i was 10 when it came out..
waited a few months from when it opened in canada.
most of my friends had seen it already. but they were
talking about it all the time..
we used to have lightsaber battles. and bought
action figures. my original r2d2 and c3po figures
are on my kitchen counter, and i see them
everyday... i also still have my star wars bedsheets
in good condition! ha ha ..
i collected all the bubblegum card
sets. i remember coke had a promo of matching
characters with a plastic picture that you peeled
out from under bottle caps and you could
redeem them for money.... bought the comic
books. read the novel. there was a newspaper
comic strip that had different adventures..
and when splinter of a minds eye came out,
that was really cool to.. i remember hearing the
meco 'disco' theme from star wars on the radio.
i bought the soundtrack on vinyl, which had
a cool poster... i drew all kinds of artwork on
my own.. i always wanted to be luke as the
character i associated with..
i only saw it once originally in the theater.
and the second time was for the re-release
in 1979 before 'the empire strikes back' came out.
when they added the episode IV to the crawl.
that was it... never saw it in the theater again,
until the SE came out.. i've still only seen the
original less than 5 times to this day.. and yet
it's my favorite movie of all time.. and i can't
wait to see a restoration of it.