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  1. KingKenobi

    KingKenobi Jedi Padawan

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    I was four when my parents bought me Star Wars on VHS for Easter, would have been around '88. I was aware of the films, but that's my first concrete memory. My friend had ESB and ROTJ recorded from TV so we used to go round to each others' house to watch them.

    My favourite early memory was finding someone selling a huge collection of vintage figures at a craft show in the early 90s. Still the only time I've seen a Shuttle Tydirium in the plastic!
     
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  2. tssurfer

    tssurfer Jedi Youngling

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    my first memory was in kindergarten they had a toy model of the millennium falcon. that was before i even heard of star wars must have been late 80s (3-4 years old)
     
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  3. mick63

    mick63 Jedi Youngling

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    The first memory for me was of course seeing it in the theater in 77, but the most impacting memory for me was later when Empire Strikes Back was released. My older brother was a SW fan and he died in 1980 when I was 17 and a couple of months after he died I ended up going to see Empire by myself. I was blown away and I sure wished my bro could have been there with me to see it, he would have loved it. I'll never forget Luke crash landing in the swamp and then looking for Yoda because at that time I pictured Yoda as a big powerful guy like Obiwan or a similar type of appearance and I was shocked when it turned out to be the little green Yoda. And the encounter with Vader in the cloud city, words just can't describe it. What an excellent movie.
     
  4. dante144

    dante144 Jedi Master star 1

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    I was a small child. 2 or 3 years old. I remember R2 being threatened then being shot by jawas. Scared the heck out of me. Then I remembered the Trench Run.
     
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  5. Conkhead_12

    Conkhead_12 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    When i was 3 years old. My parents tried to make me watch SW and the scene I saw was the geonosian arena. When Obi Wan was tied up. I was scare
     
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  6. Myra_Zann

    Myra_Zann Jedi Youngling

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    My very first memory of Star Wars is when I was about 7, I was surfing TV channels not knowing what to do, when I stumbled on a rerun of Return of the Jedi. It just happened to be Vader's death scene I saw and it freaked me out a bit, to say the least, but I got very curious about the films afterwards and from then on, I was hooked. :D
     
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  7. FAZB

    FAZB Jedi Youngling

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    I was 7 or 8 years old and watched Empire Strikes Back on TV. Not the full movie. I just remember the scene on Dagobah, Luke facing the Wampa, AT-ATs (At the time I called it "giant dog things") and, of course, DARTH VADER!
     
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  8. Darth Nihilon

    Darth Nihilon Jedi Padawan star 1

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    My parents did not actually want me to see Star Wars. So I only saw it very recently and a group of my friends watched it for a late night activity and it was very good! It has inspired much of my work and art now and is one of my favourite things.
     
  9. FAZB

    FAZB Jedi Youngling

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    Funny. My mom always incentivated me to watch it. I wanted a Darth Vader toy, but we never found a decent one at the time.
     
  10. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    Were your parents hardcore Trekkies?
     
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  11. Darth Nihilon

    Darth Nihilon Jedi Padawan star 1

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    FAZB my family is very pragmatic. My father and mother are both teachers of history. They did not like things of fantasy and fiction much. I think the closest thing I had for that when I was a child was Studio Ghibli, because it showed history, lore and culture of Japan. It is one of the reasons why I am so fond of Darth Nihilus, because he was made from No-Face from Spirited Away. I was very happy to find that out when I started liking Star Wars!
     
  12. FAZB

    FAZB Jedi Youngling

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    Darth Nihilus is a badass, but Krayt is my favourite SW character ever!!! Anymay, I just love that sith army from Legacy.
    Well, my family didn't wanted me seeing anime because of the violence. Star Wars was more about good vs evil, about choices and faith, so it was ok.
    (And I watched Spirited Away on school as a kid. Had a lot of nighmares ).[face_plain]
     
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  13. Darth Nihilon

    Darth Nihilon Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I was not allowed to watch most anime either, but Studio Ghibli usually has quite important messages in its storytelling, which is part of why my parents let me watch it, I think. I have not heard of Krayt! What is he like?
     
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  14. FAZB

    FAZB Jedi Youngling

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    Oh man, sorry. I though on Darth Nihl when I read Darth Nihilus. Anyway, both sith are pretty cool.
    Darth Krayt, former Jedi back on Clone Wars, was a Sith who broke the rule of two, having multiple aprenticces (One of them was Nihl).
    It is from the Star Wars: Legacy comic book.

