The item you've had the longest in your collection ?

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The item you've had the longest in your collection ?

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Out of interest, what are the item/ items you have had the longest in your collection ?
My first purchases from Ebay was an Imperial troop transporter. At 19 years..
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The vast majority of my collection has been bought over the last 6 or 7 years as I sold up in 2009 and took a couple of years out. But I do have a couple of old timers in my collection. Firstly my only remaining childhood figures, I've had these five since I ripped them off cards 35 years ago (I only rediscovered them in a box in my parents loft a few years ago.)
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And secondly this carded Luke X-Wing that I have owned since 1994. You may have heard the story before but this is one of the figures I had stolen in 2007 (which led to me selling up) but I was reuinted with it in 2012 when Joe from this forum (who sadly doesn't visit much any more) helped track it down for me.
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POTF 2 Luke Jedi, first ever figure.
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Yes, not a nice story at all Edd.
I wish I had my childhood toys.
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sadly its all packed away at moment otherwise i would habe posted a pic, but as some will know i have palitoy snag moc and about 20 figs from my childhood in the early 80s that i found in the loft in oct 2013. i found this forum to ask about selling and was happily urged to hold on to them... oh and one of the loose figs was a vcj :roll: :lol: as you can guess7 yrs on and still collecting :lol: and have way more than i did as a kid :roll:
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Great idea for a thread, I’m lucky enough to still have pretty much all my childhood collection. These are some of the figures that I know I had before we moved to Cornwall in April 1984. I have Chewbacca and Han but can’t be arsed digging them out!
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This ... 42 years and counting!
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Good thread and Posts.Great to see .
Mine is this along with a Darths Tie. My son plays with them now along with his modern hotwheels ships!
Only 2 things left from childhood along with a rotj sticker album
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My original R2 - first and favourite figure :D
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Great thread :D

Very hard for me to say which item I have had in my collection the longest. In the 90s I gave my little brother my star wars toy in 2001 I got it back :lol: but I was so stupid so I mixed my childhood collection with new items that I bought so today I can only ID a few items from my childhood and some of them could have been sold, but I know all weapons from childhood is still in my collection but again I can only ID a few of them because I was so stupid to mix them with what I bought in 2001 :roll:

But one of my first figures I can always ID, my farmer luke that was sold with a bespin saber on a tri-logo card, none of my friends had a farmer luke so I thought until 2001 that the bespin saber was the correct saber for luke farmboy and that there was not a yellow telescoping saber :lol:

Here is my 35 years old farmer luke and I have played with him for many hours :lol: he has also been with in the bath when I was a kid, all my figures was with me in the bath even r2 and r5 so they got damaged stickers :(
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I’ve had this since about 97/98, perhaps a little earlier
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Thanks all, it`s great to see your pictures and the stories behind them.
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When I pulled my childhood collection down from my loft in the mid Nineties and started buying more figures, I just mingled them all together.

I was buying up job lots and amassed easily a couple of thousand toys and figures so no way of knowing which were my originals. In truth I'm not super sentimental about them, and would rather have a mint example than a playworn one (even if it was little me that did the playing!).

My Palitoy Death Star however is the one I had since childhood so that's got to be the longest.
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Excellent thread! Got these two on my seventh birthday- Zodiac Toys in Swindon. Love them to bits and will keep them forever.
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Nice idea for a thread, this Fascal sticker I’ve had for around 40 years and the Rebel Soldier and Sand Person are also childhood ones, although lost in a flowerbed for 15 years.

The Klaatu is one of the first as an adult collector. Bought carded in 1991/92 from a toy shop in Bradford and been displayed ever since. There was a bin full of them all with bubbles half falling off. Don’t feel too bad about opening even though they were different times.
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