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    Who wants The Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association to have a forum at Celebration 3?

    I've been thinking about bringing some comedy and fun to the event in the slap-stick sort of vein.

    I'd like to know who would be interested in me putting together a forum?

    For the event, I want to try and get a case of not-yet-widely-released Episode 3 Action Figures.

    The first 24 would be out and most people would have them already. However, I have some friends at online vendors as well as major retail distributor warehouses. I might be able to buy a case or two for the event.

    I'd spring for any of you attending to get a free action figure you don't already have - fresh from the case. The catch is, I will systematically crush each card and bubble before handing them to you. We're going to be opening them and sniffing them as a community, all at the same time, to get the full effect. These are not for someone's carded wall. You can display them after you've shoved them up your right nostril.

    I will be inviting a representative of Hasbro to the event, so as to witness our satisfaction with actually having ease at finding new figures versus their later-year distribution problems they always seem to have.

    The event will recreate a scenerio at Wal-Mart, just after 7am (regardless of the time I get a room for the forum at the Celebration). I'll be hanging up a large yellow happy face to help set the mood for the event.

    I will then administer an eye test to the Hasbro representative. Backwards the letters on the eye chart will spell "I will ship more new figures." The Hasbro representative will be there to inform us that their company is not releasing figures that are too toxic for children to inhale.

    I am also trying to secure 50 wrapped Mouse Droids directly from the company for the event. You will each receive an individually wrapped Mouse Droid with its scent preserved, upon admission to the event.

    I will have a "Got Mouse?" shirt made for this occasion, but I can take orders if any are interested. The cut-off time for T-shirt orders will probably be in mid-March so the printer has time to get them done. I'm figuring a black T-shirt with white letters saying "Got Mouse?" on the back and maybe the logo on the front, provided Steve is not too embarrased to be hosting the Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association on his website.

    We are afterall.....plain and simply wacko nuts!

    But I'm really curious to see if I can get a crowd and a Hasbro representative to the event.

    So I really do want to see who's going to C3 and who's interested in a Mouse Droid Sniffing forum. We'll add some homespun comedy to the whole event.

    I have some experience with making people laugh.

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    Re: Who wants The Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association to have a forum at Celebration 3?

    Actaully, I have been trying to get on a forum for C3 for some time. Mary Franklins directed to guy who is running the collecting panels but he never got back to me.

    I'm in, Tycho.
    Come vote in my Best Figure thread this Preview Month.

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    Re: Who wants The Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association to have a forum at Celebration 3?

    Excellent idea!

    I can't make C3, but I'd be willing to chip in some cash to offset the purchase of the figures, etc. I figure I can deduct it as a charitable contribution.

    I would also like to buy a "Got Mouse?" t-shirt, if possible.
    43 muscles to frown, 17 muscles to smile, but not one single muscle to sit here with a dumb look on my face. Now we're talking efficiency.

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    Re: Who wants The Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association to have a forum at Celebration 3?

    I have another question for you Tycho. I just moved to California and was wondering if you would be willing to share a Hotel room/split the cost with me. For me, going to C3 is costly and I haven't yet booked a Hotel.
    Come vote in my Best Figure thread this Preview Month.

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    Re: Who wants The Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association to have a forum at Celebration 3?

    My girlfriend is going with me to C3 one week, and not the next.

    She's not terribly interested, and she'll miss school and work, so I'm not certain what'll happen. But she's my girlfriend, so I have to keep the option open for her.

    If I can afford to, I'm taking her to Hawaii for Valentine's Day (the week before actually). But if that doesn't happen, I'm concerned that this will be the only opportunity I'll have to take her anywhere on a trip with me before summer vacation.

    In any case, our hotel is $200 a night, so a split may or may not be affordable for you. Let's see what comes of it by mid-February. That's the latest I told her I'd wait to buy the plane tickets - but Hawaii is also the reason I'm waiting so late in the first place.

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    Re: Who wants The Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association to have a forum at Celebration 3?

    I understand. I would hate to stand in your way. I'm just trying to find the best way to make this as cheap as possible.

    But, I can hardly wait for your panel. I really hope they let you do it at C3. It sounds like a lot of fun and laughs.
    Come vote in my Best Figure thread this Preview Month.

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    OK, there doesn't seem to be a chance for a booth or forum for several reasons.

    First, I want everyone to be sure to attend the party that I think is being organized in another thread.

    Part of this is that I don't have time and enough certainty to get this organized.

    I might cancel my plans to go to Indiana altogether and forfeit my flight and so forth due to a pending (and huge) career opportunity. I'd sacrafice Star Wars if it meant advancing my career this far.

    While I doubt this opportunity will happen (but keep my fingers crossed) I can't see myself also planning for a forum or booth or something at C3, nor do I want to take money for people's T-shirts and then have to mail them if I can't deliver them in Indiana.

    Still, most likely, I WILL be going to the Convention. I have everything prepared for a great time.

    If the Mouse Droid thing changes at all (on the T-shirt front - or even better- for the forum) I will post here immediately and get thing going fast. A T-shirt order at the printer I found would take less than a week. If it can still happen, I think I'll need to talk with SirSteve as to whether he'd want his site's logo affiliated with the Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association on "Got Mouse?" T-shirts. He may think it's funny and think it advances the notice of our forums community here with something unique and fun that other SW communities don't have. Or he might think that if we are all committed to a mental hospital, his site won't lose that much traffic.

    Meanwhile, if I get a chance, I will explain to Mary Franklin why a group of us here put new Star Wars figures up our noses, and why we want to have a convention panel discussion about that.

    In all seriousness, again, the fresh scent of plastic just released from the packaging almost only happens when you find new figures. The issue is of more paramount importance when things are hard to find. With Episode 3 being released with a huge glut of new products that will be easily available, I don't think there will be a real lack of things to sniff.

    When we really made a difference was during 2003's letter writing campaign when nothing was really shipping and SSG did a huge letter-send-out to Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us, gathering official responses from each corporate - not to mention seeing the product distribution increase (whereas before, Wal-Mart said they'd only carry basic figures and lightsabers, and we saw them add Unleashed, Galactic Heroes, 12", and more).

    So we will see what the future will hold and I'll still look forward to meeting all of you in Indianapolis!

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    Re: Who wants The Mouse Droid Sniffers' Association to have a forum at Celebration 3?

    congrats on the career opportunity tycho...too bad the moise droid idea fell through, it seemed like a cool one. looking forward to seeing you there if you make it.
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