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Sleigh bells riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing! Are ya listenin'?

In the laaaaaaaaaaaaaane! Snow is glistenin'!

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Sleigh bells riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing! Are ya listenin'?

In the laaaaaaaaaaaaaane! Snow is glistenin'!

 

A beautiful siiiiiiight, we're happy tonight

Walking in the winter wonderlaaaaaaand. :music:

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Echo base, are you listening?

I see white armour glistening

And sir I think we should go,

I see through the snow,

Walkers in a winter wonderland.


All I have, to defend us

are a handful of extras

I guess we'll give it a shot,

I think we'll do squat,

to Walkers in a winter wonderland.


Here I am, a hapless rebel soldier

Stuck here on a planet like a fridge

Don't think I'll be getting too much older,

Look what I see on the southern ridge!


They're so big, they'll get past us

Armour's too strong for blasters

Y'know there's zip we can do,

We're gum on the shoe

of Walkers in a winter wonderland.


We're all beaten, so retreat I'm calling,

slaughtered by machines of giant size.

Here and there the snow is gently falling,

so are all the speeder pilot guys!


They walk on, for Lord Vader

to the shield generator.

All our defence was a flop,

nothing can stop

Walkers in a winter wonderland


yes our defence was a flop,

nothing can stop

Walkers in a winter wonderland!

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YAY! My package came today before I left!

 

No clue who my Secret Santa was, but they did an awesome job! The Atari t-shirt is something I can wear to bed or when it gets warm in the summer. The candy was amazing and much more then expected! And the $40 in Steam credit is great timing with the winter sale going on.

 

And the cardboard was a very personal touch. :lol:

 

Thanks again!

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Mine package came today also.

 

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Lots of candy, Pac-man mug, Nintendo 8-bit figures, a christmas lego train, a book and a cool shirt!! I haven't read this one yet so I'm looking forward to reading it over this vacation. Thanks Santa! Your the best!

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Mine package came today also.

 

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Lots of candy, Pac-man mug, Nintendo 8-bit figures, a christmas lego train, a book and a cool shirt!! I haven't read this one yet so I'm looking forward to reading it over this vacation. Thanks Santa! Your the best!

 

Nice haul there. That shirt is awesome!

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The outter parameter has been breached!

 

Wow! I just couldn't hold back anymore. As you can see the kids, and even the dog, all very excited too!

 

Thank you thank you so much Secret Santa! You hit the nail on the head so many time you practically drove it through the board!

 

 

 

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I held back a bit... My Secret Santa was very smart and puts big wrapped box in there, which I will refrain from opening until the big day.

 

But seriously... I'm floored!

 

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Where to begin? The Sonic the Hedgehog comics are perfect for the kids. They are thrilled. Custom beer opener with canyon bomber on it? If you knew me you'd think I already had one ;)

 

I love the space shuttle plates. Rad rad rad... I'm getting them framed.

 

Iron Soldier? Also how'd ya know I didn't have that? And that I love old mech warrior games? Oh yeah "he sees you when you're sleeping". Something like that. Boxed? With manual and insert? Santa... You are too kind.

 

And the Saturn controllers really have me spooked. I actually really could use them. My son and I like to play Astal together. Our favorite game on the Saturn... And great fun with a kid since they can control the little bird that follows the main character around. Just perfect.

 

Looking forward to see what this programmable one can do with fighting games.

 

So thrilled. Thanks again Santa... And I can't wait till I see what's in the big box... Oh wait, I can wait.... That's the point of what I was trying to say.

 

I can't even imagine what it is tho. It was surrounded by awesomeness.

 

Merry Christmas, Members! And especially to you Santa!!!

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Hahahaha! Yeah, Jasper is always right in there for any family excitement. He's a good boy!

 

This package really blew my kids mind. I'm really excited to try everything in it. I read my daughter some Sonic the Hedgehog comic tonight. It was really awsomely bewildering to her. She really like robots (!) And she's very interested in the concept of what a bad guy ("is he mean?") is. She also likes hedgehogs.

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So it is noon on Christmas Eve and the holidays have officially begun. The gifts from my Secret Santa are a Nintendo belt buckle, a custom made Zelda scarf and a Tomy game, all very nice gifts so a lot of thanks for those, beyond the candy I already took a picture of before. In the picture is also an Atari ST game I got as part of a different Secret Santa participation, though I felt it was appropriate to include when posting on AtariAge.

 

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Wow! Great pics all around! :thumbsup:

 

It's the early morning of Christmas Eve over on this side of the world and I'm so excited! Only one more sleep till Christmas!

 

I got my fresh pork leg marinating for tomorrow, Puertorrican style, and tonight we'll be heading to a friends' house for dinner. On Christmas Day my wife and I will prepare a typical Puertorrican Christmas dinner of pernil (roasted pork), arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), and mofongo bites (sort of like a rice ball, but with plantain instead).

