CT What was your favourite toy / figure when you where a kid?

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  1. firesaber Jedi Master

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    When I was very little, prob about 5 or six I guess we had very little money and lived in a dump housing project. The christmas of that year my parents somehow found a way to score me a ROTJ Y Wing, Speeder Bike and Tie Fighter and few action figures. Even as young as I was I knew it must have hit my parents hard and I cherished those things, and still do to this day.

    They were never able to score me a Falcon back in the OT days and my mom tried for YEARS. When I came home from a Middle East Deployment in 03 my wife and my mom (who passed soon after) scored me the release that had come out. It took her a decade and a half, but mom came through. That my wife encouraged this was awesomeness as well.
  2. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Hm... *grabs her Zuckuss figure off the shelf and gives him a whiff.* ...Smells like vinyl and paint. As for my old Greedo figure... been years since I last sniffed him. If I recall, he had the smell of the many sweaty hands that have handled him over the years and his head smelled kinda stale.
  3. sith_rising Force Ghost

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    I loved "live action" toys (I suppose I still do, since I'm a sucker for the FX sabers). I loved those "The Force" lightsabers that swooshed and could actually take a little abuse from fighting with friends, as well as the stormtrooper rifle with folding stock (which they never make anymore), Han's pistol, and the Biker Scout pistol.

    I see that now they're coming out with miniaturized, more affordable versions of the FX lightsabers:

    http://www.rebelscum.com/2011SDCC/TPM/image49.asp

    I would have done anything to have that back in 1983. I hate to sound like Grandpa Simpson, but kids today have it so good!
  4. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    It's between the Falcon(which was stoeln from a storage area while I was away in the Navy), and a battery opeerated light up lightsaber from 1977 where the "bade" was this tranparent and very flexable plastic; it lit up yellow.
  5. sith_rising Force Ghost

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    lol yeah I had that balloon lightsaber also. It was cool, but very delicate. I wonder what the fascination was with yellow lightsabers back then?
  6. mjerome3 Jedi Grand Master

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    All GI Joe action figures were my favorite toys as a youngster. All the Star Wars action figures were cool also. Is anyone here old enough to remember the Darth Vader Collector's Case?
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  7. MatthewZ Force Ghost

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    I still have it.


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  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Well the action figs featured that slot lightsaber, and Luke's was yellow. I don't recall why since it was blue in the films. I'll look it up later unless someone posts some history on the subject...and being major SW nerds we are concerned over such information.
  9. EHT Manager: New Films

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    Rhubarb? Weird. Like I said, all the old ones had a strong plastic smell when you opened them that the new ones don't have. Open up a new plastic shower curtain liner; same smell, haha.

    I wish I still had my figures to give to my son. I don't know where they all went, but they are sadly long gone.
  10. firesaber Jedi Master

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    these guys pretty much got the nail on the head. There has also been discussion in the making of SW book about how they weren't really sure how the rotoscoping would go and thus the colors. Even though the figures came out a good year later I think Kenner was pretty much in the dark. Another good example is looking at how the colors were off for the Marvel comics leadin up to the movie release.

    the one time Kenner did change the lightsaber and get it "right" for Luke, they actually got it wrong. If you got one of the first wave of the Luke figure in jedi robes he had a blue saber, not green. They did indeed change thier mind about the saber color because of how it would appear on the tatooine sky background.
  11. HordaksPupil Jedi Padawan

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    While not a toy per se, one of my favorites was my Darth Vader mask. I had just gotten into Star Wars and asked my parents if I could be Darth Vader. They went to the costume store and came home with a nice Vader mask. To me it was the neatest thing I had ever seen and would walk around wearing pretending to be Darth Vader.
  12. bluesaber70 Force Ghost

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    1978 orginal Falcon. I still have it to this day. And yes it's still in great condition.
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  13. FRAGGLE_ROCKER Jedi Knight

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    I know what you mean about that smell. My TIE Fighter pilot still has a certain smell to him.
    Fortunately I still have my toys. I've never willingly given any of STAR WARS stuff away, just lost a few figures and somehow let my mother throw out my Ewok Village. Why the heck parents want to do that, I don't know.
  14. EHT Manager: New Films

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    Where do you live, and what times of the day are you not at home? [face_laugh]
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  15. Endor_Commando Jedi Grand Master

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    Favorite figure was Han Solo (small head) which I have now re-carded.
    ...and the Palitoy Death Star, which I still have. Box is a bit tatty but the contents are perfect.
  16. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    I still have my Toltoys Death Star (Australian release of the Palitoys one), but it's in pretty poor condition. Project for later down the track is to scan it & somehow build a replica. Best. Star. Wars. Playset. Ever.
  17. CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Grand Master

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    I was a kid of the Return of the Jedi packaged figures.

    My only vehicle was the AT-ST(which was awesome)

    My favorite figure is Luke Skywalker-Jedi Knight. The cloth robe, the black glove, the detached lightsaber(as a kid, always wondered why my Vader and Ben figures had their sabers attached to their arms, but this Luke didn't)
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  18. sith_rising Force Ghost

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    Family Guy was right about one thing - there was something special about the vintage Boba Fett figure. It was just cooler than everyone else. Maybe it was the paint or the detailing, which was better than most of the other figures. Or it could have been Slave 1, which was such a fantastic toy.
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  19. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your mother is a suspected Imperial sympathizer who's racist against Ewoks. :p
  20. fettmaster39 Jedi Master

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  21. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    I had that too! And yeah, it's always bugged me that Luke's lightsaber was yellow. Ben's was blue, so what was Kenner's problem?

  22. Krusty_the_Clone Jedi Master

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  23. firesaber Jedi Master

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    scroll up a few posts kind sir.
  24. ezekiel22x Force Ghost

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    My sandcrawler was pretty awesome despite that in actuality it was a Tonka dump truck.
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  25. JonYo Jedi Knight

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    I was born about a month before Jedi came out, so I missed MOST of the original toys, BUT, I have vivid and fond memories of getting the Max Rebo Band at a flea market when I was about 3 or 4. Sy Snootles used to be a regular adversary of the Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters in my house. :cool: When the 90's PTF figs started coming out, I was about 11 or 12, and the first fig from that line that I got was (somehow) Threepio, so that one has always held a special place in my heart.
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