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    Cool San Fran/Vegas and my honeymoon

    Well, on the 5th of November I will be off from damp UK to San Fran then driving down to Vegas for our honeymoon . And it wouldn't be right if I didnt ask the following 4 questions (that should generate some discussion):

    1) Any good 1/6th shops? - directions welcomed
    2) Any other 1:1 military/police interests - museams etc..?
    3) Any other recommended experiences - sites to must see, experiences not to miss (other than x rated...! : )
    5) Recommeded tips etc..meeting people, autographs, does and donts, safety pointers etc...

    All comments appreciated - thanks
    The only easy day...was yesterday

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    I live in San Francisco

    I live/lived in San Francisco my whole life, except for during my military service, so inbox me if you want any info. If you're into nightlife I have the club connections here too (mostly House, Deep House). Here is a list of 1:6 stores I go to:

    1. Heroes Club the "Art of Toy", San Francisco, CA
    2. Soko Toys, San Francisco,CA
    3. Hobby Unlimited, Burlingame, CA (about 15-20 min from SF)
    4. Far Out Toys, San Jose, CA (about 45 min from SF)
    5. AZN Films, San Jose, CA (about 50 min from SF)
    Last edited by cree82; 10-10-2005 at 19:06.

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    Well there use to be "War Toys" here in Las Vegas. But, from what I heard they are now an online store only. Nothing else in Las Vegas, that I know of.
    --Charlie Mike--

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    talk your wife into the long route-drive down to los angeles for echobaSE TOYS AND THEN SWING EAST TO LAS VEGAS
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    There's a place called Saratoga High School, and the people there are really weird, so you should visit the little town of Saratoga on your way to Vegas. It's about an hour from San Francisco, and is a totally wicked place.


    ...please don't take me seriously.

    If you're ever in the Cupertino Area, I can always offer some advice on where you can go; that is, if you're interested in Asian food.


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    las vegas

    if you like
    guns check for a gun range called the BULLET STOP.they rent smg,s
    but you have to buy your ammo from them. can get expensive with a 600
    round per minute smg.
    whatever does'nt kill you will make you stronger

    only the strong survive.

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    I would visit the USS Hornet in Alameda.(Across Bay bridge from SF).Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.I live in Ca. and work in the Bay Area.Castle Air Force Base Museum in Atwater is excellent but probably a little out of the way.Farouttoys recently changed owners and the last 2 times I was there, the 1/6 selection was slim.I was told Hobbies Unlimited had closed,but cannot verify that.If trying to go there definitely call first.They were/are? very close to the airport.Also,SF to Vegas is a long drive,(10+ hrs.)might want to split it into 2 days.

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    Listen to Tank Mechanic. Those are excellent ideas.

    I'd like to interject a big ol' "CRAP" as I will have been in Vegas for a show days before your arrival and already returned home to So Cal. Bummer.

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure Hobby Unlimited is gone or at least it's storefront was vacant earlier this summer. Their website seems back up though at http://www.hobbyunlimited.com/. I sent an email recently asking if they were open again, but never heard back.

    Does Soko Toys have a storefront?

    kidrobot in the Haight Ashbury district has a few Hot Toys and other 1/6 items, but they're priced at a premium. Japantown Collectibles in the Japantown area has a few 1/6 figures, too.

    Greg

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    Yeah, you're right about Soko Toys they don't have a store front, I met them at a convention.

    I'm suprised about Far Out Toys though, because right after Izzy bought it from Armando he told me he was going to increase his 1/6 stock. Guess he changed his mind. Last time I was there he just received some Hot Toys UDT SeAL's.

    gooseman, if you're looking for something to guide your cultural experience of San Francisco try this website http://www.sfstation.com/ . It will get you started.
    Last edited by cree82; 10-11-2005 at 03:17.

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    Hey Dude it's your honeymoon you'll most likely spend most of it in your ROOM LOL

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    Go to Haight, check out the bars, restaurants and cafes...and [edit] desserts.

    www.sokotoys.com - Mars will meet you, just tell him what you're after.

    Enjoy!

