My Yoda Collection

Lots of people have a shelf for their decorative plates, or their dolls, or their books, or whatever else it is they collect and wish to display. Me? I have a Yoda shelf. The fact that he’s not even my favorite Star Wars character hasn’t stopped me from amassing a virtual army of Yodas.

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From left to right that’s an interactive Yoda Furby, followed by a fluffy plush Yoda and a tiny, 1″ tall Yoda that, to be honest, I’m not sure what set he came with. Next is a 6″ Kenner Yoda, a Yoda Taco Bell cup topper, a plastic “coin purse” Yoda head keychain, and a vintage Yoda puppet from 1981.

Some of the Yodas I’ve amassed won’t fit on the shelf. Take, for example, these two Yodas I picked up several years ago on eBay:

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These are actually custom figures that someone made, a fact I didn’t realize until the latex skin on “Santa Yoda” began disintegrating. Even the Force wasn’t strong enough to hold that one together.

Surprisingly, those aren’t my favorite Yoda collectibles. Nope, my favorite Yoda-themed item doesn’t make it out of the house much, but when he does, it always turns heads.

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Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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6 thoughts on “My Yoda Collection

  1. Amen, Six Million Dollar Jedi. That’s why I only collect the Droids now…and I still have to be a bit choosy when it comes to them.

    Flack, as always I love to see these posts, man! :)

  2. I’ve got my original “Gonk” droid and R2-D2, 2-1b, and Fx-7. But with the Phantom Menace I just went crazy so I have almost all of those droids (Even have the 12 inch silver Protocol Droid from the beginning of the movie) and when they started to release the original Trilogy Droids…I had to get them as well.

    Two collections that I really wanted but never had were the Astromech Droid sets from Entertainment Earth, the Saga collection I believe they were called. That collection had everything from Dex’s Diner droid to Bigg’s Astromech unit.

    I’ve stated before that the Droids in the Star Wars saga have always been my favorite characters, besides Admiral Ackbar of course. :)

  3. If you don’t already have them Vic, the Droids cartoon was released on DVD a while back. There was also a vintage line of Droids action figures. They contain some familiar characters (like our two favorite droids) but they’re more cartoony in appearance. Here’s a webpage that has pictures and information about the entire line: http://www.droidsandewoks.com/droids-action-figures.html

    Picking one character (or group of characters) and just collecting those would be ideal, and I wish I could make myself do that. I don’t even know what character I would pick though — Boba Fett? Stormtroopers? Yoda? Ugh, what a tough decision!

    I just came up with a way to same money. From now on, I am only going to collect Walrus Man collectibles!

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