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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:06 pm

That’s also a great piece of early Star Wars history, that there Lars.

I was trying to rack my brains as to why I love the first 12 so much, the original Star Wars logo and many of the items associated with the first wave of releases, despite being too young to have bought the items in the shops first time round. I concluded it was because I just loved the movie more than the others, but I’d never really questioned why until recently.

But then I realised I never actually saw any of the movies at the cinema. So the first time I saw Star Wars was when it was first shown on tv in October 1982 and then probably repeated in September 1983 and definitely again during the Christmas period of December 1984. Empire, on the other hand wasn’t shown until December 1988 and Jedi until December 1989, and by this time I had definitely moved on to other things.

That’s not to say that I didn’t watch it until then. I would of watched it on home video, but like a lot of families back then, my parents would have considered it a waste to get the same video out more than once. So by the time I watched Empire for the 2nd time in 1988 I would of watched Star Wars loads of times taped from the tv.

Which goes a long way to me finally understanding why I love the first 12 so much and why I’d love to own an EB Kit one day.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:28 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:I have the display from the Early Bird Certificate Package :D

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Nice one, Lars. Thanks for sharing, as always :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby theforceuk » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:11 pm

Great display Lars can’t be to many of them about?
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:33 pm

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:56 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:That’s also a great piece of early Star Wars history, that there Lars.

I was trying to rack my brains as to why I love the first 12 so much, the original Star Wars logo and many of the items associated with the first wave of releases, despite being too young to have bought the items in the shops first time round. I concluded it was because I just loved the movie more than the others, but I’d never really questioned why until recently.

But then I realised I never actually saw any of the movies at the cinema. So the first time I saw Star Wars was when it was first shown on tv in October 1982 and then probably repeated in September 1983 and definitely again during the Christmas period of December 1984. Empire, on the other hand wasn’t shown until December 1988 and Jedi until December 1989, and by this time I had definitely moved on to other things.

That’s not to say that I didn’t watch it until then. I would of watched it on home video, but like a lot of families back then, my parents would have considered it a waste to get the same video out more than once. So by the time I watched Empire for the 2nd time in 1988 I would of watched Star Wars loads of times taped from the tv.

Which goes a long way to me finally understanding why I love the first 12 so much and why I’d love to own an EB Kit one day.


Thanks mate for the kind words and I understand why you do not want to collect this items. I have it just like that with other star wars items. Baggies, The 12" range the figures, Micro star wars and Die Cast is not something I collect and I even do not remember them from my childhood or saw them for sale in denmark in the 80s. But then again I collect other star wars items that also was not for sale in my country in the good old days :D I also never saw star wars in the cinema, I was not old enough. I think it was in 84 when I saw my first star wars movie in tv a new hope, maybe 83 :?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:57 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:I have the display from the Early Bird Certificate Package :D

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Nice one, Lars. Thanks for sharing, as always :-)


Thanks mate for the kind words :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:59 pm

theforceuk wrote:Great display Lars can’t be to many of them about?


Thanks, I do not know how many there is, I bought mine 15 years ago, if I remember correct for a few $ at evil bay. I did not know what it was
when I bought it, I just thought it was cool :lol: later I learned what I had bought :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:DT Luke and Back Drop


Thanks mate for sharing pictures of the display and the beautiful dt farmer luke 8) he looks very mint :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:DT Luke and Back Drop


Thanks mate for sharing pictures of the display and the beautiful dt farmer luke 8) he looks very mint :wink:


Thanks mate.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:35 am

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Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:DT Luke and Back Drop


Thanks mate for sharing pictures of the display and the beautiful dt farmer luke 8) he looks very mint :wink:


Thanks mate.


Do you have goal with them ? will you try to complete the set ? :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:37 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
Thanks mate for sharing pictures of the display and the beautiful dt farmer luke 8) he looks very mint :wink:


Thanks mate.


Do you have goal with them ? will you try to complete the set ? :D

lol I wish

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 40, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:54 am

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Thanks mate.


Do you have goal with them ? will you try to complete the set ? :D

lol I wish


:lol: I hope to complete my set, but I still miss the mail box and dt saber luke for it and I have also thought about the packet the display was in. But I guess this items are fucking expensive today :(


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