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Title: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: darthdaddy on March 27, 2011, 11:12:55 AM
The Force Is Strong With Him!

Elias and I came across this post on Action Figure Empire and we asked if we could post it on our blog too!  When Elias saw a fellow Star Wars collector who shared his name and who was in need of my assistance, we jumped at the chance to offer a hand.   We'll be sending some custom action figures  his way and we have a feeling you all will too.  We've been informed that he'd like a version of himself as a Padawan.  We checked and we couldn't find an appropriate body for the job.  I'll look around on ebay,  and see if I can find one.  If anyone has a body for the job and wants to volunteer for the project, his picture is below.  If not I'll try and locate one.  If there is one thing I know about the customizing community it's the desire of the community to get involved in projects such as this. Therefore, I figured I'd get the word out to as many of you as possible.

If anyone wants to front page this it would be cool.

The original post appears below:


(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Vinkkw8dUNw/TXfiLwmNWUI/AAAAAAAAAec/oKaITzfh0Hk/s1600/elana1-1.jpg)

Today I want to turn this blog's attention to the story of a young Star Wars action figure collector named Eli. Eli is madly passionate about all things Star Wars and Star Wars toys. He's an outgoing little guy with a great big smile and he's also into arts and crafts, and World War 2. Eli is has been diagnosed with a rare life-threatening disease called Severe Aplastic Anemia, a disease of the bone marrow. Severe Aplastic Anemia also affects the immune system making it difficult for those who have it to be out in public. You can imagine how this makes it hard to get out and do things, visit with people, or even shop for Star Wars toys. We here at Action Figure Empire call for your support for young Eli, a fan, and a collector who needs all the support he can get right now. We ask that you donate one or more, Star Wars toys of any kind to Eli. You can Include a message of your own to Eli if you wish as well. Eli will be delighted to receive your generous donations. Please send them to:

Action Figure Empire
114 Oak Street Apt. D
Maybrook, NY 12543

From there we at AFE will then forward your generous donations to Eli. AFE is proud to create and participate in the official Toys for Eli Toy Drive. Please take a moment to contribute to Eli's Star Wars action figure collection. Every donation you give helps!

We give the Official Action Figure Empire Salute to Eli and his family.

Thank you for reading this and thank you so much for your donations!

May The Force Be With You All!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on March 27, 2011, 12:02:26 PM
Right now I'm sending le ep1 ani so he work his magic on a custom will find something else and send thanks darthdaddy for bringing this to our attention  ;D
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: darthdaddy on March 27, 2011, 01:58:41 PM
When I saw it I talked to Elias and we knew right away we wanted to participate.  I'm really happy that there are other customizers that are hopping right on board too.  Now, I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to send.  I'll post whatever it is on here.  Everyone else can do the same if they wish.  I wish I was there too see him open all these things.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ars30 on March 27, 2011, 02:46:37 PM
Do We Know What are Some Of Eli's Favorite Characters Are?
I Have Some Unopened Saga2 and TAC Figures I Want To Send Him,
But Would Like to know What his Favorites Are.

Allen
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Phatty on March 27, 2011, 03:40:01 PM
Darth Daddy, are you taking up a collection?  If not a formal one, then we here at ISY will start one.  Let me know ASAP and we'll get cracking on this.  We need to ship this guy plenty of goodies!  I'd really like to send him a complete TCW collection, at very least from this year.  Yarders, start gathering your extras because one way or another, we're going to take care of this young man!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: darthdaddy on March 27, 2011, 04:08:03 PM
Not taking a collection just sending something in and passing on the word.  I tried to obtain requests as to what he wanted, but I was only told about the Padawan in his likeness.  If I hear anything else, I'll let you all know.  In the meantime, post what was sent that way we can reduce the doubles and so Eli knows what's on its way to him.  I'm going to post a link at my blog that goes to this thread and I'll ask Action Figure Empire to pass the link to Eli.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Phatty on March 27, 2011, 04:39:47 PM
Ok then, let's do this then:  If you are going to send him something, please post it here.  We'll keep track of it all, and reduce chances for doubles.  Let's really try for the entire carded collection of TCW.  C'mon Yarders, let's take care of Eli!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 27, 2011, 06:07:25 PM
Hey I am glad to see there is some action on this. Dial up stinks so bad. It look me ten minutes for this to load up. Anyhow my first box is leaving tomorrow and should be there in two days. Ofcourse I gave the boy a Hoth fix as well as some Clonetroopers and Doc won two astromech R2's in an auction and donated them to the box I am sending too.

I will ofcourse be glad to add to someone else's box and what not to find the figures he needs. I think carded and loose I am sending him about twenty five to thirty figures.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: DocOutlands on March 27, 2011, 07:34:08 PM
Thanks, Tamer!  I knew you'd be sending a box his way - I was just hoping I could get a note to ya before you got a box shipped so those R2's could hitch a ride.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2011, 05:56:43 AM
Thanks, Tamer!  I knew you'd be sending a box his way - I was just hoping I could get a note to ya before you got a box shipped so those R2's could hitch a ride.


That they did Doc, that they did!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 06:41:13 AM
Hey guys,

TK-9849 of Action Figure Empire (http://actionfigureempire.blogspot.com/) here. First of all, I just want to say thank you! This is really amazing! Thanks to Elias for posting this here, and thanks to everyone who is rallying for Eli. He's a great little guy with a big heart and he shares our passion for Star Wars and Star Wars action figures! Reading through all the responses on this thread left me speechless. Really awesome to see!

I just heard from Eli's mom that his favorite character is Anakin Skywalker.

As far as dupes go:

A friend in the 501st recently donated a giant box of POTF2 figures and vehicles (I can try to give a more specific list, but lets just say it was nearly as big as he is and definitely an instant collection)

I've been including a figure or two in each shipment from AFE and so far have gotten Eli the latest Saga Legends Bossk and a TVC Sandtrooper (on shelves now)

As I'm sure you know troopers are a sure thing to get. You can never have enough troopers and they all look the same so getting duplicates of them are fine. Encouraged even.

Stay tuned here and on Action Figure Empire for more updates :)

If you have any questions or comments feel free to let me know.

Thanks again and

May the Force Be With You
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2011, 06:49:31 AM
Welcome TK-9849 you should be getting your first box from me in a day or so.

Thanks for keeping us informed of what he likes.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 07:07:49 AM
No problem. Thanks Tamer! I look forward to it!

Seriously though folks, I want everyone who donates to donate only what they can afford, what they are willing to part with, and/or what they want to donate most. Remember this isn't a competition. Please don't go broke giving to charity. That kind of defeats the purpose ;)

With that said, I will not be posting the specifics of your donations nor photos. Eli's mom may choose to post them, but she does not give out names. You may post them on your own, but I don't want anyone to feel their donation is too small or inadequate. I'm sure this goes without saying. If you choose to donate, or support Eli, the AFE toy drive, or his causes then hooray! If not, don't sweat it. This won't be the last toy drive we do. 

Also, I know that custom Lego mini-figs and other custom Lego toys are also popular. Not sure if any of you make them, but I know Eli likes Star Wars Legos (there's a picture of him rocking a Star Wars Lego shirt) so feel free to make/include Legos too.

Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2011, 07:17:28 AM
If I know the Yarders they are a pretty crafty lot, but will do so within their means.

And I do agree this shouldn't be about seeing who donates the most, but bringing some joy to a young lad who may or may not be able to continue his SW fun like we have.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: DocOutlands on March 28, 2011, 08:08:33 AM
Sounds like he'd fit right in around my place or here at the 'Yards either one.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: darthdaddy on March 28, 2011, 08:29:04 AM
Just got a reply to our message below:

Elias said...

So the toy drive is kicking into high gear. Me and Dad post our blog updates over at Imperial Shipyards and the customizing community over there has really jumped on board. We created a thread for Eli over there that he can check to see what will be heading his way. Luke Sprywalker and Sith Happens have teamed up to make the Padawan version of Eli and the community is working to get him the entire Clone Wars collection. A link to the thread can be found here:

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=6537.0

Also Wookielover1138 from the web show "Kessel Run Review" asked if they could also promote the toy drive in her next episode. Her web show could be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/wookielover1138

Let me know if this would be okay so I can pass the info. on to her and help her get it into her latest episode on time.

I love seeing the Star Wars community joining together to make this all a success.

March 28, 2011 4:48 AM

TK-9849 said...

Sounds like you and your dad have been working overtime on this! That's so awesome! There was recently a video and some photos of Eli opening a huge box of toys from myself and a friend in the 501st. His smiles and excitement were so touching! He apparently didn't have any vehicles yet. We remedied this and now he's got tons (all potf2).

Eli also recently had a private visit with members of the 501st who came out for his bone marrow drive. They had a wonderful time and he was thrilled to meet his friends in the Star Wars universe.

I know Luke Sprywalker and Sith Happens, they do really good work. Excited that they're in on this too! The entire clone wars collection would be really cool. Not sure if he knows of it or watches it. But he will love it I'm sure!

I am familiar with Wookielover1138 and her Kessel Run Review. She's definitely welcome to promote the toy drive and Eli on her show.

Some useful info for that can be found here:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/theforceisstrongwitheli

http://fanconi.org/

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elilana/createorsignin

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2033879.shtml?cat=566

if she has any questions or wants to talk let me know. Also I post on youtube as Swedishcheesethief so I'll comment under that name on her videos.

Thanks for helping to rally the Star Wars community! I'm so glad we're coming together to help Eli! and he is too!

March 28, 2011 5:56 AM
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 10:12:15 AM
Thanks for the Repost! :)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: wookielover1138 on March 28, 2011, 03:37:04 PM
Thanks for the green light and info Darth Daddy, it helped with the Special Report :) It should be up tonight!!!

To keep the list up to date,  the KRR is sending a  "Space Suit Ahsoka" to add to the CW collection :)

Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 04:10:22 PM
Thanks Wookielover1138! Glad that you're adding another form of publication to the Toys For Eli Toy Drive! We haven't had any videos about it specifically from the Star Wars/Collecting universe. I've watched a few episodes of the KRR and I have to say, even as a non-clone wars collector, it's pretty awesome! I'm thrilled you'll be doing a shout out for him and the toy drive! AFE salutes you! Can't wait to repost it on our page. I'm also sure Eli will be thrilled to get the space suit Ashoka you plan to send along :)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: wookielover1138 on March 28, 2011, 05:59:46 PM
Just finished up the KRR: Special Report on Eli, I hope it helps him get lots of SW toys!!!


http://www.youtube.com/user/wookielover1138?feature=mhum (http://www.youtube.com/user/wookielover1138?feature=mhum)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: wookielover1138 on March 28, 2011, 06:07:35 PM
Action Figure Emporium,

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of a great cause. When I read the story, I felt like I had to help, and am honored to be the first SW community video. Anything else I can do to help, please let me know.

