Does anyone remember the Star Wars dioramas?

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  1. jtscribe

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    . . . the ones with the die-cast metal figures? They were very detailed and all had some sort of gimmick; IE, the X-wing would "blow up" when you pushed a button, the Hoth laser turret would blow up, etc.

    My son is starting to get into Star Wars and I was just thinking back to some of the toys I used to have.
     
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    The Action Fleet stuff?
     
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    Not sure, are they from the 80's? Everything I've Google'd so far has been more modern.

    Edit - no looks like Action Fleet is from the mid-90s. What I'm thinking of is different. I had a trash compacter playset that included pieces of orange foam . . . I had a Bespin playset where you could push a button and shoot Luke out the window. Gah. Wish my mom hadn't gotten rid of all of it, my son would be foaming at the mouth . . .
     
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    I had a few of them and loved them.
    I remember the paint scratched pretty easily on mine.
     
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    Yes, same here. The orange foam from the trash compactor got everywhere as well.

    I honestly think I liked the little sets better than the other toys because the rest were just so darn BIG . . . that and the knees and elbows didn't bend like they did on my Joes.
     
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    I know of them, but I never actually saw any when I was a kid. Didn't even realize the line existed until I was in high school.