*Official Collecting Newsletter * - Issue 5, December 2005

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  1. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
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    Issue 5, December 2005

    Welcome to issue 5 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!)

    Just as an FYI - this might be the last newsletter for this year as I'm working on compiling a Year in Review guide :D So expect next newsletter to be available in January! [face_dancing]

    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]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/collecting/b10004/22243578/p1/?0]Issue 4, November 2005[/link]

    Up and Coming Events!

    Lucasfilm Sponsored Events!

    DRESSING THE GALAXY: The Costumes of STAR WARS Exhibit


    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!

    Remember only 8 days left for the exhibit!

    STAR WARS: Where Science meets Imagination!


    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
  2. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Apr 3, 2002
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    I didn't even know we had a newsletter here. Coolness!

    I hope I can afford to go to the SW Where Science meets Imagination tour when it goes to Ohio, that's as close as I can get from Michigan. There is a book out concerning this whole exhibit which I might go ahead and pick up this weekend.

    I am drooling over the new Titanium line for January.
  3. Darth_Cephus Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 6, 2002
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    Thanks for the Dec updates. [face_peace]
  4. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    May 25, 2002
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    Good issue as usual, PLJ! I enjoyed the interview with JED1 since I met him and his wife at a Memorabilia show in Birmingham, and again when he, AmberStarbright, and I had a day out in London.

    The only thing I can think of to add is that folks who are Christmas shopping for collectors might want to check out our Online Resource thread stickied at the top for reliable sites for online ordering.
  5. IncomT65 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 1999
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    Again a good one, PLJ! I just love the interviews with out fellow collectors. And I was surprised to see the prequel TPBs were bundled in a slipcase. I realized I have a lot of SW comics and TPBs, yet not one of the prequel issues! Now's a great chance for me to catch up on those :D!
  6. AmmersVI Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 25, 2005
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    Another outstanding newsletter!
    I'm kicking myself for not getting Sideshow Luke in time! I hope the waiting list will help me out.

    I don't know if it has been mentioned earlier but I saw that Gentle Giant has pictures up of their Series 6 Bust Ups (avail. in May '06).
    Looks like they are going to do a Cantina inspired grouping with Obi Wan, Han, Greedo, Ponda Baba, Bith and Snaggletooth.
  7. AT-AT_Commander Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 23, 2001
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  8. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 6
    Bah I can't believe I forgot to include the wave 6 Bust-ups ...GRRRRR!
  9. darcphoenyx Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2001
    star 4
    Excellent...nice to see the return of the interview there.
  10. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Dec 16, 1998
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    Great updates as usual Erika, I think this is the best newsletter yet, for some reason :p

    Not sure about being referred to as a Diva though, I mean I only dress up as Leia in my mind! [face_laugh]

  11. Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2005
    star 4
    awesome as usual. your hard work is appreciated PLJ =D=
  12. Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations

    Member Since:
    Nov 4, 1998
    star 7
    Great job, it's always a nice thing to catch up what's going on, and read the interview. :)
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