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    Plaid Stallions MPC Star Wars Story








    MPC Star Wars models will always remind me of a funny story, well if you're my dad, you wouldn't laugh.




    You see in third grade, this cool kid named Andrew (that's his real name, cause I doubt he's a reader) brought in his fully assembled C3-PO model and somehow, i became "salesman of the year" and got Andrew to lend me the model for the evening.

    So of course, i broke the elastic that held the damned thing together instantly when I got home. I panicked, it's in my nature and my folks offered to help.



    My fleeting memory of this is my father in his undershirt mumbling "sonova*****" toiling with C3-PO until the wee hours. I awoke to a fully assembled kit and a warning not to borrow other kid's toys. I was saved!

    I didn't learn my lesson and when Andrew traded me for my "Incredible Hulk" treasury edition for his hardbound editions of "Superman and Batman: From the 30's to the 70's" I just let it go until the eight grade. I realized Andrew was just not that interested in his material possessions.

    Pssst Andrew, I still have your books...





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    Thank you for posting this beautiful artwork.

    - (another) Andrew
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    Very nostalgic reading Artoo Detoo

    Nobody ever writes it like that anymore

    It's just R2 D2 nowadays
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Very nostalgic reading Artoo Detoo
    Yeah, i love when Star Wars was new. So much funkiness that evaporated by 1979.

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    ^ Yes to both of that. I'm of two minds.... I'm a diehard lifelong fan of all things Star Wars. Prequels, sequels, Clone Wars... all of it. It's my happy place.

    But I will always hold dear that special time when there was one movie.

    The canvas for your own imagination to propel the story further was vast and uncluttered.

    Topps Cards with stickers meant something, and there were no chase cards.

    Off-model artwork was everywhere; Style Guides were loose at best.

    Soundtrack and Story LPs, movie viewers, and Give-A-Show were the gateway to reliving the experience.

    Brian Daley, Alan Dean Foster, and Roy Thomas held the keys to the kingdom.

    Darth Vadar Lives

    No such thing as High End Collectibles or scalping or secondary markets


    We were at the top of the first hill of a roller coaster ride then. I've enjoyed most of the ride, but nothing beats that top hill.
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    I enjoy Empire and have no beef with Jedi but I truly over romanticise that era when Star Wars was a new thing. It's just a good time in my life.

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    I'm not letting you borrow mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedji View Post
    The canvas for your own imagination to propel the story further was vast and uncluttered.
    Topps Cards with stickers meant something, and there were no chase cards.
    Off-model artwork was everywhere; Style Guides were loose at best.
    Soundtrack and Story LPs, movie viewers, and Give-A-Show were the gateway to reliving the experience.
    Brian Daley, Alan Dean Foster, and Roy Thomas held the keys to the kingdom.
    Darth Vadar Lives
    No such thing as High End Collectibles or scalping or secondary markets
    Absolutely agree.
    Truly a golden age!
    I've been a SW fan since the very beginning... and those early years were particularly magical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedji View Post
    ^ Yes to both of that. I'm of two minds.... I'm a diehard lifelong fan of all things Star Wars. Prequels, sequels, Clone Wars... all of it. It's my happy place.

    But I will always hold dear that special time when there was one movie.

    The canvas for your own imagination to propel the story further was vast and uncluttered.

    Topps Cards with stickers meant something, and there were no chase cards.

    Off-model artwork was everywhere; Style Guides were loose at best.

    Soundtrack and Story LPs, movie viewers, and Give-A-Show were the gateway to reliving the experience.

    Brian Daley, Alan Dean Foster, and Roy Thomas held the keys to the kingdom.

    Darth Vadar Lives

    No such thing as High End Collectibles or scalping or secondary markets


    We were at the top of the first hill of a roller coaster ride then. I've enjoyed most of the ride, but nothing beats that top hill.

    I totally agree, I was nine years old when the summer of 1977 happened, the period between then and 1978 was a truly magical time for me that has never been recaptured (but can intense childhood nostalgia ever be recaptured? Sadly no).

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    I was 5 when Star Wars came out. My parents didn't take us to see it for what seemed like months. It was probably weeks, but hearing all the other kids talk about it made it feel like months. The movie had a profound impact on me which maybe some of you get. My wife and other family sure don't get it. My daughter was about the same age when Disney's Frozen came out. Seeing how she and the other kids reacted to that made we wonder, was this how I was for Star Wars? I doubt she will be collecting Frozen toys in 40 years though. All that being said, I can watch the recent Star Wars movies and view them as just movies and not get upset. Nobody can take away the summer of 1977.

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