Author Topic: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada  (Read 2777 times)

Offline Vexedwaffle

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Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:38:39 »
Hi all,

Recently joined up with the group. Look forward to getting to know you all.

Now on to a little background about me

I hail from Winnipeg, or Winterpeg to the locals during the harsh dark of a Canadian winter. I've been a long time admirer of playmobil. Always thinking they were very cool. Though I never really picked them up. That was until I discovered the fantasy line. And on a whim picked up two castles locally on facebook with the intent of giving them as surprise gifts to two friends in the U.S. for their kids. And it was there that I fell in love. Now I admit I may have played with the dragons, siege equipment and the castles themselves, once or twice since then. (I never had them as toys as a kid, I was a lego, gi joe and transformers kind of guy.) But now I am on a mission to restore them back to their glory. And that brought me here, where I can talk and meet with all of you. Forge friendships and start my deep dive into these wonderful toys.

Feel free to say Hi, I welcome conversation and look forward to meeting you all.

Best

Mathew
aka vexedwaffle
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Offline Klicky_Ghost

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 03:47:48 »
Hello Vexedwaffle  :wave: and welcome to the forum!  :welcome:

(I am laughing at that name and wondering if there is a story behind it.)

I have had great success recently in restoring several of my old castle sets, which had darkened and yellowed over 25 years. Can I ask what you are looking to restore on your own sets?

We get up at twelve and start to work at one, take an hour for lunch, and then at two we're done.

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 03:48:11 »
Welcome from Oregon USA

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 06:32:03 »
Hello, and welcome from Italy!  :wave:

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 07:12:58 »
Hi Vexedwaffle. Welcome from me in Stroud, UK.
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 13:05:10 »
Hi! Welcome from the Netherlands!

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 15:48:35 »
Welcome from Portugal!

Glad you got on the right path.. you know what they say..  better late than never? ;D

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 16:17:23 »
Welcome to PlaymoFriends, Mathew! I'm also interested in the origins of your nom de plume! To what extent are you a vexed waffle?  :lol:
Steve (in the UK)

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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 16:22:56 »
Welcome to the group. Is a vexed waffle anything like a stroopwafel? They are delicious....


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Re: Hail from the Great White North aka Canada
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 22:02:29 »
and welcome from west of you... in Victoria, BC - where it's usually not too hot and not too cold! I hope you enjoy yourself here and aren't too vexxed or waffling in you enjoyment of playmobil.

David