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DK-Lego Book Release-LaGrange IL 10-10-09

Postby Schph Gochi » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:08 am

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As with locations all over the country, the new DK Publication on "Star Wars" Legos arrived in LaGrange IL right on time.

As zero hour approached all of the seats in the Special Events area were filled and the entire area behind and on all sides was filled to standing room only with some folks left to peering over the bookcases from the sidelines.

Before the event started I hung around the area awhile (I was still in my Jedi costume from the Pottery Barn event I had just come from) and found a young lady and her dad looking over the new book. Speaking to them I found out that this young lady (around 9 or 10 years old) and all of her friends were HUGE "Clone Wars" fans and gather each Friday night to watch the latest episode on Cartoon Network. They never miss an episode.

We promptly made our entrance shortly after 2:00 PM and Kristin Sohacki of Borders led off the festivities with a costume contest for kids who might have brought their costumes along. Then one of the other Borders employees led a Trivia question challenge with prizes for the winners. After that she had questions for us as members of the 501st. Thanks to Jessi Tampa for answering all of the questions regarding the 501st for our helmeted members. Then the floor was opened up for questions to Jessi.

Lastly, everyone was invited for photos and autographs.

Thanks to all of our troops that were able to come. Special thanks to Remo for also doing a "double header" as he also did the Pottery Barn event right before this one.

Thanks also to Jessi Tampa for all of the tasks of support.
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lastly to "Zombie Bunny" (Rob Hamilton's better half) for taking mostly all of the photos that I have to offer....manning the cameras of others can be a pain...so I thank you very much.

PARTICIPANTS:

Darth Vader: Jim Tampa SL1020
Stormtrooper: Mark VanSlyke - TK8063 - Rebel Legion
Snowtrooper: Joe Flores - TS1296
Tie Pilot: Mike Riemma - TI1659
Biker Scout: Robert Hamilton TB-8310
Jedi: Phyllis Schulte - TK1951 - Rebel Legion - The Jedi Assembly

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Postby River » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:56 am

congrats you guys,

Tampa your vader looks awesome bro! :) nice job!

everyone else. you guys did fantastic, i'm so glad you had a huge turnout!:)

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Postby Arcturus1020 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:30 pm

Thanks, River!
Here are my pics from the event taken by my lovely wife: HERE
Awesome pics, Phyllis!
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Postby TK0585 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:21 pm

Looking Good Jimbo !!

:thumbs:

Feels good to be Vader Again?
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Postby Arcturus1020 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:35 pm

TK0585 wrote:Looking Good Jimbo !!

:thumbs:

Feels good to be Vader Again?


Thanks, Trent. Yeah, it does feel good to be the Dark Lord again, but this time I'm not the mish-mosh-Vader like before. I just need to stop by RS sometime and get an audio cable Y-splitter so I can do a little talking too. I may also upgrade the saber to a luxon down the road.
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Postby Schph Gochi » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:50 pm

My sister (who lives in LaGrange Park) gave me this photo from the local paper when I saw her last night..

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She was bummed because I was not in the photo...
lol...
I told her ....such is the life of the lesser characters...

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Postby Vadersblade » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:07 pm

Don't feel too bad, I'm not in it either. Guess I shouldn't stand on the Rebel side next time.
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Postby Schph Gochi » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:08 am

Vadersblade wrote:Don't feel too bad, I'm not in it either. Guess I shouldn't stand on the Rebel side next time.



lol...
I don't feel bad at all....I would rather NOT see my face in the paper...
my sister was the one who wanted to see it...

yes...
don't stand too close to a Rebel....we repel photos...

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Postby TI4438 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:50 am

I love it when our guys make the paper.Something positive for a change.
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