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How big a Star Wars fan are you?

Gruug's Avatar

10.02.2012 , 08:57 PM | #11
I am a big fan. My computer room has posters and toys from all the films. Have worn a SW belt buckle almost religiously since 1978. Saw the movie when first released. Love everyone released since...ALL OF THEM!

Give me an MMO that I can visit and have fun! Where what I pay for is not going to those that play for free.

Kubernetic's Avatar

10.02.2012 , 09:00 PM | #12
I was 4 years old when I saw "A New Hope" in theaters. I don't know that I understood much of what was going on, but I loved R2-D2 and I really, really, really loved Princess Leia.

35 years later, I still get a bit of a chill when I watch that star destroyer crawl across the screen chasing after the Tantive IV. I credit Star Wars with my love of science fiction in general, and the timeless story involved in "A New Hope" with my quest to now become a screenwriter myself.

I had some of the comic books that came out between Episode IV and V, a particular magazine/newspaper that had a bunch of trivial articles and extra information about Rebel and Empire technology and so forth, and copies of just about every form of the movies except for the laserdiscs and Blu-Rays, including the VHS copies I still have of the original theatrical movies where Han shoots first.

I've got a huge collection of the original Kenner action figures, one of the 12" Darth Vader dolls, an X-Wing and TIE Fighter toy, the Droid Construction Playset, a promotional insert from one of the toys that listed the title of Episode VI as "Revenge of the Jedi", and even the Yoda action figure that I had to save up Kenner points for and obtain by mail. Along with my Ben Kenobi action figure, he and Yoda are a staple at pretty much every workstation in any job I've ever held.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my 1978 Star Wars video game for the TRS-80, which had TIE Fighters which looked like |-o-| and Darth Vader's boss fighter which looked like <-o-> as they trickled down the screen. An avid player of X-Wing Arcade at the 7-Eleven on the way home from elementary school, and of the mess that was Empire Strikes Back on Atari, through the awesomeness that was the original X-Wing which was so damned hard we'd play it with a co-pilot who drove the keyboard while you were doing the rest. Played Dark Forces and several others like JK and JK2 and up through Battlefront, although I entirely skipped SWG and the KOTORs as I'd pretty much left gaming for a while.

Before ultimately winding up back here with SWTOR, and loving every minute of it since launch in December.

No tattoos though. That's hardcore. Kudos!

Now if I could just manage to get introduced to Lindsey Liberatore, I think I could put my Star Wars obsession to rest forever...
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Etapi's Avatar

10.02.2012 , 09:17 PM | #13
LOL, I always try to convince my wife that it is not an obsession, it is a lifestyle, not sure she buys it though.

I have been rebuilding my collection slowly, as a lot of it was thrown out by my mother when I was younger. Even picked up an original R2-D2/C-3PO belt buckle.

Also currently working on my Ep. IV Stormtrooper build, can't wait to wear it.

Toweleeeie's Avatar

10.02.2012 , 09:40 PM | #14
Im such a HUGE Star Wars fan that I am STILL playing this game.
I like turtles

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10.02.2012 , 09:50 PM | #15
Absolutely huge. Loved it ever since I was a little kid. I have so many lightsabers in my room and a tub with a buuunch of figures and such in it.

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10.02.2012 , 09:55 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Etapi View Post
I myself am a pretty big fan, and have been since I was 7 and saw Ep IV for the first time when it was released in 77. Proof!
I am a great fan ofc I am still putting up with this game and paying EA money.
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10.02.2012 , 09:57 PM | #17
My dad took me to see Phantom Menace when it came out and I was like 4-5 years old.

Yeah yeah... prequels... I know :3

So for me, Star Wars has pretty much always "been there"... I played pretty much every Star Wars game from the N64 to SWTOR. Have a ton of the Hasbro toys from when I was a "kid" and I still hunt and peck for some today....
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Skoobie's Avatar

10.03.2012 , 12:15 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Kubernetic View Post
...I still get a bit of a chill when I watch that star destroyer crawl across the screen chasing after the Tantive IV.
Kubernetic, I believe you and I often disagree about things here on the forums, but not in this case.

I also was 7 in '77 like a few here. That opening scene blew my little mind. I remember feeling the theater rumble when those flew over. Still makes my hair stand on end.

It's good to see many of us old enough to remember....and to have enjoyed....the Star Wars hype of the time. I remember begging my parents to buy the soundtrack album (they did)...all the toys....the Burger King glasses....comic cards (I has a ton of those.....). Star Wars was freaking everywhere!

Good memories.

Remember it being all over the news? People camped out, lined up for blocks to get tickets. The interviews with the people in line "I've seen it 20 times now....." LOL

Take a look at how long that movie was #1 at the box office.

Movies will never have that kind of impact again, thanks to video/dvd/blu-ray.

simplius's Avatar

10.03.2012 , 01:57 AM | #19
pretty big fan,,i would guess, ive seen ESB 400+ times, ANH 300+, RoTJ 100+

the prequels just dont get me as much as the old does,games like SW battlefront

and xwing also was a blast

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10.03.2012 , 02:13 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Skoobie View Post
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