I saw Star Wars in the early 80's when it was shown on ITV for the first time, bought Han Bespin and a Stormtrooper for my first two figures. I went on to collect the other figures and on a family holiday in Spain I bought Vader and R2, my Mum saw me spend my holiday treat money on them and then helped me collect the rest. She used to take a card back with her whenever she went shopping and would call me to show me what figures she had when she returned home.
I have most of the card backs for the figures though I am missing some, I think Dengar, Ackbar, Nein and the Rancor keeper were mail away offers. Walrus man's card was the one my Mum used most, she had folded it to fit it in her coat pocket which made it fall apart. Six of the last 17 were swaps so I never had the weapons or backing cards for them apart from the one staff.
I also don't have the Spanish R2 figure or my first IG88 which was darker, not so light silver and the R2 didn't have much of its sticker left if I remember correctly. I presume that they were in one of the ships/boxes when I sold them years ago. My sister broke IG88's right hand off at the elbow and also the Spanish Vader's head as I only allowed her play with the Princess Leia figures apparently.
My Dad had a market stall back then so towards the end he was selling them so I bought some extra Stormtroopers, another Hoth one and another Emperor's guard.
I did manage to buy some of the last 17 and also swapped some other 80's toys for the ones I have with no card backs or weapons with a friends younger brother back in the 80's, traded my Buck Rogers space ship, the white Bond Lotus and some superhero figures for them and placed them all with the others in the rebel transporter as I no longer played with them. I wanted them because I had all the rest, so I thought at the time.
I started collecting again at the end of the 90's, I think it was the 300th figure of Boba Fett which got me started again. I haven't bought any other vintage items since the 80's apart from a twelve inch Vader but sold it on as I really wanted the Medicom one. I did ponder buying the figures missing from my collection at the time but as I preferred the modern items so I didn't bother.
It sat in my parents loft until about ten years ago when we moved into our current house and has sat in ours since. I did bag the figures up with their weapons about 14 years back and they came out again when I sold some of the vehicles and Jabba, which was when I bought the BMF. I took some pictures last year as I have been meaning to sell them for a while but just didn't have time to prioritise selling them, circumstances have changed and I've spent the last few days taking some more pictures and uploading them.
Please could you let me know if there is anything of value/rare in there and a fair price for the lot would be cool.
Please use the below links to view the pictures.
Figures with card backs and weapons, taken this week.https://goo.gl/photos/erDKXWRGbucxdAs8A
Card backs, taken this week.https://goo.gl/photos/c4J1QGXqjdzj6YvV7
Figures with weapons and some spares, taken this week.https://goo.gl/photos/W8V2MtFDz8pmbzcf8
The whole lot, taken in 2016. https://goo.gl/photos/P2MZ4vFbEjevvh136