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  DannikJerriko
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So what was your first memory of Star Wars? It doesn't really matter whether you knew it was Star Wars or not, for example mine; I remember getting the little plastic mini busts of Qui Gon and Jar Jar from a cereal box when I was like 4 but I didn't know who or what they were. I also remember having a LEGO AT-ST with Chewie and I think some stormtroopers but having no idea what it was. I also remember having a TIE Fighter with two pilots but, again, not knowing what they were. All of this is in hindsight, I hadn't even heard of Star Was until about 7 years later, only now do I realise what I had.
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The movies are definitely my earliest memory, because I honestly can't remember ever not having seen them. However, my earliest memory intentionally related to Star Wars was when we were building our new house when I was...8. There were these H-shaped metal pieces littering the yard from something used in the construction. I remember picking one up and exclaiming to my sister, "Hey! It looks like a TIE fighter!" Now...at 8 years old, knowing what a TIE fighter was means I'd seen the movies a good amount of times. Like I said, I have no memory of not having seen them. Anyway, we ran around like crazy people picking up all the little TIE pieces off the ground, in the hopes to build a miniature Imperial Navy. Our motivation was usually very short lived when it came to our childhood brainstorms, so I think we abandoned the idea fairly quickly. But that is quite the vivid memory I recall. Smile
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My earliest memory was seeing an advertisement for Star Wars action figures and an X-Wing fighter (the ones from the '90s). They seemed very cool and I asked my folks about them which led to my dad showing me the opening to ANH. As I recall he thought Vader's entry onto the Blockade Runner would scare me but my memory is that I was in awe of it. I've been a Star Wars fan ever since, possibly why ANH still really stands out to me too. (and for the record it was the version where Han shot first! )
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I remember quite vividly my first Star Wars memory. I was in a shop called MVC (a very large store that housed music, video and games) and I was with my dad and sister, who were picking up, for my mother, the special edition box set of the OT. There were huge displays all around the front of the store, and the shop was more filled and more active than normal. I thought it was weird for them to get so worked up over a movie. How young I was. We queued up, and I was 'lucky' enough to hold the box set in line. I put that word in quotation marks because I didn't think myself as lucky for holding what was seen as an important gift, but rather because, when I pulled apart the covers, they made a little fart noise. Over and over I'd do this fart noise. I'd lower the box to the rear ends of random people, pull it open, and look at them in an appalled way, to walk away while shaking my head. Then do it again.

Later that night, we all sat down to watch it. Mum and Dad were pretty excited. My sister was also excited, having seen something of them before hand. She kept on saying how some alien called 'Yoda' was her favourite. I was feeling a little excited, 'feeding off their vibes', to borrow a friend's phrase. But mainly I was just enjoying the fart noise. Sat through the little documentary at the beginning. 'That's nice. Whack the fence to make a sound. Nice' *makes fart noise* 'Cool model. What's a death star?' *makes fart noise* 'When's the movie going to start?' *Starts making fart noise, to be stopped by the scene crawl* And from that moment on I was enraptured. And only occasionally made the fart noise.
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My earliest memories are from TESB. Had a Hoth Stormtrooper and Luke in Hoth gear. I then saw ANH and was blown away by the battle of Yavin. I became a life long fan then.
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I was 3 or 4 (I think). We were on holliday and went in an open air theatre. All that I remember is that there were black-grey spaceships shooting down white+red space ships. It was epic!

I know now that it was ANH.


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I have to say I'm appalled that Life's earliest Star Wars memory was dominated by fart noises Laughing

My earliest Star Wars memory is of R2-D2 and C-3PO wandering through the desert. Though I'm not sure if it was from A New Hope or Return of the Jedi.

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I also recalled a bar full of aliens and that always captured my imagination. I couldn't remember any of the details, I couldn't even remember what they looked like, but I remembered there being lots of very strange looking people and creatures in a bar and that seemed really neat to me. This is all around age 3 or 4 with memories gathered from watching Star Wars on TV. At some point I realized we had the movie on VHS so I could watch it when ever I wanted. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future became a steady diet for me.
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I doubt it was my first memory, but my first vivid memory was when TPM came out. I remember that the promotions were everywhere. A giant cardboard Jar-Jar in the grocery store, Star Wars pop cans, toys, calendars etc etc.

Star Wars always interested me as a child, but I never saw them (the OT) until I was about 12 with my uncle. Star Wars was generally frowned upon in my house. I'm not entirely sure why, but even to this day I'm the only one who can sit through a Star Wars movie. I always admired it from a glance though (especially the Lego) and my best friend was always telling me about the movies so when I finally saw them, many of the details were familiar. I saw all these characters, ships and events that I'd seen and heard of brought to life.
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My first memory is of wandering into the living room when I was about 7 and finding my mom watching A New Hope. I asked her what it was and she said "Star Wars," Pretty sure I made a comment about it being a boy's movie, but I plopped down and started watching. I then demanded to see the other two and my mother now regrets ever bringing them into the house. Very Happy
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Opening the Episode 1 cassette when I was little, it was in this cool box and everything, I remember that being great, since I didn't know what it was yet.


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Pretty sure it wasn't my first time with anything SW but my most cherished memory has to be my first two SW figures. I went to KB Toys with my father and he bought me Hoth Luke Skywalker and a Sand Stormtrooper. Easily my two favorite figures to this day.


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My earliest memory is seeing the speeder bike chase from ROTJ. I don't know where I saw it or how old I was, but I know I was very young.


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My earliest memory of star wars is jabbas palace and luke killing the rancor. I even remember on christmas day when i was really young ROTJ was on tv so my dad plugged in some huge headphones into the tv and i sat there by myself watching it while everyone else was playing musical chairs (hopefully everyone knows that game).


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My old Math teacher told me that was his first memory of Star Wars also. Razz
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