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#1 tunafish


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Posted 09 March 2009 - 15:11

Boston USA - Mr Chronopolous
New York - USA - peterish
Detroit USA - Skyypunk
Canada - Napalm Frog
Canada - o0moonman0o
Canada - Bubbabyte

There is also a blog as well that i try and keep updated as if ermete was writing it - http://www.beartravels.net

Status Update
Ermete M.I.A WITH BASIX!!!! It looks as if Basix has gone missing with the bear. This is a BIG SHAME! Need to find out whats going on!!

The Bear is "CE" marked and conforms to British Standards BS5665 and European Community EN71. His eyes are of the safety lock-in type. Due to natural pile loss, they are not recommended for children under 18 months.

I have decided to something fun and interesting for this site. Its called Bear Travels.
Basically I have got a Bear printed with the following on its shirt

The idea behind this is to have the Bear photographed in different areas around the world. So basically someone who wants the bear requests it and that member posts it to them, and they then take photos off it at some famous locations around the world.
I have kept the size of the Bear down to around 15cm so it should be easy and cheap to post etc.
Now you can be in the photo or just the bear but as long as there’s something in the photo that shows what country it has visited, famous landmark maybe or something unique.

The idea behind this is to have some fun, promote neowin.net and get a Bear to travel the world, under neowins name. Open to anyone who has a camera etc.

This relies on a lot of trust, as in im trusting you to take care of the Bear, not steal it etc, im also trusting you to pass it onto others in the world.
As ideally I would want the bear back at some point.

If you want to be in on this fun adventure please PM m:):) Dont feel left out if someone has taken a place you want to do, just sign up anyway, the more pics the bette:):)

The deadline is going to be on 22nd March 2009 - 11:59PM This is to be included in the current line up etc, any sign ups after this will be added to a new list which will start after the first is done.

The list below is NOT the final posting list as such, this is one i created as members requested to be put in! As soon as the deadline is over this list will be rejigged for the posting on:):)
List Of People Intrested:
  • Sundayx - Hong Kong
  • Marshalus - Kansas City
  • littleneutrino - Newark, Ohio
  • djlegion - Kansas USA
  • peterish - New York
  • t_r_nelson - Minnesota
  • crazzy88ss - CA, USA
  • Al-Mann - Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Mr. Chronopolous - Boston, Massachusetts
  • -T- - Australia,Perth
  • XerXis - Belgium
  • o0moonman0o - Toronto, Canada
  • Metro - Oregon
  • Saladas- mexico city
  • EchoNoise - Australia
  • Basix - Vancouver Island
  • Bubbabyte - Niagra Falls etc
  • Lezard - Roswell Alien Crash Site or Carlsbad caverns
  • AUSSIE_FLOYD_FAN - bentonville,arkansas
  • primexx - vancouver, canada, but only if it arrives in june, july, or august.
  • maudit - Honduras, Central America
  • jonhapimp - arlington texas
  • cyplex - New York
  • Skyypunk - Detroit

  • Mr. Chronopolous - Boston, Massachusetts
  • peterish - New York
  • cyplex - New York
  • Skyypunk - Detroit
  • o0moonman0o - Toronto, Canada

People in UK
  • Nicholas-c - UK
  • Tony - UK
  • Mike Chipshop - UK

Europe Run
  • Mephistopheles - Germany

Bears Name Ermete

Heres a quick image of the bea:):) It's a very quick one etc, just to give you an idea of what we have and such. 15-18cm high
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#2 Jacky L.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 15:13

Sounds fun, lucky bear!

#3 +JMann



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Posted 09 March 2009 - 15:23

Great idea! (Y) Looking forward to the first few pictures.

#4 crazzy88ss


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Posted 09 March 2009 - 18:23

There should be a rule, like it can't be sent to anybody with less than 500 posts or something. This may help prevent theft.

But it sounds like a sweet idea!

Kinda like "Shoot Chase Jarvis's Shoes!"

#5 vetMichael Stanclift

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 18:57

Sounds fun.

#6 peterish


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Posted 09 March 2009 - 20:25

I'm down.

#7 vetGeoffrey B.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 20:28

sounds rather cool.

#8 Prince Charming

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 20:56

Sounds like a great idea, I'm up for it. Crazy has a point - probably want some criteria for selection, like regular DCL posters or something. Similar to something I'd been doing initially as a joke, and then because I could - http://pandasaur.co....v/Series/Panda/, and I have to say, it's fun. Really fun :). Going to be taking the panda to Bermuda at the end of March :)

#9 Saladas



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Posted 09 March 2009 - 21:09

I can give the bear a tour around mexico!

#10 david


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Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:12

Count me in!

#11 Al-Mann



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Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:19

I'd take him to the Alamo... :D

#12 OP tunafish


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:45

Well so far intrest is looking good! I will hopefully be starting this ASAP, it could be as soon as this weekend if the Bear arrives to me by this week so i can take it up London on the 14th, else Next weekend (21st)

However im going to need to create a list of people intrested so let me know by PM if your still intrested ETC

Edited by tunafish, 11 March 2009 - 10:51.

#13 peterish


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 14:40

Can i get dibs on first? :D

I'm in NYC i promise to make it memorable!

#14 t_r_nelson


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 14:42

I'll take first dibs for Minnesota!

A pic of it at the lake by my parent's place would b :cool: e nice.

Edited by t_r_nelson, 11 March 2009 - 14:55.

#15 vetMichael Stanclift

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 15:03

Probably need to send it around Europe first, then across the sea to the states.