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Jim’s childhood treasures. 1979

Jim proudly displays a few of his newly acquired Star Wars treasures. Oh, how we all loved Star Wars stuff! …

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Chris patrols the store with some Imperial authority! 1979

Chris tells us, “Someday I’ll share this story properly…that’s my brother (Vader) and I (trooper) handing out coupons in a department store…at Christmas time… makes total sense!”…

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Derek commands his X-Wing. Christmas 1979

Derek and Luke prepare to do battle with an Empire that still wishes you a Merry Christmas. So maybe they’re not all that bad. Derek says we hit ’em hard anyway……

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Craig celebrates a Star Wars birthday! 1979

Craig’s birthday happens to be a December birthday. That can be a good thing or a horrible thing. This year seems to be a pretty darn good birthday, with a projected equally good Christmas morning. Today, a Troop Transport!

See, …

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Ryan and his new Millennium Falcon! 1979

Anticipation on the face of a young Ryan as he stares into the packaging of a brand spankin’ new Die-Cast Falcon! Good times!

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Jason meets See Threepio! 1979

The coolest thing you could ever get for a birthday present was obviously something Star Wars related. Getting a 12 inch C-3PO figure would have blown my little mind! To be honest, I’m jealous right now!

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Kurt and Stormtrooper call Grandma! 1979

Kurt is all smiles with Stormtrooper in one hand, and grandma (speculated) on the horn in the other. Kurt is explaining how awesome his new Stormtrooper is, no doubt! …

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Jason inspects the Falcon’s cover. Christmas 1979

Jason pulls of the Falcon’s cover, a play feature that allowed hours of adventure! The Millennium Falcon’s owner, now Jason also owns a Blaster (see background of photo).

Sheesh, Jason is looking more like Han Solo by the second! …

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WalrusMan instructs a young Jon! 1979

A letter to Grandma, a ransom note, the drawing of a treasure map? Only Jon knows what ideas he’s putting to paper. Scratch that! Walrusman knows too, but he’s not telling. …