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    The all-time defining MegoMeet moment(for me)

    I'll write about Aw Yeah MM later in the week once I've fully decompressed and had some sleep, but I wanted to share an observation that completely and truly defines what the MegoMeet represents and should always stand for.

    We all got to meet Ariel, known here as Boywonder0. This gentleman flew in from Puerto Rico with his family to his first Meet. It doesn't matter what kind of bad day you might have had or how tired you may have been from a long drive, his genuine enthusiasm and absolute joy from being there with all these toys and all of his online friends was completely infectious. To see someone this excited and jubilant really lifted me up for the entire weekend. He had an autograph book we signed and took pictures for like we were celebrities. That was just an awesome idea!

    See, we too often forget the common denominator of our passions for this hobby. While most of us outgrew that giddiness of Christmas morning opening up a couple of Mego figs and a Batlab, Ariel carries that exuberance in to his every day life. I wish I had half of the joy and half the energy he possesses. Meeting him was a highlight of my weekend and was just inspiring. I sincerely thank him for the emotional and spiritual boost he gave me, even into this morning when I was leaving. He singlehandedly provided me with a new perspective and a fresh outlook. This was his first MegoMeet, but it personifies what the experience should always be and what I will always strive to make it in the future.
    I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she dumped me before we met.

    If anyone here believes in psychokinesis, please raise my hand.

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    Thanks for the kind words Scott! To me the Mego Talk forum is like family... I visit the forum on a daily basis (for many years now) and have come to love the people herein. Only God knows how much I wanted to assist to a Mego Meet before but the flying logistics was always very complex. This year Chicago O'Hare made the difference.

    So yes I was very excited and thrilled to finally meet my cyber brothers: a)the forum administrators Scott, Steve and Brian; b) talented customizers like you, Austin, Noelani, Sean, Art, Paul Wasson (& LaserKid), Almitysufx, and Lee Taylor; c)cool dudes like Samurainoir, RobTMego, Dan, CJefferys, Toyman Chris, Derek, Roberto & Tomasso Lugotti, VintageMike, Flynne, Megogeek and guys I consider icons like Dr. Mego and David Lee. Also artists like Andrew Coval & Kurt Wood.

    I wouldn't have traded my visit to Mego Meet 2015 for a visit to Hollywood Red Carpet... You guys are my stars!

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    It was an honor and privilege to meet you. I had never had anyone want my autograph before and I was a bit taken aback, but it was really fun. Thanks for stopping by my table.
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    wonderfully stated Scott! Ariel's enthusiasm was fantastic.

    Absolutely delighted you travelled all that distance with your family to hang out with all of us. If ever there was an indicator of the success of MM 2015 and the move to Skokie, THIS is it.

    I think consensus was that we are all hoping you return in 2016.

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    It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your family, Ariel. I thought it was awesome that you brought a notebook for everyone to sign, I was very happy to do so, what a great memento! And also, it was great to meet you, Scott! Paul, I'm sorry, I didn't get a chance, hopefully next time. And Ed, a huge thanks for helping look out for me during my first Meet (Brian too!)

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    Right back atcha Chris. Those first Meets can be brutal, especially the ones from Wheeling. We're still trying to find three first timers who disappeared there in 2009...
    I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she dumped me before we met.

    If anyone here believes in psychokinesis, please raise my hand.

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    The 'Axe deserves some big praise and props as one of the helpful elves behind the scenes at Mego Meet!

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    I'm nothing more than caulk, just there to fill in some gaps. Every bit of praise, kudos and purple heart medals belong to Steve, Brian and Art.
    I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she dumped me before we met.

    If anyone here believes in psychokinesis, please raise my hand.

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    Ariel it was a pleasure!!! So glad to meet feces behind the ID's... I was walking thru the hallway and someone passed me (sorry the weekend is a blur) and said Kev Ariel is looking for you... I was blow away... There is so little time at these things and for someone to take the time to scope people out its just beyond words!!! Post those Pics Ariel!!! And Scott you are more than caulk my friend, you were My and My Families first extended family from this event 5 years back... Aces my Mego Brother!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjefferys View Post
    And Ed, a huge thanks for helping look out for me during my first Meet (Brian too!)
    I'm just happy that you finally were able to join us this time! Glad it was such an enjoyable experience and hope you can make it again next year.

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