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What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

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What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby Stuart Skinner » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:29 pm

Been working in a factory today and been chatting to a bloke who works in there regarding Star Wars. Him and his younger brother are huge fans.

He was telling me a story today about Christmas 1982 he was 7 and his younger brother Ben was 5. This Christmas was the first time they got any Star Wars toys, he did state that his parents didn't know anything about Star Wars, but both him and his brother got a ship plus three figures.

The bloke I was talking to got a falcon this Christmas plus Luke farmboy, Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Not a bad way to start your Star Wars collection.
Now his parents bought his brother different items so they could put their toys together, now the question is with the toys that were out in time for Xmas 82 what would be the equivalent that his parents could have got his brother that was on par with the falcon and his three figures?

Will put up later what his parents got his brother. Just want to hear what people think he should have received to match his brothers haul.
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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby sparkysx » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:40 pm

Was the ATAT available in 82?

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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby Stormtrooper37 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:48 pm

The AT-AT was my first thought, but I'm sure it was more expensive than the falcon

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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby mumbo » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:01 pm

Could also go down the Slave route with Fett :?:
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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby Stuart Skinner » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:27 pm

Some good ships in there, in my opinion to see my brother open the falcon, which had so much play value I'd have been after at least something like the at-at or Death Star play set.
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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby Webby72 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:24 pm

I'm guessing it's going to be something sh1t and nothing to do with SW's at all. Trying to think what was around then, action man, zoids ( might be to early) matchbox powertrack although wasn't sh1t!!

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Postby Section 8 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:46 pm

X Wing, Luke X Wing, Chewwie and Stormy.
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Postby Michael Sith » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Slave 1 or XWing
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Postby HothJim » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:55 pm

Slave 1 my first thought.

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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby jabbawokkie » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:44 pm

It gonna be really shit ....and I bet his brother is apple of parents eye and he.s now a smack ed.............fx7 .leai. lobot ...rebel transporter
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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby Stuart Skinner » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:45 pm

His brother received a land speeder plus Leia organs, DSC and a power droid. Not really a comparison to what he'd received. He said his brother even at five was really put out that he'd got this falcon, he told me that to annoy his brother he didn't let him play with his figures or falcon all Christmas although his brother pulled his farmboy legs off to get back to him.

Seemingly he has them opening his Christmas presents on cine camera and you can see his brothers disappointment, he also states that Christmas video near the end you see his farmboy with no legs also on camera. I've asked if he could get me a copy of the video with the Star Wars sections and he said he'll try and get it off his parents, if he does I'll get it posted up on here.
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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby jabbawokkie » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:56 pm

I was gonna say land speeder ...but I always loved it as it was a ship my mate had and I only got to play with it at his
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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby Stuart Skinner » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:55 pm

jabbawokkie wrote:I was gonna say land speeder ...but I always loved it as it was a ship my mate had and I only got to play with it at his


I love the land speeder too but no way did it ever have the playability of the falcon
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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby sparkysx » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:47 pm

It had to be something subpar with the build up, even my sister was pissed off when u got my esb falcon in 1982, I have that on video!

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Re: What would be an equal equivalent of a Falcon?

Postby theforceuk » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:36 pm

Slave 1 is a great shout but to be honest in 1982 if my sister had got MF the only thing that would have matched it was the MF :mrgreen:
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