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PostSubject: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:07 am

Hi folks.

Well here he is, the first Star Wars figure I ever had:



Play worn & tatty around the edges he may be, yet, still very a much loved & cherished part of my collection.

Do you guys remember or, even better, still own their first Star Wars figure?

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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:10 am

no I traded all my original figures for fishing gear ..... im an avid angler and fish every possible moment ..
I think my first figure was ben Kenobi , ive always lved Kenobi figures and the very first part of starwars is my favorite withouta doubt .... cool luke
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:34 am

I do not remember my first Razz
Thankfully mum saved almost my entire childhood collection Smile
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:13 am

@aussiejames wrote:
I do not remember my first Razz
Thankfully mum saved almost my entire childhood collection Smile


Knowing AJ, it was an Ewok. Even if he started collecting in 1978 it was an Ewok................ lol!


My brother used all my figures for target practice when he got a BB gun. Wait, BB gun, BB8? OMG is this some kinds of tie in to my life?

BTW my first figure (I think) was Darth Vader!

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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:37 am

My first figures were shared with my brother and sadly I no longer have any of them. Sad

They were Vader, R2-D2, a Stormtooper and 2 C3PO's (my parants obviously thought it was important that we had one each for some reason).

We also had a diecast X-Wing each and two figural soaps, my brother got R2 and I got C3PO. I then went crazy and spent virtually every penny I could get on Star Wars, nothing changes. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:42 am

Mine was a Hoth Luke which I threw in the air and snapped his head off... Sad  My mom threw him away. I am happy to report that my son has his first figures.  Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:18 pm

That's awesome. Just chillin with obi wan but then he gets a biker scout and it is mouth wide open. What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:38 pm

My first figure was Han back in 1978 I think scratch
Sadly I ended up biting his head off and got a bit of a scare when it got briefly stuck in the back of my throat affraid
A bit of a panic and a few coughs freed it and I'm pleased to say I no longer do that with any of my figures lol!

Disclaimer I was only 8 or 9 years old What a Face


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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:06 pm

The earliest figures I can remember having are C-3PO, Ben and a Stormtrooper - I think the stormie belonged to my mate actually. Can remember Vader and DSC too. I no longer have any of my original figures but I did find two childhood SW books fairly recently so I'm pleased to have at least something cheers

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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:24 am

I have no idea who was my first figure, but I do own all of my childhood figures which I'm very, very happy about. Almost everyone of them are also in great condition. I think I counted 70 figurers from my childhood bounce
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:41 am

My first figure:


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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:01 am

Matt's first figure was a can of beer? lol!

Most of my figures were hand me down so I remember boba fett, Vader, Luke farmboy, Han hoth, leia original and yoda. The first figure I ever got that was mine and I can remember opening was wicket. There was never anyone who could beat wicket in a fight after that.

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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:29 am



bit of a brief story with my first- i spent my childhood with my nan, 2 uncles and 1 auntie, as you can guess i was lucky and got almost 2 of every figure. the first set i played with and then later on my nan gave them away to charity etc. The second set was never touched all kept in there bubbles with there weapons from card (nan was very tidy),they are a complete run of 1-60 they are literally perfect, unsnapped limbs and everything so very proud of them. i found these hidden away 2 years ago when my nan passed away and now they remind me of my childhood with her Crying or Very sad and that is also when the addiction began.

Anyway i know that it was 1 of these 3 that i opened first (i am pretty sure it was vader) Stormie Smiley





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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:17 am

@trappedtexan wrote:
Matt's first figure was a can of beer?   lol!

If only!

And great figures and stories all!
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:35 pm

It was either Bespin Luke or the Hoth Stormtrooper (maybe both at the same time).

Fortunately, I still have all my original figures from my childhood. They are worn and played with, but I love them.
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:02 am


Mine was Red Snaggletooth in the late 70's
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:07 pm

@Trigger wrote:

Mine was Red Snaggletooth in the late 70's

Hey Trigger welcome to TIG!! Do you still have him or is he gone forever!!
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:00 pm

My very first figure was the Luke X-wing pilot on my 4th birthday in Aug 1978.

Then within two weeks later, i got a R2-D2 and 3PO.

And that was it until the following Christmas .... when Santa practically brought me everything else Star Wars. I would love to have seen the look on my face when i saw that Millennium Falcon under the tree, beside the 17 remaining carded figs.
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:44 pm

I vividly remember buying my first two (both at once) Star Wars figures. I got Obi Wan and a Stormtrooper. My brat brother insisted upon getting Luke and Vader, so I got my favorite Obi Wan and a Stormie for play value. I still have them.
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:57 pm

@shanester wrote:
I vividly remember buying my first two (both at once) Star Wars figures.  I got Obi Wan and a Stormtrooper.  My brat brother insisted upon getting Luke and Vader, so I got my favorite Obi Wan and a Stormie for play value.  I still have them.

Hi Shanester- Stormie Smiley Stormie Smiley you should post some pictures, it would be great to see them Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:50 pm

Old Ben has lost a lot of hair.  The Stormtrooper looks good in the photo, but his arms and legs have yellowed.

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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:30 pm

Wow, still have the weapons and capes. My figures had to resort to the toothpick for a lightsaber. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:23 am

Great to see such loved figures, do you still have the rest of your childhood collection?

I sold all of mine in the 90s when I was a student and needed money for beer, now, like so many others, I wholeheartedly regret doing so. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:14 am



They are in fantastic condition you must be very proud of them cheers cheers

Have you been collecting long? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: First Figure   Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:40 am

Star Wars figures were an anomaly for me. I saw ANH with my parents the first week it was open and I remember the experience. Well, the impressions the movie made on my 7 year old self. I slowly amassed a huge collection of figures and the franchise became something special as my Mom took my brother and me to see ESB & Jedi on opening day. I was a fan and SW figures were a safe bet for birthdays and Christmas. I believe I nearly had them all up to Jedi releases. I played with my figures and of course lost a few things along the way (still need to replace the black Leia blaster), but I was careful with a lot of my SW stuff. I treated it differently than my GI Joes or Mego figures. Sadly, about half of my collection was lost in a move and somewhere out there is a treasure chest of vintage weapons (I kept a bunch in a plastic jar). I still have many including my first few. A few years ago I started trying to replace missing items, but just stuff I had. I became scared off by repro and my lack of experience. You guys talk about 12-backs and COOs while I cowl clutching my Darth Vader carrying case of childhood memories. Smile

I am slowly rebuilding on the (about 40) figures I was able to drag along with me through this thing called life. Thanks for the interest.
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