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PostSubject: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 11:58 am

Here's what I mean by "bummer"-
 
I had complete collections from 1977 thru 1983 of all the action figures from the original 3. I had a few ships, tauntauns, land speeders, etc. I also had EVERY single trading card in perfect order.

By the time I turned 16, gas and insurance became more important than those "toys" and I ended up selling them to a collector. Didn't make much... though the action figures and cards were in like new shape, I sold them all for 40 bucks in 1985 (which was a nice chunk of cash at that time) -today I see the originals on ebay for a LOT of money... Yet another reason I wish I could rent a good time machine. Sigh....
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 12:14 pm

I had all the action figures from the first two films (even the Boba Fett that you could only get by sending in proof of purchases).  I also had an x-wing, Luke's land speeder and a few of the tie fighters (one of them was Darth Vaders), and the lizard creature the storm troopers rode around on Tatooine.  I'm pretty certain I never had the trading cards but I did have the first 20+ comic books.

I did not sell a single one of these things.....I gave them all away to a much younger neighbor when I was around 16.  At least another kid got the joy of playing with them.

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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 12:19 pm

I guess giving them away is more noble (still a bummer, but noble ) 

I also had several of the original comics including the real large comics. Never had the lizard creatures.
My mom only bought 2nd hand when it came to the ships and things. She said the ones brand new in the store were too expensive, so I got a used land speeder, used X-Wing and a tie fighter. The only thing besides action figures and cards that was new was my Tauntaun.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 12:21 pm

My mom owned the Burger King glasses from the 70s clear up to 1992 when the earthquake destroyed ALL of theM  Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 12:44 pm

The only bummer I can think of is that they are gone. I have no idea where they are but I am happy they served their purpose. When I was a kid I thought "someday I want MY kid to play with this stuff". When The Phantom Menance came out my son was 8 or 9. So he inherited my Star Wars toys. My Hoth Playset and Star Destroyer playsets were still in the original boxes! (No, not new just well taken care of). So I honestly have no bummers because I got my wish, which was for him to enjoy my figures and he did. He may have them somewhere but I doubt it. I'm just glad 2 generations got to play with them.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 12:48 pm

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, and the lizard creature the storm troopers rode around on Tatooine. 

Dewback

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dewback
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 12:56 pm

Another bummer was several years ago walking thru Walmart and seeing the Millennium Falcon, just as I remembered it from what I was a kid. The bummer was the price tag, over $150. What kid can afford that?!? I remember saving up to buy my own.

Although it does look bigger than what I remember
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 1:23 pm

Oh yeh WAY bigger. I just seen the original Falcon at the swap meet a while back for only 25 bucks, but it was pretty beat up (plus if I came home from the flea market with a milennium falcon, my wife would question me  Laughing


However the nostalgic part of me is wishing I still had the action figures and the trading  cards.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 2:34 pm

Attack of the Clones was a bummer.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 2:46 pm

Hardkore wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
, and the lizard creature the storm troopers rode around on Tatooine. 

Dewback

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dewback


YES THATS IT!!! (action figures not included)


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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 4:02 pm

Staybrite wrote:
Hardkore wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
, and the lizard creature the storm troopers rode around on Tatooine. 

Dewback

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dewback


YES THATS IT!!! (action figures not included)

I had the dewback too. 

Here are some more I had:




This one was a lot of fun. A Droid Factory and you could make your own robots



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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 4:04 pm

And one figure I never got but always looked at it when I was in Sears was Blue Snaggletooth. I believe he was a Sears exclusive

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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Mon May 04, 2015 4:09 pm

Finally, I had this which sounded NOTHING like a Blaster, it sounded more like grinding metal fan blades



And I got this for Christmas in 1978 or so. I remember it was snowing very hard (lived in Michigan then) and we went outside and used it in the snow. The "saber" part was "blow up" so if it ever leaked air or became slightly deflated the thing would wrap around whatever you hit (in my case that would be my brother). 

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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Tue May 05, 2015 10:03 am

I never had any Star Wars stuff growing up. My folks wanted to keep it reality based (G.I. Joe and such).

Now I have two Micro Machine Millennium Falcons. One is Titanium Series. I also have the original trilogy as well as the saga Trivial Pursuit.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Tue May 05, 2015 11:12 am

I had some of them, and I've got to admit, they look rubbish now!  Much prefer the Lego Star Wars stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Tue May 05, 2015 3:00 pm

They came out with a 2nd gen star wars action figures- remember Luke and Han and others went from being "normal" little toys to steroid infused Arnold Schwarzenegger figures. Just wasn't the same. I missed the silly plastic light sabers built into their arms that slid out, and the handguns that never fit in their hands quite right... ah the good old days :-)
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Tue May 05, 2015 3:50 pm

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I had some of them, and I've got to admit, they look rubbish now!  Much prefer the Lego Star Wars stuff!

The Lego Star Wars stuff is super cool!

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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Wed May 06, 2015 6:01 am

This was my favorite "Luke" figure because of the fact the saber wasn't in his arm.



I remember collecting "Kenner" circles and mailing them off for a kit of some kind and it came with a backpack that you could put Yoda in on Luke's back. 


The blue pack went on Luke's back. The clear looking small "T" toys were breathing masks for Han and Leia when they landed on the asteroid. I think you had to mail in 5 points to get this stuff. 1980 I believe.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Wed May 06, 2015 6:05 am

And, I had a different Han than my best friend. We called this one "big head". 



This is the one that he had and we said it "looked EXACTLY like Harrison Ford!". Looking at it today it looks nothing like Harrison LOL!



I never knew why they had Han Solo with 2 heads.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Wed May 06, 2015 6:12 am

Sorry to reply to my own posts, but I just googled it... Turns out the name we gave this Han over 30 years ago was coined "Big Head Han" LOL. And replicas were made in 2011 and Gentle Giant made both versions of Han:


When Gentle Giant got to the 12" version of the old Kenner Han Solo action figure they couldn't resist creating both the original, short-lived, small head version and the big head version that replaced it in 1979. This figure, along with the small head variation, began shipping in April 2011. Both versions of this figure was packed with an upscaled replica of the vintage blaster that came with the original 3 3/4" Han Solo figure from 1978.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Wed May 06, 2015 6:27 am

My biggest Star Wars bummer was never seeing any of the original trilogy on the big screen.  When I was a kid, we lived in a rural area and were broke most of the time.  We didn't go to the movies.  When we started renting movies, it was my membership at the local movie store that I used to get stuff.  I read the books several times and rented the movies as a teen many times before getting them on VHS for Christmas.  Then DVD.  Then DVD with updated special effects.  When Lucas cleaned up the special effects and added scenes, I went to the theater then to see them when they were released again.

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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Thu May 07, 2015 8:40 am

My Star Wars story is short.

I have to admit I've never watched a Star Wars movie.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Thu May 07, 2015 10:04 am

Say it isn't so!

You go out right now and watch A New Hope.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Thu May 07, 2015 11:14 am

Dont know if this is a bummer or not, but when our 13 year old was finally curious to see them she watched them in order. No, not New Hope first but Phantom Menace first, then Attack Of The Clones, Revenge Of The Sith and THEN the original trilogy. And like any little kid she like Return Of The Jedi best.
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PostSubject: Re: your Star Wars bummer stories   Thu May 07, 2015 11:16 am

rockerVu2 wrote:
My Star Wars story is short.

I have to admit I've never watched a Star Wars movie.
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That's OK, someone at our church has never seen them either and she wears it like a badge of honor Very Happy
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