Having been a long time, dedicated lurker I figured it was about time I finally introduced myself and start putting something back into the hobby. My name is Chris and I have an addiction...
Like probably 99% of you I've been a fan since I first saw Star Wars as a kid...actually, I think I was fan before I saw the films! As a kid in the late 80s I had an older brother who had a few figures and the neighbour's older kids had an awesome bunch of "space toys" that i would always make a B-line for when going round to play.
In '94 i received Empire on VHS for Christmas and that kick started the real fandom and collecting proper. I immediately went and bought Jedi on VHS with some Christmas money and would rent A New Hope from the local video store several times before I got my own copy.
So through out the 90s and early 2000's I was building my loose vintage collection and also built up a good modern collection. I came to my senses and off loaded all the modern junk sometime around 2005. All the vintage went into storage for several years as I finished uni, got a job and took a deep interest in beer and titties.
Then with all the new film hype around The Force Awakens it quite literally awoke the force in me again. I dug it all out of my folk's loft, realised that scrunched up newspaper and years in a loft with hugely fluctuation annual temperatures really doesn't do their condition much favour. So I started upgrading their condition, filling the gaps and completing the accessories. Although I was always a loose collector, since reviving my passion a few years ago I have discovered the money pit that it MOC collecting.
Anyway, I look forward to some top notch nerding out with you guys. Cause my girlfriend, although a very tolerate and supportive lady, really couldn't give a shit about whether my Bespin guard has a handlebar or Magnum PI 'stache.
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