He had a look of pure joy! Over 30 years later, I think they're worth more out of the box!

3615 points - Yesterday - 95 Visit on Reddit - Star Wars - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...

  • rfs103181

    Yesterday

    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.

  • itsfoine

    Yesterday

    This makes me so happy. I hope my hoarding of childhood toys can make my future child this happy.

  • matter1317

    Yesterday

    Toys are meant to be played with.

  • droxius

    Yesterday

    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.

  • TechGirlMN

    Yesterday

    Anyone else look to see which ones he had, then compare to the mental list of the ones you had.

  • mcmahon212

    Yesterday

    He lives as all children should live

  • ShootsTowardsDucks

    Yesterday

    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.

  • Jedigonk

    Yesterday

    Do you want a bent Wookiee? Cause that's how you get a bent Wookiee.

  • MrBlahg

    Yesterday

    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 :)

  • Very_Sharpe

    Yesterday

    Amen brother. Forget "in the box". THIS is worth more than money

  • TheMattBox

    Yesterday

    He's taken his first step into a larger world.

  • Cambionr

    Yesterday

    No kid had the top to Jabba's hooka-thing. It went missing about a day after you got him.

  • stratdog25

    Yesterday

    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.

  • megatom0

    23 hours ago

    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!

  • OttselSpy25

    23 hours ago

    My Dad gave me his Star Wars toys when I was a kid and I broke pretty much all of them.

  • boulderhugger

    23 hours ago

    Awesome!! Passing on the joy! Even if I always get shit for it, I will never regret taking my collectables out of the box.

  • CMontgomeryBlerns

    22 hours ago

    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.

  • KyleJosephBoyd

    22 hours ago

    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

  • Reutermo

    Yesterday

    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.

  • Casper2211

    Yesterday

    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.

  • hawks198810

    Yesterday

    I remember the hand-me-downs I got. I had Luke, Han, and a storm trooper. I loved them so much.

  • xwillybabyx

    Yesterday

    That Jabba Platform! That thing was always awesome!

  • Greatgrowler

    Yesterday

    Because one Bib Fortuna is never enough.

  • cjvercetti

    Yesterday

    Memories with your child are worth more than anything. Screw keeping them in the box. You did it right!

  • chadrob

    Yesterday

    To that kid, those toys will always be priceless.

  • boomkinburger

    Yesterday

    A child's smile... the face of evil.

    Love this :) I can't wait to share my stuff with my kids.

  • MemoryLossIssues

    Yesterday

    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.

  • postapocalive

    Yesterday

    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!

  • Tweetyh

    22 hours ago

    Wow great words.

    Every moment to be spent generously only for happiness.

  • SageRiBardan

    22 hours ago

    Great picture!

    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.

  • zeekaran

    22 hours ago

    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.

  • Bugs_Nixon

    22 hours ago

    The work Kenner did gives me a warm glow of happiness to this day.

  • TheKing30

    21 hours ago

    Awesome job dad!

    Cool firetruck shirt too!

  • DimemberdCat

    21 hours ago

    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.

  • bigmike67

    21 hours ago

    Oh no I bent my wookie

  • sgtsnyder88

    20 hours ago

    somewhere a million nerd voices cried out something about "mint condition" and were suddenly silenced.

  • jimmybrad

    18 hours ago

    until he gets bored an hour later :(

  • ConfirmedResearcher

    Yesterday

    You people are weird as hell.

  • 4RadioRadioRadio4

    Yesterday

    Great collection!

  • chillzatl

    Yesterday

    Jabba's throne, nice!

  • Dark_sign82

    Yesterday

    Congrats! Nice to see. I hope he takes as good of care as you did.

  • forwhatimnot

    Yesterday

    Rankor pitt, hell yeah.

  • fishkey

    Yesterday

    Really wish i had saved these.

  • Valensiakol

    Yesterday

    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. :)

  • MrGooniesNeverSayDie

    Yesterday

    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.

  • TheDarkLord66

    Yesterday

    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!

  • liquidis54

    Yesterday

    I've got a giant tote of literally every Jurassic Park toy waiting for my kid. I can't wait!

  • drnickmd

    Yesterday

    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.

  • wellscounty

    Yesterday

    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.

  • Turnipoo

    Yesterday

    I still have some of my dad's and uncles old Kenner Star Wars toys on shelves imo.

  • Kelloa791

    Yesterday

    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.