A story with a happy ending!

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A story with a happy ending!

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Like most on here I had a large collection of the range back in the early 80s. I kept it all pretty meticulously as a child and had so much fun playing with those figures and ships. I kept it all in my parents loft for decades after.

Then around 2013, I gave a large part of it away to a family member as he had a small boy who loved Star Wars. I kept half of it but I figured he would get more use out of it. But I always had a nagging doubt that I should have kept those childhood things

Then the Force awakens rekindled my love for all things Star Wars. My own kids were just beginning to show a real interest in the films and the figures I still had and the fun we had playing with them along with nostalgia watching them play really made me regret it. I bought some stuff on eBay, but it’s not *quite* the same...

I was resigned to the fact I wouldn’t see it all again. Anyway the other week he contacted me to see whether I wanted it all back. He was having a clear out and it was gathering dust and he would rather repay the favour and let us have it back to get some use out of it!

I just took delivery of:

Ewok village
Snowspeeder
Rancor
Jabba
Y wing
Xwing

And about 20 figures. All look like they were barely played with.

To say I am happy is an understatement. Practically My whole childhood collection is back with me (except a white tie fighter I threw away at the same time - what was I thinking!!)

Looking forward to many more years of play and enjoyment.
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Congratulations! That's quite a result :-)
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Hi

Really pleased you got it all back again in good condition. Wish I could say the same I "lent" my childhood millenium falcon to my own children to play with after a bit of pressure from the other half. It went off complete (which was a miracle considering how much I played with it when I was a child) it came back missing the training ball and arm, cockpit canopy glass and the blue gunners chair! Needless to say I have not made a similar mistake since then!
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Great result mate 👍
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Andyh1976 wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:58 pm
Hi

Really pleased you got it all back again in good condition. Wish I could say the same I "lent" my childhood millenium falcon to my own children to play with after a bit of pressure from the other half. It went off complete (which was a miracle considering how much I played with it when I was a child) it came back missing the training ball and arm, cockpit canopy glass and the blue gunners chair! Needless to say I have not made a similar mistake since then!
Thanks and I can sympathise as this exact same scenario happened to me. The training ball arm lasted one session with the kids. I had to buy a replacement cockpit window too. And the gonk droid mysteriously disappeared never to return

We did have fun recreating the battle of hoth last week though with the empire soundtrack on in the background!
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What a cracking result, bet your well chuffed 👊👊👊
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Nice one mate. Thanks for sharing.
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Great story with a happy ending, congratulations mate with getting most of it back :wink:
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Nice story, get some photos up!
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Thats a great story, glad you got them back, and in good condition to, very nice, i agree lets see some pics!
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I'd go out and buy a lottery ticket fella - that's some good luck!
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Score!
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Here’s a few all boxed up and recreating the battle of endor this morning! Will get it all out when I have time and take some better shots
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Here’s a few others now on display (too special to play with really) along with a few others I had originally kept.
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Wow! What a great story- not very often that this happens. They're usually lost forever. They look in great condition as well- Luke Stormie looks fantastic 8)

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