Well let's start with that!
Kid's club at the church my mom attended. Walked home. My mom told me that Star Wars was on. It sounded cool from what she said, so she flipped it on. We had this 13" black and white TV. This was early to mid 80's remember. So I'm there on the floor playing with my GI Joe's and there's this pissed off furry creature on the screen. Or so it seemed to me at the time. He was banging on a door howling in a weird sounding growl/howl/speech. Surrounded by trash. I got scared spitless. I begged my mom to turn off the TV. She did.
Yeah I know that's not Chewie from the movies, but bear with me. It's the image I have cause it's for sale on my website....
That was my introduction to Star Wars.
Flash forward a year and it was on again. My mom thought it'd be cool to have me watch it from the actual BEGINNING! By that time I had discovered the Star Wars figures, so I had a bit more of an introduction to Chewie, Han, Vader and the rest. I watched it mesmerized. For my single digit mind, it was unimaginably cool! It was like GI Joe in SPACE!
Throughout the years I've thoroughly enjoyed the Star Wars Phenomena. From movies and comics to books and TV. When I got married it was something my wife and I enjoyed together. Then when my son was old enough, we enjoyed it as a family. And still do.
It was the mid-90's when Kenner decided to make figures again. I musta been about 16 at the time, but still thought they were cool. And boy were they. They flew off the shelves! Some of those figures are part of my store now, part of my inventory, and even the new ones that are being made now (The Black Series) have blown those away!
I gotta say that Star Wars is one of my most cherished memories. Both from Childhood and Adulthood. The movies, the comics, the toys..........watching my son play with them brings back the Nostalgic feelings from my childhood once again. Reading the books and the comics........man. And now Star Wars VII will be coming out.
How cool is that?
Star Wars the Black series 3.75" figures. From Top Left to Bottom Right: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah,) Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah,) Toryn Farr, Bastilla (from KOTR,) Dak (Luke's gunner from the Hoth Battle,) and the Snowtrooper Commander. Now available for Pre-Sale at Beyond Mortality Toys N More! Get yours today before the dark side triumphs!