New Hamp Remembering The Cantina

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Baron_Soontir_Fel, Feb 23, 2010.

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  1. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    A while back Z asked me what The Cantina, the Star Wars based in Manchester where the Mandalorians were born, was like. I think to all of us that were there and remember it, it was a place of Star Warsy goodness and a great place to hang out. Anyway, I was sure that I had some pics of it somewhere, and this week I indeed did find them. So here's to The Cantina, the best SW store the universe has ever seen. May we remember it fondly, and hope that some time, some way it will rise again! :D

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  2. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    More...

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  3. Jeedai_Veila Jedi Knight

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    Great pics! I would have loved to see that place - it looked like a fun hangout spot for meetings. Any pictures of you guys in your early days?
  4. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    Funny you should ask that...

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    A cool lookin' Ewok...

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    Craft time!

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    Talkin' meetin' stuff

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    Watching something riveting I'm sure...

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    Group shot!!
  5. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    [image=http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj103/nhmandalorians/mm1stmeet-008.jpg]

    Watching the Star Wars Holiday Special *shudder* :oops:

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    Hangin' out

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    Building with Lego!

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    Hmmm...

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    Working hard

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    Taa-daaa!


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    Wanted by the Empire...
  6. Jeedai_Veila Jedi Knight

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    Aww, I wish I could have seen that place. Looks like there were a bunch of members back then. When were the pictures taken?
  7. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    That was all the way back in the Spring and Summer of 2003... so long ago now lol
  8. Jeedai_Veila Jedi Knight

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    Geez, I can't believe it was seven years ago [face_plain]

    Time flies! So besides playing with legos and doing arts and crafts, what did the group do back then? Any projects like we are doing now?
  9. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    Nothing big like that, no. We hung out, made toy runs, showed off stuff, watched stuff, and just had some fun. We're a bit more organized now :)
  10. Capt_Brandon_Berry Jedi Knight

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    We are?
  11. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    YES WE ARE! lol Sometimes... lol

    Great pic's John. I just talked to Rick maybe... 2/3 weeks ago. He said the shop is still all in the same place. A couple things have been move due to some water damage a few years back. But still all the same. I maybe helping him moving some item later this summer in the shop, ebay and Amazon. Try to help him clean out some inventory? We'll see. But he did say to tell everyone HELLO! He'll try to come out and see use all some time.

    Later,
    TK

    OH yeah...Cool pic of my ewok! I'll have to save that one. I don't think I have one of him... well like that anyways. lol
  12. Jeedai_Veila Jedi Knight

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    Wait, he still has his store? Any chance I can get a look at some of the inventory? It would be great to meet one of the older members! (besides you guys)
  13. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    I know when I was talking to him a while ago, Rik told me he was kicking an idea around of doing an 'inventory party'. He mentioned a big BBQ and helping him inventory what was left in the store. I'm sure he'd have no problem with more people showing up :)
  14. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    That sounds like a good idea.

    I need to get a hold of Rik as well and let him know about FCBD. I think he would do very well there if he set up a table. Plus with all the other dealers there... he may beable to work some deals to clean out inventory? Who knows.

    TK

  15. Jeedai_Veila Jedi Knight

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    So what were your favorite things about the Cantina store?
  16. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    The coolest thing for me was it was the first place I could hang out and talk Star Wars. I had just moved down from Canada at the time when I found out the Cantina was a few minutes walk from the apartment me and the wife was living in. For the first time I had met so many other people interested in SW. Besides, the place was cool, Rik was cool, and everyone that came in seemed to be real friendly :)

    This was where the NH Mandalorians were born, and we would have our monthly meetings here and afterward I would pick up a little something to satisfy my SW cravings :)

    I miss the place :(
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