Gino of EFX Interview from Comic Con 2011

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  1. GINO

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  2. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice one Gino it's great to finally put a face to your name.This and Brians interview really make EFX feel more personal.This Legend line really is a milestone.

    Did I hear you say that's there's a full suit with the original hero helmet:eek


    Ben
     
  3. Jedifyfe

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    Great interview Gino.

    Kristen, you are a natural!
     
  4. TridCloudwalker

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    Very awesome and informative interview. It was really refreshing to see the real you, and my respect for you has gone up tenfold.

    Question: While at the archives, were you able to measure and confirm that your t-track truly is spot on accurate as I assume it is?
     
  5. OldKen

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    Nice!

    WOW lovin the TK! Seeing it move in video like that... I mean NAILED it! Looks like a scene straight out of Star Wars!!!

    Yeah I've talked to Gino a number of times on the phone. Bro you DO come across a lot more jolly n humble in person. :p

    Maybe now some of the village torches can be put out! :darnkids :rolleyes

    I for one have always admired your passion. I'm really glad you are in the position you are in with eFx. You guys truly are changing the game of licensed prop replicas. (y)thumbsup
     
  6. Chewcy

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    Awesome, great interview, that hero trooper:eek, efx rock
     
  7. wannab

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    Nice job by the both of you!

    Hope to see more vids RE other EFX stuff. :thumbsup


    Doug
     
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  8. Trilogy

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    Gino, would I be correct in assuming you were a little uncomfortable?
    Either way, interesting interview. It's nice to put a face to a name/forum ID.
     
  9. Darth Detroit

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    Awsome Gino!
    Im glad to see we have the same barber. I learned a little about Stormtrooper helmets. Cool!
     
  10. ericwong

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    i love the bloopers towards the end
     
  11. UKscout

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    The vader helmets look better in the footage, good review:thumbsup

    love the vin diesel look BTW Gino :love
     
  12. streetjudge79

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    Great video, Gino, you seem like a pretty nice guy actually!
     
  13. ralphee

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    So buff too :lol. Great video guys, well done, its amazing how wrong you can get a face huh!

    lee
     
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  14. James Kenobi 1138

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    He doesn't seem at all like a guy who would ignore a PM I sent him years ago.

    Not that I'm still bitter about it.

    Great video, looking forward to the new helmets.
     
  15. Art Andrews

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    A little uncomfortable would be a massive understatement. :lol:lol:lol

    Kristen and I have been milking every ounce out of giving Gino an incredibly hard time over the past few months about his interview. When talking to him in person about troopers or Vader, he will talk your ears right off your head. Turn on a camera and he is like a deer in the headlights.

    I have to give Gino major props for doing something that was completely out of his comfort zone and caring more about sharing information with you guys than about how he looked on film.
     
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    :rolleyes

    If I had people bringing up every PM/email I have missed or still haven't had a chance to reply to... wow, I just can't imagine!
     
  17. JBReplicas

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    it was a great interview and very informative, agreed on the vader helmets, they look incredbile in the footage and I give props to Gino as I'm sure his input has helped to finally bring true accurate replicas to collectors worldwide
     
  18. James Kenobi 1138

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    I'm just giving him a hard time, on of my MPP's hangs on the belt of one of his Vader displays. He's a good guy.

    But he still totally should have returned my PM.
     
  19. ArtisanProps

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    I agree, wish there was more. Gino calling the fx stormtrooper a "dork" was pretty funny.

    Great video :):thumbsup
     
  20. Qui-Gonzalez

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    He is, and a wealth of this knowledge. While he is not about spoon feeding, he can point you in a good direction to find things out for yourself. Some folks don't dig that style of teaching.
     
  21. Bobtherocker

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    Cool interview.
    That stormtrooper helmet really is superb as are both the Vaders.

    As for your online persona being a tad 'spikey' in some folks eyes, you are living the dream man, living the dream and were you to come across as a touch arrogant online, I think I can now understand why and in most cases, don't blame ya.

    You do indeed come across as a thoroughly nice bloke and also your passion for the whole props thing just oozes from every pore.

    :thumbsup
     
  22. Zenwalker

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    Hey Gino, I thought you did a good job on the interview.

    And yes, interesting to have a face to put to a name. Although I imagined you as looking more nerdy but you actually are not.:lol
     
  23. Clutch

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    Showin' off the guns. Attaboy! :lol
     
  24. ob1al

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    Nice one Gino - it's nice to put a face to the name and it was an informative - if a little uncomfortable lol - interview.

    Good job to all concerned!
     
  25. Apollo

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    Good Job!

    Don't let those troopers raz you Pizon!
     
  26. Kenobi

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    Great video Gino. Thanks!:thumbsup
     
  27. Zendragon

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    Excellent!
     
  28. jedimaster

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    Dude you totally rocked that vid man. Nice work man.
     
