Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 24KT Gold Edition

What do you do with beat up Star Wars figures? Make a 24KT Gold Edition, that’s what.

Facebook user, and Star Wars collector, Achim Khalil Ritz has taken the first 12 vintage Star Wars Figures and given them a spray of the finest shiny gold metallic paint. Looks like a million bucks to me.

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Museu do Caramulo Star Wars Collection

The Museu do Caramulo in Portugal features an impressive array of collectable toys, games and memorabilia including die-cast vehicles, train sets, classic toys and action figures.

Safe amongst the reserve items, held in storage, is a Star Wars collection belonging to Salvador Patrício Gouveia.

“Here’s part of my collection. Still, there’s a long road ahead. Some are from my childhood, some bought 20 years ago, some bought recently. Hope you enjoy them.” I did enjoy them, well worth sharing.

Museu do Caramulo Vintage Star Wars Collection
Museu do Caramulo Vintage Star Wars Collection
Museu do Caramulo Vintage Star Wars Collection
Museu do Caramulo Vintage Star Wars Collection
Museu do Caramulo Vintage Star Wars Collection
Museu do Caramulo Vintage Star Wars Collection
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Museu do Caramulo Vintage Star Wars Collection
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Christmas Morning From Decades Past

There was a glass of sherry, a mince pie and a carrot placed on the fireplace and Father Christmas was on his way (despite the several naughty things I’m sure I had done that year). I remember that giddy thrill of going to bed on Christmas Eve and trying (pretending) to go to sleep while listening out for Santa and his reindeer driven sleigh jingling overhead and landing on the rooftop.

I woke stupidly early and crept downstairs to be greeted with colourfully wrapped presents of all shapes and sizes under the tree. Being an only child had some benefits. Some were in huge festive sacks (stop giggling) which would be taken upstairs and dumped out all over the bed by my father while I sat with my mum and excitedly ripped the paper off everything while completely ignoring the labels. Aunty who? This was my Christmas for several years until Star Wars, Action Man, Matchbox Cars and Arifix Soldiers made way for socks, shaving kits and soap on a rope.

These lucky kids know exactly what all this feels like as parents have been documenting this occasion since cameras were readily available for home use. These retro Christmas morning photographs are a snapshot in time that also remind us of the toys and games from our youth.

If you have similar photographs you would enjoy sharing with the world let me know, I could feature you in an upcoming article. Are you in any of these photographs? You deserve credit so either way Contact Me.

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