updates on FIDM! I wish I could go again :(
     
  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Good job, PLJ!
     
  7. skywalker_1982

    skywalker_1982 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    How ironic that I said it does not look right without the newsletter and yet here it is well done on another fine job you have done there erika will be waiting to read issue 5 christmas special :D
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    As it gets closer to Christmas you might want to add a link to our Online Resource thread for those shopping for collectors. If people order from an international site they will want to order well in advance.
     
  9. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ohhh that's a good idea Les! I'll have to remember that for the next newsletter :D
     
  10. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Another [image=http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/original/blue-ribbon.gif] news letter. =D=



     
  11. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Brilliant as usual Erika :)

    Awesome interview, I am always so impressed with what Linda manages to do as a fan, stuff I can only dream about!
    Well done Linda! =D=
     
  12. IncomT65

    IncomT65 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Again a big thumbs up, PLJ! =D=!!!

    Great interview again, too! Very cool to learn something about the background of our fellow collectors. And those pics of MJF at Skywalker Ranch, woweeeeeee!!
     
  13. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Quicky update! [link=http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=21041&source=300ad]Check out Sideshow's 12" Luke figure!!!!![/link]

    Oh, and PADME won the 12" Expanded Universe character poll! :D
     
  14. chewykingwookie

    chewykingwookie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 24, 2005
    Great newsletter lots of good info that will probably come in handy soon. lol Keep up the great work.
     
  15. Darth_Cephus

    Darth_Cephus Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Keep up the great work. =D=
     
  16. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 4, 2000
    Well done Erika :)
     
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