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Offline Brian

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20th Anniversary of POTF2
« on: January 16, 2015, 09:08 PM »
Man, it is hard to believe, but this year marks the 20th anniversary of the original "return" of Star Wars figures to the toy aisles.  Although many of those figures look ridiculous these days, it really was a cool time in SW collecting I think.  I wasn't really "in" on these from the beginning, but came in later on and then backtracked picking some of them up.  Although some of the He-Man like sculpts were kind of extreme, I remember - at the time - thinking figures like the Boba Fett were amazing, just comparing detail to the vintage line.  I didn't know anything about "collecting" toys then, and hadn't paid that much attention since my childhood for the most part, but that was the start of things that continues to this day.  There are times when I like to look back on the releases for each year in the POTF2 days, and think how much fun it must have been for those of you who bought in from the beginning - awaiting each new version of our favorite characters, not to mention all of the vehicle, beasts, and other things that were hitting at that time.

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Re: 20th Anniversary of POTF2
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 01:40 AM »
It was another two years for me.  The first POTF2 figures I got were the Theater Edition Lukes from the ROTJ:SE opening.

Although the beginning of the line is fairly atrocious (monkey Leia, figures Steroid Luke and Han, figures ne being able to fit in vehicles, etc).  There are seom good figures towards the end of the line (commtech and a bunch of others).  Hell, I still have some displayed!
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Re: 20th Anniversary of POTF2
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 02:50 PM »
I got my first figures Christmas 1996, Vader and Pilot Luke. Never paid attention to the line until I saw Star Wars on TV sometime that year and basically spent 1997 and 1998 buying a lot of stuff (of course nowhere near the scale I buy today). Lots of good memories from the line, especially compared to today when we could go to any store and there would be pegs and pegs full of figures.