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FF:NZ Star Wars fact files in New Zealand

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Kitt327, Jul 14, 2002.

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  1. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    don't start with that one buzz :p I have managed to NOT open my aotc yoda a feat which amazes even myself :)
  2. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    I don't mind opening stuff (95% of my collection is opened, although some are stored in their boxes), but actually using pouring staining coffee/tea into a mug or rubbing your grubby mouse/hand over the mousemat - no, NO, NO! :(




    :p
  3. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Issues 4 and 5, plus coffee mug and mouse mat arrived in the post this morning, for me.

    The mug is really, really cheap so I wouldn't worry about using it. On mine, the logo is crooked on one side.
    The mousepat is nice, though, I'm using it now.

  4. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    RATS!! That might have been the knock at the door this morning that I missed getting to quickly enough! :(
  5. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    mine arrived yesterday Yay!! the mug is definitely El Cheapo!!
  6. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    Got mine Friday

    But still has not received my replacement binder
  7. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Mine's just arrived this morning, I haven't even opened it yet. :)
  8. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    I've opened it! :)

    The dividers and issues are great as always. The cup is a bit ... err ... underwhelming. [face_plain]

    The mousemat looks great, but it really round the wrong way to be a mousemat - it should be landscape/wide instead of portrait/tall, that way it matches your screen (most are wider than they are tall) and allows for easy mouse movement without constantly running out of mat.

    Only one more freebie to go: the T-shirt. Can't say I'm that bothered about it, but may as well add it to my collection since it's free. :)

  9. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    well I can confirm coffee tastes better from a star wars mug!
  10. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    YUCK!! Coffee can't taste better from ANYTHING! :p


    I've just been filing away the pages and I notice that Issue 5 has a few mis-cut/mis-aligned pages. Most aren't worth worrying about, just a slight bit of white page where the image should go right to the edge, but the Droideka page is so off-centre that the fold is in the wrong place and cuts off the section symbol in the top-right corner. :(

    I can see that when we get to four issues a month that its going to take most of a day to separate and file them away - too busy reading the bits that catch my attention. :)

  11. netlink Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 2, 2002
    Hi everyone,I m a, lets say employee of the distributors of the star wars fact file.I read that some of you are printing envelopes off printers for the bobba fett statue competition.I ve seen a lot of them too.New rule - ONLY HAND WRITTEN ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.ITS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERY ONE ELSE.Sorry but it has to be fair.Good bye.
  12. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Hi netlink, welcome to our message board. Thanks for informing us about that new rule. There sure are some desperate Star Wars fans out there **looks in Buzz's direction ;)

    Talking about spotting things, did anyone notice the quote marks around 'Uncle' Owen in one of the picture captions on the Luke Skywalker ANH entry? Someone call the society for the defense of Uncle Owen! :D
  13. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    I haven't even managed to get around to entering at all yet. :(
  14. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    I read that some of you are printing envelopes off printers for the bobba fett statue competition.I ve seen a lot of them too.New rule - ONLY HAND WRITTEN ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.ITS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERY ONE ELSE.

    LAMO!!!! [face_laugh]

    *looks in Buzz's direction*

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]
  15. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2001
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    i dont think u can change rules halfway through and i think its someone whos trying to reduce the amount of entrys so they have a greater chance of winning
  16. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Hmmmm ... "I m a, lets say employee of the distributors".

    You could be right. You either are or aren't an employee. You can't be a "lets say employee" - unless you're the boss. :) The writing style (all one line, missing capital letters, missing returns/spaces) seems a little unprofessional, but then that could be right if they ARE the boss - bosses never know how to do anything. :p

    AND anyone and their dog can register as any name they like and say whatever they want. There's no way to know 100% for sure who they are.

    Unless they reprint the subscription cards with the competition on it, there's no way this rule would even remotely reach anywhere near all the entrants. MAYBE if I see this "new rule" printed in the letter on the back of the packing slip with my next set of Issues I'll believe it - until then I'll wait and see. :)



    PLUS SithForceLord's been quiet recently - maybe he's behind this hoax ... or is he still trying to change a flat tire on his road trip south. ;)


  17. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Is it just me, or are we about due for another delivery of some more fact files? I can't wait to see how poorly the t-shirt fits me ;)
  18. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    I was thinking the same thing, anyone know what issue they are up to in the shops?
  19. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    Oddly, I haven't actually seen ny in the shops for the last few weeks. The last one I bought was #9 (I think) - the one with Chewbacca on it. I checked a few shops last week and couldn't see issue 10, and haven't seen issue 11 either? Anyone seen these in Auckland anywhere?

    Lawrence
  20. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
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    We're now into the monthly deliveries, so the next set of issues (and the T-shirt) should arrive a month after your last set - which I think should be any time now, but it does also depend on when issues arrive in the country, and as many of us who get magazines from the bookshop every month can tell you, shipping can be notoriously late, especially around Christmas time. :(
  21. dArTh_wenley Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2001
    star 5
    I have not seen any in the shops either... [face_plain]

    10 should have been in shops a week ago and 11 this week... they said they hadn't arrived yet...
  22. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
    star 4
    Yea I haven't seen them in shops lately either. :confused: I thought they went down faster than expected! So is it like a monthly now, or is it still a weekly?
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    Where's Mr. lets say employee of the distributors of the star wars fact file now that the big questions are being asked?

  24. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2001
    star 4
    hiding from expectant star wars fans would be my guess
  25. purplebabbit Jedi Knight

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    Aug 9, 2002
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    Still looking for issues 10 and 11 too... got the t-shirt a couple of days ago. I ordered the children's one, which is too loose on me, but it looks cool. The picture is bigger than I expected :)

    *can't wait for the files to catch up to ep2*

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