Friday, May 30, 2014

A blast from the past

During one of our periodic spring cleanings, Dad unearthed my toy collection from the 1980's. I was overjoyed to see these figures again. I thought these had been given away to my cousins some time ago. It's like seeing old friends again. 

Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot and Space Glider were the first two to be added.  Dad bought them for me on a trip to the US in the summer of 1980.  Space Glider lost his hand in the back seat of my aunt's car.  It slipped off into one of the cracks and was never seen again.

All the other remaining figures were bought on a trip to Hong Kong in 1984.  Minus the original Luke Skywalker figure, everything else was from Return of the Jedi.  R2-D2 has an extending periscope (sadly his front decals have worn off) and C-3PO's legs come off for carriage by Chewbacca (sorry, never purchased.)  Han Solo, of course, is in his Hoth gear and Boba Fett made his first film appearance.