On an old obsession

The 10 Most Valuable Star Wars Action Figures

Luke SkywalkerMy little sister and I had numbers 9, 8, 6, 4, 3, and 1 on this list. I actually still have these exact same Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, although mine are in nowhere-near mint condition. They are sitting in an original 1978 Millennium Falcon hanging from fishing line suspended from the ceiling of my son’s room right now. I also still have an original Cantina playset and a droid factory playset, and the memories of a few hundred hours of my sister and I re-enacting the films and inventing our own stories, with countless toys spread across the floors and couch and kitchen linoleum of the apartment while mom did the laundry and dreamed that one day we’d be able to afford a house.

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