Star Wars toys – a reunion

Mum has had a few mice visitors living in the store cupboard in what was my brother’s room at home; she only discovered this fact a couple of weeks ago. Between then and now she has been really busy (too busy) washing and cleaning all the toys, both cuddly and otherwise, that had been living in the “cubby-hole” as it is known.

So when Jane and I turned up on Friday evening we discovered Eddie’s old room to be littered with neatly arranged, and very clean toys.

During my childhood I had three absolutely favourite toys:

  • Lego
  • Star Wars
  • Fisher Price Adventure People

Here are a few photographs from my brief reunion with our collection of Star Wars toys.

Stormtroopers of Death

Row of toy Stormtroopers from Star Wars

For some reason we appear to have had more Stormtroopers (of various guises) and members of the Empire’s forces than any other group of figures. Apart from Luke Skywalker, of whom we had six. Of course.


C-3PO and R2-D2 toys

C-3PO and R2-Dustbin. It was a little known fact that C-3PO would turn R2-D2 upside down and hire him out as a washing machine or cement mixer.

Millennium Falcon

Toy Millennium Falcon, with Han Solo and Chewbacca in the driving seats!

The ultimate Star Wars toy (apart from Princess Leia in that outfit from The Return of the Jedi): The Millennium Falcon. Here you can see Han Solo and Chewbacca sitting in the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit. It had a sound, and everything! (Batteries not included.)


Text reads: Labels! These labels are really exciting!

I was quite pleasantly surprised to discover that I had kept the instructions for the Millennium Falcon (I was that organized as a kid too, it would appear). This is my favourite bit of the instructions. It reads:

These labels are really exciting! They make your Millennium Falcon™ look like the one from the film. Put on your labels using this sheet as a guide.

I did put them on, and I think you’ll agree that it does make my Millennium Falcon look like the one from the film. Like the one from the film?! As opposed to what, the real one?!


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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “Star Wars toys – a reunion”

  1. Is that the Millennium Falconâ„¢ from the film?

    Wow. It takes me back (to Hoth). Was the Dark Side â„¢ strong with you in your childhood?

  2. dude…i SO remember having a whole buncha this stuff! YEARS ago tho!
    It was very unfortunate that when my parents split up (and i went to live with my grandmother) my dad threw the stuff away! WHAT AN IDIOT! I’ve seen the prices that the stuff goes for today and it’s AMAZING! i could been MINTED!

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