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PostSubject: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 13, 2017 3:39 pm

So without a preamble I'm opening a toy store!

i wanted to make Imperial Gunnery a store but New York banned the name because it sounds like a gun shop!! So I'm proud to say that The Imperial Castle Toy Shop will be opening for business soon. It'll be a mix of vintage and modern toys, and hopefully some great other things!!

Wish me luck!!

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 13, 2017 3:48 pm

For second, I thought that was a "I am taking a break from star wars" news post... thankfully it's not John.

May I be one of the first to say

**** "May Be The Force Be With You" ***

Good luck John, you give so much (most of which is behind the scenes) to promote the hobby and give us the freedom to enjoy on this great site and meet equally great people from all over the World including Beautiful Aberdeenshire!

May you do well!

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 13, 2017 5:28 pm

I may have known that this was coming, but I saw the title and freaked out for a second thinking you were leaving the hobby or something.affraid

I am very happy this is still moving forward and I wish for nothing but success for it.

Also does being a tig member mean we get a discount. lol! lol! lol!. Kidding. I am sure in my case there is an up charge.

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 13, 2017 7:45 pm

Good luck John Paul  cheers

Customers will be lucky with a very professional person with a lot of knowledge.


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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 pm

@DarthBerizing wrote:
So without a preamble I'm opening a toy store!

i wanted to make Imperial Gunnery a store but New York banned the name because it sounds like a gun shop!! So I'm proud to say that The Imperial Castle Toy Shop will be opening for business soon. It'll be a mix of vintage and modern toys, and hopefully some great other things!!

Wish me luck!!

This is awesome. When is soon? I can't wait to visit. Just text me the address and I'll bring the cash!
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 14, 2017 12:29 am

This sounds like a lot of fun, good luck JP, looking forward to seeing the new store.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 14, 2017 12:49 am

This is super cool. I've had this thought... Not sure the area I'm in would support much in the way of a high-end collectibles shop, though.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 14, 2017 6:29 am

I found this, i assume this is the correct link :

https://www.facebook.com/theimperialcastle/

http://www.imperialcastletoyshop.com/

awesome Tie-fighter bow

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 14, 2017 6:50 am

wow John , good luck with it . it sounds like a big venture , one that im sure you'll enjoy cheers
i'll be getting over there one day when it opens
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 14, 2017 8:58 am

Congratulations John! All the best to you and the new and exciting venture.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 15, 2017 11:09 pm

Congrats my friend I got the link from FB for it, would love to see the store in person but there is the web shop and I already am eyeing some of the Gentle Giant busts already Smile.

I was just thinking being the store has the whole Star Wars feel to it, I was thinking for your grand opening you could see if the 501st New York Garrison may be interested in showing up for it. I can send you the info for contacting them if you want.

Again Congradulations I look forward to you taking my money lol.

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 16, 2017 10:21 pm

Thank you everyone, I appreciate it!!

I'm sorry I'm not terribly active right now here, it's crazy trying to get everything up and running. I mean I'm trying to do in 2 weeks what normally takes a year!!!

Here's a little sneak peek inside!


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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 17, 2017 12:08 am

Store looks great.

I think you're going to need a security guard on duty 24/7 for that vintage shelf though.. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 17, 2017 2:18 am

I got no sound, was that on my end?

Looks good, I imagine you were explaining this wall is funko pop, reaction, etc. This shelf will be star wars, custom star wars, etc.

I love the window with the tie fighter. That can even be a long lasting window display by changing things on it. For example at Christmas you can throw some garland up, or put a Santa hat right on the tie fighter cockpit and then you have a seasonal display.

Cant wait to see the finished store.

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 19, 2017 4:53 am

All the best with the venture!
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 24, 2017 8:59 pm

Awesome! Very Happy

I have to admit, this has also been a dream of mine for many years. I'm glad someone was able to make their dream a reality! Congrats, and I hope for nothing but success! Please do keep us posted as the store fills up.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 01, 2017 2:09 pm

I wish you the best of luck with your toy store, John bounce
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 07, 2017 6:04 pm

With Christmas right around the corner and toys being a top thing for gifts, I was curious if it will be open before Christmas is upon us? Its not an easy task nor small one to open a store at all. How is it going overall?

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 09, 2017 10:47 pm

If you can believe it, I had my grand opening today!!!!

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It has been a grueling month but it's done. I'm not sure it'll be a success but I'll be able to say I stood up a functioning fully stocked toy store in about 5 weeks

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 10, 2017 1:05 am

Great idea! Looking forward to visiting some day! Wishing you the best of luck buddy!
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 10, 2017 11:37 am

Looks amazing, John! We don't know until we try. Best of luck to you!
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 10, 2017 2:33 pm

Congrats on getting it going. I am sure it will be a success. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 10, 2017 5:20 pm


good luck in this new venture cheers
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PostSubject: Re: A New Beginning for me   A New Beginning for me I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 11, 2017 1:42 pm

Congrats!!!
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