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    Vintage pegwarmers!

    Anybody remember who they were?

    The one that sticks out in my mind the most would be the B-Wing Pilot. I remember seeing a whole stack of them on POTF cards sitting at a Kaybee Toys in Santa Fe, NM as late as 1987.

    The AT-ST Driver would be a close second, probably followed by General Madine.

    In July 1986, my brother and I went to a TRU in California (somewhere around San Diego, I think) and we saw a clearance rack of POTF figures. They were 2 for $1 and still rotting on the pegs. Aside from the B-Wing Pilot and AT-ST Driver, I also remember seeing:
    Paploo
    Lumat
    Barada
    Imperial Dignitary

    There might have also been a few Teebos and Combat Poncho Leia's in there. There was definitely one Jawa that I passed on for some inexplicable reason.

    In the other aisle, we saw several Rebo Band sets for like $5 a piece and a bunch of the old Micro Collection Hoth sets for, I think, $1 to $2 each.

    I had $25 on me that day and I left the store with a GI Joe HAVOC vehicle, a General Hawk action figure and a Lady Jaye action figure.

    Ah, what a stupid kid I was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbarada View Post

    In July 1986, my brother and I went to a TRU in California (somewhere around San Diego, I think) and we saw a clearance rack of POTF figures. They were 2 for $1 and still rotting on the pegs. Aside from the B-Wing Pilot and AT-ST Driver, I also remember seeing:
    Paploo
    Lumat
    Barada
    Imperial Dignitary

    There might have also been a few Teebos and Combat Poncho Leia's in there. There was definitely one Jawa that I passed on for some inexplicable reason.

    In the other aisle, we saw several Rebo Band sets for like $5 a piece and a bunch of the old Micro Collection Hoth sets for, I think, $1 to $2 each.
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    I remember seeing a bunch of POTF at a local mall toy shop when I was 14 and I specifically remember seeing Amanaman and thinking he was stupid because at that point I thought Kenner was just making stuff up so they could still sell star wars figs. Well, I've been put in my place since then, that's for sure.

    What I remember being around most was the endor rebel soldier and speeder bike!
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    I remember walking into Odd Lot(much like Big Lots today) and seeing all the POTF figures. I didnt get them because I bought Atari games. They had General Lando, Amanaman, Luke Stormtrooper, Barada and te rest. They were $1 dollar each. Me and my brother looked at them for a long time and ten went and got some Atari games for 2 bucks each instead.
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    Squid Head always seemed to be a major pegwarmer in my neck of the woods.
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    I really don't remember many vintage pegwarmers but have a few stories to share ...

    -A local store called 'Odds n Ends' had piles of Lando skiff and Ree Yees for a $1 each. I did get Ree Yees as at that time I didn't have him yet.

    -KB had pegs of ROTJ figures for $1.29 each (I've told this story at least a few times). Figures I remember were Klaatu, Klaatu skiff, & Weequay but I'm sure that Bib Fortuna, At St driver, Squidhead, Ree Yees, & Lando Skiff were in there. There wasn't any Biker Scouts, Han endor, or Leia endor in there because I would have bought them as I always wanted like a million Biker Scouts and I didn't have Han endor and Leia endor at that point. i did buy the Jabba playset that same day. They also had a pile of POTF figures for $4.99 each. Bought Barada that day.

    -TRU had mountains of ROTJ figures for $.99 each. Probably all the beforementioned figures where there. I vaguely recall they had Droids and Ewoks figures but I don't think they were $.99 each.

    That's it. Around 84-85 I was 11 and not too into Star Wars anymore. GiJoe was the toy to have.

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    I remember Dengar being everywhere.
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    There was a small mom and pop toy store back in my home town that had almost all the POTF figures up until they closed in 1990. Had I not been a young dumb kid back then, I would have picked up one of each and stored them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON9000 View Post
    I remember Dengar being everywhere.
    That bastage was hiding in my closet, he was everywhere.
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    The B-Wing pilot I remember being the biggest of the pegwarmers. I past on that figure any number of times as a kid. I recall seeing a lot of Poncho Leias about the same time the rebels started cloning their B-Wing pilots. The KB's I went in '88 had nothing be pegwarmers. Klaatu, Admiral Ackbar, and the B-Wing pilot were in long supply. Beyond that I don't really remember too many pegwarmers. There was always at lest one figure I didn't have hanging around when I went to a toy the sold SW toys.
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    I remember as a kid odd lot had shelves and shelves full of Rebo bands and Jabba the Hutts.
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