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CT 16 hypnotic GIFs of vintage Star Wars action figures

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by hugoforbes, May 24, 2013.

  1. hugoforbes

    hugoforbes Jedi Youngling

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    I can't believe it's been 30 years since Return of the Jedi!!!??? Here is a cool site that features the deterioration of vintage Star Wars figures over the past 30 years. The Yoda and Greedo ones are effed-up.
    Merchandising Is Forever via Buzzfeed.
     
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  2. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Some of mine have never been the same since the sandpit or when I tried to alter their costumes with my felt pens. Princess Leia looks a lot less attractive with a beard also...
     
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  3. hugoforbes

    hugoforbes Jedi Youngling

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    Haha, yeah I lost most of mine by throwing them out of a 21 story window to "see them fly." I don't think I realized at age 3 that that would be the end of them...
     
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  4. Aaronaman

    Aaronaman Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm a little embarrassed to say but even as a child my figures weren't played with and the ones that for some reason were freed from their plastic prisons were never exposed to sand pits or multi-story falls haha.

    Only poor Boba has had a hard life and unfortunatly time hasn't been kind.
     
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  5. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    See, you may have been teased as a kid for not bringing your figures into the sandpit, but now, who's the one with the valuable figure collection and who has a headless blue Snaggletooth and a bearded Princess Leia Bespin? It's called karma. Or possibly the Force...
     
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  6. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Lego is still the best :p
     
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  7. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like the googly-eyed effect on the Greedo figures on that page. :p

    No wonder he missed Han by a mile... he was completely wasted...
     
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  8. DarthRelaxus

    DarthRelaxus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [​IMG]

    And people wonder why Yoda didn't realize Palpatine was a Sith. He was on LSD.
     
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  9. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I love the yellow stormtrooper.
     
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  10. OldSchoolFan

    OldSchoolFan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    The figures nowadays, even though the level of detail is superb, seem so fragile compared to their 80s cousins. My wee guy had a stormtrooper figure that I tried to pose in an action stance and snapped it's arm off without any force whatsoever. I know the old figures had virtually zero articulation and some looked nothing like the character in question but they still hold a special place in my heart.....and in a few more years, my bank account!!!
     
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  11. hugoforbes

    hugoforbes Jedi Youngling

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    I think the original Kenner figures are the best action figure line from a design perspective. They all look like part of the same family and fit into a rigid set of guidelines. As a kid I didn't need much articulation, because I had an imagination. The figures now look all over the place and underdeveloped.
     
  12. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I love the old Kenner figures. The way they fit with the vintage craft and playsets is a thing of beauty. Beauty!
     
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  13. hugoforbes

    hugoforbes Jedi Youngling

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    Couldn't agree more :)