    I read a lot of these as a teenager and it is my favourite comic book ever. It is not my first memory of Star Wars, but is the stronger one I have.
     
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  15. Dark_Lady_Rae

    Dark_Lady_Rae Jedi Knight star 2

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    My very first memory? :p Let me think...

    I believe I was around ten or eleven years old, walking around with my mother in a Target's electronic's section. A video game demo was available, but all I could see on screen was a young man with bloodied bandages across his arms, walking through a steel gray building. It took me ages to realize that the man was actually a Star Wars character when I found the command to cast Force Lightning! I had a lot of destructive fun with it, just flinging Stormtroopers all over the building before my mom was ready to leave... [face_devil] The Force Unleashed, my first real experience into the galaxy of Star Wars!
     
  16. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Chosen One star 7

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    I had heard about Star Wars from my best friend in preschool, but I first saw A New Hope with my parents on VHS when I was five, almost six. (They were still more common than DVDs when I was young). I remember being impatient for Luke to be introduced, and thinking that the stormtroopers were mocking Obi Wan at Mos Eisley. That memory is why the original release is the canon release in my mind.
     
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  17. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Mine was seeing the DVD in the store when I was 11ish and wondering "So, what is Star Wars all about anyway?" . . . . . .
     
  18. Eric Wilson JC

    Eric Wilson JC Jedi Youngling

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    Crying when Darth Vadar saved Luke Skywalker's life. I was probably 6 or 7 and a group of chicks started laughing.
     
  19. Zejo the Jedi

    Zejo the Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I vaguely remember watching TPM and ROTS as a kid, but i was never a huge fan. It was not untill 2015 and huge hype for TFA and also AXN started showing eps 1-6 and some really awesome documentaries and also The Clone Wars. I watched A New Hope and i thought: ,, Hmm, that wasnt bad at all, i can understand where all this hype comes from." So, yeah, im that much of a noob, please dont be mean to me :(
     
  20. Zejo the Jedi

    Zejo the Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I double posted thanks to my ***** connection...
     
  21. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Skywalker Saga / WNU Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    My first memory was serious necks strain. As a six-year old in 1977, I sat in the front row of a theater looking up the entire time. ;)
     
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  22. Strongbow

    Strongbow Force Ghost star 5

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    I remember seeing seeing a TV commercial in 1977. My mom bought me the PEOPLE magazine that had Threepio on the cover. My parents were big time Trekkies, but they wanted to see Star Wars. We lived in a 2 horse town with two theaters... one of which was always showing porn. We weren't going to get Star Wars for a bit, so we drove 2 hours to see it. I still remember the crappy little theater (it's still there, amazingly enough), and I'll never forget how that afternoon changed my life.
     
  23. Jar-Jar Binks

    Jar-Jar Binks Force Ghost star 6

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    When I was 8 or 9 (1995ish) I borrowed my neighbors VHS of A New Hope and I've been a fan ever since.
    I got to see the special edition trilogy during the 1997 release and the prequel trilogy shortly after. I saw episode III nine times in the theater which is a personal best.
    Like most fans my head blow off when I read that Lucas sold SW to Disney and that they were developing episode VII.
     
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  24. 2old2Bhere

    2old2Bhere Jedi Knight star 1

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    I was 9 when I saw Star Wars in 1977. Very excited because some big black robot was very scary in the poster and a guy has this laser sword or something. All the kids in school were talking about it so when we went as a family (Going to the movies was a social event and we dressed up in our Sunday Church clothes) it was like Christmas. My mom wanted popcorn after the movie started and my dad made me join him to get it. I was very mad as one would expect a 9 years old to be in that situation. So I missed some of the scenes in Bens dwelling. I remember walking back in with the popcorn as cantina music started playing. You wouldnt know it today but the Cantina Scene was the most crazy amazing thing in cinema anyone has ever scene. It was just as big if not bigger than most other moments of the movie.

    The coolest kids in school were the ones who had seen Star Wars the most.

    I would not see Star Wars again and in its entirety until the re-release at the dollar theaters right before Empire came out. Yes, I paid $1 to see Star Wars in the early spring of 1980. You have to remember, Star Wars wouldnt be on TV until 1984 so you took any chance to see any of them you could.

    After Star Wars I got into model building which carried over into my adult life where I did 3D CAD modeling for a while.
     
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  25. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Skywalker Saga / WNU Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Happens to the best of us. ;)
     
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