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Offline Brian

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Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« on: November 28, 2020, 05:42 PM »
I have to credit our very own Scott (OCB), who posted in a thread years ago that the vintage Hoth Han Solo and Bespin Luke Skywalker (if I an remembering correctly) were his own “Buzz and Woody”, meaning the toys that he took with him everywhere. That always stuck with me as an excellent example of what many of us feel about certain toys growing up. Were there any specific go-to figures for you growing up?

For me, it was probably a few examples. In Star Wars it was definitely my Chewbacca, Endor Han Solo, and Jedi Luke Skywalker. Any combination of 2-3 of these were always in an adventure, and were most definitely my most played with SW figures.

Other examples: MEGO Spider-Man. My only MEGO figure (their heyday was slightly before my time), but the first action figure I remember, and was with me constantly. I remember being so bummed when one of his legs broke at the knee, and we super glued it, but with the cloth costume covered it so you really couldn’t tell. Sadly, it is one of the few childhood toys that I just can’t find now. Bums me out.

I also had many an adventure with 1985 Snake Eyes and 1983 Duke from GI Joe. Duke was my very first Joe, and that Snake Eyes is the figure I remember searching for the most in my childhood. Loved that figure so much.

Outside of action figures I’d have to mention a small plush Snoopy that I drug around a lot as a kiddo, always had a spot of Snoopy and the Peanuts world.

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Re: Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« Reply #1 on: December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM »
Cool question.

From Star Wars, it was Besin Han and Bespin Luke.

Once I graduated on to Joes, it was Flint, General Hawk v2, Dialtone, and Mainframe.

That was my toy world as a kid and I didn't really venture outside that much unless it was die cast jet fighters.
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Re: Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« Reply #2 on: December 1, 2020, 10:17 AM »
Mine were the Sandspeeder and Tatooine Luke.  I brought those toys everywhere.

My Sandspeeder is totally scuffed from hours on the driveway and at the playground.

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Re: Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« Reply #3 on: December 1, 2020, 11:52 AM »
Farmboy Luke and Small Head Han.
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Re: Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« Reply #4 on: December 2, 2020, 03:30 PM »
Probably Kenner Batman: TAS Batman and Toy Biz Spider-Man TAS Spidey. Other potential candidates include Toy Biz Tiger Stripe Wolverine, POTF2 Pilot Luke, and POTF2 Vader.
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Re: Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« Reply #5 on: December 2, 2020, 07:31 PM »
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Re: Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« Reply #6 on: December 2, 2020, 07:34 PM »
Battle Armor He-Man and Skeletor.  :)
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Re: Who Were Your “Buzz and Woody”?
« Reply #7 on: December 3, 2020, 10:06 AM »
One other pair I forgot to mention, Super Powers Batman and Robin. Really enjoyed that line as well.