The Best Star Wars Figurines and Collectibles

Buying and selling tips for collectors, fans and parents, Star Wars action figure news and more

Everybody knows that Star Wars means much more than the great movie series. Since 1977 when the first movie was released, the Star Wars toy and merchandise franchise has grown considerably and generated several generations of avid fans and collectors. The range of Star Wars collectables include virtually anything these days, from action figures and Star Wars lego sets to costumes and lightsaber replicas.

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vintage Star Wars toys / figures

Take my family as an example - when I was growing in 1980's, everybody was crazy about Star Wars. At that time, the first generation of StarWars figurines was released by Kenner (this line of products produced between 1977 and 1985 is usually referred to as the "Star Wars vintage toys" or "Star Wars vintage action figures"). We were all collecting them, trading them, even using them as a universal exchange currency.

Now I have a 4 year old son who inherited my precious Star Wars figurines collection. And I have to say that these old figures and models quickly became his favorite toys and he's becoming extremely interested in anything related to Star Wars. This is especially interesting if you consider the fact, that he hasn't seen any of the movies yet. This fact doesn't stop him from playing with Luke, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Master Yoda and other favorite characters.

As I know from my personal experience, the addiction to Star Wars can last forever. Therefore, if you are a parent, the good news is that today's market offers lots of Star Wars releted items for all age groups. My son already owns a few Star Wars LEGO characters and construction sets, and considering the special release for 10th anniversary of LEGO's Star Wars line, he can definitely look forward to getting more of these.

Obviously, he will soon get old enough to watch and understand the whole StarWars saga and I'm pretty sure the hottest item on his next birthday wish list will be a lightsaber replica. Even the birthday party itself can be themed - there are hundreds of different costumes, games and decorations available, so getting the right Star Wars party supplies should be no problem at all.

I just hope that he will keep his enthusiasm, so one day he will be ready to receive his own custom lightsaber replica and carry it with pride.