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Aug 22, '07, 7:50 AM
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1979 made for some pretty wild Star Wars toys with the sequel still months away, Kenner started deviating from the first film. I must have been getting into The Black Hole (http://www.megomuseum.com/blackhole/index.html) at the time because I missed out on toys like the Imperial Troop Transport. The Remote Controlled Sand Crawler was the feature attraction at a birthday party I got invited to that year, every other guest gave the kid a jawa.



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Thrown in at the bottom of this page was mystery man Boba Fett, I got this doll for Christmas that year despite not knowing who he really was.

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huedell
Aug 22, '07, 7:54 AM
I don't know about you guys, but that's about as good as it gets toywise for me

Nice entry Bri

palitoy
Aug 22, '07, 8:11 AM
It was the total bomb for me as a kid but as an adult, i don't have the overpowering desire to collect it again. Still, happy memories.....

huedell
Aug 22, '07, 8:30 AM
I spend a lot of money with Austin, Ed etc.---I don't have a lot of money to throw
around...what I do...and what I recommend to many our age who have fond
memories of VINTAGE KENNER STAR WARS is to just buy a few items here and there
(obviously "loose" is cheaper, if you can deal), but the satisfaction potentially
is enormous...I know it was for me...just a few items can really keep that
connection "fresh" without feeling like you've wasted your money and display space

MAY THE TOYS BE WITH YOU!

palitoy
Aug 22, '07, 8:59 AM
I'm notoriously cheap when it comes to SW toys, I have a handful. Having my original figures doesn't hurt either.

Charlie had some very cheap 12"ers in damaged boxes last time I saw him, I don't know how I got home without them.

toys2cool
Aug 22, '07, 9:48 AM
awesome,I love Star Wars and always will :grin: hey doesn't that van look so out of place in that pic?:grin:

huedell
Aug 22, '07, 9:51 AM
re: Brian's post:
Those 12 inchers are cool---and getting them on the cheap would be great!
(Kudos for escaping the lure of the purchase---hee-hee!)
They take up dang space though, don't they :)
Sounds like you have quite a bit of VINTAGE STAR WARS stuff already Bri--
-that's really cool you have your original figures----
It's such a thrill to hold something like a classic 4 inch Stormtrooper, ya know?

Ahhhh---the simple pleasures in life :)
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hey doesn't that van look so out of place in that pic?


If that Han's a rockin'----Chewie better not come a' knockin'!

brannon86
Aug 22, '07, 10:32 AM
Cool, I had a few Empire pieces back in the day, but by the time 79 rolled around, I was 12, turning 13, and was growing out of it all. I have urges to collect things from my childhood, and its nice to have a few things, but Im over and done with collectiong huge amounts of stuff. It tends to clutter up my house, and becomes un usefull after a while. Im trying to let go alot of that stuff, and keep just a few to have for nostalgias sake. :googly:

cjefferys
Aug 22, '07, 11:42 AM
Those 12 inchers are cool---and getting them on the cheap would be great!
(Kudos for escaping the lure of the purchase---hee-hee!)
They take up dang space though, don't they :)


While I had tons of SW stuff as a kid, the only ones I collect now are the large size ones, they are very cool. Luckily they can be found cheaper than they used to. If you want ones in near mint sealed boxes, they are still very pricey, but if you are willing to accept less than perfect boxes, deals are out there. You're right, they do take up a fair amount of shelf space, especially the 15" ones.

davidb
Aug 22, '07, 3:50 PM
I've actually managed to pick up a few vintage SW things over the years. My biggest item is the Death Star, now sadly in a box due to nowhere to display it.

One thing I learned - never buy a Millennium Falcon thinking that you'll be able to pick up the missing pieces and complete it. It will never happen. Take it from one who knows.

toys2cool
Aug 22, '07, 4:36 PM
I've actually managed to pick up a few vintage SW things over the years. My biggest item is the Death Star, now sadly in a box due to nowhere to display it.

One thing I learned - never buy a Millennium Falcon thinking that you'll be able to pick up the missing pieces and complete it. It will never happen. Take it from one who knows.

LOL! been there and done that,so i agree :grin:

cjefferys
Aug 22, '07, 5:09 PM
One thing I learned - never buy a Millennium Falcon thinking that you'll be able to pick up the missing pieces and complete it. It will never happen. Take it from one who knows.

