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For the Love of the Force

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:03 pm

Anyone else been/going to this in Manchester. If so, any thoughts?
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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by psj3809 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:12 am

Did take a look but the price seemed high and you basically get half a day. So sadly didn't bother

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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:48 am

Not going, lent some games to it................

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:32 am

Yes, the cost was a bit on the high side, especially for VIP tickets - but then again I guess you usually pay a bit more where Star Wars is concerned. The props were pretty amazing, especially the full size X-Wing and AT-ST; and it was pretty cool to sit on a full-size Speeder Bike. Some of the sets were amazing like Jabba's Palace and the Cantina, and the merchandiser stalls were really good with helpful,friendly vendors and some interesting products (with reasonable prices).

There was a guy there with a few model set-ups that looked amazing (and which you could buy) , and it was great to see people wandering around dressed as characters from the films; Bib Fortuna (in full make up) looked amazing - and all prepared to take time to be involved in a photo. Highlight of the show for me was the orchestra playing a number of tracks , truly awesome - especially when a Storm Trooper (or was it a TIE pilot?) lead an ovation to their rendition of the Imperial March!

So overall it was great (although Dagobah and the Ewok village were a little underwhelming) , and it was great to see lots of retro Star wars games playable (I take it this is where you came in DPrinny?); personally loved being able to play ESB on the VCS with original Atari stick. Also no real need to pay the additional cost of a VIP ticket, as there were no queues to speak of (although this may change for today and Sunday). As for only half a day - tbh that is more than enough time to make the most of everything there.
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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:06 am

paranoid marvin wrote:and it was great to see lots of retro Star wars games playable (I take it this is where you came in DPrinny?); personally loved being able to play ESB on the VCS with original Atari stick.
Yooooou got it, systems are not mine, the retro games are, aint really a SW fan, but that dont mean I dont enjoy the games

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:17 am

What is it? This is the first I know of it.
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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:34 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:What is it? This is the first I know of it.

A non-official Star Wars event. Props, vehicles and lots of people dressed up in costume. For a first time try, this was a great attempt. I can only assume that if it is repeated in following years any mistakes will be learned from, and it can only get bigger and better.

Full size X-Wing and AT-ST vehicles and Jabba's Palace prop were almost worth the admission fee alone. Apparently there's an after-hours all-night party in the Cantina (with constume being recommended) which must be all kinds of awesome.
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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by PrimalScientist » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:09 pm

Started reading the thread, then kept laughing at DPrinny's video...

Sorry.

HAHAHAHA!!!!

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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by yakmag » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:13 am

I went on the Friday evening, just a few photos I took whilst there, the models were amazing!!



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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by DPrinny » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:23 am

yakmag wrote: Image
Good to see they put some straw down for it to crap on, those floors are a bugger to get that type of stain out of

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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:52 pm

Great photos. :D
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Re: For the Love of the Force

Post by yakmag » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:58 am

paranoid marvin wrote:Great photos. :D

Cheers!!

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