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Echo Base Live, 7th October 2023 in Redditch

We enjoyed a great day out today at Echo Base Live down in Redditch. While it was quite a distance to travel, the sheer volume of Star Wars products in one location was overwhelming and I was very much reliving my youth looking at all the Vintage goodies.

I saw a Rocket Firing Boba Fett, showed my son the Palitoy Death Star playset I'd had as a child, checked out MDC Customs who have supplied a number of my custom projects to date, and Action Plastics from whom I've bought lots of stands. Great to also see In Demand Toys at the event as well as all the other traders.

I am unfortunately sitting here having some non-buyer regret as procrastinated over a few purchases and ended up leaving all of them in Redditch, although my son is very pleased with his first Black Series figure, Grand Admiral Thrawn. The day was however more about the experience and I did leave with plenty of great memories and pictures of the event and some of my favourite stalls and items.

Well done to the organisers, the guests, and the wonderful cosplayers for such a great day.

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About Me : As a child of the '70s and '80s I grew up in a golden age for action figures and in my youth bought and sold myself through collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe (Action Force), and M.A.S.K. while also dabbling in He-Man, Transformers and Ghostbusters. Roll forward and I am now reliving that Youth with the action figures of today and am a collector and fan of the larger 6-8 inch figures from my favourite movie and TV licenses - including the ones mentioned above, but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who, and the Aliens. I launched The Mephitsu Archives in 2015 with a view of creating a UK-focused site or these figures where fans can pick up the latest action figure news, read reviews and get information on where to buy their figures and what is currently on store shelves. I hope I am delivering that to you guys...


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