P.S. I plan on having a few things non-CW on the show, please stay tuned ;) Glad to here you've seen the show, and thanks for the nice compliments!

Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 06:46:31 PM
Hey Wookielover1138,

No problem! Glad to have you as a part of this! The more the merrier! I'm thrilled that the Toys For Eli Toy Drive now has a video. I'll definitely be sure to tune in for the non-Clone Wars content. Just FYI we're Action Figure Empire hehe not Emporium... though we do import and export so in a way I guess we are an emporium too. I sent you an email (to your gmail).

Oh and Eli is 6 not 7 :)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: wookielover1138 on March 28, 2011, 07:11:39 PM
Thank you again and Lol about the non-CW content. I received your email, we are making the changes and reposting the video. I feel silly now, I could've sworn I read in one of the articles he was 7, I must have gotten him confused with Darth Daddy's Elias :-[
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 07:32:10 PM
I swear every time I read/hear "Clone Wars" I think "Clown Wars" in my head... oh dear. I LOVED the Genndy Tartakovsky's take on the Clone Wars! Not super interested in the CGI ones tho. Lucas killed CGI for me with the new trilogy. Thanks so much for understanding and making the changes :) Don't sweat it. What's the difference between 6 and 7 -really- not too much ;)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: wookielover1138 on March 28, 2011, 07:39:50 PM
Lol, that's funny! And again no problem , I understand...sorry about the Emporium thing too. Maybe eventually you will become an emporium, lol :) I look  forward to working together in the future and your blog is great!!! I just uploaded the new version, hope it's ok :)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: DocOutlands on March 28, 2011, 07:56:55 PM
Heh, don't ask my 6yo that question... you'll get an ear-full!!

Jenn, the girls are excited about the prospect of being included on your show.  What do you need from us?  They have both made customs and have small collections.  (they usually end up begging me into borrowing some of *my* goodies...)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 08:22:21 PM
@Wookielover1138: No worries. We all mistakes. I'm a bit new to this whole world of Star Wars Action Figure publications too so we're learning as we go ;) Thanks for liking my blog! Watched the new version of the video and it works much better. Thanks for making the changes. And hey look KRR is famous: http://actionfigureempire.blogspot.com/2011/03/toys-for-eli-toy-drive-on-kessel-run.html      ...wait ...more famous?

@Doc: haha yeah at that age there's a world of difference. When you're old like us--not so much! I'll have to tune in to the show and watch for your kids! They sound really cute!

So I'd love to feature your collections (everyone here on the Yards too) on AFE. We do a "Collector's Spotlight" series where we feature a specific collector's colelction and their website/blog/videos. You can email me images, or I can use links to your pages. Let me know if you and your customs/collections would like to be featured. 
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: DocOutlands on March 28, 2011, 08:45:56 PM
Cute?  Jeez, man!  That's ... ok, that's pretty accurate.  But it's only one facet!  A former Green Beret medic visited for a few days back about a year ago.  As he left, he told me, "You don't have just kids... you have half an A-Team!"  ;D  Depending on what Jenn wants for the KRR segment on them, I suspect you'll learn more about them soon-ish.

So as far as featuring a collection, what are you looking for?  (I haven't even really showed off my piles o' crud here on the 'Yards, actually...)  Action figures only, or "anything Star Wars" or what?

Jenn, awesome vid!  I mean, we're starting to expect that from y'all, naturally.  ;)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 09:07:38 PM
Well if the past is any indicator, anything goes (king of). I've featured 2 collectors so far. Flyguy or Flyguy.net (based in Australia) and Jedi_Randy from Tales from the Mos Eisley Carinderia (based in the Philippines) and their collections. I posted links to their sites and to Flyguy's series of video tours through his collections. Anything Star Wars is great! Action figures, comics, books, art, costumes, customs, props, statues, busts, legos, etc. Whatever is part of your collection. I am slowly slowly putting all of my collection up online in various photo reviews and things. So anything you want to share would be awesome! Especially if you have a website or blog that I can publicize as part of the feature. It can also be non Star Wars things too, but the main focus will definitely be on Star Wars.

I also do photo requests! Scenes you want to see. Figure mash-ups (new heads, accessories), or I can photograph a figure of yours (the colelctor's) that I don't have. Basically you ship it to me, I take the photos however you wish them to be, or create my own poses and displays and send you the photo(s) to you and ship your figure(s) back to you. Then i can publish the photo(s) on AFE in the style of my current photo review series, you can publish them on your pages and sites, and/or you can just keep the photos as a personalized keep sake of your favorite figure(s). I have a professional quality camera and set up with tons of props, accessories, and other goodies at my disposal. There are some photo requests up on the blog already.

I have the most fun with my photos recreating scenes from the movies, inventing new "What if..." type scenes, and building sets and stages for the figures out of the many bits of Star Wars stuff I have laying around.

Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: DocOutlands on March 28, 2011, 09:24:16 PM
:thumbs-up:
Sounds like a lot of fun!  I also added me as a follower on your blog (if I did it all right, that is).  I may come up with something for ya.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 28, 2011, 09:28:27 PM
It's a blast! Definitely a highlight of my day doing a photo shoot of my figures! Thanks for being a follower! (and to everyone who follows AFE, thanks!). Cool! I'd love to see what you've got! And the rest of the SW community would too I'm sure!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 29, 2011, 02:17:18 AM
Jenn, thanks for doing the video trying to shed some light on this worthy cause. I do have the new version on the fp now.

Folks you sure are making the Tamer very proud he is associated with such a fine group of folks.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Cmdrjet94 on March 29, 2011, 03:25:03 AM
i heard the special report from wookielover1138 and i hope eli survives because he has spirit and i feel so sorry for eli also special thanks to wookielover1138,elias and darthdaddy
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Commander_Kurgan on March 29, 2011, 03:40:21 AM
Finished a custom Jedi figure for Eli yesterday evening.
Hope he will like his new figure.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: lucasclones on March 29, 2011, 06:28:12 AM
Hey guys!

 I just got this message from a fellow Youtuber who was doing a contest for a carded Jar Jar:

 Hi there!

I would definitely like to donate my Jar Jar to Eli's toy drive! Now that I have all the info, I can just send him the toy directly. I'm going to include a little card and I'd like to include your name if you don't mind! It was thanks to you that I heard about this great cause! What is your real name? You don't have to tell me your last name if you don't feel comfortable.

Thank you so much again for sharing Eli's toy drive with me!! I can't think of anyone better (and more deserving) to win my Jar Jar action figure! : )

Jenn Landa

 One more toy for Eli!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 06:40:08 AM
@Tamer: Glad you liked the video!

@commander_kurgan: awesome! I'm sure Eli will love it!

@Lucasclones: That sounds great! Really a very generous gesture. I'm sure Eli will love the Jar Jar figure! Are you asking for my real name or someone else's (wasn't clear on that lol). A note would be really good to include.

That goes for everyone. Please do feel free to include a note with your donation(s). It can be as simple as "Eli, hope you enjoy these Star Wars toys. Have fun with them! Your friend _____________ from Imperial Shipyards and ______________.com" Keep it simple and to the point. Remember you're writing something a six year old will see.

Eli's mother has asked anyone who will interact with him (in person or in writing) to please not say things like "get better soon, get well, feel better, sorry you're sick, you have an illness, hope you beat anemia, I feel sorry for you, etc." they don't talk to him like that, and don't use words like "Sick, wrong, ill, better, worse" with him. If you do happen to write something like that, I will rewrite your note so he knows who and where the toys come from, without reading those words.

Thanks guys!

Oh and thanks to Wookielover1138's video (and this thread, and some other awesome sources) we've jumped to 573 hits on the AFE page since the thread and video went up. That's 573 hits in just the past 24 hour period. Thanks for all the views!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 29, 2011, 06:51:55 AM
I think this is one of the reasons we should be a community of Star Wars Sites!

Like a dope on my card I did put something like get better soon so please remove that. I will send a new one. No one likes being reminded they are sick.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 06:59:53 AM
@Tamer: It's ok. I'll make sure Eli knows the donation is from you. Don't worry about sending a new one. Yeah especially someone barely old enough to begin to comprehend what his illness entails.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: lucasclones on March 29, 2011, 07:03:21 AM
@Tamer: Glad you liked the video!

@commander_kurgan: awesome! I'm sure Eli will love it!

@Lucasclones: That sounds great! Really a very generous gesture. I'm sure Eli will love the Jar Jar figure! Are you asking for my real name or someone else's (wasn't clear on that lol). A note would be really good to include.

That goes for everyone. Please do feel free to include a note with your donation(s). It can be as simple as "Eli, hope you enjoy these Star Wars toys. Have fun with them! Your friend _____________ from Imperial Shipyards and ______________.com" Keep it simple and to the point. Remember you're writing something a six year old will see.

Eli's mother has asked anyone who will interact with him (in person or in writing) to please not say things like "get better soon, get well, feel better, sorry you're sick, you have an illness, hope you beat anemia, I feel sorry for you, etc." they don't talk to him like that, and don't use words like "Sick, wrong, ill, better, worse" with him. If you do happen to write something like that, I will rewrite your note so he knows who and where the toys come from, without reading those words.

Thanks guys!

Oh and thanks to Wookielover1138's video (and this thread, and some other awesome sources) we've jumped to 573 hits on the AFE page since the thread and video went up. That's 573 hits in just the past 24 hour period. Thanks for all the views!

AFE: She was asking for my real name to let Eli know that i had suggested donating the figure to him.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Kualan on March 29, 2011, 07:11:24 AM
I'm looking into buying a figure or two for this great cause - any suggestions on what Eli still wants/needs for his collection?

Being in the UK, I don't have as large an amount of access to figures as you folks in the States, but I imagine I would be able to place the order on a US site, use the Action Figure Empire address for delivery, and still be invoiced to my UK address?
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 07:42:53 AM
@Lucasclones haha ok

@Kualan: Yep I think that sounds great. That would work best I think rather than ordering to the UK, then shipping to the US, then having me ship it to Eli. Too much money haha. So go ahead and order away and AFE will ship it to Eli once it arrives. Eli now has official support in the UK!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Kualan on March 29, 2011, 09:35:58 AM
A few questions -

I figured I'd buy him some Jedi to 'command' the multitude of clones he'll no doubt be receiving from you fine people. As far as anyone knows, does he already own any of the following:

Ki-Adi-Mundi
Shaak Ti
Quinlan Vos
(All Clone Wars editions)

?

Also, the address system is a little different here in the UK to the US. Is the 12543 number the ZIP code? Only when I entered it into Amazon it suggested a longer number.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 29, 2011, 11:10:50 AM
Kualan the five digit number will work. Sometimes they will add other numbers to this main number, but you will be ok. I appreciate you going through this to get the little guy some toys.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 11:31:38 AM
Thanks for clearing up the zipcode matter Tamer. As far as I know he doesn't have them, but I just realized, having been a 6 year old who loved star wars toys, sometimes duplicates can be a good thing. Kids tend to drop, loose, break, melt, and otherwise mutilate their toys. So as far as i know he doesn't have any of the clone wars figures yet.

