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How many of you (still) have any of the old Kenner action figures?

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My dad has a whole bunch of these, though they are not all in great condition anymore (most at least show signs of heavy aging) and most of his spaceships are broken.

He even has a couple vinyl-caped Jawas in his collection and has less common figures like Jabba and the Wampa.

How about the rest of you, especially those who grew up with Star Wars and the Kenner toys, do you still have any of them?

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The vinyl caped Jawas used to be pretty rare.

Sad to say I sold off most of my Kenner stuff in the 90's, but I still have a figure or two around. Also have three of the larger die cast ships from the original line.

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Where were you in '77?

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My mom threw them all out in 1985 when I had 'grown' out of playing with Star Wars Figures.  I didn't care at the time, but I remember when the SE's came out in 1997, and they started talking about how much SW memorabilia was worth, I was sick to my stomach.  Here are some of the bigger SW toys I had along with a zillion action figures.

-Millenium Falcon (which was in perfect condition as this was my favorite toy).

-Death Star

-Hoth

-X-Wing Fighter

-Tie Fighter

-I was always jealous that my one friend had Dagobah, as that was the one planet I always wanted but never got for Christmas.

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It's a pity that none of the big things my dad has are in great condition (I guess that means they were well-used which is good), since he has:

two Millenium Falcons (aged and missing some of the smaller pieces),

the Death Star playset (mostly broken now),

a Sandcrawler (still in pretty good condition),

an AT-AT (also in mostly good condition though the door doesn't stay on properly anymore),

Hoth,

the Cantina,

the Ewok Village

the Darth Vader helmet carry-case,

Jabba's palace (I believe it was in very good condition up until a couple years ago),

a few X-Wings (all broken),

a few TIE fighters/interceptors/Vader's TIEs (also mostly broken),

some cloud cars (one of which is in fairly good shape, the others have broken cockpits),

an AT-ST (which I think also broke in the last few years),

Slave I (sadly, this one isn't in good shape either),

the "Expanded Universe" toys (most, if not all, are in good shape),

a few other ships like the Snowspeeder and Luke's Landspeeder (most of which are broken).

He also has the Wampa, a Tauntaun, two Dewbacks, two Jabbas, the band in Jabba's palace, and a whole bunch of action figures which are in better shape than the ships.

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I have a few. They go well with the ST:TMP Mego figures. I've made Spock nerve-pinch Han.

I’m just here because I’m driving tonight.

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I was home for Christmas and they're all still there. Getting oddly yellow and rubbery though, even though they are put away. It's nice but totally depressing at the same time. And I was sure I had a full set but I realized there are 5 or 6 i never got. 

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I've been wondering how the original lines are going to age, even if kept in optimum conditions. Some other popular figures of the 70's have fallen apart because the plastics have decomposed.

A lot of loose parts are sold on Ebay these days, so restoring a playset or ship isn't too daunting.

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I still have all my figures and I kept them in great condition. Only a few weapons are missing at the moment. I am in the process of re-carding the figures. For any figures that have lost weapons I have found reproduction ones. I replaced Ben Kenobi's cape and Princess Leia's cape due to slight damage. The reproduction cards and bubbles are expensive so it is a slow process to re-card all the figures. For the Star Wars and Empire figures I have managed to re-card them with the Palitoy logo as that is what they were released here as in the U.K

Also have the Palitoy Death Star in great condition with only the box quite tatty at the ends.

The Y-Wing with bomb, no box

Snowspeeder, no box

AT ST, box but some damage.

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It's curious the Jawa got a real fabric robe early on, yet every other vinyl caped figure stayed exactly the same to the very end of the line.

Even Mattel's Battlestar Galactica figures had cloth capes.

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Well, I guess the Jawa was the only figure with a vinyl cape that people wouldn't buy due to its price. IIRC, it cost as much as the other figures, so people thought it was more of a rip-off than other, larger characters (of course, I wasn't around back then, so that's just based on what I've read).

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I have 35-40 figures, plus the following ships/sets:

Millenium Falcon

AT-AT

Transporter

Slave 1

AT-ST

Land Speeder

Speeder Bike

Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band

Ewok Glider

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RicOlie_2 said:

It's a pity that none of the big things my dad has are in great condition (I guess that means they were well-used which is good), since he has:

two Millenium Falcons (aged and missing some of the smaller pieces),

the Death Star playset (mostly broken now),

a Sandcrawler (still in pretty good condition),

an AT-AT (also in mostly good condition though the door doesn't stay on properly anymore),

Hoth,

the Cantina,

the Ewok Village

the Darth Vader helmet carry-case,

Jabba's palace (I believe it was in very good condition up until a couple years ago),

a few X-Wings (all broken),

a few TIE fighters/interceptors/Vader's TIEs (also mostly broken),

some cloud cars (one of which is in fairly good shape, the others have broken cockpits),

an AT-ST (which I think also broke in the last few years),

Slave I (sadly, this one isn't in good shape either),

the "Expanded Universe" toys (most, if not all, are in good shape),

a few other ships like the Snowspeeder and Luke's Landspeeder (most of which are broken).

He also has the Wampa, a Tauntaun, two Dewbacks, two Jabbas, the band in Jabba's palace, and a whole bunch of action figures which are in better shape than the ships.

 Is this an auction tread ;-)

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I still have a lot of figures, in both a Darth Vader carrying case and a lunchbox looking Kenner carrying case from ANH.  All my vehicles, ships and playsets were either sold on eBay or given to my nephews.  My figures are still in very good condition, surprisingly.

Furthest from the bright center of the universe

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Ah, forgot about Slave 1. Boxed and complete with Carbonite Han.

Speeder Bike.

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I used to have a few of them (mid 90s series) when I was a kid. Don't if they are around anymore. I sure miss the old school power of the force action figures, before Episode I came along and the action figures became the main focus of the franchise instead of the movies.

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From the final 17 range of figures, I have A-Wing Pilot, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker Endor Poncho.

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I have all my stuff. Even plenty of the 90s stuff. My mother went "shopping" for Christmas gifts in my old bedroom for the grandchildren. I wouldn't be too concerned about some of the newer stuff, but not the 12" Luke and Tauntaun and she ultimately left it all alone. My significant other assures me it can all be placed in the basement of a future house :/

The blue elephant in the room.

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I have a complete Slave 1 and a few of the figures.  I also have some original card backs tucked away somewhere.

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I still have about 30 loose star wars figures although I have lost most of the weapons over the years (damn blue shag carpet). And I have X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, Slave I and AT-AT vehicles but they might be missing stuff too.

When I got older I started collecting mint carded figures to continue my star wars obsession. I got really into it around the time of the Special Edition and was able to get the complete 12-back set plus a few other early key figures before the prices went really crazy.

I hope to sell them for a large sum of money in a few years to pay for my kid's college tuition.

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Yes, a lot of stuff survived my childhood intact.

The early figures still on the card were purchased from my brother in the late 1980's. The carded POTF figures supposedly came out of Gary Kurtz's collection. I bought them from a dealer that used to advertise in the back of Starlog magazine around 1989/1990.

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Awesome collection Bullitt!

You should probably get those 12/21-backs and final 17s in cases.