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PostSubject: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 12:33 pm

May (the 4th) Be with You, 2016 - Question of the Week: Favorite (or most memorable) Kenner Commercial/ Advertisement!

In honor of Star Wars Day, let's take a trip down nostalgia lane with the video below!



What are some of your earliest childhood memories in which Kenner drove straight into your heart and made you the collector that you are today?

- Television commercials

- Comic, newspaper or magazine advertisements

- In-store displays



Share and discuss below! Happy Star Wars Day!
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 2:04 pm

Great thread Matt Smile

I guess this is the closest to the display stand in our local newsagents, I remember first seeing it and wanting every figure!!! It had the same kind if process, the new figures would be hung on the display and the older ones that nobody was buying would end up reduced and in a wire basket underneath...its mad to think how long all these toys have lasted after all these years cheers  cheers

Thankyou lucas and kenner for making such hardy toys bow


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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 2:38 pm

I remember seeing the Droid Factory commercial and immediately putting it on my Christmas wish list. I envisioned myself making all kinds of new droids for my Star Wars adventures.
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 2:50 pm

@shanester wrote:
I remember seeing the Droid Factory commercial and immediately putting it on my Christmas wish list.  I envisioned myself making all kinds of new droids for my Star Wars adventures.

Awesome, I have a seen a droid factory advert on YouTube it takes me back....makes me want to chase the mrs with my DV tie fighter like the x-wing advert, but she might break the x-wing so no chance  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 3:48 pm

I grew up in a lower class area and we were not well off then. We had the essentials but didn't get tons of toys all the time mainly birthdays and Christmas. My great aunt had bought me a wicket which I remember opening and still have but most of my star wars werehand me downs from my brother. I hadn't seen the movies and didn't feel the need to have them all at the time yet. I don't remember the exact year but I do know Jedi had just come out on vhs. My friends mother rentedit for us and we watched it I know at least three times in a row iwas hooked. It was then I knew I wanted more star wars figures. Of course by then they were turning up in yard sales and what not, so I was able to get a few here and there with birthday/Christmas money. It wasn't until the 90's when I began collecting them big time.

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 4:01 pm


I never knew, I feel a bit bad now going on all the time about getting what I wanted as child Embarassed

I must add this though VHS I totally forgot!! That really was the only way we watched the fims!! Awesome memories and memorising the words after the third time watching the films, thanks Bryan makes me remamber that its not just the toys why I love Star Wars Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 7:19 pm

Here's where it all started for me:



No where near a child of the 70's or 80's, this was my first piece of Star Wars which was immediately followed by begging for the VHS' (found at flea markets Laughing)

I went into POTF-2 figures after this and specifically remember mailing away for the force ghost Obi-Wan. I didn't keep ANY of the toys.
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 8:04 pm

I was born in 1985... For me it was POTF2. geek

I used to stare at the back of that mail away Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise promotional cereal box while shoveling in the Fruit Loops (or any other cereal really, Lucky Charms? Didn't matter, I would pull out the FL box to take a look at the action figure).This was the promotion/Star Wars toy I was most fond of as a younger guy... it seemed like forever until the figure arrived, but when it did, oh man...

I purchased that same Fruit Loop box a little while ago in mint condition (which ironically has become increasingly difficult to find as years pass). I still have my original Han mailer with my childhood address stamped on the white box. In my collection of many great vintage pieces, my original mailer and recently acquired cereal box is easily my favorite Star Wars item in the collection. That piece really takes me back...

Thanks for the great thread Matt!



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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 10:12 pm

I would have to say mine would be the Star Wars X-Wing Fighter and TIE Fighter Toy Commercial, Not only one I remember but one I was in I was holding the X-Wing an 11-12 year old me.


Well at  least I pretended it was me lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Wed May 04, 2016 11:01 pm

Awesome commercial. I think a lot of us put ourselves in the shoes of the kid who got to play with the cool toys in commercials! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Thu May 05, 2016 1:56 pm

Is that a dart board or a clock at the 0:12 second mark behind the kid with the x-wing? I love the late 70's early 80's celebrate
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Thu May 05, 2016 2:42 pm

It was always those glorious Palitoy adverts for me:


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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Thu May 05, 2016 4:08 pm

Awesome! If I had to choose, it'd be that Rancor one!
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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Fri May 06, 2016 8:45 am

I don't remember any of the commercials on TV, which is weird because we watched Saturday morning shows every weekend.

It was the local newsagents and toyshop that first exposed me to SW, as they always had a stock of SW toys.

I still have my original UK Marvel annual, a bit beat up, but glad I have it after all these years.


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PostSubject: Re: Question of the Week: Nostalgia Lane!   Fri May 06, 2016 10:34 am

@Artoo_Detour wrote:
I don't remember any of the commercials on TV, which is weird because we watched Saturday morning shows every weekend.

It was the local newsagents and toyshop that first exposed me to SW, as they always had a stock of SW toys.

I still have my original UK Marvel annual, a bit beat up, but glad I have it after all these years.


Man, that's great! I've seen them before (obviously.. Marvel lol! ) but what makes it special is you still have the OG.
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