I remember how excited I was when they rereleased the original Star Wars Trilogy in theaters starting with ‘A New Hope’ on January 31st, 1997. Shortly before that they had reintroduced the 3.5″ Star Wars action figures and they brought out an exclusive carded Luke Skywalker in Jedi Knight outfit as an exclusive promo give-away for people at the opening night of A New Hope.
It was supoed to be 1 figure per person for the first 50 people at the theater for the first showing of the movie. Unfortunantly many cases of figures never made it to the public at all and were sold by theatre managers to dealers, collectors, scum & viliany!
I was lucky enough to get one without paying the $100 + that they were comanding weeks after they were suposed to be ‘given away’. That figure still hangs on my bedroom wall as a borderline worthless memory of seeing the hackjob that Lucas & company did on one of my favorite movies of all time.
Luckily for you, you can now buy the same ‘rare figure’ for a starting bid lower than it would have been at Toys R Us.