View Full Version : What was your first E1 figure?

Darth Evil
12-22-2001, 06:10 AM
Mine was Darth Maul Jedi Duel.

12-22-2001, 06:35 AM
The first was Watto. he looked so cool sitting on the peg that I was drawn to him before I saw the others. Gasgano was cool too but then I love the smaller figures so I would be drawn to them. :)

I actually really liked the episode one figures when i saw them. I was stood in the store deciding which to buy and overheard a couple of guys discussing them dismissively "No, they're too small and they don't look like star wars figures" This was said in a tone of voice that would have fitted the sarcastic comic store guy from the Simpsons.
Anyway, they didn't buy them but I did and Watto is still one of my favourites. :)

12-22-2001, 11:41 AM
The battle droid w/ STAP, since it was the preview figure. I later got Mace boxed.

12-22-2001, 11:44 AM
My first regular figure was "naked" Threepio.

My "OTHER" figure was deluxe Maul since I wasn't able to find regular Maul until later. I think I got Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and Amidala next.

master jedi
12-23-2001, 02:40 PM
Not counting the preview battle droid with stap or the mail-away Mace Windu my first E1 figures were Queen Amidala, Shot Battle Droid, Mace Windu, naked C-3PO, Padme, Anakin, Jar Jar, and Darth Sidious.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
12-23-2001, 10:34 PM
I remember buying my first Episode 1 figure like it was 28 months ago. . . In fact it was 28 months ago. In August of 1999, 3 months after the movie came out, I bought a Jedi Duel Maul and a Mace Windu for $5.99 at a quaint little toy shop in Central NY-Finger Lakes region.

The reason why I waited so long was because I was mainly a Micro Machine collector and I thought I wouldn't have the time, money or energy to collect both but when I saw that "clearance" price for two rare figures (at that time) I knew I couldn't pass on it. Proudly, I have managed to still collect both lines (although my wallet is a little lighter) :cry: without having to take a second mortgage on my house (I don't even own one :evil: ) and I have managed to buy most of my Ep1 figures on clearance price. :happy:

12-24-2001, 06:12 AM
The Battle droid with the STAP was the 1st but when the sale at midnight started it was Mual.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-24-2001, 10:14 AM
Alas, I could not find this topic in the Old Forums, but like JT and Obi-Don, my first was the green box STAP and Battle Droid. I remember seeing it for the first time in a comics/toy shop in San Diego. The owner's employee (cronie?) was carrying in about 3-4 of them, saying he'd just bought them at Target. Now the proce would be $30. Owner: "These're gonna be sold out before Christmas. You better buy them now, 'cause everyone will want one." Me: "I'll wait." :rolleyes: I bought one at $19.99 at either Target or TRU about 2 weeks later.

12-24-2001, 11:19 AM
Other than the Sneak Battle Droid and STAP and mail-away Mace Windy, my first was Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) because I wanted the Liam Neeson figure which I at the time knew nothing about.

- I do remember looking at my Qui-Gom, Obi-Wan, Amidala, Jar Jar, Anakin and Battle Droid figures not being able to play with them because they movie hadn't come out yet, and I didn't know how they acted.

01-06-2002, 06:59 AM
my first one was jedi duel darth maul in germany for about $16 !!!
That's still the fig which I paid th most for - it looks very crapy when I look at it twice but I just love darth maul and it was episode I - a new character! so I don't really regret buyin it - I can still remember how happy i was when I got it

01-29-2002, 03:31 PM
My very first was the Preview Stap w/ Battle Droid. Then I'd have to say that I got all of the first wave of figures on the first day.

01-29-2002, 07:57 PM
My first was Darth Maul (Jedi Duel).....but I also bought Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon (Jedi Duel) in the same night, but I picked the Darth Maul up first...

01-29-2002, 09:31 PM
The very first was STAP and battle droid, but I think that was pretty much everyones frist buy, so the frist carded was C-3PO.

01-29-2002, 09:40 PM
I recived the Stap first,then Obi-Wan(Duel),Qui-Gon(Duel),Darth Maul(Duel).That was probably the first ones I purchased,because
I love saber fight scenes!

Battle Droid
01-29-2002, 10:11 PM
Darth Maul (Jedi Duel)

02-02-2002, 12:46 PM
I unknowingly walked into a Mejier in Michigan on the day the Phantom Menace Figures were released, so I got all of the 1st wave first. But I think the first one I picked up was Chancellor Valorum

General Veers
02-05-2002, 05:42 PM
Mine, besides the Preview STAP, was Watto. He was the only 1 left on the shelves the day after midnight madness.

02-05-2002, 05:52 PM
Got a full set at the midnite madness sale, of course. But the very first figure I picked up was my namesake. Jar Jar Binks. :) Second one was snatching a full set of the Battle Droid figures.


Jar Jar Binks

02-05-2002, 11:41 PM
I waited in line at TRU for the midnight run and I think the first one I touched was padme.

02-06-2002, 08:56 AM
Of course my VERY first was the preview STAP and Battle Droid.
First actual EP1 figure was the Jedi Duel Darth Maul, but that was because he was the first figure I threw into the shopping cart on May 3, 1999.

