I never viewed them as replicas of Star Wars. To me, they were just simple toys. In spite of everything, Star Wars was just one of the best games that we knew. Nearly every day after school, we would gather to play out the scenes. While cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, and other typical childhood games got boring – Star Wars never seemed stale. I ask you, what kid doesn’t dream about saving the world from powerful, evil forces?
Toys are funny in many ways. As you get older, you either completely let them go or start to gain a more serious interest. For me, I became almost obsessed. The assortment of Stars Wars replicas that I owned grew without measure and over the past couple of years, I became more intense with the creations of episodes one through three. While I enjoy the new Star Wars, nothing beats the original classics. This is why it is nice to see Lucas films rereleasing a variety of Star Wars replica models associated with the original movies. At the present time, I possess a scaled-down x-wing fighter pilot helmet that matches my Darth Vader helmet and storm trooper costume. I have no clue if one day my replicas will be worth something. I am positive that the older Star Wars toys that I own are, but this is not why I collect. These items represent the passion I feel for the Star Wars movies.
When it comes to epic fantasies, nothing compares to Star Wars. People have penned epics dealing with good versus evil, but none were turned into movies of this magnitude. This is why many followers of the movies are crazy about Star Wars replica models, as the story is so well known and popular. The evil of the dark side is powerful enough to eliminate planets on a whim, as the rebellion courageously fights to save the rest of the universe from chaos.
However, if you are just beginning to collect Star Wars replicas, then the best place to start is with the rereleases of original toys. After all, what is a Star Wars collection without the likes of Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, Chewbacca, and R2-D2? Before we ever saw Yoda in a lightsaber battle, he was combating evil by showing the young Luke Skywalker how to effectively use the force.