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Hitchhikers Guide to the Gal Guess I better throw this in the mix

#1 User is offline   WWC-World's Worst Cacher 

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 10:39 AM

I was introduced to "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" on a long road trip into Mexico. I drove and my shotgun companion read. We gjensen approached me about doing this coin I was excited. The artwork was done by Jamie of Mad Hatters Neverland.

Samples are in hand and the coin is in production. We expect this coin to be up for sale right after Geowoodstock.

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COIN STATS- Round Coin

Size: 1.50
Thickness: 3.0 MM
Metals:
- Nickel Imitation Hard
- Gold With Glitter
Tracking: This coin is Trackable at www.geocaching.com
Icon: Unique
Pricing: $8.25


COIN STATS- 42 Coin
Size: 1.75
Thickness: 3.0 MM
Metals:
- Nickel Imitation Hard
- Gold With Glitter
Tracking: This coin is Trackable at www.geocaching.com
Icon: Unique
Pricing: $8.50

THE WILL OF COURSE BE AVAILABLE AT HOGWILDSTUFF.ORG

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 10:41 AM

Cool! No I shall depart in a puff of logic! :drama:

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 10:59 AM

Not too bad...very nice design! I like it!

Any fan of Douglas Adams can't be all bad. :drama:

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

I can't speak for other folks but i think im a big enough geek (& addict) to need (NEED) to buy both of your designs. How could I pass on a hitchhiker coin?!

Sigh, more money going to coins....must.... learn...self control



edit: by "both of your" i meant both the arthur & trillian design and the hogwild design :drama: i.e. neither of you need to worry about the competition...at least in the case of me

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:15 PM

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Wasn't there already a design in work for this coin? Something to do with hitchhiking, a thumb and a towel and always knowing where it is. I like the idea and the fact they used 42 being lifes big mystery and all, Is this the same design that was posted in the forums?

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:19 PM

Love the coin! :drama: Always been a big fan - I don't care if it has nothing to do with geocaching ...

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:30 PM

View Postsouthbayday, on May 11 2007, 10:39 AM, said:

I was introduced to "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" on a long road trip into Mexico. I drove and my shotgun companion read. We gjensen approached me about doing this coin I was excited. The artwork was done by Jamie of Mad Hatters Neverland.

Samples are in hand and the coin is in production. We expect this coin to be up for sale right after Geowoodstock.

Posted Image

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COIN STATS- Round Coin

Size: 1.50
Thickness: 3.0 MM
Metals:
- Nickel Imitation Hard
- Gold With Glitter
Tracking: This coin is Trackable at www.geocaching.com
Icon: Unique
Pricing: $8.25


COIN STATS- 42 Coin
Size: 1.75
Thickness: 3.0 MM
Metals:
- Nickel Imitation Hard
- Gold With Glitter
Tracking: This coin is Trackable at www.geocaching.com
Icon: Unique
Pricing: $8.50

THE WILL OF COURSE BE AVAILABLE AT HOGWILDSTUFF.ORG


Very nice of you to make a personal coin for our son "the hitchhiker" :drama:

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:34 PM

View PostSoCalGeocoins, on May 11 2007, 03:15 PM, said:

Wasn't there already a design in work for this coin? Something to do with hitchhiking, a thumb and a towel and always knowing where it is. I like the idea and the fact they used 42 being lifes big mystery and all, Is this the same design that was posted in the forums?


No, this isn't the same coin.

There is another hitchhiking-esque coin...it's our personal coin...check down the coin forum page a bit.

However, I will say this design is great and you should just pick up these coins and our coins! :drama:

This post has been edited by Arthur & Trillian: 11 May 2007 - 12:34 PM


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:56 PM

It's amazing how great minds think alike... :drama:



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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:44 PM

42! Says it all really! Now, what was the question again?

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:54 PM

I never saw the Hitchhiker's series or the movie, but my husband is a big fan so I'll
probably get a couple of them. Neat looking coin !

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:38 PM

HI STEVE!

Count us in for the usual!!

VERY cool coin!

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:44 PM

Hoopy, frood.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:30 PM

Oh, no. Hubby (GrouchoMark) is a HUGE fan. I'll have to buy both! They are both great designs. ('course, it was Groucho's idea to add the dolphins to AnT's coin :drama: ).

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 08:48 AM

Hi!

I don't mean to be a party-pooper, I really don't. However, seeing these coins makes me curious about copyright / trademark / intellectual property issues. Granted, it's an issue I don't know much about, but I wonder if the coin creator could get in trouble from the HGTTG publishers, D. Adam's family, or whoever owns the rights now for selling coins with images that are likely trademarked.

I've actually been thinking of this a lot lately because I would love to make a geocoin that resembles the "Smiley G" icon in my avatar (to the left) with the Boston Red Sox "B" on the bill, but am gun-shy about using the "B" in fear of getting slapped with a suit or fine from the Red Sox for selling them without licensing rights.

Any thoughts? I imagine that this is an issue that is worth discussing as people create "fan coins" or use trademarked symbols (such as the Red Sox "B") on their coins of organizations they are fans of. Maybe this is a discussion for another thread?

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 08:54 AM

Both this design and the design on my personal has been altered enough to slide by any copyright concerns as far as we can tell...

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 08:57 AM

I'm not a fan of the series ( but I do remember when I turned 42 ... ) but I love the coin. Looking forward to buying info.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:10 AM

View PostArthur & Trillian, on May 15 2007, 11:54 AM, said:

Both this design and the design on my personal has been altered enough to slide by any copyright concerns as far as we can tell...


IANAL, but I'd have to say I think yours probably is fine, I'm not sure about this one. It looks like some of those graphics are exactly the same as those on the books.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:16 AM

OMG...how did I miss this thread before....I MUST have!!!

Been a fan since middle school when my programming buddy loaned me his edition.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:46 AM

Both are great looking.
I would love to be 42 again.

Even better if we turned it around.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:25 AM

Great looking coins!!

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:43 PM

My son, Tristan, loved the book and movie. I sure hope I don't miss out on this one! :anitongue:

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:58 AM

Any word on when these will be available?

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:29 AM

View PostKC0GRN, on May 29 2007, 09:58 AM, said:

Any word on when these will be available?


The thinking is right now that they will be out at the end of June or early July

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