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What's your most nostalgic piece?

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby theforceuk » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:02 pm

AT-AT for me still have photos from opening it on Christmas Day and now my son plays with it most days.

Still have the box as well.

Also one of my earliest memories is when some 'big' boys brought an AT-AT around to my house, this was when I lived in Greenfield, so must have been 3. My main thought when I saw the AT-AT that day was wow I don't think I will ever get one of those, so Looking back it was my first grail item as well.
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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby subzero » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:16 am

Really cool reading people's stories, love that R2 photo comparison :)
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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Twin30mm » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:03 am

It's the first SW items that appeared on the shelves, that hit the nostalgia button for me....

Factors/Fascal Stickers
Waddingtons Jigsaws
Letraset Action Scenes
Letraset Stationery
Helix School stuff
Star Wars Weeklies etc. etc.

If I had to pick one, it'd be my full sets of Blue/Red Topps SW Trading Cards, which have somehow survived 40 years.
Must have spent a fortune as kid, trying to complete the set.

They're a bit moth-eaten now and worth bugger all, but I wouldn't swap them for anything.
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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Mini99 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:45 pm

Gaz46&2 wrote:I really only had ROTJ figures as a kid like the Ewoks, Skiff guards etc so those are the figures that mean the most to me. I have a really nice ROTJ AT-AT Commander MOC and it doesn't fit into my collection at all, so I will sell it on at some point. Give me a battered old Squidhead or Bib Fortuna figure any day of the week.


I am more than happy to supply you a battered Squidhead or Bib for you AT AT commander MOC, just send me your address... :lol:
No... I know what you mean! :roll:

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Robstyley » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:26 am

Mine's also all my remaining childhood bits. When I hold any of them I get that nostalgia. It freaks me out to think how long I've had them, that I opened them from new and that I played with them 35 years ago. If I had to pick one it's my battle damaged X-Wing, a Christmas present from my Nan. My Grandfather (her husband) died that year so it must have been a difficult Christmas for her and Mum. I was just a little kid loving the Star Wars toys but that piece means a lot to me now because it came from her.

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:00 pm

I'm not a MOC collector but after seeing Star Wars for the first time in 1982, I went to Tesco to choose my first ever figure. Recently got myself this as a reminder :D

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Also Christmas 1982 I got an AT-AT, My Dad bought me it from Tesco and I remember it cost £24.99

I bought myself a boxed one recently and it wasn't until I received it I noticed it had a £24.99 Tesco price sticker on it!

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Jez » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:20 pm

Great pieces. I love the AT AT price sticker!

Here is my most nostalgic piece. The very first ever figure i was bought back in 1982, the actual one!
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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:20 pm

Well done for still having that figure! Sadly, I have none of my original childhood figures, however I did keep all my original books, annuals, Helix ruler and pencils, a Waddingtons SW jigsaw and a Capiepa French SW jigsaw I picked up as a kid whilst on holiday in France :-). Vive le jigsaw! :-) All those are chock full of nostalgia for me as they take me right back to when I bought them!

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby subzero » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:44 am

Between me and my brothers we had so many figures and vehicles, 99% of all that all somehow disappeared into history, we used to do carboots quite a bit throughout the early 90's so I reckon most of it all got sold at those, and probably for pennies lol.

Only about 3 or 4 beaters without any accessories made it this far without being lost/sold/stolen by other kids, they're deep in a cupboard somewhere among tons & tons of old crap and I know 100% they're in there, but they'll stay there prob for a few more years until they're unearthed again when the next 'family clean out' happens, sad though how so much childhood stuff disappears.

One thing that I think about quite often is the fact that every single thing that we had as kids still exists ( if it's plastic ), it's actually still out there somewhere right now, I mean all of it, every single little piece of it. Some of it is in other peoples lofts/cupboards/toy collections ( even half way across the world somewhere ), my crusty old Han or Luke could actually still be floating out in the middle of the Atlantic ocean right now lmao. Some bits might have even been recycled and it once lived as something completely different, and a lot of it is no doubt still in landfills somewhere deep in the ground. Even if they're broken down into tiny unrecognisable little pieces it's all still out there somewhere, in theory you could go out right now and get every bit of it back ( if you knew exactly where each bit was ).

