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    Lightbulb coMMon foruMM abbreviations (both established and suggested)

    (to give both newbies and vets a place where they can verify comprehension while preserving posters' liberty to type as tersely as possible )
    pkg- package/packaging
    mmm- ships smaller than mm format, as w/trilogy mini-micro 3-pak (slave1, ds2 & falc) or romando 1/7000 scale treks
    le cs- limited edition collector set, as in the three 16-ship trek boxes
    cw- clone wars
    dc- DieCast
    ts- Titanium Series aka diecast
    ut- ultra trashtanium
    byo- Build Your Own, as in podracer
    mv- MicroVehicles, as in the targ-xclusive 2-pax
    mb- targ-xclusive MicroBattle playsets
    targ- target
    covops- covert ops fig
    utashad- utapau shadow troop
    fur- furuta
    rom- ROMando
    falc- as in millenium-on (mf's probably too problematic as it's easily mistaken for. . . MiniFig )
    rac- venator
    trifi- trifighter
    rbr- tantive4
    tyd- imp shuttle
    jsf- Jedi StarFighter
    dvt- x1 vader tie
    tie-b- not the tie-int
    tfdcs- droid control ship
    tvc15- bowie song
    bg- battlestar galactica, or maybe a falsetto&hair-flaunting 70s trio
    tp- Then Playing, as in music being listened to (see also np- Now Playing)
    tojo- tokyo joe aka my nihon contact
    b'jr- baal junior aka my local collector pal who gotsa Lotsa mms
    dee- spectral patron saint of our mm forum who's become more powerful than you can Possibly imagine
    add more as they occur to you, or quextions if you have any-
    vt- me :lipsrseal

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    JL-Johny Lightning

    Minds gone blank, can't think of any others!
    http://homepage.mac.com/stupidfish

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    ISD - Imperial Star Destroyer
    Up, up, and OKAAAAY!!!

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    MM - Micro Machines

    AF - Action Fleet

    Minifig - galoob mini figures (either the MM minifigs that were micro statues or the AF minifigs which were straight-limbed guys with articulated arm and leg sets)

    SSD - Super Star Destroyer

    By the way gang, RAC is the Venator because RAC is short for the packaged name: Republic Attack Cruiser

    Same thing with the RBR for the Tantive IV, that's the Rebel Blockade Runner.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    (Some of mine will be helpful on EBay, too)

    MISB- Mint In Sealed Box
    MOSC- Mint On Sealed Card
    MIB- Mint In Box
    MOC- Mint On Card
    NRFB- Never Removed From Box

    IMHO- In My Humble Opinion

    SW= Star Wars
    ST= Star Trek

    WM= Wal-Mart (for Exclusives)

    'bout all I can think of right now...

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    Wm can also be for non exclusives also.
    thanks Chux Turbo LBC Bobafrett Mtriv73 Rjarvis JF96 JT JMG FB Rogue2 Tycho Slicker Deoxy Caesar JontheJedi JJReason Brandon Solo JMS UK for great deals.
    SSG Pro Football Pick em and Bowl Pick em Champ 2006. 2007 NCAA Bracket Champ
    #24 - Gone but not forgotten

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    Smile

    This is not really MM related, and for English speaking people may be really easy to understand, but I spent a lot of time to interpret it

    IIRC - If I Recall (or remember) Correctly

    Ah, there are also my greetings which may be confusing for not Italians

    Ciao - Bye

    Ciao,
    JediGoofy

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    Thumbs up good additions all; i edited in a few more above too :)

    jg: "I spent a lot of time to interpret it"
    -don't feel bad, that one took me awhile too; speakin of idiom acronyms, can anyone else think of some? this's a good place for all yall's jargon quextions, capeesh?
    lmk/lyk (let me/you know)
    ds/ds1/ds2= tarkin's big round chubbychase
    ccar/ccity = c is for cloud
    cc33= clone commander
    n1= yellow naboo hood ornament
    sithinf= maul's ship
    repcr= republic cruiser
    queenholo= aussie-xclusive, transparent-iridescent royal starship mm
    sds= spacedock shuttle
    k-bop= klingon bird-of-prey
    hms= k-bop mm w/hinged wings
    v1/gen = to distinguish between 1st and Star Trek Generations versions of the k-bop and ent-d mms
    d7= original klingon warhorse
    d4/6/8/10/12/20= clear polyhedronal gaming dice i designate "holocrons"
    rombop= romulan b-o-p
    jemh= hadar
    def= defiant
    kaz-f/r/m/torp= kazon fighter/raider/muthaship/torpedo
    agt= specifies 3-nacelle ent-d from tng All Good Things final ep
    ahk/ghk= aerial/ground hunter-killer
    nhc/nhd= narn heavy cruiser/dreadnought
    minwar/minfly= minbari warship/flyer
    vor= vorlon
    tran/tranny= transport, as in rebel, centauri or vorlon
    shut= shuttle, as in voyshut
    ef1= earth force one
    b5= baby-lon 5
    mib= Men In Black
    baltian= arquillian- and vice-versa, a la the '80s 4lom/zuckuss nameswitch fiasco
    t2= da TUHHHHminatuh
    s99= space 1999
    gv/galvoy= galaxy voyagers aka galoob non-franchise mm spaceship line ca. '93-4
    sst= starship troopers
    se/sote= special edition/shadows of emp, such as to distinguish paintjobs on swoop & outrider mms
    st= star tours (when used in context of one of their toys, such as r4m9)
    eka= destroya droid
    oft= orn free ta, as in the senatecam packed in w/his fig
    fig= figure
    bd= battle-damaged
    xp/exp= expanded, as in an xwing or b-wing mm
    dlx= deluxe
    hw= hotwheels, as in syd mead limos or a time-dmc (delorean)
    & don't forget moniker abbrevs! each of the following refers to Some regular here- the quextion is, will they answer to & claim ownership of them?
    jt -- aw -- swaffy -- bc3 -- ltb -- s43 -- lbc -- ws -- jg -- sicq -- serg -- kh -- slick (don't pout if i fogrot to list your abbrev, just post it here yerself )
    annoyingly, inexplicably absent for too long:
    gsj -- jdah -- glit -- baal aka our friend the devil -- dc aka darthcarlos
    vt

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    Jesus my head hurts!

    htgald - have to go and lie down.

    BC3 - a humble Englishman struggling with jumbled English!

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    We still need translations for VT-speak.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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