I stopped over to K-mart today and found some cool Star Wars stickers, and a Legacy Collection Saga Legends Han Solo (with breath mask that barely fits over any han solo's heads) so I'm thinking of including it, loose, in the next shipment of goodies for Eli. As it's just not up to snuff for me. It came with a locker full of clone/droid weapons so I'll send those too. Can never too many blasters for your soldiers :)

Also duplicates can be gotten of imperials (death star gunners, death star troopers, royal guards, etc.) of Rebels (Hoth/Endor troopers, fleet troopers, honor guards, ewoks even), and of battle droids, droidekas, super battle droids too!

Can't wait to send these great things to Eli!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on March 29, 2011, 11:52:47 AM
Please let us know if the volume you encounter starts making it tough to pay for shipping. I am sure a few of us would help with that as well.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 11:55:57 AM
Thanks Tamer that's really generous! I'll let you know if it becomes an issue :)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 01:53:47 PM
Just heard from a friend in the 501st that he's donating an extra Captain Lock figure to the Clone Wars collection for Eli. Thanks to TB-2795!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 07:12:17 PM
Just got a message from the good folks over at Action Figure Times. They're planning on donating the Ultimate Battle Pack from the Clone Wars with Boba Fett and Slave 1. So lets add that to the Clone Wars checklist. This is super exciting! That's a really awesome battle pack and a very generous donation! Thanks AFT.com!
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: CloneSniper78 on March 29, 2011, 07:35:27 PM
I'm gonna send Eli a CW custom Republic Commando. PM already sent.
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 29, 2011, 10:16:38 PM
Hey Tom,
Got your PM. Republic Commandos are awesome! I'm sure Eli will love it! Thanks for your generous offer! For details on where to ship head here: http://actionfigureempire.blogspot.com/2011/03/force-is-strong-with-him.html

Thanks again!

Keep the donations coming :)
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Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 30, 2011, 08:34:08 AM
I will try to send Eli some figures and some custom stands
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 30, 2011, 08:43:32 AM
Awesome FialaFernbrugg! That'd be super cool!

Tamer, your package arrived today and i will be forwarding the goodies to Eli soon! Don't worry i erased your "get better" message ;)

Tamer included some Hoth POTF2 figures, some carded ROTS and some Carded Troopers. I can give a more detailed list if anyone is worried about duplicates. Thanks again Tamer! I'm sure Eli will be very excited!
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Post by: Tamer on March 30, 2011, 08:49:12 AM
Glad to hear it. Thank you for erasing the message.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 30, 2011, 09:03:18 AM
Of course. No problem.
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 30, 2011, 10:05:27 AM
I have the mini rig pieced together and got it painted solid white for now. I am wondering about color choices, should I post a few pics here? or just put them in my vehicle thread? I would like some feedback on what colors I should use.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 30, 2011, 03:06:54 PM
Post them here for sure Sprywalker. Love your work by the way :) I'm going to ask what Eli's favorite colors are and I'll post the answer(s) here. Thanks for taking the time for making something unique for Eli!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 30, 2011, 03:36:45 PM
Sounds awesome! I hope he will like this. I wanted it to be something unique and kind of fit in with his pod racing days. This is my version of a Star Wars go cart. Perfect for jedi of all ages!



(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0097.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0098.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0099.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0100.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0101.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0103.jpg)


It looks crazy at this point but I will be back soon with pics of it primed with white. 
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 30, 2011, 03:40:46 PM
Sprywalker: That looks awesome! Little Tatooine Eli looks pretty great too! He's ready to zip through the desert or the streets of Mos Eisley to pick up some power converters. I've posed the question to Eli's mom as to what his 3 favorite colors are, so hopefully we'll know soon enough. Eli's going to love this! Thanks!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 30, 2011, 06:24:03 PM
It was a gloomy rainy day but I got a few pics of her all white.

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0002-3.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0007-2.jpg)
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Post by: hannsfartknocker on March 30, 2011, 06:28:11 PM
that looks great
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Post by: darthdaddy on March 30, 2011, 06:30:50 PM
I like the white.  It looks really good white.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 30, 2011, 08:18:38 PM
Awesome! Looks ready for Eli's favorite colors! Will report in when i know what they are.
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Post by: CloneSniper78 on March 30, 2011, 10:35:02 PM
LE that mini-rig is sweet. Eli will love it I'm sure. I can't wait to see it finished.
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Post by: Commander_Kurgan on March 31, 2011, 12:52:21 AM
Damn, that's going to be one cool little rig.
Thumbs up, man!
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Post by: Clonehead on March 31, 2011, 05:01:08 AM
Wow, LE, a few pinstripes and some weathering and this one will be perfect.
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Post by: Tamer on March 31, 2011, 05:11:26 AM
Looks great L.E.!
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Post by: hangarbay94 on March 31, 2011, 05:14:45 AM
I am really enjoying the renewed creativity in the Custom vehicle side of things, thanks goes to you Master Spry!!!

What more magic will you perform on this latest masterpiece?

 I always love your combined Figure/Vehicle combos they are all amazing pieces of work.

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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 31, 2011, 09:12:53 AM
You guys with your neat customs are really inspiring! :) I just got a package from DarknSour from the Yards. A very generous donation! A few clone wars figures (duplicates of these are fine) included but mostly the non Clone Wars series figures and a Naboo Star Fighter! Thanks so much! I look forward to sending these and other donations off to Eli! Eli is away receiving treatments at the moment, so I will know his favorite colors when he returns. Thanks all!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 31, 2011, 09:55:22 AM
I was just thinking about Eli and was wondering if we might all pull together and also send him the seasons of The Clone Wars series that are out on DVD. Maybe he hasn't seen it yet? Or maybe he doesn't have them yet? Thoughts?
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Post by: UnitedStatesDemocrat on March 31, 2011, 10:10:31 AM
Very nice "go cart"!  It looks much better, white.
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Post by: wookielover1138 on March 31, 2011, 01:51:00 PM
That is looking so cool Luke :D
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Post by: JediMerc on March 31, 2011, 01:56:26 PM
I was just thinking about Eli and was wondering if we might all pull together and also send him the seasons of The Clone Wars series that are out on DVD. Maybe he hasn't seen it yet? Or maybe he doesn't have them yet? Thoughts?

I have the first two seasons and am willing to donate both---opened, but still in excellent condition.  Just let me know who I should send to so we can get these to Eli!
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Post by: jedi_randy on March 31, 2011, 03:30:28 PM
Hello everyone, just joined the 'yards and it looks like our young friend Eli has gotten a tremendous amount of support from the Star Wars community. Hats and helmets off to TK-9849 of AFE for being one of the prime movers of the Toy Drive for Eli. I already posted this in my blog, http://talesfromthemoseisleycarinderia.blogspot.com/ (http://talesfromthemoseisleycarinderia.blogspot.com/) but I still would like to share two photos that I "customized" for Eli:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gzbr6ir6iLA/TZPVBqfg3jI/AAAAAAAAAUk/8W5JrZ62ACA/s640/Eli+Padawan.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5mCTOOvNtO4/TZPVEFelzhI/AAAAAAAAAUo/ZMBajEZfJzE/s640/Eli+Skywalker.jpg)

More than the toys and stuff that we're sending Eli's way, let us all offer prayers for his health and his family's strength
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 31, 2011, 04:29:59 PM
@Jedimerc: Hey that's excellent! And a generous offer! Opened is fine of course. For info on where to send your donations check this link: http://actionfigureempire.blogspot.com/2011/03/force-is-strong-with-him.html         look forward to receiving your awesome donations! :)

@Jedi_Randy: Thanks so much for your kind words and support! You make a good point and some great art for Eli! Yes lets all keep Eli and his family in our thoughts as we pull together for him/them.

Check in with AFE for all the latest updates on The Toys For Eli Toy Drive: http://actionfigureempire.blogspot.com

Follow us on your mobile and on the go on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-Figure-Empire/196704237028097#!/pages/Action-Figure-Empire/196704237028097

Also don't forget donations can be anything you think of. Eli loves arts and crafts too! Jedi_Randy's idea for some neat digital custom artwork is a great inspiration for non-toy donations too.

Stopped off at Target today and picked up a Clone Wars Saga Legends Battle Droids (brown colored) 2-pack for Eli. It's totally duplicate friendly, but just posting it to let you all know.

I've said it many times before, but again, thank you all!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on March 31, 2011, 09:53:53 PM
This just in: Eli likes all colors except white and gray... I personally like the white go-cart but I suppose that's out lol. Kids these days, eh? Can't wait to see it painted!
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Post by: Tamer on April 01, 2011, 05:29:15 AM
Folks we just added Action Figure Empire to our hyperlinks page if that is easier for you to find them too.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 01, 2011, 09:41:51 AM
Thanks so much Tamer! Really appreciate it. Just did a mass posting of Eli's article to all of the Star Wars pages AFE likes on Facebook. Hopefully that'll draw in some more support. Just received a bunch of boxes this morning. More donations for Eli! Some from YakFace readers, some from people I'm not familiar with their first names are Anthony and Zachary, not sure if they're Yarders or where they heard about Eli from but thanks all the same! Received a rebel trooper TVC, Emperor Palpatine with Shadow Troopers TFU, Darth Vader with incinerator troopers TFU, Malikili, hologram dooku, clone scuba trooper, and more. Also received more POTF2 loot from Wickedfluxx from the 501st as well as a POTF2 Millennium Falcon in the box!

You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the donations! Keep them coming :)
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Post by: DocOutlands on April 01, 2011, 11:19:09 AM
sounds like his family is gonna need to upgrade to a larger docking bay.....
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 01, 2011, 11:30:50 AM
Sandtroopers.com is helping out too.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 01, 2011, 01:28:52 PM
Haha yeah they got a P.O. Box for this recently so the post office can handle large shipments and they don't have to give out their home address.

Oh cool! I like Sandtroopers.com a lot. Glad they're on board too! Their post on their site is really awesome and they featured Wookielover1138's special report video. Check it out: http://sandtroopers.com/ and their forums: http://www.sandtroopers.com/smf/index.php?topic=14452.msg270082#msg270082

Thanks for that Darth Daddy! I'll be joining their forums soon too.

I just went to the Post office and shipped out 3 huge boxes of goodies to Eli. He shall be receiving them soon! theforce.net has "liked" the post I left on their facebook wall so they may post something about it soon too.

