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I know you guys are gonna have my head for writting what is apparently a Private message on this Fourm AGAIN Sorry But I tried to Send this PM and they said it was to many words.well then I realized it sort of applied to PL as well as Dean I Owe everybody!! lol so here goes OH BTW IF you could forward this to this guy I'd appericate it! BTW I refer in here that I saw His name in that "Invaders Saucer Thread"

Hello Sir,
I found this thread by accident although I've been Purchasing the PL/Aurora Repops for Years now. I owe my renewed Interest in Modeling (Instead of Drinking and Drugs) to YOU! I know you're saying Huh :confused: Well it's like this, IF you are the right Guy? I spoke to a fella at Monogram in 1993/94 Because I'd JUST found the old "Luminator" Monsters at a Discount Place in FLA. for about a Buck a piece! So I was so happy to see these Staples of my Childhood And I had just gotten married and just began to Sober up. So i was happy to have something to do with my hands lol Anyhoo I Actually called Monogram (This was before The Internet) I wanted to find out if you guys were gonna be releasing Any of the other Aurora Kits.well Dean I belive it was you they connected me with, and during a brief Conversation you told me that there was in Fact a "KING KONG" Luminator! But it was a LOT more Scarce than the others.Well I began searching EVERY Toy,Hobby and Discount Joint i could Find! lol Again this was before Ebay! So one Rainy Sunday Afternoon my Senorita and I were having a Coffee When we walked past a Comic Shop in a little Strip Mall in Ft. Lauderdale OMG! There in the Window was the Elusive KONG!! lol I convinced the Guy to open the Door and we ended up shelling out SIXTY BUCKS :eek: For him But It was in that Store that I discovered NOT ONLY that there was other people who Enjoyed these things I'd all but forgotten about But I found out that While I had been out there trying to Alter my Mind Some other guys had started Producing EVEN BETTER Kits of Classic Monsters and Even recent guys like Freddy and Ash (Screamin') Of course I noticed the Prices were a little Steep compared to what the Aurora kits went for in the 70's lol but I was SOLD!!! Then as if it could get any better! Polar Lights began to rerelease the Adam's Family House and so on Till here We are Today Still Sober still Married (With a Third Baby Due In Dec!) and still with a Healthy Hobby That I can Pass on to my Kids And All this I owe YOU DEAN,Just for makin' me go out and track down a King Kong!lol Life is funny huh?
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Are you sure this is the right place to post this? I know there's a lot of people I'd like to thank for the various things that have happened in my life.....but most of them are not connected to PL....so I wouldn't post them here.

The only thing I'm thankful for that applies to PL today is....I'm thankful Dave hasn't scolded anyone here in the past few days for asking a question! ;)

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In a roundabout way, Dean ended up getting lonfan to discover other modeling companies including Polar Lights. I don't think there's anything wrong with him posting his note here.

In my case, I'd known about 1995 The Addams Family Haunted House and the Mummy's Chariot from F.A.O.Schwarz but I just couldn't afford to pay $79.00. I could only dream about getting those kits. It wasn't until 1997 when Kmart started selling their exclusive square box versions of Frankenstein's Flivver and Mummy's Chariot for $9.99 each that I thought, "YES!!! My prayers have been answered!!!!" Thanks Sebastian S. Kresge!!!:)

Afterwards, I started actively seeking out other moderately priced Polar Lights models and found most were between $12 and $25 which was much more affordable to me.
 

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Well OAB I gotta go with what Phrank said. See my life is an open book If anything I would hope one could learn from the Mistakes I've made.(and theres Plenty to Learn from!lol) So Anyhoo I just happen to be reading the thread about the "Invader's Saucer" I noticed this guy Actually responded to a Question RIGHT HERE how decent was that? So Then I recalled that this is the guy I spoke to in 93' and here we are. but IF ANYTHING you could just as well Switch the Title to"Thank You Polar Lights" Cause it was while in the Same Store (Tropic Comics in FLA) I saw the Glow Mummy's Chairiot and PL Adam's House I soon Bought them all! And JUST THIS WEEK I'VE FINALLY CAUGHT UP MY POLAR LIGHTS COLLECTION!!! (Just to keep things about Modeling! ;) I Had been missing a couple of PL's Older OOP kits and Thanks to Mr. Fugate :thumbsup: I'm now able to add the Tricky Dick SPACE COUPE to My Collection!!! Allowing me to Now catch up to the Current Releases (Yes I'm the ONLY one who doesn't have the ENTERPRISE yet!) And when I think of all the $$ I sunk on trying to Obtain a Different State of Mind I probly could have bought that $25000 Go Cart! TWICE!!!!So Yeah I think This is JUST the PLACE! to Say Thanks to ALL OF YOU for giving me a Place to hang out I'd rather be INSIDE the Mal-Wart Buying a Model than Out BEHIND It drinking from a Paperbag!!! :D
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Ok....so I'm a baaaaad boy. It keeps things interesting around here.

