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leXX
04-23-2003, 10:20 AM
I asked my brother if he still had my old Star Wars toys and he said no, he left them at my mums house, so I asked him if I found them could I have them and after some thought, he said yes. So I went searching in my mum's attic and I managed to find a bunch of my old figures!! I have a 1977 Vader and R2D2, loads dated 1980 and 1984. I'm gonna take a picture soon and post it.

They are not in very good condition considering my brother and I played with them all the time when I was little, but I can't even begin to tell you the memories that came flooding back when I laid my eyes on them.

I still can't find all the vehicles I had, AT AT, AT ST, Falcon etc etc, and I had loads more figures. I know I'll find everything eventually.

I just can't believe I thought my brother took them with him and all this time they were right above my head every time I went to my mums. DOH.

I don't know how much they are worth but the sentimental value these toys hold for me is priceless.

edit/ Here's a pic of them:

http://lexx1.users.btopenworld.com/lexxswtoys.jpg

The search continues...

Sivy
04-23-2003, 10:37 AM
cool,

i had all the 1977-85 figures & vehicles, but i sold all them 7 years ago for 200, they're were worth at least 4 times that i but needed the money. of course i regret now :( so many memories :)

Jed
04-24-2003, 08:30 PM
That's one sweet find leXX.

<jealous>

:D

Random
04-24-2003, 09:29 PM
I had the same experience a few months ago when I finaly got all my crap out of my parents basement when they were moving out of that house. I ran across a non descript shoebox, I flipped off the lid and just about fell on my knees when I saw my old Chewie and Snaggletooth figures. There were some more in there, but I was so surprised and happy when I saw them staring back at me. :chew1:

dark jedi 8
04-28-2003, 06:05 PM
thats a good find! they still look pretty good for being 20 years old.:)

daring dueler
04-28-2003, 06:13 PM
nice, not the best conditions on some, but i know how sentimental value can be.

Talon Karade
05-08-2003, 11:53 AM
Hey Daring Deuler, I know that collecting can be quite sentimental - take for instance the Star Destroyer in Lego that I've got! A massive 1 meter monster of a beast! I havent even reached page 100 in the manual (of about 300+)!
:bdroid2:

Talon Karade
05-08-2003, 11:53 AM
Hey Daring Deuler, I know that collecting can be quite sentimental - take for instance the Star Destroyer in Lego that I've got! A massive 1 meter monster of a beast! I havent even reached page 100 in the manual (of about 300+)!
:bdroid2:

Katarn07
05-08-2003, 10:12 PM
Cool. I got around 40 vintage I got, 3 bucks each. I played with most of them. You have some funny duplicates there...

My favorite figures in my collection are the PotF2 guys, 95-98, because those are the ones I played with.

Talon Karade
05-09-2003, 07:03 AM
Hi Katarn07, the Star Destroyer is quite cool. Also, your collection seems quite impressive! Though building the main command deck of the SD is going to be xcellent!
:wid: :vsd:

leXX
05-09-2003, 07:24 AM
Originally posted by Katarn07
You have some funny duplicates there...


Well, my mum bought two of every figure. One for me and one for my brother so we wouldn't fight over them. :D

The search still continues. I'm gonna get in the attic again tommorow and dig deep. Then there is the small attic to go through too.

Hindy
05-09-2003, 08:27 AM
Dang... wish I hadn`t sold all my stuff (including my AT-AT)at a boot sale.

Speaking of an AT-AT, I went to the museum of childhood in Bethnall Green a while back and what did they have... An AT-AT and some sealed figures. Ahh the memories...

Hindy
05-09-2003, 08:30 AM
Hey Lexx is Luke ROTJ missing his nose?

leXX
05-09-2003, 08:42 AM
Unfortunately yes. Years of joyful play have taken their toll on poor Luke, and ESB Han is missing his face. Poor 1977 Vader is missing his cloak and saber, and many others are missing parts. The casualties of war. :( :)

Hindy
05-09-2003, 10:06 AM
I dont know if its just me but... I used to love chewing on the Leia Bounty Hunter ROTJ helmet as a child. It was just soooo good to chew, anyone else?

Talon Karade
05-09-2003, 10:09 AM
I suppose that what happens when you try to re-enact the Galactic civil War from the original 3 movies.............aaahh, wanton destruction!
:bdroid2:

Lynk Former
05-09-2003, 10:09 AM
i used to build lego spaceships and then crash them by violently throwing them into the ground...

