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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2005, 06:16 AM »
Well I was only 8yrs old when the frist Star wars film came out in the uk.Thats when Ialso stared collecting the action figures also the same day I saw that movie and my frist action figure was R2-D2... The most hardest figure to find when Iwas 8yrs old was the Jawa.bilbo

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2005, 07:43 AM »
SW fig:  The first day they were released in 78.  My local Toystore had an event similar to midnight madness.  Except that the figures were released at 7PM.  I can remember the crowds and everyone just grabbing as much as possible.  Some things dont change.  Vader was my first and I grabbed a Luke for a birthday party I went to.  I remember the Luke being the DT because I was all upset my Vader did not have the same saber.

Movie: Opening week for Star Wars.  All I can remember were the lines.

Sporting Event: 1975 Red Sox game vs Kansas City.  Great year, but the Sox came up short.  Did not matter though since I was a George Brett fan, and I believe '75 may of been his rookie year.

Booze: The summer before we started 7th grade (13 years old).  Old Milwaukee Beer and Riunite wine we stole from our parents.  Man we got sick.

Wife:  Met my wife back in '94 while playing in a band and we're still together. 

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2005, 06:13 PM »

...When you got your first Star Wars figure? 
- When they first came out...Back when K-Mart was king..Luke, Vader, Obi Wan, R2D2 and C3PO and a Landspeeder.  (and Bilbo, I remember the Jawa being SUPER hard to find too, finally got 2 from the GROCERY STORE)

...When you first remember seeing a Star Wars movie in a theatre? 
- The original release.  I threw a fit (I was 6) because I didn't like "Space" movies...I wanted "Cowboys and Indians"

...Went to your first professional sports game? 
- at the Ripe age of 3 I went to my first Minor League Hockey Game. Fort Worth Red Wings vs. Dallas Blackhawks..Suppossedly there was a fight in the stands...I don't remember it.  I had been to a Rodeo a week earlier, but I don't think this crowd considers that a sport.  The first big time sport I remember is a Rangers (Baseball) game where the son of a very close family friend was pitching for the Oppossing team the Twins.

...When you drank your first beer? 
- My parents had a Keg Fridge and my duty was to fill the mugs and drink the foam off the top.  But if you count the first actual beer, 17 and it was a bottle of St. Pauli Girl DARK.....

...Found the love of your life (if you have yet)?
- I met my wife in Grad School (1993)...they sat us Alphabetically...so I found her the first day...she didn't find me till a year later(1994) (I wore her down).

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2005, 01:06 PM »
When you got your first Star Wars figure?
- Well I remember playing with my Justice League Superman against Darth Vader, I'll say like 4/5 years old. My Vader died when I left him in the car, the heat melt his head. RIP plastic Vader.

When you first remember seeing a Star Wars movie in a theatre?
- Here I will surprise all of you.... My first Star Wars movie in a theatre was Episode I: The Phamtom Menace. I was not born when Star Wars release. And when the Special Edition hit theatre I was with a bored girlfriend. (She is the mother of my first kid). :-\

Went to your first professional sports game?
- I go to a local AA Baseball game with my father at 15, he is not a sport man. In that game I saw Carlos Delgado play one year before he go to MLB.

When you drank your first beer?
- Sorry, I can't hear you.

Found the love of your life?
- At 24. I'm with her since the very firts day that I meet her. She was a blind date, and not for me. ;)

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #19 on: September 3, 2005, 12:47 AM »
...When you got your first Star Wars figure? 
- 4 years old, in 1979

...When you first remember seeing a Star Wars movie in a theatre? 
- Seeing ESB when I was 5 years old, in 1980.

...Went to your first professional sports game? 
- It was at the old Met Stadium and the Twins played the Brewers I believe.  I was 4...1979

...When you drank your first beer? 
- 16, didn't really drink much though until after high school

...Found the love of your life (if you have yet)?
- I was 23 :-*

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #20 on: September 3, 2005, 10:59 AM »
Cool thread idea. I took the liberty, I hope you don't mind CHEWIE, to add a few milestones. Some may be more personal but it was an important milestone in my life nonetheless, and probably is in most of yours as well. Feel free to skip any if you're not comfortable devulging that information.

...When you got your first Star Wars figure? 
- Back in 77, when the film came out. I was 10

...When you first remember seeing a Star Wars movie in a theatre? 
- Star Wars, again, I was 10.

...Went to your first professional sports game? 
- Pro-sports virgin here as well. I like collage sports! Let's put it this way, I saw Magic back in his MSU days.

...When you drank your first beer? 
- I can't answer this one but, shame on me as I was far, far too young.

...Lost your virginity?
- 1986, I was 19, as well as a late bloomer.

...Moved away from home?
- 1990, I was 23, Mom and Dad wanted to kill me by this point, but they loved the rent I payed `em.

...Bought first brand new, not used, car?
- 2000, I was 33, again, late bloomer but always had other debt (see below).

...Bought first house?
- 1995, I was 28. Have since sold and built new. Plan to stay in current home.

...Found the love of your life (if you have yet)?
- 1989, I was 22, we married in `94, celebrating our 11th this year.

...Became a parent?
- 1997: Son Trevor Michael, and again in 2000: Daughter Rebecca Bronte'. THIS is what life's all about![/b]


...Lost a parent?
- My wife lost her Mother, I haven't lost any yet, thank God.

Pehaps that was a little more info that some of you needed or wanted. Sorry for that. I'm just real proud of my life despite it's flaws.
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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #21 on: September 3, 2005, 12:13 PM »
My mom and dad took me when I was 3 years old in 1977 the first summer it was out.  My dad thought I would probably like it.  What an understatement.  Mom was hesitant to bring me.  Of course at the time I mainly just liked R2-D2 and C-3PO. 

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #22 on: September 3, 2005, 02:48 PM »
...When you first remember seeing a Star Wars movie in a theatre? 
- Seeing ESB when I was 5 years old, in 1980.

Was ESB in theater in 1980?

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #23 on: September 3, 2005, 05:09 PM »
...When you first remember seeing a Star Wars movie in a theatre? 
- Seeing ESB when I was 5 years old, in 1980.

Was ESB in theater in 1980?

I believe it was ESB in 1980 and ROTJ in 1983.

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Re: How old were you...
« Reply #24 on: September 8, 2005, 04:21 PM »
You're right and of course ANH in '77. ;D

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