I used to have a giant bucket of them. We would choose them blindly to be fair. So i would always put a blaster or light saber in Han or Luke's hand so i could guarantee that i got at least one of them. Shady.
This makes me so happy. I hope my hoarding of childhood toys can make my future child this happy.
Toys are meant to be played with.
When I was about his age some 20 years ago, my mom came home with a cardboard box containing a very similar collection that she had bought for literally 25 cents at a garage sale. That's about how happy I looked. Thank Star Wars for a happy childhood full of big dreams and big adventure.
Anyone else look to see which ones he had, then compare to the mental list of the ones you had.
He lives as all children should live
The only point of keeping them in the box is to sell them later, but then why buy them in the first place? Get them out and enjoy them. I still have some of my significant Star Wars toys on shelves and they look better than having a bunch of boxes on shelves imo.
Do you want a bent Wookiee? Cause that's how you get a bent Wookiee.
I still have all my SW toys from when I was a kid (for reference I was 5 in 1977) in three large bins in my garage. I ended up having two girls who could not give two shits about SW... so the only time they come out is when another similarly aged guy comes over and I bust them out. Imagine two men in their mid-40's looking very much like the kid in this pic :)
Amen brother. Forget "in the box". THIS is worth more than money
He's taken his first step into a larger world.
No kid had the top to Jabba's hooka-thing. It went missing about a day after you got him.
thats awesome!! I hope he grows up with them as his favorite toys. It's so cool when we can hand our most prized toys down to the next generation.
I'll give you $20 for Max Rebo.
Thank you for posting this, it gives me a pure sense of joy. It always makes me happy to see parents share SW with their kids!
My Dad gave me his Star Wars toys when I was a kid and I broke pretty much all of them.
Awesome!! Passing on the joy! Even if I always get shit for it, I will never regret taking my collectables out of the box.
My brother gave his action figures to my five-year-old nephew. It was just a giant cardboard box stuffed with action figures spanning from the early 80s through the prequels. I have never seen a child so over-the-moon in my life. Nephew is obsessed with Star Wars and talks about nothing else so I'm glad he got to reap the benefits of being part of the new generation of Star Wars fans.
My mother sold at least 200 first generation figurines in a garage sale. I thought nothing of it as a child, and now I am a furious 18 year old. This was one of them: http://imgur.com/a/8iOX0
Each to their own, but I always thought it was a bit wierd to have toys inside their boxes. Reminds me of the ending of the Lego movie.
I got all of my dad's and uncles old Kenner Star Wars toys, easily my favorite toys growing up, me and my brother would seperate all of them and build bases to face off.
I remember the hand-me-downs I got. I had Luke, Han, and a storm trooper. I loved them so much.
That Jabba Platform! That thing was always awesome!
Because one Bib Fortuna is never enough.
Memories with your child are worth more than anything. Screw keeping them in the box. You did it right!
To that kid, those toys will always be priceless.
A child's smile... the face of evil.
Love this :) I can't wait to share my stuff with my kids.
I feel like most of the kids that enjoy star wars now are doing so because their parents seem so into it. If dad likes it so much, it must be awesome.
Love this, I have my daughter about 100 figures last year, she's 5, I've got hundreds more for my 2 year old son, I can't wait till he's seen the movies!
Wow great words.
Every moment to be spent generously only for happiness.
I feel the same way about all the toys I've accumulated over the years. I can't wait to play with them as my daughter gets older.
Collection of nineties and eighties? I know at least the keyboard the blue guy sits in is probably late nineties, but a lot of the figures look stiff like the eighties ones.
The work Kenner did gives me a warm glow of happiness to this day.
Awesome job dad!
Cool firetruck shirt too!
I use to have a huge box full of Star Wars toys and accessories but i can't find it anymore. I think my dad sold it a long time ago. I seriously miss that box.
Oh no I bent my wookie
somewhere a million nerd voices cried out something about "mint condition" and were suddenly silenced.
until he gets bored an hour later :(
You people are weird as hell.
Jabba's throne, nice!
Congrats! Nice to see. I hope he takes as good of care as you did.
Rankor pitt, hell yeah.
Really wish i had saved these.
This is why, as soon as I was old enough to work, I bought every single Action Fleet ship I didn't already own as a kid, and then bought a boxed set of everything as well. Now I've got two complete collections - one to be played with and one to sit in a closet and (hopefully) gain value. :)
I've got a 9 month old son and I'm waiting to do the same thing. When the Power of the Force line was popular in the late 90's I spent so much of my summer job money on Star Wars toys. Tons of figures are all neatly boxed up in our attic and I can't wait to let him open them.
Great job! You've made it even harder to wait but solidified that my return on investment really is as rich as I thought it would be.
My dad would sometimes complain about me asking to buy more figures. He kept saying I was just going to grow out of it anyway. Truth is, I'm probably a bigger Star Wars fan now than I was back then!
I've got a giant tote of literally every Jurassic Park toy waiting for my kid. I can't wait!
I love this and happy that they're being used, I too, open all my collectibles. In my mind they aren't a monetary investment they are a memory investment for my future children. I don't own something that can't be handled, everything in my house is meant to be held, looked at, and played with.
I just bought a bunch of princess action figures with my amazon prime trial. I was afraid they would go up in price before I completed my collection. My kids really want to open them but I have everything from Luke in bacta tank to Solo in carbonite all still in the box. This picture is really making me think I made a poor decision.
I still have some of my dad's and uncles old Kenner Star Wars toys on shelves imo.
Except when he grows up he may be angry with you for opening them. I wouldn't be, but I know many who would be.