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Jedi Teacher
03-07-2002, 05:06 PM
I walked into my 4th grade classroom this morning to find the LEGO Jedi Starfighter on my desk!!! One of my students had been in Florida and picked one up for me. How cool is that!?!?!?

That led me to start thinking--
What is the best Star Wars gift you ever received?

JediTricks
03-07-2002, 07:05 PM
That's awesome! I am not really good with this sort of thing, (sometimes I don't even remember what someone gave me) but here goes:

- Entire core cast of figures and an X-wing back in '82 or early '83 from my Grandma.

- Riddell Darth Vader mini-helmet from a friend.

- LEGO Millennium Falcon from same grandma, last year. :D

187-Maul
03-07-2002, 07:10 PM
well I've got 2
the first one: vintage luke in stormtrooper disguise loose
I got it from a friend (who got his toys from his older brother) when I was 8 - about 1994
with that toy I was really "introduced" into starwars

the second one:1995 chewbacca
I got that from another friend who started buying the new starwars stuff
that chewie was the reason I started collecting the new toys soon after I got him I of course bought the stormie and so on...

Lobito
03-07-2002, 07:14 PM
I've had several...The vintage Ewok village, Millenium Falcon and Y-wing, (My parents gave me those for Ctmas...waaaaay back in 84).

More recently my wife...(g/f at that time...hehehe) gave me the Royal Naboo Cruiser. My oldest Broccoli gave me the new Falcon. And my middle Bro, used to order Sw figures on the net for me.

I cant complain!!!:)

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-07-2002, 07:41 PM
Since I am a miserly cheap guy by nature, I'd say that any SW related gift that cost over $20 is a favorite of mine. That would include a transforming Double Takes MM Action Base, Action Fleet Hoth and Death Star Playsets and a few others that I have forgot to name. As someone who is still going to school, any SW gift is appreciated. Case in point, my mother came home with an R2-Q5 yesterday she found at Ames. I didn't really request it, but she overheard me saying earlier that I might ask for one for my birthday. Moms, gotta love them!:kiss:

bigbarada
03-07-2002, 10:18 PM
Back in 1980, when I was in second grade, our church had my family on the "poor people list" so we recieved donated gifts from members of the church. My brother and I recieved about 50 different presents, but most notably one giant box which contained: all 12 original figures except for Han Solo, an X-Wing, a TIE Fighter and the Death Star playset. It was what started me and my brother collecting Star Wars.

Every year I try to return the favor and donate a bunch of Star Wars toys to "Toys for Tots" or another worthwhile toy drive.

Mandalorian Candidat
03-07-2002, 10:53 PM
I rememer my German grandma letting me have what ever I wanted from TRU when I was 8 (1978). I couldn't decide between the TIE fighter, x-wing, or landspeeder so she gave me all three! Thanks OMA!!!:D

My brother also got me the original carded (.0000 or .0001) Gungan Warrior off ebay when it was one-per-case for XMas in 2000.

Dar' Argol
03-07-2002, 11:24 PM
No one gets me SW stuff for gifts b/c they don't know what I have. But the two things that were giving to me that were great was my sister-in-law worked at a movie theater in California, PA at the time of the re-release. She brought me home a Star Wars Trilogy T-shirt that has about 30 character across the front and the three movie logos on the back. Its the best. I wear it so often I think I put a hole in it :cry: . The other cool thing I got was from my store manager at work. It was around the release of TPM. Frito-Lay came in to set up a display. It was my day off. The next day when I came in, on my workbench sat a black Frito-Lay SW TPM hat and a black polo shirt of the same. A note was attached that said "I knew you were off today and I know you would have wanted these." I went up and thanked him profusly. It was the best thing any boss could have done for me. It showed he truely cared and took an intrest in me. or maybe it was all the pre-movie crap he heard from me

Allie Fox
03-07-2002, 11:35 PM
Nobody ever buys me anything either. I have to buy it myself.

The best thing I've evet bought myself though was a set of 12 backs. In October of 99 I bought a set at a flea market for about the same price as a good used Hyundai.

LTBasker
03-07-2002, 11:54 PM
I would have to say when I got all the figures and vehicles in '95 for my birthday/Christmas (they're in the same month) presents. :happy:

Lord Malakite
03-08-2002, 12:36 AM
A loose, near mint, vintage 4-LOM (correct name), Nikto, and Anakin Skywalker figure from a high school friend. He was going to blow them up with rockets, but decided to give them to me since he knew I was into Star Wars.

gibbspaulus
03-08-2002, 06:44 AM
Yeah, I have to buy my own but it's nice as I tell my partner what he's giving me!

My best presents 'from' him have been the Naboo Royal Starship, loose and complete vintage AT-AT, 12" KB Boba Fett and 12" Han on tauntaun - all over the past two birthdays and Xmases.

Most people don't know where to start.

Oh, my mum picked me up the figural mugs of Vader and maul so that was nice.

Happy MOther's day to her

Rollo Tomassi
03-08-2002, 09:20 AM
My ex-roommate said he tried to order us the Episode 1 Teaser poster when it came out, but he said they were "Out of Stock" and "Backordered" so I was bummed until Christmas day came and he whipped out a wrapped poster tube. He's a prick, but it was cool to actually be suprised on Christmas, which hasn't happened to me in years.

I got him back by buying the Royal Starship, opening it, and putting the various elements in smaller boxes. I had him open the R2-R9 first. It shocked the heck out of him, because that's all he wanted more than anything and no one had got it for him (or so he thought) because the box wasn't wrapped under the tree.