....anyway....just to go with the flow....Thanks MOM! If it weren't for you giving birth to me....I wouldn't even be into modeling!

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Okay I get your Point :lol: My post is a little a little Surupy but it comes from the Heart.

John/Lon :tongue:
 

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I'd like to thank all the little people - Billy Barty, Kenny Baker, that Twin Peaks guy who's on Carnivale now ...

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lonfan said:
Okay I get your Point :lol: My post is a little a little Surupy but it comes from the Heart.

John/Lon :tongue:
Hey! So my post comes from the "Heart" too! Did you know that I loved my Mother a lot more after I was born! (...although she is to blame for me being on the bottle.....until I was around 2 years old, anyway....)

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Then there's the guy who played F'tumpch the Demon on "The Young Ones"... think he had his own TV series for a while but don't think I watched...
 

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Pygar, Could you be refering to "The Wizard"? This Show was like a "Mini-Macgiver" Sadly I herd this guy took his own life Several years back.

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John, I'm not sure if you are familiar with the Hobby Heaven Message Board, but Dean posts their quite a bit. I think if you posted this over there and got his attention in the heading he would probably respond to you much quicker.
Unless that is, he's already done so.
Here is the link to the board:
http://www.modelcarkits.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/board.cgi

Great story and glad to hear that you are on the straight and narrow modeling line.
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Hi-

Just saw this message for the first time.

Thanks for all the nice words and yes, I'm sure it was me you talked to at Revell Monogram back in '93. I'm glad I was able to get you started on your plastic addiction. The more of us the merrier, right? :p

Dean

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I know you guys are gonna have my head for writting what is apparently a Private message on this Fourm AGAIN Sorry But I tried to Send this PM and they said it was to many words.well then I realized it sort of applied to PL as well as Dean I Owe everybody!! lol so here goes OH BTW IF you could forward this to this guy I'd appericate it! BTW I refer in here that I saw His name in that "Invaders Saucer Thread"

Hello Sir,
I found this thread by accident although I've been Purchasing the PL/Aurora Repops for Years now. I owe my renewed Interest in Modeling (Instead of Drinking and Drugs) to YOU! I know you're saying Huh :confused: Well it's like this, IF you are the right Guy? I spoke to a fella at Monogram in 1993/94 Because I'd JUST found the old "Luminator" Monsters at a Discount Place in FLA. for about a Buck a piece! So I was so happy to see these Staples of my Childhood And I had just gotten married and just began to Sober up. So i was happy to have something to do with my hands lol Anyhoo I Actually called Monogram (This was before The Internet) I wanted to find out if you guys were gonna be releasing Any of the other Aurora Kits.well Dean I belive it was you they connected me with, and during a brief Conversation you told me that there was in Fact a "KING KONG" Luminator! But it was a LOT more Scarce than the others.Well I began searching EVERY Toy,Hobby and Discount Joint i could Find! lol Again this was before <a href=http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-1606754-2202639 target=_blank>eBay</a><img src=http://www.awltovhc.com/image-1606754-2202639 width=1 height=1 border=0>! So one Rainy Sunday Afternoon my Senorita and I were having a Coffee When we walked past a Comic Shop in a little Strip Mall in Ft. Lauderdale OMG! There in the Window was the Elusive KONG!! lol I convinced the Guy to open the Door and we ended up shelling out SIXTY BUCKS :eek: For him But It was in that Store that I discovered NOT ONLY that there was other people who Enjoyed these things I'd all but forgotten about But I found out that While I had been out there trying to Alter my Mind Some other guys had started Producing EVEN BETTER Kits of Classic Monsters and Even recent guys like Freddy and Ash (Screamin') Of course I noticed the Prices were a little Steep compared to what the Aurora kits went for in the 70's lol but I was SOLD!!! Then as if it could get any better! Polar Lights began to rerelease the Adam's Family House and so on Till here We are Today Still Sober still Married (With a Third Baby Due In Dec!) and still with a Healthy Hobby That I can Pass on to my Kids And All this I owe YOU DEAN,Just for makin' me go out and track down a King Kong!lol Life is funny huh?
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Thank You Dean - I'd Figured I'd Missed you. It's not many times in life you get a chance to go back and Thank someone for making a difference in one's Life, (trust me there's some Grade School Teachers I REALLY need to Apologize to for being such a bastard! lol) So this really makes my day.


NOW that being said AND since this IS a Modeling Forum I need to ask, DID that Invaders Saucer ever get released Finally? IF you have a Moment Please gimmie an E-mail [email protected] BTW I've got a Bunch of Photos Of The Family (we finnaly had the Third Baby Girl) and My Kit Collection I'd love to send to you.
OH and Btw a HUGE thank you Mr. Metzner for Refering me to Dean!! Seems like NUTHIN BUT CARING DECENT PEOPLE IN THIS HOBBY!

Party on and Have One for me! lol
JOHN/LONFAN
 
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