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Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-29-2011, 01:21 AM
Maybe I am getting old and nostalgic, but I wistfully recall the days of this forum when regulars like SWAFMAN, Good Shot Jensen, Britcit, jeddah, and others would wax poetic about the tiny micro figurines that we oogled over. This was my first true internet forum and as an exclusive Micro Machines/Action Fleet collector from my first days of collecting in late 1994 to the summer of 1999, this forum was my only home for Star Wars. We helped each other out with our collections, gave head-ups on where to find items, and just plain admired our finds.
I know current forumites JediTricks, LTBasker, Warstar, and Serigusu still hang around (I apologize if I missed you). Sad to see the near demise of this board (I know that is reflective of the current state of SW toys and collecting). But I still search E-bay with hopes of completing the last vestiges of my collection and perhaps those still in the game can help each other out.
Vulcantouch and R2dee2 the place was never the same without you guys.
07-29-2011, 04:29 PM
wow...blast from the past...
it truly is unfortunate that there is so little to talk about with regard to SWAF, micros et. al....i do miss the old group and the chats/exchanges...
regarding your needs, my wife is "gently" encouraging me to rid our garage of some of my stuff...what are you still looking for? maybe we could work something out...
Ross W. Jarvis
07-30-2011, 12:58 PM
Hey there, LBC! I very much know how you feel even though my time among y'all was relatively short compared to most everyone else. They were good times and this little section was nearly like its own separate community, I remember people talking about us as though we were some sort of competing message board altogether. :D
07-30-2011, 04:47 PM
Agreed...although I don't frequent the MM section....there used to be SO much traffic. :(
08-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Me too, and the funny thing is, we must be bluetoothing because this morning I was thinking about VT and you guys and thinking I wonder what they're up to. I just had a hecric day and now - at 3am - am I able to come in and see this post!
It was my induction to internet forums too, well, the Galoobb was and then when we became disenfranchised we moved here. A rag-tag group of... Oh wait, wrong franchise :)
I stopped collecting years ago but in my flat above my wardrobe are piles of unopened mini heads, terminator and predator-alien mms for Baal (plus his stupid AF Rancors lol) on the off chance that he changes his mind one day and asks for them.
The dust must be inches deep...
All his has happened before...
08-13-2011, 05:38 AM
I miss this forum and its members too. And I totally miss Action Fleet and Micromachines. I went higher end now and focused on OT Imperials only, but this happened only when AF was completely canceled. Damn you Hasbro for that!:ambivalence: I still have my own Action Fleet section in my collection (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xADcmE7erhA)
08-14-2011, 02:40 PM
The Galoob fans really made something special together, I miss those days, I miss many of those pals, I miss this forum being our hub. But we carry those in our hearts, so they are still there inside at least.
08-18-2011, 01:48 AM
I wish I could say I missed the old days, but as I joined right when Action Fleet was dying I guess I really did miss the old days. It'd be nice if hasbro magically restarted the line, but that's a pipe dream. I guess I'll keep piecing together the rest of the collection little by little, and hopefully one day I'll be able to say I have a complete collection.
08-20-2011, 04:03 AM
I still peruse now and then. From 2008-present I collected rather blindly, but I am nigh positive I still got everything (one to keep, one to open). I still have 1 unopened case of the last Titanium Wave with the Outrider and Nebulan B Frigate as well. I bought it from EE at the end with the intent to open it but maybe I'll leave it sealed for future generations- especially since I have no display room where I live at the moment.
I still collect small things...been looking at some oddball Hot Wheels lately (if they look cool)...got all the Tron Legacy die-casts and want the British Recogniser set with all the small vehicles and electronic sounds but I ain't paying $100+ bucks for it...
I do miss VT (may he rest in peace) and R2 (same), and of course the buzz and speculation about current and possible upcoming products.
I doubt we've seen the last of the Titaniums or their molds, but right now? It's the Dark Times (1986-1995) all over again.
Keep on keeping on though!
08-21-2011, 05:29 PM
Another old fart saying hi.
I too stopped collecting - I still drop by and lurk a bit tho.
Greetings all :)
Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-22-2011, 09:32 PM
Good to see not everyone in the old gang has disappeared. I have tried to post more regularly as of late. It was 10 years ago that many of us registered on these new forums!!!!!!
RJarvis, check your Private Messages.
09-08-2011, 02:52 AM
I really miss this place. I enjoyed reading on Micros and AF, it was education and entertaining too. I miss the regulars that would post here and share there ideas and thoughts. I wish I knew where Glitch was too. Hopefully Hasbro sees the light. There are so many micros and figures that can be made with the EU like Unleashed and Clone Wars animations. You guys take care.
good shot jansen
06-01-2015, 03:34 PM
Trust me....no one misses this place more than me..............:sorrow::sorrow:
06-01-2015, 06:05 PM
WOW!...talk about a blast from the past!
Glad to know you're still around, GSJ!
Lowly Bantha Cleaner
06-02-2015, 04:44 PM
I thought myself to be a relic, but look what the cat dragged in!:joyous:
good shot jansen
06-03-2015, 06:42 AM
I haven't had the heart to check in to this site for many years after the loss of dear friends that we suffered.........Mason is now 21, and graduating from college. All the mm's and af's have been long since packed away and stored. What I do have to look forward to with regards to the galoob toys, is when Mason starts his family, and I can once again, bring out the most fabulous toy line ever created, and enjoy them once again as I did with him.............
Np: sunrise sunset - Fiddler on the roof, original Broadway cast album.................
06-05-2015, 01:32 PM
Wow, it's good to see you GSJ, I was just wondering what happened to you. 21, my goodness how time has flown! Wait, does that mean...? You realize your kid is the same age as Star Wars Micro Machines, right? Now we know how you celebrated finding those first 3 "Space" packs. :D
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