Talon Karade
05-09-2003, 10:16 AM
Lynk Former, that is all very well, but it must really kill your feet if you havent got anything on them (Trainers, Socks etc).......ouch! Or did you destoy them coz you got really fed up coz you couldnt finish building the lego.....eh!
:amidala:

Lynk Former
05-09-2003, 10:21 AM
No not straight into the ground near my feet, I built those starfighters like bricks, they had the sleek kinda starfighter shape but they were solid, you couldn't break em. So I became proud of this fact and crash tested all of them...

I hardly ever kept the lego as the things they were supposed to be made as, I alwayz built my own stuff and they were great!

Random
05-09-2003, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by Hindy
I dont know if its just me but... I used to love chewing on the Leia Bounty Hunter ROTJ helmet as a child. It was just soooo good to chew, anyone else?

*looks around suspiciously*

Nuh, I never chewed on the Cloud City Leia.

Katarn07
05-09-2003, 11:59 PM
Is vintage collecting as popular as it once was? I have some near mint stuff. You can see all my vintage stuff here (http://home.attbi.com/~pahnke6/wsb/media/150725/site1054.jpg) (that ain't to 56k friendly, btw :()

I too have plenty of duplicates (of new figures), but most are Stormies or droids. I used to buy 2 of each, one in, one out. But I soon kept them all in and got the select ones out. Now that I have no room for figures on the card, I keep the OT Saga guys in, and take the AotC ones out :)

ZBomber
05-11-2003, 10:52 PM
I have a few Vintage:
Stormtrooper
Ree-yees
Gonk
Think thats it, thanks to Daring Dueler. ;)

daring dueler
05-15-2003, 11:58 PM
well, i have about 40-50 vintage, i still want more, like all, but they are all mint but out of package.

i still buy 2 of each, and i have no room left lol.

ur welcome for those z.-more comin this summer i suppose.

Sivy
05-16-2003, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Hindy
I dont know if its just me but... I used to love chewing on the Leia Bounty Hunter ROTJ helmet as a child. It was just soooo good to chew, anyone else?

i used to chew the ewoks' headpieces :) they were nice and chewie

and i swallowed a few blasters as well, i was 4 at the time.

daring dueler
05-16-2003, 12:30 AM
hahahahaha, i used to chew on gredos hands lol, that explains the poisoning!

Hindy
05-16-2003, 10:36 AM
At least Im not the only nut :D .

Talon Karade
05-16-2003, 10:57 AM
I shouldnt worry, there is always going to be a *few* nuts on anyforum........ eh Hindy !

Kstar__2
05-16-2003, 12:07 PM
damn you old star wars fan's that still have the old stuff :mad: :(

oh, i can't cry, i'm too young, plus i do have some old ones, an AT ST, snowspeeder, some figures..:D

that's a nice collection leXX!

Talon Karade
05-16-2003, 01:04 PM
k_star, although this is of topic - I still think that your avatar is xcellent!

daring dueler
05-16-2003, 07:40 PM
wheather it be chewing or playing , were all nuts in some way.

Hindy
05-16-2003, 07:57 PM
We're not that old kstar! Well im not anyways... A mere pup at 21.

Kstar__2
05-17-2003, 10:04 AM
that's old, compared to my 14 years:p

daring dueler
05-17-2003, 12:07 PM
well, im 14(15 in like 2 weeks) and thats old to me too, but its not like hes 40.

Hindy
05-17-2003, 02:09 PM
You wont be saying that when ya get to 21, I can tell ya!

ZBomber
05-17-2003, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
well, im 14(15 in like 2 weeks) and thats old to me too, but its not like hes 40.

Hmm.. birthday cake..... You'll like your b-day present, I assure you that! :)

daring dueler
05-19-2003, 04:34 PM
the one from ytou or mom?..?.......?

yeah well i think ill get you katarn.

ZBomber
05-19-2003, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
the one from ytou or mom?..?.......?

yeah well i think ill get you katarn.

Its the gift of Life. :p

daring dueler
05-24-2003, 01:47 PM
gift of what!!!....life!?...ill show you*gun shot*......................................

ok well im getting a few vintage for my b-day i know that.