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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 01, 2011, 01:40:34 PM
This just in: They have found a match for Eli's bone marrow type!!!
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Post by: hannsfartknocker on April 01, 2011, 01:42:20 PM
that's awesome  ;D
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on April 01, 2011, 01:48:03 PM
that is fantastic so happy for the little guy & his family please keep us updated
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 01, 2011, 01:52:24 PM
Of course will do! And while this is great and exciting news the reality is that we hope the transplants/transfusions take and work for him. The toy drive will continue on in full swing anyway, not to worry. Only when we know that Eli is 100% well and cured will we even consider ending it. But then I want to look for another young fan/collector to help and keep this wonderful charity effort alive. So we're excited, but not changing anything. Carry on, troopers :)
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Post by: Reconsgt on April 01, 2011, 02:15:08 PM
This just in: They have found a match for Eli's bone marrow type!!!

Very good news,   I fully understand this event as my youngest brother is now 1 year  plus out of a successful bone marrow transplant to treat/cure his leukemia.   No doubt we all hope for a swift and troublefree recovery. Just out of curiosity does he have a caring bridge page set up?

Anyhow, great news and I look forward to seeing may positive updates.  Be it for Eli or the next child in need, these types of drives shall continue :)
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 01, 2011, 02:23:21 PM
@Reconsgt: Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience with your brother. Glad to hear he's doing much better now. Yes we're all hoping for a swift and easy recovery. Yes Eli does have a caring bridge page set up. Here is the link again: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elilana/createorsignin

Yes this drive and the next ones we start shall continue. Star Wars fans have always been unique and it's great to see we go above and beyond for our own :)


On a side note: AFE is proud to announce we now have forums set up on our blog! Please sign up, post, and create new threads. Let me know if you'd like moderator status. Eli has his own thread under the "Outreach" forum.
http://actionfigureempire.blogspot.com/p/action-figure-empire-forum.html#/        The forums can also be found on the front page directly below the header before the posts. Hope to see you there :)


Thanks and stay tuned!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 01, 2011, 02:30:09 PM
That is such great news! I hope everything works out for him and a cure. I am almost done with his "go cart" and may have some pics later tonight.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 01, 2011, 02:47:05 PM
Awesome Spry! Look forward to seeing them!
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Post by: Tamer on April 01, 2011, 04:44:05 PM
That is just great news about the donor match, just great!
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Post by: DocOutlands on April 01, 2011, 06:55:58 PM
That is awesome news - thanks for passing that on!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 01, 2011, 07:16:20 PM
Sure thing guys!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 02, 2011, 08:07:53 AM
A Big Thanks to BJ, not sure if he/she is from the Yards or where, but a very generous donation arrived full of fun figures and toys for Eli! Thanks!
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Post by: Tamer on April 02, 2011, 07:08:28 PM
Well I was going through some odds and ends today and found I had an extra R2-KT Astro-Mech figure and as I was clearing out some of my last odds and ends I decided that all proceeds from this ebay auction will go towards the Toys for Eli Drive. I will let AFE decide how best to make use of said funds.

Here is the Ebay link (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e12000.m43.l1123/7?euid=557acedb39ec4cdb99cb0e189ac20d42&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D110669974090%26ssPageName%3DADME%3AL%3ALCA%3AUS%3A1123) for the R2-KT Astro-Mech. I figured it was just fate that put that particular figure in my hands to perhaps do some good for another youngster who was fighting the good fight.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 02, 2011, 07:30:14 PM
That's an awesome figure and for a sad and good cause. Thanks Tamer! The proceeds will be put towards shipping costs for Eli's packages. I hope the auction does well. I can give you my Paypal info when the auction ends. Thanks yet again Tamer! Way to go!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 02, 2011, 07:43:09 PM
I can't wait to see the fully painted go-cart Spry!
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on April 02, 2011, 09:53:16 PM
i got my bid in on the astro mech i dare someone to outbid me   >:D  get those bids in for a very worthy cause  good idea tamer and a very thoughtful one at that
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Post by: JediMerc on April 03, 2011, 04:06:41 AM
Awesome news on the donor match!  I'll be sending out those CW dvd's on Monday!
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Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2011, 04:43:21 AM
i got my bid in on the astro mech i dare someone to outbid me   >:D  get those bids in for a very worthy cause  good idea tamer and a very thoughtful one at that

I saw you had already sniffed it out this morning. Thank You!
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on April 03, 2011, 07:55:17 AM
 ;D  lol yes i did i hope more will bid to boost the price even higher i have a feeling its gonna go big
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Post by: Reconsgt on April 03, 2011, 08:02:59 AM
i got my bid in on the astro mech i dare someone to outbid me   >:D  

I already took care of that ;)

Now I dare someone to outbid me  ;D
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Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2011, 08:07:02 AM
LOL.

You guys are the epitome of the Shipyards at its finest.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 03, 2011, 08:35:11 AM
You guys are awesome! Look forward to receiving the DVDs soon. Eli will be away for 6 months for his treatment process starting April 12th. He has a long road ahead of him and is not out of the woods yet. The toy drive will continue on and his family members will be able to pick up our packages and he can swap out what he brings to the hospital for new toys and other items periodically. His mother has asked that we keep him and them (his family) in our prayers. If you don't pray then in your hearts and minds. This is a really good idea with the eBay auction. I have some items that never sold on ebay. Mostly comic books and some old star wars toys. Maybe we can do something with those? Unless someone here wants them for pennies on the dollar?

I have posted links and info about this auction on the AFE front page, on our facebook page, on Eli's facebook page, on the 501st Legion forums, on the Garrison Excelsior (the ones who originally posted about Eli and visited him) forums. Hopefully this will draw in a few more bids :)
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Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2011, 09:20:10 AM
Sweet!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 03, 2011, 12:05:19 PM
Big thanks from Eli's mom (I think it was her who posted it) for the auction!
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Post by: Reconsgt on April 03, 2011, 12:11:25 PM
Looks like with the added attention I had to go up my bidding,   now who's going to step up and outbid me again ;)
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Post by: Kualan on April 03, 2011, 12:21:10 PM
Just confirmed an order with Amazon for Ki-Adi-Mundi, Shaak Ti, Kit Fisto and Cad Bane figures. They should be with you in a couple of days, though there might be a brief delay because of the different/international shipping address, my bank may want to call me up first to confirm it was me who placed the order. That's what they sometimes do when the shipping/billing addresses are different.

Either way, shouldn't be long!
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Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2011, 01:19:26 PM
She is quite welcome, maybe we can relieve a little bit of their worry (fat chance I know) by all the good wishes that I hope she knows we are sending her way.

I also added him to my church prayer list this morning. Not all the details, but the fact that there is a little boy who need prayers.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 03, 2011, 01:29:22 PM
Thanks Kualan! Looking forward to receiving them! My bank is the same way. Very touchy security protocols.

All these efforts and donations and acts of kindness help to ease the fears and worries a bit I am sure. Thanks for doing that today Tamer. It's really amazing what we can accomplish through the power of people :) I know that if I were in his mother's shoes or even his shoes, I'd contact you guys first for help :)
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 03, 2011, 07:34:56 PM
From the information you gave me it sounded like he might like a shiny red paint ap. I used to work for a cuy that had a '76 corvette hat was red and chromed out so this is kind of reminding me of it/him. haha So I really wanted a gleaming paint job on this baby so I painted it chrome in 2 aps eack side. Did a very lite wet sand with 1000 grit paper then laid on 4 very thin coats of red. I have also started doing some detail work but still have more to do. I really can't bring myself to weather the body and wings as to mee it looks so hot! What do you guys think? Should I just make the chrome areas a bit more chrome/new looking?



(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0006-3.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0009-1.jpg)
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 03, 2011, 08:47:44 PM
I think with a little bit of detailing in the cockpit and on the chassis itself it'll look perfect. Maybe some control handles and buttons in the cockpit? I think the exposed engines look perfect and that as much as I love weathering I think it looks great. Annie is after all a mechanic and so he'd find the best parts available or repairable. So I imagine Eli would too. I think Eli will absolutely love it!
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Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2011, 03:22:41 AM
Looks great to me L.E.

Eli ought to love that!
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Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2011, 06:36:27 AM
A small report:

The R2-KT figure that I put up for auction is already up to $41 dollars. Way to go Yarders!

I also recieved a very nice reply from Eli's mom who is allowing me to share this about Eli's condition

"you're welcome to put in that he has been diagnosed with a very rare and life threatening disease called Fanconi Anemia. There is one reliable website we refer people to for info which is www.fanconi.org. He begins chemo next week and will receive a bone marrow transplant on April 21."

God Bless this family as they go through this. Yarders I will say this, you are making me very, very, very proud of you this week. I am so glad I am associated with you through this hobby.  
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Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2011, 07:26:54 AM
Well I went in and tried to edit the existing listing to include the information Eli's mom allowed me to share and inadvertently reloaded the same information two times over. Please ignore the redundnat information folks as that was not my intent.

Ebay does not allow an edit of the existing description only additions. I tried to call them and get them to remove the extra info. but needless to say got nowhere. I so wish there was another online auction site that had as much traffic and better customer support.

Oh well, it still doesn't change the cause that this is for so please once again accept my apologies for all the extra info in the listing.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 04, 2011, 03:26:53 PM
That's ok Tamer! Thanks for the info anyway. I think you guys (and our other supporters) make me smile/speechless on a daily basis :) I was just happy when the very first box arrived and I included the first two figures I donated to Eli with it and sent it off to him. And now look at us! Way to Go!

So today I received Wookielover1138's generous donation of Space Suit Ahsoka (awesome figure! Eli will love it!), got Clonesniper's Custom Republic Commando Trooper for Eli (Unwrapped it to sneak a gander. It looks amazing!), received a shipment from Allen aka Ars30 (tons of figures and battle packs, really generous! Thanks!), a shipment from Yakface.com's own Webmaster Jayson (tons of carded figures! Eli will love these!), and a shipment from someone who calls themself Mak (maybe from here? or Yakface? Anyway he/she sent tons of carded titanium series vehicles!) Amazing work and incredible generosity here folks! Thank you! Eli will love each and every donation! Whether it's a single loose figure or a whole treasure trove of goodies, Eli will love them simply because his friends and supporters in the Star Wars community donated them.

Keep up the good work guys! You make me proud to have started this effort and insanely proud to be a collector!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 04, 2011, 04:31:17 PM
This is your/our hard work paying off!

 http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/photo.php?fbid=194175093953765&set=a.187242464647028.37448.187226984648576&theater

Thank you for your incredible support! Eli looks like a kid in a castle--a castle of awesome Star Wars loot!
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Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2011, 04:35:04 PM
Sweet! We ain't done yet!
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Post by: darknsour on April 04, 2011, 04:35:26 PM
One thing I have learned in life is that nothing beats making a child happy!!

I'm glad to be a part of the collecting world with all of you!!!

I am honored to be called part of the Yards!!!


Thanks
Rich
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Post by: Kualan on April 04, 2011, 04:49:57 PM
Aw, that's an awesome sight to see. Good job everyone!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 04, 2011, 04:52:35 PM
Absolutely DarkNSour! Thanks for your awesome donation!

