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Darth Vellner
08-15-2002, 02:08 PM
Post old pictures of you or friends/family playing with or showing off vintage Star Wars stuff

I took this pic in 83' (I was 6) to catalog my HUGE collection!

Darth Vellner
08-15-2002, 02:13 PM
My Brother Showing off Our Star Wars Stuff on Christmas in 79' or 80'

Darth Vellner
08-15-2002, 02:15 PM
What good is a birthday with out a landspeeder?

icatch9
08-15-2002, 02:18 PM
Looks like one of your brothers got screwed that Xmas. You got a cool mego Batman and your other brother got 4 great star wars figurs, and the brother sitting behind you got some corny mini guitar. Pretty crappy if you ask me :).

This is a cool thread, I'll have to dig up my old photos. I had a R2 D2 cake one year and my brother had a Darth Vader cake. Very cool birthdays :).

Where did you get a red power droid from? I don't remember haveing that one :).

Darth Vellner
08-15-2002, 02:49 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by icatch9
[B]Looks like one of your brothers got screwed that Xmas. You got a cool mego Batman and your other brother got 4 great star wars figurs, and the brother sitting behind you got some corny mini guitar.

That Guitar was mine. Xmas DID suck for him! WOW!

By the way..that C3-P0 (in Xmas Pic) fell down the air return in our house like 5 min. after we opened it.....And, it stayed ther for years...we forgot about it....life went on.....THEN.....in 96' when I started gitting into Star Wars again we rembered it was down there.
SO, we got a long stick poked around and found it!

It Is In My Collection Today. And, its like new (the arm and leg joints are still sealed with the gold paint job...hes stiff as a board). Because it was never played with!

C3-P0 Today:

2-1B
08-16-2002, 01:30 AM
Cool! I know I have some shots of my sister and I with our Ewok village, and I might even find a pic of my Chewie/Vader birthday cake.

Nice pics, Darth Vellner. :happy:

Exhaust Port
08-16-2002, 08:39 AM
What a great way to insure mint toys for the future, down the air return. Too bad that houses now-a-days don't have the ventilation systems of older houses. It's really tough to cram a figure through those little vents. ;)

Bel-Cam Jos
08-16-2002, 11:03 AM
Darn my failing computer monitor! I can't see your photos, Darth Vellner, and I'm sure they're great! :( As a self-proclaimer Master of Nostalgia, I weep with sadness... :cry:

I have several pictures that've survived time, that since I can't download (no scanner, above monitor issue), so I'll describe them:

-Me holding a Greedo by his head, glued onto a school-made Father's Day tie

-Me and my friends in the garage (with much too-short shorts on! :eek: ) setting up a Bespin scene

-Me and my friends playing in the sandbox, HAVING FUN AND NOT CARING IF WE GOT SAND IN OUR TOYS!

-A cheap LEGO carbon freeze diorama with Kenner figs

-Me and my friends (yes, I know "my friends and I" is correct, but I like the sound of the other way right now) posing on the front porch and holding various ESB figs

Sigh... :rolleyes:

robman71
08-16-2002, 11:14 AM
Darth Vellners story about finding the C-3P0 in the heating duct make me want to go back home and search the backyard for all those figures I left out there. I am sure that there is an X-wing Luke from Empire buried behind my Dad's storage shed. It makes me wonder where I left all my other vintage figures.

TylerD
08-16-2002, 04:41 PM
I love all of the old stories of people misplacing their Star Wars figures. I think it was Gus Lopez who said that he accidentally threw his out of his car window on a highway?

Vortex
08-16-2002, 05:16 PM
I have a reuniting story for ya.

Back in 1980 our house was hit by lightening. We weren't home, we were coming back from getting my dad at the airport from his business trip. Anyway on with the story...

House pretty much burnt to the ground. I lost all my toys, clothes, etc. Well after the fire I managed to salvage about a 1/3 of the star wars toys I had. I was devistated, but my parents were nice enough to re-buy all the figures I lost, and since it was 1980, I didn't have that many.

But last summer my mom was working in her flower bed along side the house, and was digging down and came across greedo.
She washed him off, boxed him up and gave him to me one day. I opened it, looked at it and said where did you get this? She said I found him burried in my flowerbed, in about the same spot as your old bedroom window.

Oddly enough he's still in great condition, no fading, no fire damage, and I've got him on my desk. I wonder if she'll turn up anymore figs or his gun:)

TylerD
08-17-2002, 12:30 AM
That was a touching story tjovonovich. Maybe your Mom will find some more "buried treasure."

plasticfetish
08-17-2002, 02:04 AM
Originally posted by Bel-Cam Jos
-Me holding a Greedo by his head, glued onto a school-made Father's Day tie

Oh ho ho ...
I am soooooo going to rip you off for that idea.
Finaly a "guy" oriented version of the thing where my wife makes hair clips out of little rubber/plastic toys.

(note to self: buy colorful polyester ties at thrift store, scavenge for beat-up loose figures, reserve booth at next convention, sit back and watch the $$$ roll in.)

----

I'll look for photos that will perhaps feature my authentic "Luke Skywalker" blonde bowl haircut circa 1977.

scruffziller
08-23-2002, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by tjovonovich
I have a reuniting story for ya.

Back in 1980 our house was hit by lightening. We weren't home, we were coming back from getting my dad at the airport from his business trip. Anyway on with the story...

House pretty much burnt to the ground. I lost all my toys, clothes, etc. Well after the fire I managed to salvage about a 1/3 of the star wars toys I had. I was devistated, but my parents were nice enough to re-buy all the figures I lost, and since it was 1980, I didn't have that many.

But last summer my mom was working in her flower bed along side the house, and was digging down and came across greedo.
She washed him off, boxed him up and gave him to me one day. I opened it, looked at it and said where did you get this? She said I found him burried in my flowerbed, in about the same spot as your old bedroom window.

Oddly enough he's still in great condition, no fading, no fire damage, and I've got him on my desk. I wonder if she'll turn up anymore figs or his gun:)

So after the fire what did the other 2/3 of your collection look like. Were they all melted together?

Bel-Cam Jos
08-23-2002, 05:50 PM
I had a friend who had his SW stuff stored away, and that place caught fire. Many figures were simply gone, with others melted into blobs. Some just had soot that needed cleaning. Saddest thing was that he kept his in immaculate condition, only playing with them indoors. :(

Vortex
08-23-2002, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by scruffziller


So after the fire what did the other 2/3 of your collection look like. Were they all melted together?

They were pretty ugly. Some were melted, some were just charred plastic that smelled bad, and some I never did find....like greedo until he was unearthed.

Darth Vellner
08-23-2002, 10:45 PM
Where are All the pictures??????
share your memories with your pictures.....

Bel-Cam Jos
08-24-2002, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by Bel-Cam Jos
Darn my failing computer monitor! I can't see your photos, Darth Vellner, and I'm sure they're great! :( As a self-proclaimer Master of Nostalgia, I weep with sadness... :cry:

I have several pictures that've survived time, that since I can't download (no scanner, above monitor issue), so I'll describe them:
This is why I have no visual proof.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-15-2003, 10:22 AM
I remember when I could actually find vintage figures at my favorite antique/collectible shop... sigh. Lots of Daredevil and Hulk comics, ALF items, Smurfs, Transformers, etc. but little SW. :cry: