16th May 2021 at 19:26 #271471347 Sean FoxParticipant
the cards i got with my membership how do i get the rest16th May 2021 at 21:02 #271493403 KEITH ANSELLParticipant
The cards were a nice surprise
I presume you will be issuing a further 10 cards with each of the next 3 issues of FAB magazine to complete the set?
Talking about Fanderson cards I would love to see the club finally issue the remaining Supermarionation cards to complete that set. Any chances?16th May 2021 at 22:18 #271511347 Sean FoxParticipant
hopefully. thanks for answering. just been buying the ufo/captain scarlet/secret service cards. not having a set is annoying. just wondered what was going on.. any way here for a while.17th May 2021 at 03:22 #271529289 Simon MaxwellParticipant
I’ve received FAB 97 and the cards. But I’m a bit disappointed that for the second issue in a row I’ve not received a membership badge or membership card. FAB 96 was the first issue of my membership renewal. I didn’t receive a badge or card with FAB 96, and now I’ve not received them with FAB 97. Is there someone at Fanderson I could email about this?25th May 2021 at 13:13 #27864
Thanks for the positive comments about the 40 FAB Years cards which were sent with FAB 97. As some of you have rightly deduced, we’ll make up the complete set over the remaining issues of FAB this year. Like everything we produce, they’ll be limited edition, so there’s no guarantee that there will be any left to go on sale, so an incentive to keep your membership going (we hope!).
“I’ve received FAB 97 and the cards. But I’m a bit disappointed that for the second issue in a row I’ve not received a membership badge or membership card.”
As for membership cards and badges, cards are issued when you first start your membership. Twice in the club’s history (as far as I can recall) we’ve redesigned the cards and so they’ve been reissued but it’s not a normal thing to have more than one card.
Badges are another matter, as since 2014 we’ve issued a badge to all members with the first issue of FAB that year. Again, this has been designed as a tactic to encourage members to renew their membership and not let it lapse.
FAB 97 is actually the last issue of the 2020 membership year (which is why we’ve also just sent out hundreds of the Century 21 Complete Puppet Catalogue to renewing members). We’ll be mailing this year’s badge with FAB 98, so as long as you’re included in that mailing, you’ll be sent a badge.
25th May 2021 at 15:18 #27866
- This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by 1266 Nick Williams.
“Talking about Fanderson cards I would love to see the club finally issue the remaining Supermarionation cards to complete that set. Any chances?”
We’ve talked about ways to complete that set of cards, but haven’t really come up with a way to do it. The problem is making enough for those who want to complete their set, but not have loads left over so new folk all then also have a part-set that needs completing. To get them produced economically, we need to do quite a large print run, so it’s a tricky one. Any ideas on how to do it would be gratefully received!
Nick26th May 2021 at 20:50 #279513403 KEITH ANSELLParticipant
Maybe it would be worth asking how many members would be interested in completing their sets of Supermarionation cards and then get a quote from the printers for however many part sets would be required. Then go back to the members with the cost and find out how many would be prepared to buy them.
Keith30th May 2021 at 09:21 #28044273 stephen brownParticipant
I think the problem with redoing any part sets is that some members might have more of the original cards than others, (depending on when they joined,availability and so on).
Thus this forms part of the problem of how many of the, so far unpublished cards to produce.
The last cards produced where 2002 (coming up for 20 years). Realistically many of the members who were with the club then have left, likewise we’ve had many new members join since then who will have never had the cards.
The numbering system of those produced left it very much open as to how many would have finally made up a set.
it is frustrating for those of us around at the time as believe me, I would love to have seen the set finished too.
the only logical way (as I see it) would be to produce a brand new set incorporating those released before). This in itself would be both time consuming to compile and quite expensive to print in the same format. Of course the additional problem then comes with ‘ I bought/acquired many of these cards 20 years ago why would I then pay for them twice just to complete the set’
At present we have a plethora of projects on the go, its difficult enough to keep up with FABs/membership items let alone all the sales projects of which there are quite a few all of which take a great deal of time and resources.
So indeed it becomes a dilemma , as Nick mentioned, all ideas greatly received, there may, or may not be a realistic answer staring us in the face.
Fanderson Sales and merchandise20th June 2021 at 19:36 #2904911232 William SquiresParticipant
Colour me confused. Am I supposed to have a membership card of any sort? I joined in (I think) 2016. Had all the badges and whatnot since, but no card – unless we’re talking about the pack of cigarette cards packed in with the last issue of FAB?13th October 2021 at 05:52 #3423712304 Geoff TilleyParticipant
Thanks Nick for the info about the incomplete membership card set. There are about 10 required to complete, that I look forward to seeing with future newsletter issues.17th November 2021 at 01:09 #352419289 Simon MaxwellParticipant
My Fanderson membership ended with FAB 98. For financial reasons, I was unable to renew my membership in time for FAB 99. However, I’m hoping I’ll be able to renew my membership for FAB 100. It does mean that I’ve missed the 40 Years cards that were sent with FAB 99. Will there be no way to obtain missed sets of the 40 Years cards? Would it not be possible to put any leftover sets in the Fanderson shop, for example?
Regarding the badges that were sent out with FAB 99 – if I renew in time for FAB 100, will I be sent a badge with that issue despite having missed FAB 99?27th November 2021 at 16:36 #36062
As you’ll have seen in my reply above “…since 2014 we’ve issued a badge to all members with the first issue of FAB that year. Again, this has been designed as a tactic to encourage members to renew their membership and not let it lapse.” This year’s badge was actually mailed with FAB 99.
Once we’ve finished mailing the 40 FAB Years cards to new members (when we mail FAB 101) we’ll know if we’ve got any left.
Email us once we publish FAB 101 and will know what badges and cards we’ve got left, and we’ll see if we can get you up-to-date.
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