Yes as Tamer has said we certainly aren't done yet! Eli has a very long difficult road ahead of him and needs all the support he can get!

If you can't get the Facebook page to load check the photo out here:

 http://actionfigureempire.blogspot.com/2011/04/thank-you-you-are-strong-in-force.html

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Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2011, 04:59:08 PM
I am trying to bring up photobucket to get an img code folks.
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Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2011, 05:13:17 PM
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/CTtamer/Tamer%20continued/eliwithgoodies.jpg)

What an awesome picture. Just awesome. I see some of my goodies in there too.
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Post by: Reconsgt on April 04, 2011, 05:16:52 PM
Indeed, that pic is proof enough why the efforts are all worth it.
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Post by: hannsfartknocker on April 04, 2011, 05:18:10 PM
that is so awesome, he looks super happy
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on April 04, 2011, 09:33:20 PM
THAT PICTURE SAYS IT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 05, 2011, 05:08:32 AM
Thanks so much for the picture, it does indeed say 1000 words. I bet he was blown away when he started opening boxes and all of this came out. Great job to everyone who has donated and to you AFE for heading up this toy drive.
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Post by: jedi_randy on April 05, 2011, 06:09:13 AM
To see that smile on Eli's face - Priceless!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 05, 2011, 07:43:22 AM
You're very welcome... thought really I'm just the messenger here. Simply R2-D2 playing Eli's message on my holo-projector hehe. Yeah that's definitely my new favorite picture. He's got that Naboo fighter cradled under his arm... I bet he might even sleep with it now as little kids do with some favorite toys.

So i've talked with his mom and we've settled on some new games because he has a PSP already. I'm thinking some lego star wars games, battle front 2, and battle front renegade squadron. His mom says he loves the lego games! These would be excellent for his upcoming stay in the hospital!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 05, 2011, 09:22:50 AM
Just received The Ultimate Clone Wars Battle pack with Slave 1 and five figures, a rocket firing boba fett, and a hallmark keepsake Greedo from the Editor of Action Figure Times! Thank you Glenn/Umpire! Really an incredible gift to Eli!!!
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Post by: kreeper2 on April 05, 2011, 09:25:48 AM
PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
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Post by: wookielover1138 on April 05, 2011, 09:33:17 AM
That is just so great!!! He can now start his own show :)
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 05, 2011, 09:55:44 AM
Working on customizing an Aurra Sing for Eli.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eR13EUx02eE/TVa2zvfE7yI/AAAAAAAABkw/sMSuuKZaijs/s400/IMGP2564.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U-UUCso0YpY/TVa1vDotC1I/AAAAAAAABkQ/ab0xzIFwaiA/s1600/IMGP2565.JPG)

Here's the 1st one I made:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2011/02/aurra-sing-assassin-episode-outfit.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2011/02/aurra-sing-assassin-episode-outfit.html)
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 05, 2011, 09:55:50 AM
That pic honestly brought a tear to my eye(okay, more than one)... I love how the collecting community can come together in a time like this.

Did anyone ever make  a custom for him? I remember it being mentioned in the beginning... Anyone have a spare lil' Boba figure, that or the Jedi Anni figure might be a good base. If someone's making one, update us, if not I'll dig around and see what I have.
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 05, 2011, 09:57:02 AM
That pic honestly brought a tear to my eye(okay, more than one)... I love how the collecting community can come together in a time like this.

Did anyone ever make  a custom for him? I remember it being mentioned in the beginning... Anyone have a spare lil' Boba figure, that or the Jedi Anni figure might be a good base. If someone's making one, update us, if not I'll dig around and see what I have.

Luke Sprywalker is working on the Eli Padawan :)
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 05, 2011, 10:00:00 AM
Clone Sniper donated one of his custom clones, Sprywalker is making a young tatooine eli and a go-cart speeder custom, I believe Sith Happens is making a custom or two, Elias and Darth Daddy are making some customs... any customs you want to do are welcome and I guarantee you no two customs will be alike!

That being said, that aura sing looks amazing Darth Daddy!!! Really awesome!
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 05, 2011, 10:33:54 AM
Awesome, I sent the owner of TNI a link and he's gonna have it posted on their SW JediInsider section, also sent a message to one of the owners of Rebelscum, not sure if htey posted about it or not, but hopefully they spread the word.  Gonna give a shout out to a couple more places I visit, hoping to get the word out there... oh, and placed a hefty bid on R2-KT and if I win, I want it sent to Eli, ;)
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Post by: darknsour on April 05, 2011, 10:53:39 AM
You know I had put that Naboo Fighter on Ebay and did not get one bid!!!

Now I know why!!!  I glad he likes it!!! I'm glad it went to someone who really enjoy's it!!!

Alot of my stuff is packed away cause I will be moving soon but if I can dig anything else out I'll send it along!!!

Thanks
Rich
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 05, 2011, 10:56:16 AM
You know I had put that Naboo Fighter on Ebay and did not get one bid!!!

Now I know why!!!  I glad he likes it!!! I'm glad it went to someone who really enjoy's it!!!

Alot of my stuff is packed away cause I will be moving soon but if I can dig anything else out I'll send it along!!!

Thanks
Rich

Where are you moving to?  I was hoping to get a customizing play date  in with our boys but I guess I waited too long to ask.
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Post by: JediMerc on April 05, 2011, 11:33:28 AM
The Clone Wars dvd's are in the mail; they should be arriving 2-3 days!  Seeing this pic of Eli with a huge smile on his face is awesome!
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Post by: darknsour on April 05, 2011, 11:50:56 AM
I'm moving from New Rochelle, NY to Mamaroneck NY  I think it's 4 miles total!!!

Thats if we ever get a closeing date!!!!

The bank and the lawers are driving me crazy!!!

rich
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 05, 2011, 01:36:27 PM
That's not bad.  The last girl I dated lived there.  We can probably work something out then.  Once you are settled of course.
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 05, 2011, 01:59:11 PM
Got it frontpaged on RS for ya...

http://www.rebelscum.com/

 and a thread in Wuher's Cantina on their boards:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4537910&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=93&fpart=1#4537910


AFE, if you're not a member there already, pop in and let people know what's up, updates and stuff like that. :D Hope it helps.

Just saw Chris also updated on the front page of theforce.net and rebelscum's facebook.. ;)


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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 05, 2011, 05:45:16 PM
Dude! That's awesome!!! How'd you get them to post it? I contacted their webmaster and he expressed some interest in posting a thing about it and donating something but never did... so this is awesome!!! I'll join their boards soon.


Good luck with the move dude!
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 05, 2011, 09:58:23 PM
I just sent them messages, asking if they could post it, listed off some of the other sites helping out and he got back to me and said he front paged it and posted a thread in the forums... I think some of them run both of the sites, TF.net and RS... so I'm guessing that's why they did it both places...

http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=13475

Add another site to the list , :D Besides getting someone like George to notice it, I think I've exhausted my contacts, lol... hope it helps.
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Post by: Tamer on April 06, 2011, 03:15:19 AM
That is awesome. There is nothing like a follow up to get some action.

LOL. I am just wondering when they are gonna get a bigger house for all this SW stuff that is gonna be rolling his way. What an awesome problem!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 06, 2011, 07:50:29 AM
Yeah it's pretty cool guys! Thanks for the ongoing effort and support! Just received 3 carded figures from amazon. Got a shaak ti, kit fisto, and cad bane, all clone wars figures. I didn't order them and there's no info as they're direct from the seller. Anyone know who's responsible for this generosity? I have an inkling it may be one of our friends abroad but I'm not sure.
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Post by: FialaFernbrugg on April 06, 2011, 10:22:57 AM
I'm going to send the package tomorrow.
I found some figures and a Revell easykit Jedi Starfighter for Eli+a custom stand for each figure and a small Jedi robe (Tsui Choi) for one of his Jedi figures.
Eli now has official support in Austria  :)

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Post by: 110clones on April 06, 2011, 05:23:48 PM
Thats so cool. I'm so happy for him. :)
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 06, 2011, 05:49:23 PM
Thanks for your words of kindness and support! Thanks FialaFernbrugg! Glad to know we've got support in Austria!

Hey Cmdrjet94 thanks for the kind words! If you decide to donate anything, and this goes for everyone, please avoid using phrases like "please live" "Pull through" "get better" don't worry if you forget. I check every package personally and will avoid sending those kinds words to Eli. Thanks!

Thanks 11oclones!
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Post by: Springer203 on April 06, 2011, 09:05:15 PM
Joined the forum today to let you know that I sent two large boxes of brand new unopened Clone Wars toys via UPS for Eli.  They should arrive early next week.  Vehicles, battle packs, puzzles, lightsabers, and lots more.  You guys are doing a great thing and my Wife and I wanted to contribute. 
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 06, 2011, 09:15:05 PM
Thank you so much Springer! What a generous contribution! I look forward to receiving your donations!

On a side side note, to everyone here, check out the this thread and let me know if you're interested:
http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=6634.0

Ok now back to our regular scheduled charity work ;)
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Post by: Phatty on April 07, 2011, 05:52:11 AM
Springer, that was so wonderful of you and your wife!  Please, stick around for more than helping Eli, we'd love to have you hang around!
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Post by: Tamer on April 07, 2011, 06:09:57 AM
Springer, that was so wonderful of you and your wife!  Please, stick around for more than helping Eli, we'd love to have you hang around!

I would like to second Phatty's statement.
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Post by: Kualan on April 07, 2011, 04:04:48 PM
The Shaak Ti, Kit Fisto and Cad Bane figures are from me, and there should be a Ki-Adi-Mundi not far behind them! :) Best wishes from the UK!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 07, 2011, 04:54:10 PM
Not to worry Kualan! Sent them out today so they're on their way up to Eli. Actually guys the shipping is beginning to add up a bit. It was $30 again today. I know the R2-KT is being put towards that too, but maybe you guys can chip in a bit? I know Tamer has offered to a few times.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 07, 2011, 08:24:07 PM
hey guys! Need more inspiration for helping out Eli? Check out this video: http://rochester.ynn.com/content/top_stories/539329/boy-and-family-preparing-for-bone-marrow-transplant/

Too cute and such awesome news!
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Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2011, 05:36:38 AM
I also talked about on our customizing podcast last night too. Hopefully that will drum up more support too. It is crazy the emails I get about that after we do it.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 08, 2011, 06:39:43 AM
Awesome! Glad to know you did that Tamer. For some reason I can't listen to the podcast (wondows user). I even downloaded quicktime like it told me to. Is there a windows version?
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Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2011, 06:42:20 AM
Awesome! Glad to know you did that Tamer. For some reason I can't listen to the podcast (wondows user). I even downloaded quicktime like it told me to. Is there a windows version?

I am a windows user too. You should be able to go to the front page and hit the play icon and be good to go.

