Brilliant thread and some excellent posts.
I was 9 when SW came out but nearer ten when it was released in Sheffield/UK
I was lucky enough to acquire all the first 20 on their SW cardbacks although not all were debut.
Most were Palitoy and about 20% Kenner because our local stores and markets would have loads of US imported stuff too.
Same with Empire, got all the released figures including Fett but regrettably parted with his immaculate 30 back cardback at the NEC in the 90s
Still have lost of my cardbacks and find it hard to part with them even though I have them carded again.
OK, vehicles I had back in the day were:
Imperial Troop Transporter (my fave and spent hours playing different scenes)
Cloud Car (again another fave of mine when I opened it Christmas of 80 or 81)
Also had the Palitoy Death Star set which was played to death with and Wampa and Tauntaun
That was about it I think as my Dad worked down Dinnington pit and money was tightish so used to regularly go to mates and play with their Falcons and AT-ATs
Also had a passion for the original trading card sets and was lucky enough to acquire and finish both blue and red UK sets.
Got into the comics quite late, about'78 by which time we were on the UK marvel issue 70 so I had these ordered at our local GT news ever since.
Loved the Landspeeder going into the Bantha on one of the covers and stories were ace.
Anybody read the 'Tales of the Watcher'?
I thought these were exciting as hell back then and would sometimes read these first.
Other things I remember having were the play masks, annuals, bubble bath and soaps.
I'm sure I'll remember more later.
By the time Jedi came out I had turned 15 and was fancying girls and sold my vehicles and DS but still retained everything else
Looking for any Palitoy logo esp. 30, 41 and 45a.
Also looking for any 20back droids and cantina aliens on any cardback.