I am just having a wee geek out. My Mom sent my kids all my brother and my old Star Wars Action Figures. Some of the best ones are missing (R2D2) but Darth Vader with the extendable light saber is in there
That’s money, I think Jabba the Hut is somewhere lurking in my basement…If I regret anything it’s letting my Mom sell all my He-Man toys to my cousin and putting all my GI Joes through all manner of destruction .
But, I did keep all my Legos from the 80’s and 90’s in good shape, dug them out a few months ago just for giggles.
I had a Stretch Armstrong given to me for my first communion. After a few days the sharp corner of the kitchen benchtop put a hole in his chest and this clear silicon-stuff started to weep out. More fun was had trying to then see what was inside him.
My brother had the 6 Million Dollar Man, with the orange girder. He always felt ripped off because everyone else had the better later model with the engine block.
Me and my brother loved Star Wars figures, but my Mum (bless her) would buy what she could afford, which was always the unpopular figures on special. So we had an R2D2 each, IG-88 (the skinny robot bounty hunter from ESB), a few snow troopers. Then one christmas she bought us an X-WING FIGHTER WITH LUKE IN HIS ORANGE REBEL UNIFORM!!!
(sorry, Christmas 1980 is still very exciting).
I remember a few years ago they brought out a series of concept vehicles for Star Wars:
I still have most of my toys at moms house from the 80’s. Although back in the late 90’s i sold all my transformers and thundercats for like 2 boxes of basketball cards… Doh!
But i still have some classics there (all my he-men, some inhumanoids, gi joe, etc). I should be moving into my first actual house next month, if so then i will take possession of all those toys again, i will surely be adding some eye candy to this post then!
Just this past weekend, I was at Toys R Us with my kids buying a birthday present for a party they were going to. I was eyeballing the Hotwheels track for my son (he’s 3.5). Most of the stuff I saw though, was already pre-visualized…as in they had loops and jumps already built and had some kind of motorized roller launch the cars through it.
For me, 90% of the fun was setting up the orange track to run off the top of the Grandfather Clock, down under the couch, over the TV, around the dog, and jump over the toilet (hopefully). Kids these days have no imagination