Then he got me back by sending me a Faambaa out of the blue. there's no FAO where I live, so I thought I'd never get one. He didn't even ask. Just bought and shipped it to me. Cool friend.

JetsAndHeels
03-08-2002, 12:54 PM
I cant begin to think of the countless gifts I have been given, but a few come to mind.
I used to manage a video store that was co-owned by the Pepsi company here in NC. When TPM came out and Pepsi had its big promo, one of the truck drivers (who's daughter was one of my employees) brought me a bunch of stuff. One day I came into work to find Pepsi standups of JarJar, Darth Maul, and Obi-Wan waiting for me.
Later he had given me a big envelope full of the promo posters and labels.
A week later a cap and a T-shirt were waiting for me at work.

Of course my fondest memories come from my father when he would have me a brand new figure just about everyday when he picked me up from school. My love for SW comes from great memories like that.
Now I am getting all teary eyed....

El Chuxter
03-08-2002, 01:08 PM
For Valentine's Day this year, completely unexpected, my girlfriend gave me The Star Wars Chronicles. That and the vintage Blue Snaggletooth my Dad got me "just because" lo those many years ago. :)

icatch9
03-08-2002, 01:25 PM
For our 6 month Anniversary my Girlfriend got me a box of various FF figures I wanted. A very cool chick!

She also got me the Riddle Boba Fett helmet for a different occasion.
She found a Y Wing for me at Target, but she made me pay for that.

My parents got me all most all my original stuff for my birthdays and Christmas when I was a kid. Plus, I got an R2 D2 shaped Birthday cake for my 4th birthday, and my brother got a Darth Vader shaped cake for his. Way cool!
:happy:

Jedi Teacher
03-08-2002, 06:20 PM
Geez I'm an idiot. I started the thread but didn't even list MY best Star Wars gift!!

I'd have to say this Christmas. My wife hunted down several vintage figures that I was missing from my collection and got them all for me!

2nd would be the Falcon and Slave I that I got when I was a kid. I probably got those for my birthday or Christmas.

3rd would be the Episode I teaser poster from my brother in law. That he got me out of the blue.

mrhat
03-08-2002, 06:53 PM
Hmm, best Star Wars Present, Hmmm... Well since my dad has no idea what new stuff i have, he thinks old stuff is safer to get, so he got me for X-Mas (2000) he got me MIMB Empire Strikes Back yoda!!! it is so, cool, that same year, he got me the r2-holo leia, good x-mas!

PloKoon2385
03-08-2002, 07:56 PM
Well actually, I don't usually get very many Star Wars gifts... :( But I did get the Queen's Royal Starship, which at the time I had no job and $70 was big money. So, that was nice. I also got the Ultimate Star Wars Episode I Soundtrack, that was cool, and still is. Hmm..... Nope, nothing else that is worth mentioning.

dr_evazan22
03-08-2002, 10:41 PM
My best vintage gift was the AT-AT from my parents for my 11th B-day in '81.

Back in '99 I was living w/ my then-current girlfriend. She was being a ... well, she was being very difficult. She bought for me a set of Radko X-mas ornaments and a Rebel Pilots and Mynock Hunt Cinema Scene's.

She really hated my SW collection! We now live in seperate states!

stillakid
03-08-2002, 11:41 PM
Nobody knows what to get me because I'm usually buying everything for myself...but, my brother surprised me by giving me his Imperial Shuttle in the box last year. I still haven't figured out the best way to pay him back.

TeeEye7
03-09-2002, 01:43 AM
Anything my son gets me...because he's the only one who listens to dad's snivelings.......:D

Obi-Don
03-09-2002, 06:37 AM
My wife got me the Vader tie,The Tie fighter and the X-Wing for Christmas one year. I always wanted them when I was a kid. It meant a lot too to me.

Jayspawn
03-09-2002, 11:43 AM
A Christmas for two ago, my Mom gave me a gift bag with about 10 COMMtech Stormtroopers! I was totally blown away! It was great!

Dryanta
03-09-2002, 08:16 PM
Here's the one for me.I'll cut it short so as not to be to sappy.Christmas 1978,I was 9 and poor.My brother and I were allowed one gift at christmas.All the other kids in the neighborhood had all the Star wars toys except one.The Falcon.All I had was Han and Chewie figure (my favorites) and I NEEDED that ship.There was only one store any where around and that was J.C.Penny's.
About a week before Christmas my mother got home and asked to talk to me.She explained that she couldn't get me a Falcon and that there was no way Penny's could have one for Christmas.She asked me what else I wanted but there really wasn't anything.I cried for days(no joke).
Some how my mother had one under the tree for me.I still to this day have any idea where she got it,but god bless Moms SHE GOT IT!!
I think I'll go call my mom now.The greatest Christmas of my life

Rollo Tomassi
03-10-2002, 09:20 AM
Moms are awesome!

Remember when you'd leave your SW figures out and their guns would get sucked up into the vacuum cleaner and your mom would sift thru the bag to find them? You've no idea what the love of a small child is worth until you dig thru the vacuum bag to find a toy for them. It is so gross. Thanks Mom, and I love you.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-10-2002, 02:31 PM
December 25, 1978. It was then that I received my first Star Wars toy: cloth cape Jawa. Thought it was so neato (appropriate term at the time) that I didn't even notice there was a gun included and threw the whole card away. The rest is history.

Other notables:
Christmas '83 (?) - Jabba's Throne set, when mom said she'd never get me such a gross toy

Each year since the Falcon came out as a Hallmark ornament, I've received at least one per year, with speaking Vader the tops.

October 1980: Snowspeeder (still my favorite vintage vehicle)

I'm sure there're others I fail to recall right now.