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  • #3184
    Seb Patrick
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    Not really worth front-paging this, but the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue is currently carrying BTE/Dave advertising on its carrier bags. No idea if the same is true of their other branches, mind. This follows on from the flyers they had on the wall in there last week, and the ones they were giving away for the “win props” competition.

    It’s still faintly surreal seeing the show as high-profile as this.

    #94987
    si
    Participant

    Someone get me one! I’ll pay postage!

    #94988
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Me too, please. I’ll pay. Ta.

    #94989
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Very cool, anyone got a pic?

    #94990
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    I’m heading into Leeds soon so i’ll try and get hold of one.

    #94992
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I’ll take a pic of mine tonight if you don’t manage it, Danforth.

    #94993
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    chances are you’ll get it before me tbh.

    #94997
    Ridley
    Participant

    No idea if the same is true of their other branches, mind.

    It is. Got mine on Wednesday while I happened to be wearing my Lister T-Shirt.

    …which was nice.

    #95055
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I got one this morning. Finally, something I’m in the country for!

    #95099
    mick
    Participant

    Will have to check out the massive one in Stoke, I buy enough shit there I’m sure I can aquire a carrier bag if they have them.

    (last time I got a Kurt Russel ‘Thing’ diarama reduced from ?39.99 to ?1!)

    #95103
    Jo
    Participant

    Ian and I got an Inquisitor Headknocker from the Glasgow branch for ?3 :o)

    #95104
    Mister E
    Participant

    I got the Fearless Lister headknocker for ?2 from the Edinburgh one. It then subsequently fell off my unit and broke. Bollocks.

    #95111
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I wanted a Kryten and Lister headknocker but they’d sold out and they refused to sell me the ones in the window for fear of ruining their (admittedly pretty fucking awesome) Red Dwarf display.

    #95145
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I bought the Starbug ‘playset’ at the one in Leeds years ago, in a moment of insanity. About 42 quid I believe.

    Anyway the cheap plastic legs on it broke pretty much fucking instantly, and I’ve never bought a collectable since.

    *sulks*

    #95149
    Mr Flibble
    Participant

    The question is – does anyone own a Starbug playset without broken legs?

    I’ve always treated mine very carefully and it sits on a shelf in my room… with its broken leg.

    #95150
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    In BtE they should have Starbug crash, breaking one of its legs.

    #95153
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I bought all three headknockers (not including the Dibbley one) for a fiver at the Birmingham Comics Show last year – Nostalgia & Comics/Worlds Apart had a stall there with shitloads of the things, and they kept coming down in price every time I walked past. Eventually, when they were two quid each, I went for a Kryten and an Inquisitor, and the woman pleaded with me to take a Lister as well, saying I could have the lot for a fiver if so. So I did.

    #95154
    Jo
    Participant

    >and the woman pleaded with me to take a Lister as well, saying I could have the lot for a fiver if so. So I did.

    I bet she’s regretting that now :o)

    #95158
    mick
    Participant

    >The question is – does anyone own a Starbug playset without broken legs?

    Me, my playset has never left It’s box.

    #95161
    Dee Cooke
    Participant

    >Me, my playset has never left It?s box.

    Neither has mine, but it still managed to break its leg while sitting on a shelf. I’ve glued it back together though.

    #95172
    si
    Participant

    > The question is – does anyone own a Starbug playset without broken legs?

    We used my ‘Bug in ‘Afternoon of the Polymorph’, my Fan Film for the series VII DVD. It got broken, so I made the ‘Director’ (Rob, my German housemate – we never really got on, and he wasn’t a particularly big fan of Red Dwarf – on reflection, perhaps not the best choice) buy it off me, as he was the one who broke it.

    Finally got round to buying a replacement about two years later. It arrived, I opened it with care, had a little play – as you do – then placed it back on it’s plastic stand on it’s ‘landing bay’, and put it on a high shelf in the bedroom, where no harm could come to it.

    Then my brother walked in from college, said, ‘Oh, has it come?’, tugged it down from the shelf, where it fell from it’s box onto the floor…and broke the leg.

    Re: other stuff – Specialist store, The Sheffield Space Centre, had the Sevans (sp?) model of Kryten for ages, which I kept meaning to buy, but never got round to. That, and the little models of Rimmer and Duane Dibbley were there for *years*, but by the time I returned from Uni in the mood to buy them, they had gone…

    #95176
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    If only I hadn’t listened to a certain website that said “Buy it, it really is worth it!”

    #95179
    si
    Participant

    And none of the sound chips worked, did they?

    #95182
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Mine didn’t. It was a piece of shit really. Bah.

    *throws remains of Starbug at the wall*

    #95184
    si
    Participant

    No, no. Aesthetically, it was a beautiful thing.

    #95214
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    You must think Heather Mills is gorgeous.

    #95228
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >If only I hadn?t listened to a certain website that said ?Buy it, it really is worth it!?

    But it’s fucking lovely. The lack of a decent explanation over the sound chip issue (or, rather, the lack of acknowledgement that there was an issue of any significance) is probably my major gripe with Those There Dwarf Lot over recent years… but honestly, it was worth the cost of it (well, my sister got it me for Christmas, but still) for the model alone. It’s terrific.

    #95316
    Mister E
    Participant

    Probably nothing of particular interest, but FP Edinburgh, whilst not having BtE-themed bags as far as I’m aware, did have a big pile of leaflets for the prop competition.

    #111631
    Jo
    Participant

    Aluma wallet you say?

    #111730
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    SingingPotato isn’t talking to herself here, by the way, there was some spam that I’ve now DESTROYED WITH MY MASSIVE POWERS.

    #111731
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Stop covering for her. It’s clearly the stress of organising DJ (and living with me for nearly four years) that’s driven her to talking to herself in two year old threads.

    #111736
    Jo
    Participant

    :o(

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