It was while collecting Star Trek figures that I learned my favorite, my good memories, everything was returning with Star Wars!
Luke, (yes) Leia, R2, and Obi-Wan were my first. R2 was so good I couldn't believe it, and I was so happy to have figures, I thought the new likenesses (versus vintage) were completely dead-on and awesome. I even sold myself on Leia's serious look as being cool.
I couldn't wait for the vehicles, but I think it took me a while to locate the Falcon (which I wanted most), and it was hard finding the Stormtroopers.
Once I did, I found multiples, so I bought them, thinking if I changed my mind I'd return them. Then my dream of doing dioramas like I was a kid started.
For 3 years I didn't stop buying every stormtrooper, and I picked up 3 more AT-ST's to do what I wanted to make for the Battle of Endor.
C-3PO was still allusive, and I was told by other collectors that I was lucky to have Leia.
Once I got my Falcon, I made a shrine to it. My original hero figures are still on board. I bought these to open from the outset!
Oh, and prior to getting the Falcon, I remember leaving my new stuff in my truck until nightfall, then sneaking it into my college dorm in the wee hours of the morning (so none of the girls could see what I was doing). Once I got the Falcon, I had to display all that I had, and as it was a small collection, I was still 'considered cool.' Then my girlfriend found probably 25 stormtroopers hidden in my underwear drawer....