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    Cheers boys - just the sort of info I was after - keep it coming.
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    In vegas: enjoy the strip, but don't get sucked into the casino's, unless losing money is your kind of thing. Check out the free shows and stuff first, then decide what else you want to do. There are two places that sell half-price show tickets, easy to find as they have adds everywhere. Don't pay full price for a show until you check out the half price sellers.

    Avoid taking flyers from the men on the street, they are all for the working girls/houses, and your new bride probably won't appreciate you shopping for such things right in front of her.

    If you like nature, be sure and drive out to the Mountain to the west, or to the park on the west side of Vegas. May be too late to do a horseback ride, but we loved ours, along the canyons and scrubland. Try it if you like a day of quiet and nature: wild burros, bighorn sheep, bird watching, deer, etc..

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    Hobby time and Honeymoon combo huh...

    Let me know how that works out for you.

    If you CAN do it, you'll be a hero to us all.

    Here's what I'm recommending.

    San Francisco

    1) Palace of Fine Arts (basically a photo Op, but it looks like the Capital city of Naboo in Star Wars)
    2) Japanese Gardens (beautiful and romantic)
    3) Golden Gate Bridge (a must)
    4) Faralon (restaurant just off Union Square)
    5) Union Square (best shopping on the West Coast of the USA)

    Las Vegas

    1) Bellagio Hotel and Casino (one of the nicest in town)
    2) The Venetian (my personal favourite)
    3) Town of Primm (45 mins away, it's an outlet mall)
    4) Celine Dion ( I know, but she's Canadian!!!)


    6) Cable Cars (tourist yes, but c'mon)
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    If you have the time and weather permits,recommend walking the Golden Gate Bridge.Drive across to North side,there is a vista point with parking.

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    I walked that bridge with about 17 gazillion other idiots once...ok, maybe I'm exagerrating, it was more like 12 gazillion.
    Anyway, I'm footing along in this tide of human odor and remarks. I get to the halfway point and figure;

    *now I'm just walking off the bridge
    *probably is the same bridge the rest of the way
    *I'm going to have to walk BACK

    I cash in my efforts at 50% and turn around and walk back.


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    Halfway is probably good.

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    If you don't feel like walking on the bridge, you can go to Ft. Point directly below The GGB. Great view. It's an old 19th Century military fort. I used to surf down there. Adjacent to the fort is Crissy Field and the Marina Dist. Nice place for an afternoon stroll. Fisherman's Wharf is touristy, but can be fun.

    There are tons of restaurants in SF. I always take my out of town friends to Sake Lab http://www.sakelab.com/. They seem to like it. There are a bunch of really good nightclubs too, if you're into it. You can always meet a good mix of people Sunday's at a club called the End Up.
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    Thanks again guys - keep the advice coming. SOunds good - looking forward to the bridge. What is alcatraz like? Is it a tourist hole or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseman
    Thanks again guys - keep the advice coming. SOunds good - looking forward to the bridge. What is alcatraz like? Is it a tourist hole or not?
    Alcatraz is actually pretty cool. Take the audio tour, it's worth it. Some very poignant stuff.

    You gott a go to Hero's Club. Don't buy anything (he's a sleaze bag) but it's a 1/6th museum. I promise you won't be sorry (unless you buy something).

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    Now for your trip to Las Vegas, of course I would recommend that you visit all known attractions on the Blvd. Each hotel/casino have different themes to offer, as well as shows. Unfortunately, the "smut" peddlers on the Blvd. are "pains in the ass", but "unfortunately" thanks to the "Freedom of the Press" they are there. Keep your wallet, cash, and other valuables in your front pocket when walking. Use the room safes (most major hotels) have them. Enjoy your trip and have fun.
    --Charlie Mike--

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    Check out Kid Robot on Haight - if you have a bit if cash about you, go on a Hot Toys binge.
    Last edited by Kuroi; 10-14-2005 at 06:28.

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    Well folks - its the big day tomorrow! I am off to get married. Thanks for all of the above - will try and cram some of it in! See you all in two weeks.Take care!
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    Good luck to you and the bride-to-be, and farewell to life as you knew it, LOL!!!
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