From a 1978 Globe and Mail article, a reporter scowls at Star Wars toys in an article with the biline "Give him Snakes and Ladders any day"
But as much as I like to claim that my only childhood toys were Mego, the truth is I was a ravenous Star Wars geek from '77 until '82. Taking breaks to get into Buck Rogers and Black Hole. Part of it was peer pressure with other kids in my class but the other part was just that those movies really hit all my buttons as a kid.
While I'll likely never get back into Star Wars, I do get all drooly when I see vintage carded figures. Pretty powerful stuff seeing as every action of George Lucas since 1997 has pissed me off.......
Happy New Year!