Friday, September 21, 2007

Empire Strikes Back Patches

Here's two patches I found in the box. I believe they were from the Star Wars Fan Club, early 80's (anyone remember Bantha Tracks?). Luckily I never had my mom iron them onto anything.

Hmmm, first two posts are Star Wars. Gotta change it up next time...

Monday, September 17, 2007

I like old toys

I was born in 1975 so I was of prime age to enjoy Star Wars toys as a youngster. After that it was G.I. Joe, Robotech and Transformers, with some odd balls thrown in- Sectaurs, He-Man, Stompers, Inhumanoids, and then of course building sets like Legos, Construx and Robotix. Our parents didn't have much but our grandparents always seem to know exactly what we wanted for Christmas. There are four of us brothers so these toys got played with for a long time.

Somehow I managed to save a few of these toys and just yesterday found a lost box filled to the brim with the Soto brother's old toys. I thought it'd be fun to post some of them in here for fellow fans of 80's toys. Maybe it's just nostalgia but the older toys seem to have more "soul" than the stuff I see on the shelves at Target these days. maybe it's because kids don't play as much with toys? Video games are huge.

So first up is Admiral Ackbar. This was probably a stocking stuffer from my parents. He's actually in alright condition- no limbs missing, we didn't repaint anything on him. He is sort of boring I guess, not really a main character but he did have one of the best lines in RotJ, "It's a trap!" You can click on the pictures if you want to see some details.

I will try to post every couple of days....