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Post 11 written Apr 28, 2015 at 20:15
You're such a killjoy! You don't like anything comical, even the ewoks.

There's some talk that this Star Wars could be one of the highest grossing films of all time, possibly overtaking Avatar's $2.7 billion.
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Post 12 written Apr 28, 2015 at 21:00
Well I don't mind humourous things in comedies at all, there are some very silly comedies that I've found funny. I think I just enjoy more of a serious approach to things like Sci-Fi so it just annoyes in how it breaks the mood to throw in something ridiculous like Jar-Jar and such.

I did like the ewoks a lot though, I just didn't really like particularly the comical side of them so much.

And yeah I should expect that one to earn quite a bit of money. I'll probably go see it in the theatre myself.
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Post 13 written Apr 28, 2015 at 21:17
To be fair, those creatures were for the kids to enjoy. I was watching the original three earlier this year and the scene were Yoda first appears at the swamp and he's behaving oddly. R2 grabs him and then Yoda starts hitting him with his walking stick. I never laughed so much. You know, I still have those original three movies as part of my VHS boxset upstairs. I don't have a VHS player. Kinda just keep it for souvenir sake.
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Post 14 written Apr 29, 2015 at 01:51
Yeah that's actually a scene I always found pretty hilarious, when Yoda first appears and especially when he finds the flashlight inside a box and peeks out with it with a weird little "mmhmhmHMMM"-type laugh.

That was very funny, but almost a little strange now comparing it to what we've seen of Yoda in the earlier (more recently made) movies. I guess he's always been kind of a jolly character at times but it seems strange that he would behave quite that crazily, the way he went through Lukes stuff as well as the bickering with R2. But maybe he had gone a bit senile after his time in the swamps

And yeah, I still have the star wars box with the three oldest movies on VHS and in the same situation without a VHS player anymore, it's one of few VHS movies I just can't quite bring myself to get rid of just yet.
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Post 15 written Apr 29, 2015 at 19:28
Yeah, you must keep it forever, Did you ever have any of the toys growing up? Surprisingly, I never did have any. Do you remember the Pogs invasion of the 90s? You could collect tazos from crisps to fill a binder. It's the only piece of merchandise that I have that was star wars related/

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Post 16 written Apr 30, 2015 at 16:37
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Actually - I was a huge Star Wars fan as a kid and did have a shitton of toys come to think of it. I wasn't a huge collector kid and didn't have nearly all of them of course, but I had at least an X-wing, Millenium Falcon, the smallest of the imperial Walkers (I wanted an AT-AT but never got one), a Tie Interceptor fighter, a couple of other smaller crafts, something from a bounty hunter I think, and the Ewok village thing with a platform between plastic trees. And of course quite a lot of figures and other little trinkets.

I should dig them out next time I'm at my parents, but I know some of them broke or lost parts and I do have some sad memories of scribbling on some of the toys with colored permanent markers during an "idiot stage" I had as a kid. I drew on LEGO too at the time, so I'm a bit scared to find out what condition they're in. Back then I'm sure it would have been possible to wash it off with acetone or some paint thinner/solvant but I don't know if that's possible when it's had 25-or-so years to set.

I actually do not remember the stuff you mention though, it's possible we never had it here.
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Post 17 written Apr 30, 2015 at 17:33
Cripes, I thought you were about to tell me you didn't have any. Not sure actually why I didn't have any. I guess in the 90s, Star Wars just wasn't the cool thing and weren't producing toys then. I had loads of stuff for the Ghostbusters, Crash Dummies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I wish I still had them now. I stored them in my Grandad's shed when I was about 15 and a few months later, he gave them all to my cousin without telling me. It burned me up pretty bad. They had star wars lego back then? God, I miss Lego. You seen the new sets they're producing? I could actually see me collecting stuff like that in the future as I don't have any hobbies like that to spend my money on. I kinda want to have some kind of constructable hobby.