 

Pernil being prepared:

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Christmas Tree lit up and ready:

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Christmas Presents being delivered by the Hogwarts express:

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I've made plenty of Coquito, the traditional Puertorrican holiday drink, sort of like eggnog but made with cocoanut milk, rum, and cinnamon. And the presents are under our tree, including the Secret Santa box which I still kept unopened. We're all ready!!!

 

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Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!! :)

 

-dZ.

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24th evening over here, couldn't resist anymore and finally opened everything! :D

 

This was literally AMAZING!! Really special thanks to my SSS (i.e Super Secret Santa)!! Everything was packaged individually, the candies are great (notice how they are already missing in the second picture... :P) and all the other gifts were very much appreciated and spot on: great choice of unique games (including the infamous Custer!! LOL), a very interesting book (that I was actually looking for since long ago!) and paraphernalia!

 

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These really made my Christmas special. THANK YOU SO MUCH and also THANKS TO GRIG AND EVERYONE for making this happen!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A GREAT 2019 EVERYONE!

Roberto

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24th evening over here, couldn't resist anymore and finally opened everything! :D

 

This was literally AMAZING!! Really special thanks to my SSS (i.e Super Secret Santa)!! Everything was packaged individually, the candies are great (notice how they are already missing in the second picture... :P) and all the other gifts were very much appreciated and spot on: great choice of unique games (including the infamous Custer!! LOL), a very interesting book (that I was actually looking for since long ago!) and paraphernalia!

 

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These really made my Christmas special. THANK YOU SO MUCH and also THANKS TO GRIG AND EVERYONE for making this happen!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A GREAT 2019 EVERYONE!

Roberto

 

I can't see the pictures ... :( Did you forget to post them or is it just me?

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Wow! Great pics all around! :thumbsup:

 

It's the early morning of Christmas Eve over on this side of the world and I'm so excited! Only one more sleep till Christmas!

 

I got my fresh pork leg marinating for tomorrow, Puertorrican style, and tonight we'll be heading to a friends' house for dinner. On Christmas Day my wife and I will prepare a typical Puertorrican Christmas dinner of pernil (roasted pork), arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), and mofongo bites (sort of like a rice ball, but with plantain instead).

 

Pernil being prepared:

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Christmas Tree lit up and ready:

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Christmas Presents being delivered by the Hogwarts express:

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I've made plenty of Coquito, the traditional Puertorrican holiday drink, sort of like eggnog but made with cocoanut milk, rum, and cinnamon. And the presents are under our tree, including the Secret Santa box which I still kept unopened. We're all ready!!!

 

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Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!! :)

 

-dZ.

DZ-Jay, your food looks awesome! And you're a fellow legomaniac. I got the Harry Potter train too but I had to convert it to make it motorized.

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^^ Roberto's pictures display for me, mobile version even.

 

 

^^ Roberto's Pictures display for me also.

 

 

 

Strange: it looks like they are in place to me... anyway, they can be found here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvL5T_EUcAInyTP.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvL5T_FUwAU_-wL.jpg

 

 

OK, thanks all. I managed to see them in a different browser. Awesome! :thumbsup:

DZ-Jay, your food looks awesome! And you're a fellow legomaniac. I got the Harry Potter train too but I had to convert it to make it motorized.

 

 

Wow, your Christmas Village looks fantastic! My Hogwarts Express is a very old edition which came motorized for the LEGO Train set, of which I have a huge set of tracks. Last year it covered almost the entire floor. This year, my wife asked me to keep it smaller. Cool!
-dZ.

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...I have a huge set of tracks. Last year it covered almost the entire floor.
I'm actually a bit jealous of the amount of track you have. You also have the older 9V system that they don't make anymore. It's a lot easier to convert a train with that system. You only have to incorporate the motor. Now you have to work in the motor, battery pack and receiver. It's a bit of a pain.

 

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DZ-Jay, your food looks awesome! And you're a fellow legomaniac. I got the Harry Potter train too but I had to convert it to make it motorized.

I see your Lego Christmas trains (which are awesome!) and raise you a Micronauts Christmas Micropolis......

 

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Well I made it! Christmas Eve! :)

 

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Opened up my box and found a lot of goodies! :grin: :grin: The Nerds didn't survive the unboxing/unwrapping. Yummm!!

 

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Sweet! Very nice card thank you. :)

 

We're a huge gaming family so new games for Game Night is awesome! Super Mario keychain for my car keys! Yes! The Gameboy lanyard will look good on the wall with the other collectibles. And - oh my God - A SKYRIM WATCH! Two favorite things - TES: Skyrim and time pieces. I collect clocks and certain watches and this definitely goes with it! :-o :-o

 

Thank you very much Secret Santa! This has made my day! :D

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