03-03-2002, 04:29 PM
I think it was Darth Maul Jedi Duel.


Jek Porky 2002
03-06-2002, 05:14 PM
Mace Windu.

04-03-2002, 07:19 AM
your first episode 1 toy.

mine was a Jar Jar Binks, got him because he looked funny, it was before the movie came out.

04-03-2002, 08:14 AM
there was a trhread like this a couple of weeks ago but well...
mine was darth maul - he's just my favorite character of E1

04-03-2002, 12:02 PM
Threepio... a classic never goes out of style! ;)

04-03-2002, 12:07 PM
Darth Maul.
The one that warms the pegs now.

04-03-2002, 03:11 PM
In the commotion of TRU midnight madness, a friend scooped up a 12"Maul from a case on the floor and offered him to me (that fig never even made it to the shelves that night). I bought him, and I was glad at the time because I didn't see him on shelves for awhile . . .

Wait, technically my first TPM toy was either Mail In Mace or Preview STAP. But the 12" Maul was my first of the big release ;)

04-03-2002, 03:40 PM
the STAP and battle droid. not the sneak preview one.

Battle Droid
04-03-2002, 07:02 PM
Darth Maul (Jedi Duel)

Sith Vicious
04-06-2002, 09:42 PM
My first non-preview figs were Maul and C3PO. I was going to skip the Episode one stuff, but I broke down and bought these two. A few days later I got Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Jar-Jar. Eventually I ended up getting all the rest of the regular carded figs. I tell myself I'm going to skip most of the AOTC stuff, but I'm probably deluding myself :crazed: .

04-13-2002, 04:37 AM
All of the ones that came out on launch day. My first ever Star Wars figure was Leia in Boushh Disguise from SOTE

04-14-2002, 12:03 PM
My first (Besides the preview STAP), was Jedi Duel Maul, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon......

I opened 'em on the ride home.....they're still some of my favorites.....even if they did end up warming the pegs.....

04-15-2002, 11:28 AM
I went for Midnight Madness and bought one of every figure, except Maul, who I bought two of.

04-15-2002, 12:38 PM
My first Episode 1 thing was Preview STAP w/ Battle Droid but my first regular carded figure was Jar-Jar. Walked into TRU during Midnight Madness and was scoping out the COMMtech Readers while waiting to get to the figure part and I saw a Jar-Jar in a box with a couple readers so I grabbed it. :cool:

04-16-2002, 01:56 AM
Beyond the mail away Windu & the STAP exclusive.... On the first day of release I bought Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Darth Maul, & Ric Ollie (to put in the naboo fighter I just got).

04-16-2002, 04:26 AM
Like many others, my first was the preview STAP. My first carded figure was Watto, closely followed by an overpriced Darth Maul which at the time was 'extremely rare' in the UK. Yeah, right.

Fortunately, I've done my homework this time so I know what's hot and what's not :)

04-16-2002, 10:53 AM
Mine was Darth Maul! I just had to get Darth Maul!

Darth Sidious
04-28-2002, 05:09 PM
I got Darth Maul Jedi Duel and Qui Gon Jedi duel at the same time, so they were my first.

04-30-2002, 03:56 PM
the first one to touch my hand was Darth Maul... but i walked out with Maul, Windu, and battle droid on the same day :D

figrin bran
05-06-2002, 11:42 PM
mail away mace and then every single figure that i saw at midnight madness

05-11-2002, 05:42 AM
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel)

05-15-2002, 11:35 PM
my first was the dirty version battle droid, hence my name, browndroid

05-27-2002, 06:41 AM
I picked up Anakin Tatooine at MM99 with the money I had in my wallet; then went out to my car, got my checkbook, and bought Watto and Darth Maul that same night. I had planned to buy more but I hadn't planned on the price hike because of the Commtech chips. So I was just a few cents short of affording a fourth figure.:mad:

05-27-2002, 12:01 PM
Believe it or not, my mother actually got me my first episode 1 figures. Yes at the ripe old age of 26 my mother showed up with C-3PO, Jar-Jar, Anakin, and the comm chip reader. It was just like when I was a kid again. Except this time I wasnt with her in the store begging "pleeeeaaassseeeeeeee".

Dooku Fett
05-27-2002, 02:30 PM
I think I got a battle droid and Qui-Gon in the same visit. Don't really remember much...

Skinny 1
05-27-2002, 08:24 PM
After the Sneak-Preview STAP and mail-away Mace Windu, I bought the Deluxe Obi-Wan Kenobi. I felt like grabbing everything in sight that bore the Episode I logo, but time, space, and money restraints wouldn't allow it. My first basic figures were Gasgano and Boss Nass. My gosh, has it really been three years?!

06-01-2002, 05:56 PM
My first were Darth Sidious and Jedi Duel Maul. I picked them up while up in NJ visiting a friend. Very cool figures. I opened both and still have the on my shelf.


06-02-2002, 10:43 PM
I remember being at a Kmart with a friend of mine who was big into collecting toys. He had told me the big hoopla at the time about the '.00' figures. So we went hunting and I got all 4 of the battle droids.