Ah, yeah, it's possible POGS were just a UK/America only thing. It was pretty big here for a while.
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Post 18 written Apr 30, 2015 at 23:34
Yes, LEGO was great when I was a kid and I loved it. It still is great though and these days I have a good excuse to buy it - my son loves it.
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Post 19 written May 1, 2015 at 12:28
Cripes, I thought you were about to tell me you didn't have any. Not sure actually why I didn't have any. I guess in the 90s, Star Wars just wasn't the cool thing and weren't producing toys then. I had loads of stuff for the Ghostbusters, Crash Dummies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Yes probably just different trends, I didn't have any of those instead, but Star Wars was all the rage in the late 80ies after the first films came out. Lego was probably the vast bulk of what I played with as a kid though, but Star Wars was a close second. I also had quite a lot of Transformers, and there was also this thing called Playmobil that had some cool knights and pirates and space stuff that I had a bit of. It seems it's still around today but it really was big back then.

I wish I still had them now. I stored them in my Grandad's shed when I was about 15 and a few months later, he gave them all to my cousin without telling me. It burned me up pretty bad.

Holy heck that would bug me too, seems a very mean thing to do without asking, maybe he got confused as to who it actually belonged to?

They had star wars lego back then? God, I miss Lego. You seen the new sets they're producing?

No no, there was nothing even "themed" like that back then, no mashing with other product lines, everything Lego was strictly Lego with no references to anything else. But yes, I'm usually mostly disappointed in the more recent sets since they seem a lot more like, slap 3 big colored glass pieces together and you have a space ship. It seems harder to reshape the sets into anything else in your imagination today because of so many specialty pieces and such, back when I was a kid a space ship consisted of hundreds of tiny more-or-less standard pieces, the same pieces that were used to build a train or house or anything else, with very few uniquely "space ones". But it certainly still seems a lot of fun and stimulating for kids and like it's still a high quality toy.

I could actually see me collecting stuff like that in the future as I don't have any hobbies like that to spend my money on. I kinda want to have some kind of constructable hobby.

Well that is probably the most literally constructable hobby you can find, at least if you play/build with them And really, Lego shouldn't be put down too fast as a kids toy, it really is pretty awesome for quickly sculpting things up much like an architect would do with styrofoam or wood, or 3D printing these days. For example if you have some construction project where you want to add on to your house, or build a new patio or something like that, I think Lego could be very useful for playing around with ideas and physically visualizing them.

Yes, LEGO was great when I was a kid and I loved it. It still is great though and these days I have a good excuse to buy it - my son loves it.

Ahh so that's how you do it. I need to produce some offspring ASAP then
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Post 20 written May 2, 2015 at 20:34
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Yes probably just different trends, I didn't have any of those instead, but Star Wars was all the rage in the late 80ies after the first films came out. Lego was probably the vast bulk of what I played with as a kid though, but Star Wars was a close second. I also had quite a lot of Transformers, and there was also this thing called Playmobil that had some cool knights and pirates and space stuff that I had a bit of. It seems it's still around today but it really was big back then.

Oh yeah, I had this huge castle playset and lots of knights. I was always obsessed with playing with castles. I vaguely remember the Transformers cartoon but never had any merchandise.

No no, there was nothing even "themed" like that back then, no mashing with other product lines, everything Lego was strictly Lego with no references to anything else. But yes, I'm usually mostly disappointed in the more recent sets since they seem a lot more like, slap 3 big colored glass pieces together and you have a space ship. It seems harder to reshape the sets into anything else in your imagination today because of so many specialty pieces and such, back when I was a kid a space ship consisted of hundreds of tiny more-or-less standard pieces, the same pieces that were used to build a train or house or anything else, with very few uniquely "space ones". But it certainly still seems a lot of fun and stimulating for kids and like it's still a high quality toy.

Oh, yeah, the themed sets are just that. You build whatever is on the box and that's it. That's generally what they all are. You can obviously get the assorted boxes and build whatever you want. The Death Star Lego set is pretty complex though with like 4000 pieces and costing like 300. I like the look of the Lego city ones where you can build buildings.

Well that is probably the most literally constructable hobby you can find, at least if you play/build with them And really, Lego shouldn't be put down too fast as a kids toy, it really is pretty awesome for quickly sculpting things up much like an architect would do with styrofoam or wood, or 3D printing these days. For example if you have some construction project where you want to add on to your house, or build a new patio or something like that, I think Lego could be very useful for playing around with ideas and physically visualizing them.

There's a whole community called AFOLs that are Adult Fans of Lego. A lot of the Lego sets are aimed at adults as well. I don't know. I do wonder if I'm getting too old for this shit. I have grown up a lot since my teens though I still watch 90s cartoons occasionally and still play video games a lot.

Do you guys have any collectible hobbies?
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