It actually happened to me one time. I used to have a Falcon that was just missing the remote ball (of course, as that's always the first piece to get lost). A couple years later, I found a well played with Falcon at a yard sale that was missing many pieces, but miraculously had the ball. I couldn't believe it was there, and I ended up with a complete Falcon (long since sold). :)

megomaniac
Aug 22, '07, 5:16 PM
I had more Star Wars as a kid than I knew what to do with. I had a few large figures like Luke, Han, Darth, even IG88. I loved them as a kid, then sold it ALL as a young adult (STUPID STUPID STUPID)

Now I'm back to finding all those part and figures again. And getting them loose is more fun than boxes to me, 'cause I get to relive my childhood. :smiley1:

EmergencyIan
Aug 22, '07, 7:38 PM
Yeah, I had so much SW stuff as a kid too..especially once ESB cames out. One really fond memory is how one year at Christmas I got the 12 inch OBWan and 15 inch Chewbacca to go with my Luke Skywalker. I got a 12 inch Han Solo one afternoon, got it out to the car and realized that his medal was missing. We went back into the store to exchange it for another, but there weren't anymore. So, I got the 12 inch Luke, instead. We never could find another Han Solo, after that. Santa couldn't either! :terror:


- Ian

Dave Mc
Aug 22, '07, 8:13 PM
I love the Star Wars van in that catalog. That ROCKS!

batmanmc
Aug 22, '07, 9:42 PM
i love the bobba fett its the only 12'' star wars figure i have today of the vintage. i like the space station thing . never had it but it looks cool.

DocDrako
Aug 23, '07, 2:43 AM
I had that troop transport. I loved it. I also had that Boba Fett, but I accidentally threw away the "wookie scalps" with the christmas wrapping paper. I never found them. Star Wars was the coolest back then! Toys and movies all!

:grin:

saildog
Aug 23, '07, 5:47 AM
awesome,I love Star Wars and always will :grin: hey doesn't that van look so out of place in that pic?:grin:

I wonder if it has a bumper sticker that says, "My other car is a Millennium Falcon"?

huedell
Aug 23, '07, 6:12 AM
I wonder if it has a bumper sticker that says, "My other car is a Millennium Falcon"?


speaking of the Comic Book Guy...I gotta use his voice to address batmanmc's:


i like the space station thing . never had it but it looks cool.


"best...toy...ever." :)

Nice to see al this love for the VINTAGE STAR WARS toys...sure it comes around on
a consistent basis, yeah, but, to me, its refreshing everytime, in that its nice to hear
everyone reminisce----no wonder this is the only toy board I post at----the
Mego Museum gang has it all covered :)
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While I had tons of SW stuff as a kid, the only ones I collect now are the large size ones, they are very cool. Luckily they can be found cheaper than they used to. If you want ones in near mint sealed boxes, they are still very pricey, but if you are willing to accept less than perfect boxes, deals are out there. You're right, they do take up a fair amount of shelf space, especially the 15" ones.

Thanks for the informative post---believe me I am tempted---the 12 inchers
are toys that I didn't have as a kid, but always wanted and I know I'd enjoy
them now, if I ever found a way to afford them---which I can't at the
moment---
sometimes I wonder if I wouldn't be just as happy (or happier) with
Dave Mc's custom versions of 'em (or the equivalent of Dave's great work)
as they are in smaller scale, but still retain that vintage look

I dunno, I just think they are great and I'm glad that those figures/dolls
have come down in price, because they feel a bit more in my grasp

Maybe I should try to nail to nail down, like, Luke, Fett, Solo, and IG88
as they are my favorites---they are some of the most expensive, I know, but
I'd be following my own advice from earlier in this thread and just focusing on
very specific pieces----doesn't hurt that I'm a "loose" collector too

nvmbrsdoom5
Aug 23, '07, 11:55 AM
The Death Star Space Station is one of the few SW playsets I actually own, I picked up one in fair shape in the box a while back. I never owned this as a kid, though my best buddy did, and I loved playing with it, so it was a must-have when I became an adult collector.

I love these catalog pages, I still get alot of enjoyment looking through old wishbook catalogs. As a kid I spent many days in my grandparent's living room just looking through all the catalogs they had saved. Good memories.

brannon86
Aug 23, '07, 5:23 PM
I had the jawa droid station thing. I forgot wht it was called, or what the hell it ever did. Ha...

kresge1
Aug 23, '07, 7:01 PM
Brings back memories for me as well,but no interest in aquiring them