Also try the podcast page http://www.imperialshipyards.net/podcasts/index.html

Please let me know if that doesn't work too.
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Post by: Cmdrjet94 on April 08, 2011, 08:03:48 AM
hey yarders i have come to give my wishes to eli and his familey and here is a message from me dear eli and your familey i hope you will hang in there and i hope you live to see another day so hang in there little guy and may the force be with you always amen
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 08, 2011, 09:08:25 AM
Here is what I will be sending Eli.


(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0004-2.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0007-4.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0009-2.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0010-2.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0014-1.jpg)
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on April 08, 2011, 11:59:13 AM
wow awesome job le great use of little ani im glad it worked out  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 08, 2011, 12:19:36 PM
That's too cool.. Anyone know or do custom cards? That photoshop of Jedi Eli gave me an idea...
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 08, 2011, 03:23:20 PM
Spry that looks so awesome! Eli is gonna be so excited to have a figure of himself and an awesome vehicle to tool around in!

Hey so on another update: I got a message today on the AFE Facebook page from [Drum Roll] Willhuf Tarkin! Well ok not the character but the actor who voices him for The Clone Wars series, Stephen Stanton! The message read: "I admire what your doing for Eli. Post your page on my page and I' ll point my friends your way. Keep up the good work. MTFBWY Capt Wilhuff Tarkin"

How cool is that? We have the support of one of the most brilliant minds of the Empire and the actor who voices him :)

Awesome!!!
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Post by: jedi_randy on April 08, 2011, 03:35:47 PM
Spry that looks so awesome! Eli is gonna be so excited to have a figure of himself and an awesome vehicle to tool around in!

Hey so on another updated: I got a message today on the AFE Facebook page from [Drum Roll] Willhuf Tarkin! Well ok not the character but the actor who voices him for The Clone Wars series, Stephen Stanton! The message read: "I admire what your doing for Eli. Post your page on my page and I' ll point my friends your way. Keep up the good work. MTFBWY Capt Wilhuff Tarkin"

How cool is that? We have the support of one of the most brilliant minds of the Empire and the actor who voices him :)

Awesome!!!

Oh wow, that is cooler than Hoth!
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Post by: jedi_randy on April 08, 2011, 03:36:52 PM
Here is what I will be sending Eli.


(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0004-2.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0007-4.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0009-2.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0010-2.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/SprywalkerRanch/Custom%20Vehicles/DSC_0014-1.jpg)

Magnificent job, Eli will be very happy I'm sure!
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Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2011, 04:29:47 PM
Sweet stuff.

I will get some of this on the fp soon too.

I need to go check out the R2-KT to see how its doing. Hopefully I will be paypaling by late Saturday or Sunday AFE.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 08, 2011, 04:52:10 PM
Awesome! Here's hoping ;)
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Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2011, 05:01:48 PM
Awesome! Here's hoping ;)


I am also hoping CAFN listeners will put the word out too. it was the first part of the podcast.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 08, 2011, 05:24:44 PM
Hey Tamer, I gave a listen to that and some of the other podcasts. It was awesome to put some voices to you guys and in Tamer's (your) case a face too! Thanks for doing an announcement about the toy drive! Yet another media to get the word out! Excellent.

I want to say that if I really don't want to have to make any size/weight limits, nor do I want any of us (and anyone else who donates) going into debt, or choosing a shipment over something more important, with the prices of these donations and the costs of getting them to Eli. That being said, if you plan on donating something that weighs more than say 10 carded figures (so about 2 pounds) please help out with shipping costs for forwarding to Eli. I got word from a supporter who wants to donate an AT-AT and while it's one of the greatest vehicles Hasbro has made to date, it also weighs about 14lbs (including speeder bike, stickers, AT-AT driver, and fully assembled) loose. So in that case I would ask that you please include a contribution towards the forwarding shipping amount. I personally open all shipments (to check all items for any damage from shipping, appropriateness for a six year old, and to make sure that there aren't any get well cards or messages) I also repack every item, as many as will fit into the least amount of boxes, that will still arrive safe. My living room has a large pile of boxes and packing materials and Star Wars goodies awaiting shipment to Eli. This is a sacrifice I gladly make, but each week it's about $30 or so.

So that being said, please don't hesitate to donate big vehicles or tons of metal toys, or lots of heavy plastic and tins, etc. But keep in mind what you're sending and how much it might cost. Also plan to factor your shipping cost into the cost of the donation.

Thanks guys!
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Post by: Reconsgt on April 08, 2011, 05:36:26 PM
We have the new site auction feature that we will be running for Eli's cause and you can use the proceeds for shipping costs,  I will be loading another item or 2 this weekend. So spread the word and get folks bidding. All of the funds will go to various efforts and not 1 penny stays in our pockets.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 08, 2011, 05:37:34 PM
And on a very minor minor note: I have a wish list up on the Star Wars wanted forum:   http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=6638.0    Take a gander if you want.

Ok back to our regular programming :)
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 08, 2011, 05:38:48 PM
Excellent! Thanks ReconSgt!!!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 08, 2011, 06:21:20 PM
Thanks guys for your seal of approval on my little contribution. It is really great seeing everyone come together in various different ways, doing what they can to help.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 09, 2011, 04:07:51 PM
Just a quick update: AFE now has a Twitter account. Tune in there for all the latest on Eli! http://twitter.com/ActionFigEmpire

Eli and his mother have headed out to the treatment facility in Cincinnati. Please keep them in your prayers, hearts, minds, thoughts and actions. The toy drive continues on in full force! 
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Post by: Reconsgt on April 09, 2011, 04:14:44 PM
Were you able to get a list of games he wanted,  I have a friend that ownes 2 game stores, I can place a call and see what he has and if he will discount or donate, other wise I can try to fund some through some auctions
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 09, 2011, 04:20:28 PM
Nothing specific just that he loves the Lego games and his mother only mentioned that he has only one of them. Someone mentioned they're getting him the Clone Wars game but it has yet to arrive.

I got the 2 seasons of Clone Wars on DVD in the mail today!

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Post by: Tamer on April 09, 2011, 08:07:22 PM
Ok its time for me to payout as JoeRhyno won the R2-KT Auction and paid really quickly. Thanks Joe.

If you can pm me or email me your paypal addy AFE I can get this sent asap. I have a feeling you are gonna need lots of shipping funds soon.
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Post by: Reconsgt on April 09, 2011, 08:14:03 PM
Nothing specific just that he loves the Lego games and his mother only mentioned that he has only one of them. Someone mentioned they're getting him the Clone Wars game but it has yet to arrive.

I got the 2 seasons of Clone Wars on DVD in the mail today!




What game system do we need to look for?
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 09, 2011, 08:15:55 PM
He has a PSP he's gonna bring so that'd probably be the best format. And lots of DVDs to watch too probably.
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Post by: Tamer on April 09, 2011, 08:40:16 PM
Ok, the first payment is away! The first payment is away! Sorry, keep thinking of the first ship getting away from the SD during the Battle of Hoth.

Now onto the ISY Charity Auctions!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 10, 2011, 05:30:09 AM
Awesome! Thanks Tamer! The money is in the bank. Stephen Stanton is all over the Facebook pages with messages of support. Check it out :)
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Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2011, 05:55:14 AM
Cool deal, I just sent you a pm asking if you got it. I see that you have.
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Post by: JediMerc on April 10, 2011, 06:07:39 AM
Nothing specific just that he loves the Lego games and his mother only mentioned that he has only one of them. Someone mentioned they're getting him the Clone Wars game but it has yet to arrive.

I got the 2 seasons of Clone Wars on DVD in the mail today!



Glad you got both sets of dvd's and everything's intact.   I just realized I had not put any information about who they were from: sorry about that!  

 I hope Eli enjoys them!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 10, 2011, 04:42:24 PM
Yep Tamer I totally got it!

Yeah JediMerc now I know who they're from and Eli will too! :)
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Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2011, 05:07:25 PM
SithHappens just donated a fig he won in one of my ebay auctions so I will get that added to a few more goodies I am sending. The Shipyarders are gonna keep you hopping to the Post Office!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 10, 2011, 06:29:05 PM
Awesome guys! I'm gonna have to invest in a jet pack!
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 11, 2011, 02:00:15 PM
After talking with the owner of BBTS, I got Eli a $40 store credit. :D I'll send you the info that needs to be done so they can get it.
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 13, 2011, 09:26:06 AM
Got this made, was hoping to have our group's logo on it, but it was a last min/rush job, and donated by the owner, so I can't complain... maybe our 2012 award will have it.. anyway, have a shirt coming too with our logo and his name on it too.. just wanted to do something a little different for the lil' guy. We're having our custom meet this weekend, we'll be getting Eli's package together then, hope to have some customs, misc figs, maybe a vehicle, some cash to help with shipping and couple other things.  Hope to have it out in the mail by next week. :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/JoeRhyno/Star%20Wars/CTF/4b6848ab.jpg)

whatcha think?

Here's a group shot of some of our group members at Clone Wars midnight madness, we're hoping to take an updated pic with the award and send it with too:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/JoeRhyno/Star%20Wars/CTF/mmCTF08018-1.jpg)
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Post by: jedi_randy on April 13, 2011, 10:44:13 AM
Sweet! Great job joerhyno!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 13, 2011, 08:06:44 PM
Absolutely LOVE the award!!! He'll be so honored!! Love it! Stunning. Thanks Joe I look forward to receiving and forwarding it to Eli.

Check out this insanely cute video of Eli playing with some of our donations: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-Figure-Empire/196704237028097/video/video.php?v=1879047332721&oid=187226984648576&comments

Eli is such an awesome kid! I want to play Star Wars with him some time :)
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Post by: Phatty on April 13, 2011, 08:46:43 PM
JOE!!!!  You're incredible, and thank you so much for what you've done!  I'm so incredibly touched by the outpouring of generosity for this young man, and I can't think of any other group of Star Wars fans I'd rather be a part of!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 14, 2011, 03:51:31 AM
That was a great idea and awesome gesture Joe. This place really warms my heart. I too am glad to be a part of this community.
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Post by: Tamer on April 14, 2011, 05:39:44 AM
Daggone the Yarders are rocking this month. Ok, I won't get mushy yet.

Awesome Joe. And thank you Jules for donating your ARC!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 14, 2011, 06:54:02 AM
Updated the video link above so it's no longer broken. Please watch it. It's amazing! We are truly AMAZED here at the outpouring of donations! A tauntaun sleeping bag just arrived! A family sent two huge boxes of figures and vehicles (easily over $300-$500 worth). Another box was full of loose figures--about 30-50 of them each one in sandwhich bags. This is amazing. And frankly there is a huge pile of boxes that grows daily in our living room.

On another note, we're still receiving letters telling Eli to "hang in there" "keep fighting" and "get well". Also lots of "God bless". Not sure what his faith is, but that's not important. I know these people mean nothing but the best of intentions. But when I was six all I wanted to do was play and be with my friends and my family. I know none of us here at the Yards are sending that kind of stuff (anymore hehe) but I figured I'd mention it.

