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  1. #1
    Sentinel18725's Avatar
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    Feb 2002
    Chicago, IL-Awaiting the next Blizzard!

    Just recieved my Star Wars membership kit!

    I was amazed by what came in my membership kit today. They really know how to take care of their fans. First, it had a great paper mobile for me to hang from my ceiling. Along with that came a full size Lego poster, a sample of a check I can order, a coupon that was expired for Code 3, a crushed Admiral Ackbar figure, and a letter from George that was from 2005. Also, my membership card was from 2005 as well..

    Come on guys! Get it together. You have droves of faithful fans and you can't even get a good membership kit together. That sucks...

  2. #2
    Good to see I wasn't the only person who got a crushed Ackbar. I opened my kit on Friday and said, "Damn, honey, here's a bunch of ads from that I can toss." The Lego poster was the only thing worth keeping.

    Considering ROTS has come and gone, and the fairweather fans will be leaving in droves, they should've done something impressive.

    Of course, after seeing the pathetic joke of a "Fan Club Breakfast" at Comic-Con that I had to dish out a crapload of money for, I really get the impression that Lucasfilm sees fans as a bunch of losers living in their parents' basements, ready to bend over and take whatever they want to give us. I mean, half the freaking cast was at Comic Con; could they at least have had one of the autograph sluts (Ray Park, Amy Allen, Daniel Logan) to join us for an hour?
    That's my jacket!

  3. #3
    This is exactly why I'm not going to renew my membership. The membership kits are a total joke. They are nothing like the membership kits from the original Lucasfilm Fan Club which brought us Bantha Tracks. Speaking of BT, the Star Wars Insider has been getting smaller and smaller and ever since that new publishing company took over they don't even ship them in protective bags any longer. Mine always arrive in my mailbox bent, crinkled and torn on the cover. Thanks Lucasfilm. As for Hyperspace, there is absolutely no content on there that I cannot find elsewhere on newsgroups to download for free. Since the Prequels are done, I will not be renewing my membership.

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    Deoxyribonucleic's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    Caesar: Winner of my affections!
    What's this crushed ackbar figure? That really piqued my interest and made me laugh out loud, I'd love to see pictures *hint hint
    GIGANTA: A robot that automatically produces fun!

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    Wow, I am so glad I dropped my membership a few years back, I would have lost it with that kit. Ever since this Hyperspace debacle, it feels like an embarassing moneygrab off the dedicated fans more than any other time in SW history.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.

    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Maybe instead of giving out cheap swag like a CCG 2" Ackbar figure, they really need to give out more member benefits and incentives... how about an exclusive carded action figure like a George Lucas in flannel shirt or something. Instead of worthless flyers and advertisements for other companies products which act only as brochures how about getting back to some 8x10 lobby cards like the ones that came with my old Empire Strikes Back membership kit. Instead of some folded-up Lego poster how about a rolled and tubed poster featuring Unleashed carded artwork or maybe card proofs like they gave out at SDCC a few years ago. How about formatting Bantha Tracks to emulate the original BT newsletters for nostalgia. You know, it doesn't take too much thought and effort to improve the benefits of fan club membership to make everyone happy.

  7. #7
    Man, I'm glad I didn't buy that thing .
    You'll be sorry, Pee-Wee Herman!

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    Yeah, my 2005 membership kit was a joke. Pointless coupons/brochures, cheap Ackbar figure (mine actually survived), nonsensical Insider first two issues were actually the two previous ones released before I subscribed and that ended up meaning I was screwed out of the issues released during the end of my membership (the one with the clone covers and the "Vader Reborn" issue).

    Episode III has come and need to keep Hyperspace around for me anymore. I let the subscription lapse.
    "The boy you trained, gone he is...consumed by Darth Vader." - Yoda, Revenge of the Sith

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  9. #9
    Whoever at Lucasfilm was put in charge of the fan club needs to be fired. A membership kit should be something special and exciting to look forward to and receive. First of all, it should arrive in a medium sized cardboard mailer box and when you open it up it should be packed with goodies inside like a treasure chest not a bunch of product advertisements and brochures stuffed into an envelope and mailed out a year after you pay for your membership subscription like some cheap afterthought that it has become. This is atrocious. This kit represents Lucasfilm's committment to the fans who have given them their loyal support. Fire them. Fire them now.

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    Look at the way is run, the site is there to advertise everything in the Star Wars brand yet it's chock full of banners and popups and splash pages and flash-over-content ads, plus most of the news is hyperspace-only, that's the mindset LFL has about SW fans these days and it shows with the Fan Club the same way, we're just walking wallets, I hate it.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.

    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.


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