Action Force Convention

The annual Action Force, GI Joe & Transformers convention!
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby scoobydie » 26 Jul 2009 23:17

I`ll get a taxi, walk my arse!!
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby Andy1672 » 26 Jul 2009 23:19

you could always ............ jog !
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby gung-hoeddie » 26 Jul 2009 23:21

:shock: :shock: :shock: JOG!!!! i'd rather die.
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby Andy1672 » 26 Jul 2009 23:22

gung-hoeddie wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: JOG!!!! i'd rather die.
perhaps I should move move house ? closer to the hotel ?
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby gung-hoeddie » 26 Jul 2009 23:31

you the man Andy!!
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby DAMartin » 26 Jul 2009 23:33

Andy1672 wrote:
gung-hoeddie wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: JOG!!!! i'd rather die.
perhaps I should move move house ? closer to the hotel ?
Move the house? Do you live in a Mobile Command Center, Andy? ;-)
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby gung-hoeddie » 26 Jul 2009 23:52

i expect Andy would if he could DA.
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby Dave Tree » 27 Jul 2009 10:18

Andy1672 wrote:so is this gonna happen ?
I've been working pretty hard in the background on this, hence a lot of the questions/ polls.

Whilst some suggestions haven't been too helpful, the majority of responses have been great. My only worry about any of this though is the level of expectation from people.

I attend shows on average every two weeks for the last 5 years and see so much work go in to some of these along with a lot of money too. It is generally all taken for granted by punters, who sometimes whine and all you can say is 'well, could you have done any better?'

I'm prepared to give it a shot, but to minimise loss of money and have any hope in recouping costs, the show needs to be a little more. As much as I'd love to do a dedicated AF show, who would hands on heart actually turn up? We be lucky to hit 20 people from here (call it £5 for entry, £100 would contribute about 5% of the expected costs). The more niche the show, the less likely you'll attract the passer by. The new GI JOE film is what will help draw paople in, as would vintage Action Man and 90's Action Man, they are all inter-related so they have a better chance of appealing to a wider audience and in turn introduce them to the AF line if they have yet to to discover/ rediscover it.

I also believe that if something like this can get off the ground and is supported all round, the more chance you'll have of Hasbro taking notice of the UK and elements like the Red Shadows.

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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby The Baron » 27 Jul 2009 10:21

I'll turn up, that's bound to attract a few people.
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Re: Action Force Convention

Postby gung-hoeddie » 27 Jul 2009 10:29

Dave Tree wrote:
Andy1672 wrote:so is this gonna happen ?
I've been working pretty hard in the background on this, hence a lot of the questions/ polls.

Whilst some suggestions haven't been too helpful, the majority of responses have been great. My only worry about any of this though is the level of expectation from people.

I attend shows on average every two weeks for the last 5 years and see so much work go in to some of these along with a lot of money too. It is generally all taken for granted by punters, who sometimes whine and all you can say is 'well, could you have done any better?'

I'm prepared to give it a shot, but to minimise loss of money and have any hope in recouping costs, the show needs to be a little more. As much as I'd love to do a dedicated AF show, who would hands on heart actually turn up? We be lucky to hit 20 people from here (call it £5 for entry, £100 would contribute about 5% of the expected costs). The more niche the show, the less likely you'll attract the passer by. The new GI JOE film is what will help draw paople in, as would vintage Action Man and 90's Action Man, they are all inter-related so they have a better chance of appealing to a wider audience and in turn introduce them to the AF line if they have yet to to discover/ rediscover it.

I also believe that if something like this can get off the ground and is supported all round, the more chance you'll have of Hasbro taking notice of the UK and elements like the Red Shadows.

Dave.
So basically your saying walk before we can run, Although the Baron turning up would bring international interest to the show, we need to be realistic as the appropriate funding won't be there yet to be overly elaborate.
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