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  1. Heidi

    Heidi TowersStreet Member

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    What's the point of buying a used bodyspray?
    It got £122 so there must be demand for it.
     
  3. swalesuk01

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    The worrying thing is it didn't meet the reserve at £122 so was unsold. I dread to think how much they were after

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    If the slogan for the condoms is "Don't Look Down" I'm laughing so much
     
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    I always preferred the idea of “sit back, hold tight it’s fright time”
     
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  6. Heidi

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    Not that I would buy it but I imagine it's because it's so rare. They were a strange and famous marketing decision and a part of towers history and so some enthusiasts with strange collections might want it. Makes more sense to me than blocks of wood or wheels
     
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    Not sure if this is the right thread for it but I follow a youtuber called Cupcakes and Coasters on twitter and she's posted a picture of a nemesis VHS tape from her friend's collection (and also a very old bottle of the red nemesis water) and I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this and knew what was on it?
     
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    If it is the video I am thinking of (and if my mind hasn’t played tricks on me since it’s a long time since I have watched that VHS, because well, who has a video player anymore) - it was this video on the tape:



    Featuring Mr Wardley, Mr Varney and randomly the grandma’s fiancé from Friday Night Dinner.

    Copies of the VHS were given out at an event to celebrate Nemesis’ 10th year in 2004, and I am sure on other occasions too.
     
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    I still have a copy, signed by John Wardley from the Nemesis X event. Don't have a VHS player though.

    That event was brilliant though. I think it was quite cheap for what we got, it was under £200 for a room for two of us and we got to use the water park on arrival day, dinner in the Emperor room with a talk from John Wardley and Andy Hine, a night in the hotel, then exclusive ride time the following day with Air & Nemesis followed by Oblivion and then Corkscrew, with complimentary coffee & pastries at [email protected] and then hotdogs & soft drinks in Ug Land.
    Most people attending either were RCCGB members, Alton Towers Almanac forum users or Rideas members, as Andy Hine organised games against each group after the talks!
    We shared a table with Russell Barnes, the park manager at the time who had just moved to the role that week so going for dinner with the geeks was probably quite a shock! Of course RCCGB members asked the director (I forget his name) and John W about the cross-valley woody plans.

    We re-rode Nemesis several times without getting off while Andy Hine did a piece to camera on the ride for Midlands Today and then later on they were filming us on Corkscrew for another documentary, staying on Corkscrew for eight or so cycles was quite painful though!

    I don't see AT putting on this sort of fan event again and also it would probably sell out way too easily nowadays.
     
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    Thank you! That was impressively fast haha. The park always looks so much nicer in the 90s :( That toyland tours guy is terrifying though.
    That event in 2004 sounds amazing, I would love to experience or to have experienced something like that
     
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    Sorry to double post but I forgot to ask, I'm assuming that ride in the clip isn't actually nemesis because of the seat colours, the fact John's on the site before it's built and the background doesn't look like AT, do we know what ride it is? Or was it some kind of nemesis prototype?
     
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    I think it’s the original inverted coaster, Batman The Ride at Six Flags Great America! This was the coaster that John tested before deciding to go for an invert for the SW3 project!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    No problem!
     
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    I'd say buying condoms on eBay from [xx] years ago is a really bad idea!! Wonder if they'd be listed as New or Used?
     
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    We need some Lego sets of the rides.
     
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    Oh that is genius
     
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    While I don't think many of the rides would translate very well into Lego form, the Towers themselves would make for a lovely Lego Architecture or 18+ set.
     
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    There are already some, although you have to buy the single pieces of lego and follow the instructions, @Brickdekikker on Instagram builds coasters and you pay a couple of quid for the instructions and pieces info.
     
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