However i did receive probably the sweetest letter ever. It was written by a young child around Eli's age. So glad other young collectors are picking out things to donate too!
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Post by: flame Trooper on April 15, 2011, 06:21:41 PM
hang in there little budy
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Post by: jedi_randy on April 15, 2011, 06:54:13 PM
Featured AFE in my blog:

An interview with TK-9849: A Stormtrooper with a heart of gold
http://talesfromthemoseisleycarinderia.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-tk-9849-stormtrooper.html (http://talesfromthemoseisleycarinderia.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-tk-9849-stormtrooper.html)
Title: Re: The Force Is Strong With Him!
Post by: Tamer on April 16, 2011, 06:27:14 AM
AFE if they send you another pic of him with his latest batch I would love to do another fper on this.

Don't forget about our new ISY Charity Auctions so we can get AFE either some shipping funds or a PSP (think that is what we were working on), but AFE can't do it all by himself. I can't imagine the shipping fees he has paid so far.

I will have another box coming soon and will make sure to send some funds with it so you can send it on.

I also agree that we need to remember that even though our wishes of get well are well meaning imagine what reading a ton of those would do not to just Eli, but his mom and family. The constant reminding of how serious his illness is will do them no good. Put your good wishes into the products that you are sending and that will be message enough.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 16, 2011, 06:51:20 AM
Thanks Tamer! I agree totally. We've confirmed that he already has a PSP (I've even seen him playing it hehe) so right now we're just raising shipping funds. I have some duplicates that I have received permission from Eli's mom to auction off.

So far we have a 12" Slave Leia sealed in box, a TVC Grievous mint in package, a captain lock mint in package, and a space suit ahsoka mint in package. I'm going to post these items on Ebay when i have some time off from work in a few days and will post topics here for each one so be sure to bid on them!

I'm also going to try to enter the latest custom contest (we'll see how much time I have lol)

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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 16, 2011, 08:36:17 AM
Another update: Just received a really awesome letter hand-penned in Aurebesh! With a translation on the other side. It's a letter from a Jedi master giving Eli a special mission and the troops (figures) to accomplish it with. Included in the packages (among what seems to be at least half the clone wars line) is a custom made Imperial tank (much like one of the ones in the custom rig contest) and a TX-130 tank!

Very very generous! THanks!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 16, 2011, 09:48:57 AM
Got a bunch of new auctions up for Eli on the charity auctions forum: http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?board=119.0

Check them out and happy bidding!
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Post by: JediMerc on April 17, 2011, 06:03:01 AM
Just a note of thanks to those who have helped organize all of this for Eli: being in the middle of a move and with things in boxes everywhere, I have only been able to dig through a few things to help Eli, but some of you have done SO much more

Thank goodness we have people like all of you on this Earth who are so eager to help when someone is in need.  This whole series of events warms my heart!  And Eli benefits more than we even realize, in so many different ways!
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 17, 2011, 06:37:41 AM
Getting ready to load up the lil'  Toyota and head up to my friends for an all day custom meet. We're going to try and video tape it as some of us are making some Eli customs, if I'm successful, I'll try to post it, We're also gonnna take an updated group pic and one w/ Eli's honorary member award and send to him... hope to get his custom CTF shirt soon in the mail and then the box-o-goodies will be on the way.
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Post by: Tamer on April 17, 2011, 08:17:09 AM
Joe if you get that video, I would love to have that on our ISY Youtube channel if you don't mind.

Pm me the details if you are able to pull it off.

I agree the selflessness I am seeing here warms the soul.
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 17, 2011, 06:55:28 PM
I'm home... almost 8 hours of customizing, talking SW, watching SW, eating and hanging w/ friends.  I have to rest my knee, but I'm really happy with what we accomplished. I'll take pics tomorrow of our finished customs with the photo tent set up, My Friend Doug donated a Clone skiff/speeder he made a year or so ago from an old power ranger vehicle, I made a Jedi Eli with his own Clone squad and my friend printed out some waterslide decals of Eli's Darth Vader "e" logo, so all the clones have the logo on their armor or body in some way, shape or form. My friend Chad made a cool Red, White and Blue(I think he was feeling patriotic) clone and also put an Eli "e" logo on it.. There were a couple other customs, I'll have to dig them out again, but the coolest one I think was the custom 12" sideshow Eli Jedi that my friend made, nothing too complicated, but another friend brought some old shelves and displays and one was a 12" doll case, so it worked out perfectly and I put the 12" Eli in it. Another donated a vintage Darth Vader case, I thought that was cool, now Eli can store all(or some of) his figs he's getting...

I took a small video in the beginning, I'll see how it turned out, it was hard trying to do things and also film the stuff, so I said one would be good, we took some pics too, so those with the pics I'll take later, I'll try to make a montage or whatever it's called with some SW music in the background.. that way you don't here my friend Bill throw out the Fbomb here and there, lol..

Anyway, it was an awesome get together,  for a great cause and I'll try to update you guys in a day or so on everything else.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 17, 2011, 07:18:02 PM
Wow Joe! I ave to say it sounds like a literal treasure trove of awesome goodies coming from you and your crew! Thank you guys soooo much! Eli's going to love them all I'm sure! :)
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Post by: Joerhyno on April 18, 2011, 03:57:49 PM
Went to take pics of the customs and my battery ran out of juice.. so I htought I'd just show a couple teasers...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/JoeRhyno/Star%20Wars/customs/c85d34f9.jpg)
12" custom Eli Jedi made by my friend Derek.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/JoeRhyno/Star%20Wars/customs/c17efa80.jpg)
Custom Clone transport made by my friend Doug, he also made the pilot.
Custom R,W&B Clone made by my friend Chad
Custom Eli and his Squad made by me(decals made by Doug).

While looking over the transport, I noticed a lot of wear and dust here and there.. so I'm going to clean it up and touch up some parts here and there... still waiting on the shirt to send anyway, so I got a little time to finish it before I send out the care package.  Also took a group pic, but only one pic  turned out, so I'm going to attempt to photoshop one guy in that wasn't in that pic, but was at the meet-up.. if it doesn't look right, well.. sorry, we'll just say he was there in spirit... lol
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Post by: hannsfartknocker on April 18, 2011, 04:31:55 PM
these are great joe
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 18, 2011, 06:50:16 PM
Sounds like a fun party.  Really cool stuff!!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 18, 2011, 07:33:53 PM
That is awesome Joe! Great work by everyone for sure! Hey that vehicle looks awesome, can we get some pics of that when you get chance?
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 18, 2011, 08:45:55 PM
Totally awesome!!! Can't wait to get a peak in person before i ship them out to the E-master :)

On a side note someone from the Hot Chix Cool Toy Review has picked up on the Eli story and I'm going to try and get a mention in one of their upcoming youtube episodes. I'll post the link if and when they do it.
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Post by: Tamer on April 19, 2011, 05:08:56 AM
Joe, my comments about all of our great work on this are on our front page. You are definitely a role model for us all. All of your selflessness and proactive work on this is so much appreciated. Thank you for doing this! And to all the Yarders for that matter.

AFE shoot me that embed code when you get it and I will put it on the front page.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 25, 2011, 07:52:24 AM
Just want to let you know that Eli is doing pretty amazingly well with his treatments! He received his new cells two days ago so that is awesome news! He also had a wonderful Easter and got a nice basket from the Easter Bunny! Keep up with his adventures here: http://www.facebook.com/theforceisstrongwitheli

Keep up the good work!
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Post by: Phatty on April 25, 2011, 08:20:16 AM
SO glad to hear it!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 25, 2011, 09:40:13 AM
Awesome news! Thanks for keeping us up to date!
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on April 25, 2011, 10:07:32 AM
that is awesome news very happy to hear that ;D
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 26, 2011, 11:18:30 PM
New Eli video: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1909564855640  sooo cute!!!
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Post by: wookielover1138 on April 27, 2011, 09:58:41 AM
So glad to hear Eli is doing better, and the video made me smile :) Thanks for keeping us updated AFE!
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Post by: Trandoshanslaver1138 on April 27, 2011, 11:29:31 AM
when I first heard of this news, I was devestated to hear that something so horrible could happen to such an adorible kid, but now I think the wonderful donations of ISY have made this the golden age of his childhood. I love it when a group of people ban together for such a selfless deed. Godbless the hearts of ISY and Godbless Eli. I`ll keep praying for him.
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Post by: JediMerc on April 27, 2011, 02:28:09 PM
Thanks for the update on Eli; it's good to know he's taking to his treatments well!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on April 27, 2011, 05:04:46 PM
You're all more than welcome! And of course, thank YOU ALL for your donations and continued support!
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Post by: beige-4 on May 02, 2011, 09:59:27 AM
erm, guys. shall i ask the mandolrian mercs to pay a surprise visit to Eli?
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on May 02, 2011, 10:25:19 AM
Eli would love that beige! but unfortunately he's in Ohio and has no immune system so they only let family in. So plan something for when he is able to go home to NY? That would be the best bet. Awesome idea though!!!!
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Post by: Tamer on May 02, 2011, 12:25:26 PM
Glad to hear Eli is still going strong!
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Post by: darthdaddy on May 02, 2011, 02:55:51 PM
Great video!!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on May 11, 2011, 05:01:03 PM
Hey guys, quick update: Eli has been doing much better and is being discharged to the residential apartments wing of the facilities he's in. The toy drive seems to have wound down (which despite the fun and amazing turn out of support, donations, and contributions, is nice because it means fewer shipping costs). It's been an amazing run on the toy drive and a great charity effort. The Star Wars community definitely came out in full support and we succeeded with flying colors. This is not to say that you cannot donate still if you haven't gotten around to it yet, or have some more to send, just that we're nearing an ending point. I have 11 boxes stacked and ready to be shipped a few each week or so. Thanks to everyone who has donated, to the time and effort you've contributed, to the money, the publicity, and support! You are all super star Jedi masters, and Sith Lords should you feel better that way ;)

Another quick update: I have a sale up on eBay currently to raise a bit more money for shipping. Check it out! Lots of cool stuff:

This is up on Ebay currently! Basically an instant collection with all but one figure sealed in original boxes! Clone wars figures, TVC, Saga Legends, and more!

Special offer: Shipping fee waved for Yarders who win!

Thanks and good luck!

happy bidding!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320698176252


and as always may the force be with you!

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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on May 11, 2011, 05:59:52 PM
Already a bid on this auction for $20! We'd really love to see it go to some ISY members than just random eBay-ers so act now guys!
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Post by: botwt on May 11, 2011, 07:00:34 PM
Great to hear that Eli is doing better!  ;D
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Post by: Trandoshanslaver1138 on May 12, 2011, 09:35:48 AM
So does Eli have any more surguries he has to go through or is he getting back to his old self or what? Another question, is the money from the Ebay auctions going to Eli`s family? And another question, after all this do you think Eli will join ISY?
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Post by: Tamer on May 12, 2011, 09:53:23 AM
TS,

Eli is a very young man yet, early elementary age from what I recall, so it might be a few years before he is wanting to delve into SW forums. Ofcourse any youngster is welcome here as are his or her parents, but they have slightly larger issues to deal with for now I am guessing. I did get a very nice message from his mother and she is extremely appreciative of all of this that part I do know.

