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Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by daveeek, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. daveeek

    daveeek Jedi Padawan

    Jun 21, 2011
    Unfortunately I never owned an AT-AT therefore my favourite toy would have to be the Falcon and my favourite figure was probably R2 although i always had a fondness for Greedo as it was the last figure i got and was looking for it for ages!
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  2. sith_rhino

    sith_rhino Jedi Master star 2

    Jul 9, 2007
    I loved my Boba Fett action figure. I loved all of the bounty hunters, in fact, but the fact that I had to send in proofs of purchase to get Boba made him "special". I also liked the tall Snaggletooth with the blue costume and silver boots. First, the silver boots were cool, but second, the only way you could get him was by buying the cantina set, which I think was only available at Sears, so again, he was "special" plus he looked cool.
  3. sith_rhino

    sith_rhino Jedi Master star 2

    Jul 9, 2007
    Oh, the Falcon was one of the ones I never did get, unfortunately. I sorta liked the droid factory, especially since you could make a 3 legged R2-D2 with it. Also, I actually had (and still have) 2 Greedos!
  4. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 13, 2007
    I got a bunch of action figures back then, and I still remember the smell (when you first opened the packaging) of the plastic they were made with then; if I smell something else made with that same type of plastic now, the action figure memories come back, haha. I don't recall really having a favorite, though. And I think the only non-figure toy I had was an X-Wing fighter, which was cool, but I also remember really liking my friend's AT-AT and Millennium Falcon.
  5. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Aug 23, 2009
    Kenner SW stuff I remember having as a kid (besides figures, because, well, I had a few of those):

    Millennium Falcon
    Y-Wing Fighter
    Jabba the Hutt
    Ewok Village
    Max Rebo Band
    Desert Skiff
    That mini-rig that looked like a smaller version of the Imperial Shuttle

  6. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 26, 2009
    Had heaps, but I think my favourite must have been Yoda. Very elaborate little figure - fabric coat, belt, walking stick, plus a snake around his neck.
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  7. daveeek

    daveeek Jedi Padawan

    Jun 21, 2011
    I remember having that droid factory, i also had a hoth base that had the probe driod which was cool.
    How did you get 2 greedo's it took me years to get that figure!
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  8. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Apr 4, 2011
    I still have my favorite figure, Greedo. His joints are loose, much of his paint has chipped off, hell if I know where his weapon is, his head's a bit wobbly, but I still have him. Back in the day, I didn't like his outfit and had taken the time to sew a vest and jumpsuit.

    I seem to recall owning one of the vehicles (I forget which. It was either an X-wing or it was simply some ship from some other franchise) and my brother and I would try to see how many toys we could stuff into the cockpit. There was enough space behind the seat to fit another figure, albeit awkwardly. Good times, that. Good times.
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  9. sith_rhino

    sith_rhino Jedi Master star 2

    Jul 9, 2007
    I had the Hoth base, too! The big ones I never had were the Falcon, the X-Wing, and the Tie Fighter.
    Yup, I remember that probe droid. I had forgotten all about that.
    I had no trouble at all getting Greedo. Maybe it was more scarce in certain cities? I bought both of mine in Rochester, NY. I think I bought them in a now defunct store called Two Guys. It was sort of like K-Mart.
  10. daveeek

    daveeek Jedi Padawan

    Jun 21, 2011
    Well i'm in London so i guess Greedo was easier to get over there!!
  11. ILuvJarJar

    ILuvJarJar Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Oct 19, 2008
    The vintage ANH R2-D2 has and will be my favorite figure released.
  12. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 4, 2010
    I never got any of the larger items like the AT-AT or the falcon... :(

    But the favorites in my collection were Jabba the Hutt (with the trap door thingy) and the speeder bike (I had two).
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  13. superjedi90

    superjedi90 Jedi Youngling

    Jun 16, 2011
    As a kid of the Prequels generation, I grew up with some toys of the Prequels not so much of the classic Trilogy. But I had a peluche figure of a musisciant Bit of the Cantina band. I would say that it was my favorite toys of the Trilogy when I was young. I still have this toy today even if he is not in a perfect state.
  14. Grand_Moff_Jawa

    Grand_Moff_Jawa Jedi Grand Master star 5

    May 31, 2001
    The very first action figure I laid hands on WAY back in the 70's was the Luke Skywalker figure. I managed to get all the characters, but Luke was the first I pulled off the display. I will always have fond memories of that day. The first vehicle I ever owned was the Landspeeder. My mom surprised me with it one day out of the blue and I was ecstatic. Luke and his speeder went on many an adventure with me.
  15. Fanofthefilms

    Fanofthefilms Jedi Youngling

    Jun 25, 2011
    i had the catina band when i was a kid and a y-wing ship. i may have had an r2-ds also and a couple other figures. but i was <10 yrs old so i don't remember. Wish i still had those...
  16. Ord-Mantell70

    Ord-Mantell70 Jedi Master star 3

    Mar 9, 2009
    Probably the Boba Fett big action figure, and ROTJ's speeder bike model too.

    But the one I wished I had back then, and never got was the snow speeder big model when ESB came out.
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  17. Ord-Mantell70

    Ord-Mantell70 Jedi Master star 3

    Mar 9, 2009
    I remember that one.

    I was looking for the real Tydrium shuttle model as seen in ROTJ, but that was all I could find...
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  18. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Skywalker Saga/LFL/YJCC Manager star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    ANH 3PO and R2.

    The Ewok village was pretty damn cool though.
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  19. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 29, 2000
    Boba Fett, the Rancor, and Han in carbonite.
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  20. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 28, 2011
    Easily R2D2.
  21. CoolUsernameHere

    CoolUsernameHere Jedi Youngling

    Jul 18, 2011
    I had a Darth Vader action figure, complete with the red lightsaber. I also found a Lando action figure on the beach that I was pretty proud of.
  22. Bens_Dad

    Bens_Dad Jedi Youngling star 2

    Sep 26, 2010
    Boba Fett. He smelled of rhubarb.

    All the figures had a particular scent, as it goes. Something that the new figures lack - and I think they're the poorer for it lol.

    My son has just inherited my collection from the seventies and eighties. Toys are to be played with, after all.

    He has eighty figures from the original line, a Millenium Falcon, an AT-AT, Slave One, Vader's Star Destroyer, a Snow Speeder and three mini-rigs. I managed to keep all the guns, too. Now, when his friends come to play, I frisk them on the way out. Well, you can't be too careful!
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  23. JediMasterKendo

    JediMasterKendo Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jun 2, 2000
    I grew up with the Kenner figures when I was a little kid in the early 1980s so my most favorite ones were the Rancor and Leia as Boushh
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  24. WookieePox

    WookieePox Jedi Youngling

    Jul 14, 2011
    Between my brother and I, we had almost all of the original action figures from the late '70s/early '80s. Alas, we played with them all and they have all been lost (except I still have R2 somewhere). Many years later I dug up Han Solo in the dirt in the backyard where he'd been "frozen" for quite a long time. Han was my favorite back when I was a kid.

    FRAGGLE_ROCKER Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 16, 2010
    I really liked the Biker Scout. It was the first figure I wanted from the ROTJ wave and I often pretended it was one particular Biker Scout with a name. I did the same with other figures that represented many like the Rebel Commander and the AT-AT Driver but mostly with that one.
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