• Andy Lemiere

BTBD Family Favorites | Holochronicles #showmeyourcollection

"Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things."

- Mary Poppins

There are 7.5 content creators in the network (I counted Jaxxon), and about 20 or so patrons that are our lifeblood. We come from all over & have varied backgrounds, but we all share a love for Star Wars. I thought it'd be cool to share what some of our favorite items are in our unique collections - and the story behind them. There is a photo gallery below for those that sent in pictures. I'll start off with my original Italian Star Wars movie poster. It's a survivor. It's huge. And it's beautiful.

Josh - My Mayhew/Fisher autographed photo. It's playful and unique and captures their personalities. The fact that they're no longer with us makes it that much more meaningful.

Scotty - My Lucas/McCallum art. It reflects my favorite part of Star Wars. It's signed by the artist and it's unknown how many are out there.

Gerry - My Phantom Menace Jabba. I wouldn't exactly call it my most prized but I have loved this figure since day one.

Shannon - My signed Carrie Fisher photo. My spouse got to speak to her, but the autograph was made out to me!

Rayven - Always gonna be my Boba Fett Unleashed.

Jaxxon - My younger brother and I shared a room when we were younger and the one thing that survived our youth was our C-3PO and R2-D2 alarm clock (most of our SW stuff got passed along to another kid). On a recent visit to my dad's, he showed me it and I claimed it...for my brother and I. We have an agreement that we will pass it on to the other after a year, and I have no doubt I'll be getting it back soon.

Rik - My fan club card from way back in probably '84 is my gem. This little piece of cardstock was a way for me literally carry my fandom in my pocket. It was the thing I could show people that said "I love Star Wars." It made me feel like I was part of something bigger than me but still 100% my own. Plus it came with this cool patch!

Matt - I met Mark in Dallas in 2017. They weren't allowing probs in the photo op, but I snuck my hilt back into the photo OP area. I remember seeing Mark and telling the volunteer "that's Luke Skywalker," I felt like I was 5 again. I walked up to Mark and was talking 100 mph and he took the hilt out of my hand, made the buzzing lightsaber noise and motion, then laughed and handed it back to me. I was in awe, Luke Skywalker had just handed me a lightsaber. It doesn't get much cooler than that!!

Kendall - That one just means a lot to me as I never really sought out signatures, but I was able to get a VIP pass for Celebration Europe in 2016 and took advantage of that to have a Star Wars comic I had originally as a kid, signed by both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. I even got to have a picture taken with Mark!

JD - I love Black Series and this was my first! (BobaFett SDCC exclusive)

Seth - This is the Super Star Wars movie trilogy for the Super Nintendo. They were released from 1992 to 1994. They are a staple in Star Wars video game history. After this console generation Lucas Arts would start ramping up production and develop a number of games that were more specialized than just following the plot of the movie. Star Wars video games date back to 1978 but this was the most cohesive trilogy to be produced in its time. All three are a side scrolling action game with a steep difficulty curve but they're a lot of fun and one of my favorites in my collection.

Brandon - Signed Kenny Baker R2 poster. 1st item signed by a Star Wars cast member.

Nick - My Han Solo blaster was my favorite toy when I was a kid and it got lost during a move my 3rd grade year. I missed not having it so when I started collecting again in 2017, it was one of the first two things I got.

Andrew - My prized item in my collection is this photo I got will Mark Hamill at Celebration’17 in Orlando. That was my first Celebration. Getting to meet my childhood hero was so surreal & such an amazing experience.