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What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« on: July 15, 2005, 04:00 PM »
I got the idea from CorranHorn's analogous thread in the Vintage forum. Obviously this is a question for us younger collectors.

I think I still have all the toys I had as a kid. Somewhat arbitrarily I'm going to declare "pre-2000" as my "childhood" period. I've been accumulating (it wasn't really "collecting" at first) SW toys pretty much continuously since 1995 or 6, so it's hard to pin down an exact cutoff point--not like the people who stopped and then resumed many years later.

I was 13 when TPM came out, somewhere around when I stopped seriously playing with the SW toys. To be sure, I still open them and mess with the action features and have supercool lightsaber battles between Mace Windu and Darth Vader, but it just ain't the same anymore.  :-\

Plus I picked up some neat loot in the mythic Great Toys R Us Purge of 2000. I will count those as well since mentally they're pretty tough to extricate from the others.

Anyway, here we go:

Orange card series

Boba Fett (my first SW action figure actually)
C-3PO (was later painted silver to replicate the Cloud City "Go shove it" droid. ;))
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Fighter Pilot Gear)
R2-D2
R5-D4

Deluxe Crowd Control Stormtrooper
Deluxe Han Solo
Deluxe Luke with Tatooine skiff thingie

Luke's Landspeeder
Death Star Escape Playset - 1996

Shadows of the Empire

Dash Rendar (still one of my fave figures)
Leia (Boussh Disguise)

Green card series, FF, Flashbacks, etc.

ASP-7 Droid
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
Emperor's Royal Guard
EV-9D9
Hoth Rebel Soldier (beard)
Malakili (Rancor Keeper)
Saelt-Marae (Yak Face)
Weequay

Flashback Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Hood Up)
Flashback Darth Vader (Double Cape)

TRU Millennium Minted Coin Emperor Palpatine
Jabba the Hutt w/Han Solo
Ronto w/Jawa
Expanded Universe Concept speeder bike
Endor Luke with speeder bike (could have been orange card or post-2000, not really sure)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2005, 04:02 PM by Valin Kenobi »
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005, 12:16 AM »
I was an adult when they came out...  So, I'm not quite sure how to answer this question.  ???
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2005, 01:38 AM »
Then go away. ;) This thread is for those of us who were kids when the POTF2 came out. :P
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2005, 04:18 PM »
Good Grief!  Kids these days and manners...  :-\ 
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2005, 05:23 PM »
I was trying to be humorous. Thus the smilies. Sorry if I offended. :-\
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2005, 09:08 AM »
Also, trying to be funny...   :-*
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005, 05:17 PM »
D'oh ... I thought that might be the case, but I wanted to err on the side of caution. Sorry for the confusion. :)
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2005, 09:16 PM »
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2005, 10:49 PM »
D'oh ... I thought that might be the case, but I wanted to err on the side of caution. Sorry for the confusion. :)

It's all good! Now...  back to the topic.  I didn't have any when I was a kid, but I have a couple now.  ;D
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2005, 03:04 AM »
Cool to know that I inspired a thread.  :D

I'm too old to answer the question, my first POTF2 figure was a C-3PO I got for my 18th birthday. I am curious though to know how you younger guys felt when finding POTF2 figures. Based on Valin's first post, you were about 9 or so when the POTF2 line first came out, so you had no exposure to the vintage line in stores (except for the clearanced stuff that laid around). Were you excited to find SW toys at the store for the first time in your life? To me of course it was like seeing an old friend back in the limelight again...

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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2005, 12:49 PM »
LOL, I think I was 28 when I started collecting this line :-*

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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2005, 01:29 AM »
Hmm, I will have to pass on this thread also as I am now 40, and was an adult back then. 

I will say one thing that was nice about the end of the line. When TRU got in cases of stuff and put it on clearance prices back in like 99 or 98!
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2005, 11:24 AM »
I'm in kind of a gray area here... I was 15 when the line started - and I bought them all.  But within a few weeks I decided that they weren't for play and that I was collecting them.

So essentially I have them all still...

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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2005, 03:33 PM »
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Based on Valin's first post, you were about 9 or so when the POTF2 line first came out, so you had no exposure to the vintage line in stores (except for the clearanced stuff that laid around). Were you excited to find SW toys at the store for the first time in your life?

Frankly I couldn't tell you--I assume I was. This was about the same time that I became interested in the SW films, so it wasn't as if I was a fan from a very young age, and had been wishing for new figures. At the time I don't think I realized it was a "new" and special thing to have the toys readily available.
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Re: What POTF2 Do You Still Have From Your Childhood?
« Reply #14 on: October 3, 2005, 08:29 PM »
I was about 6 when POTF2 came out, and here are the ones I still have:

Figures:
Tusken Raider
Endor Han
CommTech Stormtrooper

Deluxe:
Mandolorian RocketPack Boba Fett

Vehicles:
EU SOTE Swoop Bike w/ Imperial Swoop Trooper