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

Discuss vintage Kenner and Palitoy Star Wars toys from the 1977-1985 era.
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This die-cast Falcon will be exactly 40 years old on 25th December. I keep this one childhood thing from my few childhood survivors, the absolute oldest, in my display.

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What a piece of junk!
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I bought this early 78 in Woolworths. I was blown away by the cover and its claim to be the greatest film of the century. I didn't get to see it at the cinema until April but by then I'd read the book a few times. It was many years before I found out what a remora was!
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Love this thread...
This is mine...a Speeder Bike that I have only finished finding the missing parts to complete it. :D
I don’t know when I bought this, and assumed that I had sold it along with everything else in the early 00’s so most likely picked it up in the 90’s.
When I was clearing out the loft when we moved earlier this year I found this in a box missing a few bits, but now it is complete and looking nice again.
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This is the piece my boy bought me in 2017!! Kicked off the collecting again 👍😉
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I'm lucky to still have my original figures from when I was a kid so getting on for almost 40 years now :shock: I'll always remember going up the escalator of my local Woolworths and when reaching the top seeing 'the wall' of figures - back then it felt like hundreds all mixed up on the arms and you had to go through every arm to check for a figure that you hadn't got :)
It was in that shop that I saw the first diorama - an AT-AT with Taun Tauns, Snowspeeder and various action figures all in an acrylic display box......I can still see it now :) :) Great memories.
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@gammoguard Woolies was always our go to shop when we were kids. Saturday morning with Mama was a tradition, pick a figure from woolies then off to Wimpy for a burger and chips and share a knickerbocker glory 🤩🤩

Happy days indeed 😁
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Ruby2511 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:19 pm
This is the piece my boy bought me in 2017!! Kicked off the collecting again 👍😉

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Wow lovely condition.
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Sadly, I kept none of my childhood figures and toys :-( ... but I did keep all my books and posters, plus a ruler and pencil (see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29936), so it's not all bad news :D. On that basis therefore, this is the single oldest piece in my collection from 1978, when I was bought it:
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And although not the oldest thing in my collection, this deserves an honourable mention as it's nearly as old and was probably my most read childhood book!
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Items I’ve had longest in my collection:
1. Childhood X-Wing, Snowspeeder, Scout Walker, Taun Taun and Wampa, 81’- 83’.
2. Childhood Speeder bike, 83’.
3. Childhood Squidhead - only childhood figure left, 83’.
4. Tub of beaters - first thing I bought as an adult collector, 07’. My original loose collection, now my kids play with them.
5. Chewie - first MOC I bought as an adult collector, 10’.
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