Kenner’s Star Wars Action Figures: Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio (1977)

SW R2-D2 1977

SW R2-D4 1977 BC

SW C-3PO 1977

SW C-3PO 1977 BC

I don’t collect toys. I collect good, clean, complete images of toys. It’s the closest I need or want to get to the prizes of my childhood. The goal, for me, is to reimagine—not relive.

The R2 unit above sold for $566 a couple of weeks ago on eBay. I’m not sure how much 3PO fetched.

9 Responses to “Kenner’s <em>Star Wars</em> Action Figures: Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio (1977)”

  1. 1 hobgoblin238 August 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I am in the same boat. I love awesome images that I save on my USB. That is enough for me.

  2. 2 Jason August 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t buy new ones, but I never got rid of all the toys I had, either. Maybe someday I’ll sell it all off en masse, especially if it looks like my retirement funds are slim.

  3. 3 Jason August 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    And not on topic for your post, but I though you might enjoy this – kind of a “right of passage” for those of us who were kids in NY/NJ in the 1980s. I survived this place, not without taking a few lungfuls in the wave pool though. But man, some of the stuff that isn’t even mentioned in the videos.. motorized tanks that shot tennis balls at each other!

    • 4 2W2N August 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Holy shit, that’s amazing. Totally defines the era’s kids. Interested in doing a guest post?

      • 5 Jason August 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        Hmm, possibly – it is a long weekend, after all. I’ll hit google tonight to try to find some images of things which weren’t mentioned in the video – like the tanks.

        • 6 2W2N August 31, 2013 at 3:52 pm

          No rush. Think about it. I can run it whenever. They called the wave pool the “grave pool”? Jesus!

          • 7 Jason September 1, 2013 at 12:07 am

            I could not find a single image of the tanks, though I found several descriptions to back mine up. No matter, I’m in. Would you rather I write it in essay format, or do you prefer interactive interview?

            • 8 leftylimbo September 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

              Dood that’s crazy! I’d just found out about Action Park this past Thursday right before the weekend. My co-workers and I were dying when we saw that waterslide with the loop. I kinda touched upon how dangerous that park was, but would totally dig hearing your stories about it. Yup, a few people bit it in that pool.

              Actually out here in a place called Raging Waters in the ’80s, they also had a “Wave Pool” which was totally dangerous and definitely lethal if you were stuck in the deep end when they turned the “waves” on and you weren’t on one of those inflatable rafts. I almost drowned, myself, if it weren’t for these kids that were floating nearby, whose raft I held on to for dear life. I think one girl did drown there, and they took the wave pool out.

  4. 9 2W2N September 1, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Cool. Whatever makes it easier/more interesting for you. Email me at and we can work it out.

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