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby peekaygee73 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:35 am

A lot of the vintage toys give me a nostalgic feeling, but (possibly because the toys have been present through most of my life) I'm finding it's the more obscure stuff I didn't keep that really brings back memories. I'm struggling to choose one so here are a few:

'Dairy Time'' Star Wars yogurt pots: I remember these first appearing in the supermarket and begging my Mum to let us have them. We wanted to get the full set but Yoda gooseberry flavour sounded bloody awful... we got it anyway and it was bloody awful. I saw a picture of the pots recently and it really brought the memories flooding back. I could even remember which supermarket and their location in the store!

'Presto Magix' transfers: You don't get much more 1980s than transfers. Both my brother and I had the 'Sarlacc' set (buying us exactly the same thing avoided arguments), and I remember deliberating on the best position for the transfers. Again I don't have one of these but I'm seriously tempted to purchase one.

'Vymura' ESB wallpaper: We had this up in our bedroom and I remember starting at it at night before going to sleep - I'm sure it caused many of my childhood SW-related dreams, and probably fuelled my love of ESB too.

The ITV broadcast of Star Wars: We recorded it and watched it so many times we could recite it from memory. Even now I find the audio differences between the ITV broadcast version and subsequent official releases stick in my memory ("Close the blast doors! Close the blast door!" "Open the blast doors, open the blast doors!").

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Twin30mm » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:39 am

subzero wrote:In theory you could go out right now and get every bit of it back ( if you knew exactly where each bit was ).

I think too much :lol:


I've often thought of this as well. I had relatively few figures as a kid, so it wouldn't be a huge amount of stuff to track down.

It's a nigh on impossible task, of course.
Even if I could definitely remember who I gave them to, you couldn't be 100% sure the figures were your childhood ones (unless they were distinctly marked).

I think we're suffering from vintage PTSD :lol:
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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Twin30mm » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:56 am

peekaygee73 wrote:The ITV broadcast of Star Wars: We recorded it and watched it so many times we could recite it from memory. Even now I find the audio differences between the ITV broadcast version and subsequent official releases stick in my memory ("Close the blast doors! Close the blast door!" "Open the blast doors, open the blast doors!").


The ITV premiere is emblazoned in my memory. My old Betamax recording got played once a day for months after. Drove the family mad.
Wish I still had that tape.

Even now, when watching Star Wars on DVD, I find myself anticipating the advert breaks :lol:

Have you still got your original recording?
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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:54 pm

Twin30mm wrote:
peekaygee73 wrote:The ITV broadcast of Star Wars: We recorded it and watched it so many times we could recite it from memory. Even now I find the audio differences between the ITV broadcast version and subsequent official releases stick in my memory ("Close the blast doors! Close the blast door!" "Open the blast doors, open the blast doors!").


The ITV premiere is emblazoned in my memory. My old Betamax recording got played once a day for months after. Drove the family mad.
Wish I still had that tape.

Even now, when watching Star Wars on DVD, I find myself anticipating the advert breaks :lol:

Have you still got your original recording?


My recorded VHS copy was 3 times a day during the summer holidays!

Yes still know exactly when the adverts are going to kick in when I watch it :D
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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby peekaygee73 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:48 pm

Twin30mm wrote:
peekaygee73 wrote:The ITV broadcast of Star Wars: We recorded it and watched it so many times we could recite it from memory. Even now I find the audio differences between the ITV broadcast version and subsequent official releases stick in my memory ("Close the blast doors! Close the blast door!" "Open the blast doors, open the blast doors!").


The ITV premiere is emblazoned in my memory. My old Betamax recording got played once a day for months after. Drove the family mad.
Wish I still had that tape.

Even now, when watching Star Wars on DVD, I find myself anticipating the advert breaks :lol:

Have you still got your original recording?

No, sadly. Ours was Beta too and went when we got rid of the recorder. I'm still on the lookout for a digital copy though.

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Re: What's your most nostalgic piece?

Postby Twin30mm » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:00 pm

peekaygee73 wrote:No, sadly. Ours was Beta too and went when we got rid of the recorder. I'm still on the lookout for a digital copy though.


Check out this thread. Chipsteak and ODB shared links to digital copies of the three ITV premieres.
Great stuff.

http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=31151

*haven't tried the links, so can't verify if they still work.
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