Friday, May 9, 2014

SURPRISE STAR WARS FIGURES!

So a little about me....Since BuzzChuck sent me Walrus Man and Hammerhead my nostalgia factor has been kicked up intensly for vintage Star Wars figures.  I got the Cantina and had it remodeled recently etc.  So I joined a Vintage Star Wars Kenner Facebook group.   I decided to tell my story of how I lost my Star Wars collection.  That my friends, Dale LaValley, Bill Staley and his cousin Shawn broke into my home when Dad and I had moved to Seattle and stole everything and vandalized the house so badly the cleanup crew threw everything away as it was covered in paint etc.

Everything went!  I had everything Star Wars as this happened in 1980.  I had all Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back stuff, 1979 Alien figure, Skedoodle, Little Professor, etc.  My entire Atari 2600 system and all the games I had, My Power Records collection, My Mego collection,

GONE ALL GONE!

So a guy named Anthony Melendez read my story.  He decided since I had the Cantina to send me Greedo.  I was shocked as usual.  I waited a few weeks as that is what I have to do...He sent me much more than a broken old used up Greedo...
 OMG!  A Jawa, Boba Fett, Greedo, Anakin Skywalker, and Obi Won Kenobi!  I was in shock.  They were immaculate AND with their weapons!!!!
I actually came to tears receiving this.  He sent the best.  They are proudly displayed with the Cantina along with Hammerhead, Walrus Man and the Red Snaggletooth and Bib Fortuna I found down here.

I just gotta get the main 10 others and I can put this collection to bed.

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  1. What "main Ten Others"...???

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    1. When Star Wars figures first came out they came out with 12. I have the Jawa and Ben Kenobi now...That just leaves the other 10. Han, Chewbacca, Leia, Luke, Vadar, Sandpeople, Death Star Gunner, C3po, R2, and one I cannot remember right now.

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    2. I think the Stormtrooper is the last one. From what I've seen, Luke and R2 will probably cost you the most out of that bunch. Good luck on the collection!

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  2. That picture of you Hobby is priceless my friend congrats on the new additions to your Star Wars family. : )

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  3. What are the pee restrictions in the cantina lol!Just kidding buddy.Amazing score ;)

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    1. Why do you think the bartender didn't want the droids there? They use the bathroom and never order anything.

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  4. That's really cool. Did your buddy in Texas get the box I sent you?

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    1. Not yet. Believe me he is also my camera man right now. I will post as soon as I see it.

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    2. hmm, I'll have to look around for the tracking slip.

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  5. That was both the saddest and happiest story I have ever heard! Sounds like you hung out with some real douchebags! Anyway, the ending helps to restore my faith in humanity.

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  6. Sweet! I love when others come together for other collectors. Glad to see your replacement Star Wars collection is off to a great start.

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    1. Thanks! I know you have an awesome collection!

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