  29. The Dude

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    Mirax...awesome as always. You give the interviews a lot of depth.

    The girl in the beginning of the video (I believe she said she was Mary Franklin?) is wearing the shirt for the company I work for! I don't recognize her. (Perhaps a freelancer for my company?)

    And Gino...wow...totally not the guy I pictured or how I thought would be in "real life".

    A true testament on how someone’s online persona is TOTALLY different then their real life persona.
     
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  30. Keith

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    Just watched this. Great interview.

    You did really well Gino. Being filmed is not my thing either. You did better than i would have done and you do seem much more friendly in person than you do online.

    Keith.
     
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  31. RoCKo

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    QFT!

    Great interview and you did it very well, Gino!
    I know how i felt when i was interviewed for a radio show years ago, and that was just the radio... :lol

    Can´t wait to see what´s coming up in the next few years from efX.

    I REALLY envy you for the archives tour and that you were allowed to play with all these toys for big guys.
     
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  32. Bobtherocker

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    If I'm not mistaken she is LFL's PR person. She and Steve Sansweet would often be seen together and I know she has been the instigator and go to person for any LFL and 501st promo events.

    I could be wrong. I often am.
     
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  33. Art Andrews

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    That is indeed Mary and she is one of the hardest working and most amazing women you will ever meet. She handles all the shows and conventions for LFL, but at heart, she is an UBER-fan just like us and actually came out of the Star Wars fans community! She also handles a lot of fan-relations issues and really is a bridge between the juggernaut corporation and the average man. I don't know if it would be possible to say enough nice things about her and all she has done for the Star Wars fan community.
     
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  34. thegreatgalling

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    Great interview!





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  35. Star Wars Chick

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    Thank you, I appreciate that!

    Thank you very much Brad.

    I have to say, all of your comments about Gino are so appreciated. Art and I had to really convince him to do this, that this would be good for him and your comments really have been proof of that. While this was WAY out of Gino's comfort zone, I think he did quite well. I honestly thought after we restarted his interview for the 3rd time that he was going to quit on me but he finally hit a groove and while he was still uncomfortable with the camera staring at him, he truly does enjoy the subject matter and I think his passion shined through.

    I will say, I think Gino was the only person I interviewed who had never done an interview before. It is quite intimidating (I didn't sleep the night before my first interview at Comic Con with David Pea) so I know how he felt but my hat is off to him for following through and doing a good job :)
     
  36. Lord of the props

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    Great video Gino:thumbsup

    You still remind me of Mark Strong, you know the bad guy in Robin Hood with Russell Crowe, or Sherlock Holmes.:lol

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  37. Quinn

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    Great interview, especially considering being out of the comfort zone. Nice job to Star Wars Chick, too!
     
  38. Star Wars Chick

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    Thank you Quinn!

    And Lord of the Props- you nailed it!!!
     
  39. OldKen

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    I really wanna see a 1 on 1 with some closer looks at the Vader prototypes though! I've never gotten to see em in person. :(

    I would really like to see more vids from Gino/eFx with Kristen Maybe with all of this positive reinforcement he can be coaxed into doing more... And feel more confident and relaxed while doing so.

    Also...

    SEE MY NEW PERMANENT SIGNATURE!!! ;)

    Love it. :)
     
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  40. The Dude

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    Pretty much...but I think Dino is a tad shorter. ;)
     
  41. GF

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    AWESOME!!!!

    You deserve it, a dream come true indeed:thumbsup

    GFollano
     
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  42. Tim Allen

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    Don't really keep up with the Vader details but it's nice to see these kind of highly accurate props being made available to the public.
     
  43. jedimaster

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    Maybe we could get a vid of Gino's collection. Hands down the best one out there.
     
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  44. Stormy320

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    Great seeing you Gino. You seem shady online - sorry.

    I think the camera works for you.

    Glad you are helping EFX. I can't frickin wait to buy that Stormtrooper helmet.
     
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  45. fettster

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    Great interview SWC. You really should send a reel to the networks as your a natural and well done to gino for getting a dream job.
     
  46. Alan Castillo

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    My instinct was right. Now I know why I never got into a C scar argument with Gino :lol

    With an Italian name to go with it, he reminds of an Italian advert for a product called mastro-lindo.

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    Super great interview :) !
     
  47. TridCloudwalker

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    We call him Mr. Clean in the US. :)
     
  48. voice in the crowd

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    Nice interview.

    You looked a bit nervous at the start but once you got into your stride it was all good stuff.

    Looking forward to a ATAT helmet, TIE helmet, ROTJ trooper helmet, ESB Vader, Royal guard, biker scout etc etc etc from eFX :)

    The Hero trooper looked great.

    Chris
     
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  49. Clutch

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    That TK bucket is awesome. I think I have more love for that now than the Vader.
     
  50. Star Wars Chick

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    Hahahaha, well thank you I am flattered :)
     
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