A few photos of the Gathering

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A few photos of the Gathering

Postby David Tilley » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:01 pm

This year, I had my niece with me at the Gathering, so I took it on myself to make her my official photographer of the event. Most of the following pictures will have been taken by her. She came with me while doing room trading to take general photos of what the rooms were like.
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It started off okay, but started moving more and more into this....
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Food....
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Food....
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More food....

Yes there seemed to be a theme here.

So we go on to the meet and greet Friday and what was the first thing?
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Yup. The cakes that were there. One for the Gathering and the other for Michael Heralda. Of course I had to point out the load on the back of the Trail Tipper was not well thought out.
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Oh look, my niece has cake. Ha ha!
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A shot of Terry Ozima and Larry Scaduto.
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And oh look, here is me with Michael Heralda.

So what about the Saturday night festivities?
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Room shot....
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A shot of Garry Cody presenting Larry with his bus for his tenure as Ambassador.
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A shot of all Ambassadors in attendance this weekend (Chuck, Terry, Jon, Larry, myself and Jim).
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Larry's Bus.
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Garry introducing Dirk Schleuer as the new Ambassador.

Sunday's toy fair, which had (according to Jim) one of the biggest attendances yet.
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Room shot....
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Tayla was really proud of this shot of John Lambert and Christian Braun.
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And back to the food....

It has been a great laugh. I have loads more photos but can't sit here all day uploading them. I need to get ready to catch a plane to NYC to begin phase 2 of our trip to USA.

Catch you later.

:) :D :P

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby Vinra » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:21 pm

As I sit here tapping into the free wifi at the Albuquerque Airport waiting to fly home, I wish to thank you David for posting these photos to help me remember all the festivities. I even saw myself in one of the photos, so I guess I was there. Thanks again, David, and now for some reason I've gotten hungry. :roll:

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby matchboxtom » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:04 pm

Having a little dinner before going to the airport Sunday night. Including Dave Weber, myself, Terry Ozima, and Scott Firmender.

Will add a few photos of items I purchased later this week.

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby adbutler » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:06 pm

Great pics guys. Looks like a lot of fun was had by all.
MAJORETTE..... this is how a 3inch diecast vehicle is made Mattel!

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby David Tilley » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:59 am

It was a fun time. My niece had a really great time too, which I am really happy about. She wants to go again. So, once I get home, I will start crunching numbers to see if I can take her next year. The dates are already in place, and will be the 3rd weekend of July again.

But for now, we have just arrived in NYC and our hotel looks out on the Empire State Building. Oh yes. Phase 2 of our vacation begins now.

:) :D :P

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby markkaz » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:02 am

It was great meeting you in person!

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby JonathanC » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:35 am

Looks like all had a good time.

It would have been worth going just to get one of those cool Japanese T-shirts!

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby matchboxtom » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:58 pm

A few random photos from the gathering.

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Some rare toys on sale

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A few great custom 1:64 models from Jim Reid who did a seminar about cutting up and customizing models.

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Looks like Mattel is going to buy the custom truck made for SEMA a couple years ago. They borrowed if from the owner for the Gathering. Talk about making an entrance for the new team members.

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby ritchie » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:17 am

Thanks David for the great photos!

I noted from Larry's Ambassador bus, it doesn't have the little black rectangle with words "No.10". Seems different from previous Ambassadors'. A bit strange...

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Re: A few photos of the Gathering

Postby mboxcollector » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:56 pm

ritchie wrote:Thanks David for the great photos!

I noted from Larry's Ambassador bus, it doesn't have the little black rectangle with words "No.10". Seems different from previous Ambassadors'. A bit strange...

It's on the other side of the bus!!!!


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