Jedi Juice
06-03-2002, 12:57 AM
Well, I remember the first fig I wanted to get was Mace Windu, but I had to settle for Darth Maul instead, haha. I think my favorites are the 4 variations of the battle droids, though.

06-09-2002, 04:00 PM
I bought the entire first line all at once and as I walked down the Wal-Mart aisle to the checkouts with a cartload full of SW stuff and everyone was sataring and looked at me as if to say "MAN! What a geek!!!!"

TIE Pilot
06-10-2002, 12:38 AM
I bought the entire first line all at once and as I walked down the Wal-Mart aisle to the checkouts with a cartload full of SW stuff and everyone was sataring and looked at me as if to say "MAN! What a geek!!!!"

Hehe! I'm pretty much used to getting that "look" from people when I'm buying my figs. It used to bug me, now I just ignore 'em.

Anyhoo.. my first EpI figs were JD Maul and a Battledroid. Although Maul was my 1st choice. I ~loved~ the added articulation on both figs.

07-06-2002, 03:36 AM
final duel qui-gon

07-06-2002, 09:14 PM
I remember my midnight madness trip at Toys "R" Us just after returning from Celebration I that night. I only bought 8 figures, but the first one I picked up in the racks was the Anakin w/ Backpack. One of my most hated...

07-10-2002, 08:35 PM
Darth Maul(Jedi Duel) and Obi-Wan Kenobi Final Battle(i think)

07-10-2002, 09:40 PM
I don't quite recall which one it was, cause I had a bunch in my hands at the time. First one I picked up was Mace Windu though, if that counts.

07-11-2002, 11:33 AM
I love that Mace Figure. He just looks so cool , well to me anyway.

07-11-2002, 11:35 AM
I went to the Midnight Madness fiasco and got one of each.

07-11-2002, 12:42 PM
1. Preview STAP
2. Maul Jedi Duel
3. Threepio
4. Obi-wan Jedi Duel
5. Qui-gon Jedi Duel

It's a blur after that...:D

07-12-2002, 10:10 PM
the first one i got where the Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. Then a week later the battle driod.

07-13-2002, 12:01 AM
darth maul

07-15-2002, 12:42 AM
My mother bought me
Jar Jar

probably the most boring figures released

I didn't even know about the figures untill she got them, it may even have been after the release date of the movie.

07-16-2002, 04:17 PM
The STAP with Battle droid and after Mace windu (Both Preview figures). After that i think my first pick was Qui Gon Jinn.

07-16-2002, 08:25 PM
I got Qui-gon, Anakin, Obi-wan, and Ric Olie on my first outing for EP1.

07-18-2002, 03:21 PM
I have a question...what was everyone's LAST EP1 figure?

07-18-2002, 05:27 PM
My last EP 1 fig i bought was R2-B1.

07-18-2002, 06:20 PM
I think my last was a Naboo Royal Guard (actually it already was my 4th of the NRG)

Val Da Car
07-19-2002, 08:43 AM
My first figure(s) was all four different battle droids during the first midnight madness at Wally world.

Val Da Car
07-19-2002, 08:44 AM
My Last figure(s) are both types of Battle Droids (damaged and undamaged)

07-20-2002, 12:32 AM
In answer to my own question, my last figure was the Jar Jar Binks Swimming. That was a tough one to get!

07-20-2002, 06:14 PM
The last ones I bought was Darth Maul at TRU a month ago for $2.00.

jet chan
07-21-2002, 01:43 PM
the first one i got was the mail in mace windu
the first non preview figure was the destroyer droid

07-21-2002, 09:13 PM

which darth maul? I'm just curious...

07-22-2002, 04:00 PM
My first (two) were the incredible duo Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Duel. I didn't collect much of the series but the highlights are I have Anakin w/ Grease Gun, Darth Maul Jedi Duel, and the above mentioned Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan figures in the packaging. I don't have Anakin loose but I do have the other three loose.

Darth Marra 54
08-07-2002, 08:54 PM
The first ones I bought were which ever one of all the first collection crossed the register on the first night they were released at TRU on midnight. That was such a fun night.
I think the last ep 1 figures I got were Sio Bible wave.

02-01-2003, 03:59 AM
My first Episode one figure was Darth Maul (Tatooine) Euro ( YUCK :confused: ) I said to myself that i was only having this one in the whole set.....well while it was on the shelf all alone it started to look a bit lonely, i thought hmmm Obi Wan and Qui Gon at each side would look good :p , and before i knew it the shelf got smaller and went to a second shelf....Now i am the proud and thinner wallet owner of the whole set :p

02-04-2003, 11:35 AM
I purchased about 15 on the first day they were released. Before that I got the STAP and Mace Mail-Away.

02-06-2003, 03:14 PM
OB1, QGJ, Padme, C3PO

02-11-2003, 03:40 AM
Could some body tell me what the name of the Red droid is that comes with the Royal starship please? :p

02-13-2003, 02:21 PM
I received the sneak preview STAP for Christmas '98, and I got the mail-away Mace figure, too.

The rest of the basic (first wave) figures I purchased at Midnight Madness.