As far as any monies we raise here for Eli, that is subject to change from either shipping funds or toys of some nature in themselves. AFE can ofcourse elaborate, but he is in close communication with the family and as he has eleven boxes of toys to deliver I am just assuming the current monies will be geared towards getting those boxes there.
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Post by: Trandoshanslaver1138 on May 12, 2011, 11:10:05 AM
Ok, thats cool. I`ve just had those questions for awile now, and about parents being welcome on here; my parent dont really like star wars, I developed this interest on my own, with the exeption of hannsfartknocker who introduced me to the vast amounts of star wars books and since I met him he`s been a great freind and has helped me know about all these things that have to do with it including imperialshipyards. Eli sounds like a good kid and he would be treasured here on ISY, hes got a lot of reasons to stick with this interest as withoutsuch a good freind I would know little about star wars and would have probably left this wurth-while interset a long time ago.
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Post by: Tamer on May 12, 2011, 11:26:47 AM
Well don't you worry, we'll help you with your Star Wars interest and then some.

Wouldn't it be cool for Eli to meet you when and if he does decide to join a SW forum and then you could help him out. Ah, little dreams I have sometimes.
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Post by: darthdaddy on May 13, 2011, 02:36:45 PM
Finally got my  Aurra Sing done.  Once Elias finishes his action figure, we'll send out our package.  0//
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on May 13, 2011, 04:10:23 PM
Awesome! We're definitely continuing the toy drive!
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Post by: darthdaddy on May 21, 2011, 07:48:26 AM
Putting these in the mail today:


Aurra Sing in Assassin Outfit by Darth Daddy:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5BRCx0IzW2M/TdfIFWp1ERI/AAAAAAAACXI/iyu3dpi8UNE/s400/IMGP3065.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u61RCdSh97k/TdfH-4n6XOI/AAAAAAAACXA/6BmjtkduHHM/s400/IMGP3063.JPG)

Custom Mandolorian by Elias:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ibRxgJPVKMA/TdfH3NbrNfI/AAAAAAAACW4/GCtvKjRr_J0/s400/IMGP3057.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m2hlyba0y-A/TdfHxAXgQ0I/AAAAAAAACWw/KFfJyDKcATM/s400/IMGP3058.JPG)
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Post by: botwt on May 21, 2011, 08:56:21 AM
Very cool of you!!  :D

Would you mind PMing me his address, I'd love to send him something as well?
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 21, 2011, 09:18:45 AM
Great job on both guys! Nice touch re carding that figure DD!
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Post by: Tamer on May 23, 2011, 02:49:23 AM
Folks, I have been made aware that Eli is now involved in a charity competition. Fulll details can be found on his facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/theforceisstrongwitheli?sk=wall

There contest is being run through Chase Community Charities and that link can be found here:

http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/930995453-fanconi-anemia-research-fund-farf?src=vote_share

If you can find a minute (that is about all you need) please vote for this great charity. I also aim to put this on the front page later today. I would also ask the Yarders through their blogs or repsective sites (some of you already have done this) to put out this word and lets see if we can push them up to nummber 1.
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 23, 2011, 03:47:49 AM
Way to go Tamer! I too found this thru wookielover1138 this weekend and voted.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on May 23, 2011, 05:30:54 AM
Thanks for posting this Tamer! I have been working so much I've had to put off a lot of my postings. I really appreciate you taking the initiative here. Glad word is spreading about it! I'm going to borrow your text and post it on the AFE blog. Thanks for voting in the contest too!

Darth Daddy: Those figures look incredible! I look forward to receiving them and getting them out to Eli! He will go bananas for them!

@Botwt: The address to send Eli stuff if actually my address:

AFE
114 Oak Street Apt. D.
Maybrook, NY
12543
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Post by: botwt on May 23, 2011, 06:03:12 AM
Voted, thanks Tamer for putting that up!

Thanks AFE, Darth Daddy dropped me an email with your address as well...expect a package within the next week and a half for the little guy! :D
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Post by: Tamer on May 23, 2011, 06:08:54 AM
I would also be remiss if I didn't publicly thank BOTWT for sending me some dollars to send to AFE for the shipping of the Toys! Thanks BOTWT!
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Post by: botwt on May 23, 2011, 06:16:55 AM
No problem brother! :D
I cannot stand to see little kids sick.
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Post by: Tamer on May 23, 2011, 06:20:35 AM
No problem brother! :D
I cannot stand to see little kids sick.

Definitely add me to that list!
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Post by: Trandoshanslaver1138 on May 23, 2011, 08:44:56 AM
Eli must be strong to be able to get throught this, I guess that explains the name of this thread...heh.
do I have to have a facebook acount to vote? I never had a facebook acount because I never had a reason for it, but I might have one now. How does Eli personally feel, I mean like physicaly. Is he in pain, or does he go through any other types of problems, or is he feeling good or what?
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Post by: Tamer on May 23, 2011, 09:37:50 AM
I have had friends go through bone marrow transplants. It didn't sound like it was very fun.

We are just gonna have to wait on AFE or his family to send me some updates and AFE or I will let you know. No doubt his family is totally focused on him so we will just have to be patient.
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Post by: Tamer on May 26, 2011, 02:43:45 AM
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FjiQ37u&h=6261c

We have a bit of a status update through a video they completed trying to raise more votes for their charity. I think the vote was over last night. Still, it is a great video of Eli.
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Post by: botwt on May 26, 2011, 05:52:50 AM
Been thinking about what figure I'd to send little Eli (hate to send him one he already has), and when the "Create A Wookielover1138 Contest " came along I think I found my answer...once she is completed I'll get her photographed and then sent off to AFE. :D
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Post by: lucasclones_strikes_back on May 26, 2011, 06:03:19 AM
Tell Elias great mando keep up the good work.  0/
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Post by: mercuryartstudios on May 26, 2011, 06:19:22 AM
I would like to help!! I always have a week spot for children and those with cancer especially.

I grew 30 inches of hair to donate for locks of love, so a custom figure would be easier to make a kid a smile, or how can i donate proceeds? maybe do an auction of star wars customs where all the moola will go to help the little guy.
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on May 26, 2011, 07:51:46 AM
Thanks guys! It's up to you Mercury. However you feel would best support Eli. Let us know what you decide and we'll help you sort out any of the details you need :)
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Post by: darthdaddy on May 26, 2011, 09:15:36 AM
Did our package arrive yet.  They said it would be there by Tuesday.
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Post by: lucasclones_strikes_back on May 26, 2011, 10:09:19 AM
Man that story is sad makes me wanna cry I might send him something if my dad says its OK.  :'(
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on May 26, 2011, 10:13:20 AM
Yep it did DD! The figures look amazing! Eli will love them! I will be sending some things out tomorrow. Been so swamped at work with little time off to get everything done.
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Post by: lucasclones_strikes_back on May 26, 2011, 10:15:52 AM
Yay my dad said he doesn't care. I'll send him that custom at-rt driver tell Eli not to scratch up the paint job too  much. ()rr
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Post by: Elias on May 26, 2011, 04:37:09 PM
Tell Elias great mando keep up the good work.  0/

Thank you. Like your clones too.  Your paint jobs are really good :)
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Post by: Cmdrjet94 on June 03, 2011, 01:52:21 AM
Whoa that mando is amazing its mind blowing awesome  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on June 03, 2011, 05:16:09 AM
Eli continues to do well. He's moved from the hospital ward to the living facilities that they have there and they continue to monitor his cell levels. His older brother Jack came to hang out and play and it sounds like they had a blast. Eli still can't leave the facilities and he even needs to avoid contact with the sun, but his mother continues to update us. Keep thinking good thoughts for our little Jedi friend :)
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Post by: botwt on June 03, 2011, 06:24:14 AM
Eli continues to do well. He's moved from the hospital ward to the living facilities that they have there and they continue to monitor his cell levels. His older brother Jack came to hang out and play and it sounds like they had a blast. Eli still can't leave the facilities and he even needs to avoid contact with the sun, but his mother continues to update us. Keep thinking good thoughts for our little Jedi friend :)
Awesome news!!  :D
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Post by: Reconsgt on June 03, 2011, 06:35:03 AM
That's good news, Keep us posted
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Post by: Phatty on June 03, 2011, 07:14:47 AM
Great to hear!
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Post by: FialaFernbrugg on June 03, 2011, 07:36:01 AM
that's good news
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Post by: Trandoshanslaver1138 on June 03, 2011, 08:43:28 AM
thats very good to know
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Post by: mercuryartstudios on June 03, 2011, 11:21:49 AM
Thanks guys! It's up to you Mercury. However you feel would best support Eli. Let us know what you decide and we'll help you sort out any of the details you need :)

I can tell you this much!!  I recently made a Human Jedi to be auctioned off for save the lars homestead, i ended up keeping the item and donating regardless so what i would like to  do is send this HUMAN JEDI to him. Please P.M me the details and see if you would be kind enough to ask him to take a pic with the figure!! I might be able to get some donations sent your way as well.


Mike
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on June 03, 2011, 11:41:40 AM
SO GOOD TO HEAR THATS ONE TOUGH LITTLE JEDI
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Post by: Tamer on June 03, 2011, 12:01:39 PM
Cool deal. Thanks for the update. That is just great.
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Post by: lucasclones_strikes_back on June 06, 2011, 04:47:20 PM
Ah that's great news tell me and my dad when he gets our package.  :)
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on June 29, 2011, 12:21:34 PM
Hey guys, thanks for your continued support! I am still recieving donations here and there. I really really really need some help to send your generous donations to Eli. Funds are extremely tight right now (as I'm sure we've all noticed, what with the economy and all), and I could really use some money to pay for shipping costs. If you can spare anything, please send paypal to sbrandis-dann@bennington.edu. I hate to have to ask, but alas I can't afford to send 100s of pounds of star wars goodness, even to Eli, on my budget alone. Thank you so much in advance!

May the force be with you!
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Post by: ActionFigEmpire on November 30, 2011, 09:35:37 PM
Just received this message from Eli's mom on the AFE facebook page:

Hey there, I just wanted to stop by and say hello! Eli is continually growing stronger every day and we are still slowly but surely working through the boxes of toys you sent, giving him little by little :) I just wanted to let you know how much you and all of the your generous friends, readers and acquaintances are thought about and appreciated, and always will be... Much love from the Lana's and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Thanks to everyone who donated, contributed, and supports Eli!
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Post by: Tamer on December 01, 2011, 04:13:29 AM
Thats awesome news to hear he is on the mend. Thanks for the update.