Geez... Joyful Vintage memories? Where to start...? I could talk about my youth and Vintage Star Wars for many, many pages here Sarge! My childhood basically consisted of SW, baseball, and video games. Hmm... let's see if I can list a few here:
- Gotta start with those beautiful 12-backs, since that's where it all began for me as a wide eyed 7 year old. I remember being so jealous when my neighbor up the street was the first to get them. Seemed like FOREVER 'til I had some of my own, though I'm sure it was probably just a matter of days. Those 12-back cards are just absolutely ingrained into my mind - even that new figure smell as well. I could stare at the card backs alone for hours. So pretty!
- Finding my Millenium Falcon stashed away in the garage in November, a good month before I was supposed to receive it for Christmas. I pulled it out and stared at it for a good month whenever the coast was clear, unbeknownst to my parents.
- The Death Star. 'Nuff said. That think was just sick! Best playset of all time!
- Always looking anxiously forward to getting that Sears catalog and placing our order for whatever SW stuff was contained therein, including that certain blue "you-know-who" fella (never into the JCPenney one though)
- My "goodie" box (shoe box), where I kept all of my Vintage stuff: loose cardbacks, Kenner catalogs, accessories, and other fun miscellaneous items. That box's contents are still in the EXACT same configuration today as they were 25 years ago, with all the Topps stickers applied around all it's surfaces, and everything neatly organized within. I was just as anal then, as I am now!
- Cool mail-away figures of all new characters - Fett, Bossk, 4-LOM, Admiral Ackbar, Emperor, etc...
- The vehicles and playsets - just so cool and fun to play with
- The Kenner Micro Collection: still probably my all-time favorite sub-line. I remember hiking several miles to my local Toy City (sometimes in the rain) just to see if there were any new sets for sale there. I'd write in to Kenner with more ideas for this line all the time!
- Then just years and years of more and more figures from ESB and ROTJ. All those great aliens and droids, heroes and villains! Jabba!
Well, that's probably enough to chew on for now. Maybe I'll add some more in later...
Aahhhh, good times...