Minnesota Meetup

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by optimusfan, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    and its a long haul for me to the Twin Cities well maybe one timei can pull off a trip down there to meet some of my fellow collectors
     
  2. Omega Magnus

    Omega Magnus Can’t deal with this right now

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    Yeah dude, I could meet you guys for a 1:00 lunch. I may even just try to get the day off so I can hang longer. My suggestion for a meeting place would be the Champps by Ridgedale Mall (394 and Plymouth Rd. in Minnetonka Map to Chammps). They have a full bar, there is a TRU and a Target right near it.
     
  3. Omega Magnus

    Omega Magnus Can’t deal with this right now

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    What'd I do, kill the fuckin thread? :bay 
     
  4. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    No, we still have a few weeks so I'm just letting it simmer for the time being. However, if no one else responds on good eatin' locations you may have just decided where we're going go meet. ;) 

    Also, if there are any specific items in my for sale thread that anyone wants me to bring please let me know, otherwise I'll probably bring an assortment of loose figures.

    With that in mind, does anyone have a M-NM gun for G1 Shrapnel? I picked up a set of eHobby insecticons in a ridiculously underpriced lot earlier this spring, which was complete other than missing Zaptrap's gun. So, I'm in need if anyone has an extra.
     
  5. Omega Magnus

    Omega Magnus Can’t deal with this right now

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    I know dude, I was just kidding :D 
     
  6. elkmn

    elkmn The quiet one . . .

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    The standard meeting day for Midwest Transfans is the second Saturday of the month, starting @Noon. (This month it will be on Saturday 08 August.) The "normal" starting point is Cedar Cliff Collectibles, in Eagan. The Yahoo group mentioned is at:

    Midwest_Transfans

    If my schedule allows it, I will plan on attending the meetup being discussed here.

    Erik
     
  7. StarAngel

    StarAngel Long live the Decepticons

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    I see Erik beat me to it but I'm another member of the Midwest Transfans. We always welcome meeting new people at our gatherings. It would be cool to have a big meetup of Transfans to trade and talk TFs. I hope we can do something to have everyone met up at a key location.
     
  8. StarAngel

    StarAngel Long live the Decepticons

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    I too hope I can join you all at this meetup. :) 
     
  9. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Thanks to the two of you for updating my lackluster previous post regarding the Midwest_Transfans group. I really should have gone over to check out the page and verify the meeting location and post that info as well...
    :D 
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    Is this still going down? The 22nd is still open for me.

    Personally I'd rather meet at a bar somewhere near or in uptown (plenty of good bars), or maybe the Chatterbox in south Minneapolis. Champps works too, but it's more of a haul for me and I'd prefer something that's not a chain.

    How many people that want to come aren't over 21?
     
  11. Foster

    Foster Haslab Unicron Backer #10 Veteran

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    The Chatterbox is an excellent idea. They have NES, Super Nintendo, board games, great beers and food.

    I'm free on the 22nd as well, and I'd love the excuse to get out of my 15-year high school reunion.
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    I don't think you need to be 21 to get into the Chatterbox, right?
     
  13. Foster

    Foster Haslab Unicron Backer #10 Veteran

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    At least age 19, and only until 9:00 PM. Just called.
     
  14. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, this is still going down. The guy who created the thread is on his honeymoon and currently sitting on a lanai on the 19th story of a hotel facing Waikiki Beach right now. So, I've been a bit busy!! Expect some finalized details this weekend!! :)  Chatterbox definitely sounds like a good option!
     
  15. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    sounds like its gonna be a blast, shamei can't make it ah well maybe next time
     
  16. biigdady69

    biigdady69 Martimus Prime

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    I've never been to the Chatterbox, but it sounds great! I'm in!

    And to the people that are sitting on the fence, STOP FENCE SITTING!!! LOL! Just come! This should be about hanging out, getting to know one another, and having a great time FIRST, and anything related to buying/selling/trading toys SECOND! I think most of us have the right idea, but it seems to me like a few of us here are more interested in the toy aspect of it. Let's focus on the friendships for this meet first and foremost, please! :) 

    ~Marty
     
  17. MegaMoonMan

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    If some people primarily want to go to trade/sell/buy stuff with some locals, that's perfectly fine. It's not really anyone's place to tell people what their priorities should be when going to a meetup. There's no reason people can't meet AND do some deals if they want.

    Personally I'm looking forward to trading some stuff, I'd really like to to score some G1 if anyone has some to get rid of. I'll be bringing an assortment of trade fodder people might like, not just TFs. Meetups are one of the best ways to get new stuff and get rid of stuff you don't want.
     
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  18. Foster

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    I'll bring my stuff for sale. The stuff in my for sale thread and a much bigger list of G1 to follow, I hope to put it together tomorrow afternoon. And I'll post it here so folks know what to see.
     
  19. biigdady69

    biigdady69 Martimus Prime

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    I think you're grossly misunderstanding what I'm saying, man. No one is trying to play the "Priority Police" here. Of course both coming to hang out, as well as buy/sell/trade things are fine. And if you, or anyone else for that matter, are more excited about going home with a new piece of plastic than with a new friendship, then that's fine too. Hell, I may even buy a thing or two, myself!

    All I'm saying is that it seems like some people are thinking that if they don't have money to buy any merch from anyone, then they probably won't come. What I'm saying is that even if you don't/can't buy a single thing, that shouldn't prevent you from coming and having a great time. Everyone should come and hang out and get to know one another anyways! This get together has the potential to be a whole lot of fun, and I'd hate for someone to miss out on it simply because they think that there's no point in coming if they can't partake in the market.

    For me personally, people > plastic. If you're not that way, that's your deal. I just want to make sure that everyone knows that this is going to be a fun time, and no one should be making their decision on whether or not to come based on if they can afford to buy stuff. We wanna get to know everyone and have a great time!
    :thumbs2: 

    ~Marty
     
  20. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Alright, I agree that Chatterbox sounds like an excellent idea. So, Saturday August 22nd at 1 PM? We will meet at the E 35th St location. We can head over to Toys R Us, etc. after that.

    I went back through the thread and tried to gauge interest/availability based on what people had said:

    Yes
    optimusfan
    Fosterlager
    biigdady69
    Omega Magnus
    adamthered
    MegaMoonMan
    sideswipe21
    Methusalen + wife
    elkmn
    onepass348 from Midwest_Transfans

    Maybe
    Shockwave22
    SicklyInfected
    Lord Moke
    kmoua7
    grimlock1972
    StarAngel

    Please let me know if you status has changed.

    I've also pulled together a bunch of the items I have for sale/trade.
     
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