Scottish contingent? Fancy a meet?

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Deadfett, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Deadfett

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    I've noticed a few scots even some from my neck of the woods. I've just got back into transformers forum through customizing. Used to frequent seibertron and was a big part of "wreck and rule" a uk board which was on board from beginning with "bloodred" and "impactor" bout 7 years ago. Now with my customizing and renewed interested in the community i was wondering if any scots would fancy a meet to discuss our hobby?
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Well I can't really go cause I'm 14 lol

    But it be nice to find out if there were any TF fans near Dumbarton
     
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    I'm up in Aberdeen, but am down to Edin. fairly often. At the meet in Manchester on Sat, it was mentioned that BigPhill may organise a Scottish meet, I'll PM him.

    Hig: You're twenty years younger than me! Explains a lot :D 
     
  4. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Yeh lol
     
  5. BigPhill

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    Cheers for the PM Ninety.

    I've tried to arrange meets on here in the past with little response.

    We used to have them every 6 months on the Transformers @ the Moon board, but the last one was a bit of a wash-out, and we've not tried for one since.

    I'll happily help to arrange another one if there's enough interest.

    I suppose the best thing to start off with is for people to voice their interest and to say which of the big towns (Glasgow or Edinburgh) is best for you.

    We've never tried for one anywhere else as in the past we went to Glasgow for Memorabilia and Edinburgh for Bowling, but as Memorabilia not been back to Glasgow for a while and the bowling at Kinnaird park is shut down there's no real reason to stick to those places, other than for the fact that both are fairly easy to get to.

    Phill
     
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    I said he's the guy to speak to ^_^
     
  7. Deadfett

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    Hey mate as i already said i'd love to do ameet none of my mates are into tf so i dont get to talk about it much. I'm based in glasgow so its best for me but i could get train to edinburgh, maybe do it with a toy wander in either town then food/alcohol? As for memorabilia although it doesnt come to glasgow anymore collectormania does which is alright not as good as memorabilia, which is why i make the effort every year to go to birmingham for the awesome memorabilia. Next year i finally want to go to auto assembly and maybe organising a trip down so thought that was something we could discuss and plan
     
  8. BigPhill

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    I'll admit I've never heard of Collectormania. It's possibly one of the things my comic shop gets the flyers for, but never puts out.

    I can do Glasgow or Edinburgh, but prefer Edinburgh as it's quicker and cheaper for me to get to.

    There are pros and cons to each place. Glasgow has more places to toy-hunt, but the crowds are terrible at times. Edinburgh's main places are not central and involve a bus journey, plus there's Tram works to put up with.

    Given the current state of things I think Glasgow is the better option. A quick train out to Toys R Us and then there used to be a few different facilities in the general area.

    Phill

    Was just thinking there's a Hamley's opening in Glasgow soon.
     
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    I live in Hamilton, I can get into Glasgow no bother (it's my place of work).
     
  10. BigPhill

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    Well now that Christmas is over, what's everyone's thoughts about meeting up soon?
     
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    Maybe a look around Forbidden Planet, Hamleys, A1 Comics then a few beers ???
     
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    Edinburgh's very do-able for me (can people from south of the border come too??). :) 
     
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    I could possibly do Edinburgh, I'd need a Guide though as I live in Hamilton and work in Glasgow - i've been up here for about 3 years now ( I'm from Sunderland)...
     
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    Edinburgh's a nice place to visit, but kinda lacking for toy places.

    Jenners had the cheap Universe Hounds and Cyclonus, Argos had the usual stuff and Forbidden Planet has some overpriced items. To get to Toys R Us it's a boring 30-40 minute bus journey which all of the nutters seem to get on, and it' always packed.

    Although Edinburgh is easier for me to get to Glasgow has some better places to check.
     
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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but has anyone had any thoughts about this?

    I've not been to Glasgow for a while, and are desperate to have a look round Hamleys.

    Phill
     

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