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Discuss vintage Kenner and Palitoy Star Wars toys from the 1977-1985 era.

why do you collect star wars figures

Poll ended at Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:27 pm

love star wars and great memorys from childhood
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96%
other reason (please state)
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4%
 
Total votes: 24

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Post by jabbawokkie »

i was just wondering ,out of every body on the forum (how can i put this)
hmm who collect sw suff out of love and the memorys they have
or is there another attraction ,
think i will do a poll though i think it will be one sided
hope you all get the point
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i chose first one, loved the toys as a kid, love them now and love the films
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me too. loved every bit of it.
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Post by wampa »

this is an interesting poll,
i am on the dark side of collecting i'm afraid, while i do love the figures, and particularly love the films as both were a great part of my childhood, i now track down items for a good price to sell on to fund both my own collecting and just general trying to get by, so i know most members will hate me for it but i vote for other reasons, but i think it is possible to collect for love and trade for profit, together, as long you remember you are trading to people just like yourself
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Has to be the love of the films and figures!! Was born in 76 and all my childhood memorys seem to contain star wars at some level. Christmas memorys all revolve around what figures I got and still remember asking a customer service woman in tesco's to go through a new box of figures to see if there was a klaatu (anyone else remember him being rare when first released??) I could go on with the memorys, but don't want to bore you all too much :D . Also I could never find snaggletooth when I was a kid, anyone else have this problem :roll: ?
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Originally it was nostalgia but now it is more of a hobby.

Hey Wampa, I don't hate you, just as long as you keep me informed of any interesting pieces. :wink:
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Mine was originally nostalgia but is now also a hobby.
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Post by cocofstar »

Has to be the Nostalgia buzz for me :wink: Was born in 77 and have always been a fan.

The Original Trilogy have a 10/10 feel good factor and nothing either goes wrong when you are watching it :wink:
Gotta love those variations :wink:

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Memories definitely. Love that nostalgia.

I even get notalgic over nostalgia.
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roundster wrote:Also I could never find snaggletooth when I was a kid, anyone else have this problem :roll: ?
There was only one toy shop in the town where I live and the Tusken Raider was impossible to find.

I bought one from a kid at school one day, then incredibly his dad came round to my house later that night and demanded the figure back saying I ripped him off !! :oops: :evil: :lol:
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craignwo4life wrote:
roundster wrote:Also I could never find snaggletooth when I was a kid, anyone else have this problem :roll: ?
There was only one top shop in the town where I live and the Tusken Raider was impossible to find.

I bought one from a kid at school one day, then incredibly his dad came round to my house later that night and demanded the figure back saying I ripped him off !! :oops: :evil: :lol:
always had an eye for a bargain eh craig :wink:

I started collecting purely for nostalgia, but I do enjoy getting a bargain and selling it on :twisted:
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Post by mash »

Fact is I can afford more now than I, or my family could and its nice to own things that I thought I would never have.
Even now the films give me a "feel good factor" and I can watch them over and over again!

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Well said Mash :wink:
Gotta love those variations :wink:

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I certainly began getting all the things I never had as a kid.

I also started to fullfil my dreams that I had as a kid by having a huge stormtrooper army and a fleet of tie fighters. 8)
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the toys and films were my childhood. never had any of the big items apart from the falcon, so can you imagine how cool it was to get an at-at at the age of 22 ( the inner child almost pissed myself) . i dont drink ( anymore that should be , to many hangovers) i dont smoke ( quit for over a year) just about grown out of my xbox and 360. i just think the carded figures and boxed ships look amazing after all this time.
with my grandparents ( god rest thier souls) it was antiques, so maybe our generation it will be chilhood toys?
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