Friday, May 25, 2007

May the Toys Be With You ... Always

What happened 30 years ago today?

No. I wasn't born.

No. Ace wasn't born.

No. None of my kids were born.

30 years ago today, I started my love affair with science fiction.

30 years ago today, Star Wars debuted in movie theaters.

30 years ago today, I started off with my crush on Luke Skywalker but then I later decided that Han Solo was MUCH yummier. And I think everyone else would agree with me.

30 years ago today, the craze of putting the little Kenner toys catalog in Cheerios boxes started. It was a good ploy to get kids to start eating better cereal for breakfast. I would sit at my kitchen table and pore over that little catalog, dreaming of all the Star Wars toys I would ask for for Christmas.

I know that I have mentioned the time when I snooped around in the closet at my house and found three-Barbie sized action figures, and tried to act like I hadn't found them? My Mom got me Luke, Leia, and Han. Leia had that crazy hair that they said you could put back up in those donut things, but I could never get her hair back up.

I don't know what happened to Luke and Leia. I am sure they met the demise of the garage sale.
But I know exactly where Han is...


Happy 30th Anniversary, fellow geeks!

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Blogger The "Mind" said...

That was 30 years ago? Gah. I'm feeling old today.

I had one of those R2D2 robots. Sadly, it didn't last long. As soon as my brother got his paws on it, he took it apart. He also put it back together, but had extra parts left over and yeah, R2D2 never worked again.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

I can't believe that you still have that doll! You are so funny. You truely are a roadie of the Star Wars craze.
You may be able to sell that doll on e-bay some day for alot of money when you are poor and down and out. He is in "mint condition". No loss of appendages, body paint, or worn clothing. You do care for this guy don't you? LOL
Have a great weekend girl!

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Yoda Man said...

That is so freakin awesome that you have Hans. Seriously are willing to sell it? It's in such good condition. I can send you my contact info if you're interested.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Yoda Man dude... if you aren't any of my friends playing a trick on me, then let's bargain.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

blah blah blah wah wah wah..
have no idea what you are talking about or what universe you are in
yoda man may be MP in just never know!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

MP ... you bad, bad man. But that is freaking awesome.

You might have fooled me about JY, but not with YM.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous kailani said...

My husband is a hie hard Star Wars fan. I swear, there's always some Star Was movie playing on the television! Thank goodness we have more than 1 tv! LOL!

1:21 AM  

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