I’m an original trilogy era kid who saw Star Wars for the first time with my brother and aunt in the summer of 1977 <Listen to our origin stories here>. I was nine and a half at the time and like so many other kids I was all in when in came to Star Wars and all the merchandise that went along with it. By the time Empire Strikes Back hit theatres in 1980 i was almost 13 years old and although I loved the movie, I wasn’t playing with toys any more and had moved on to punk rock, Maple Leafs hockey and girls. It wasn’t until the Power of the Force launch in 1995 that Star Wars toys became a part of my life again. In 2001 I moved my small collection into a spare room in my house and the rest is history. You can see how the room started out as a tv room where I was given explicit instructions by my wife and my mother in law that certain items had to remain. Things like lamps, photo albums, a couch. Over the past 18 years those requirements were given up on as my collection grew.