Star Wars Characters Built with Typography

By on April 25, 2013

Check out some of the ridiculously awesome designs created by Pete Ware at his 17th and Oak store on Etsy. Ware takes a popular line from a movie and molds the character that spoke that line out of the letters with some cool typography choices.

In addition to the killer Star Wars themed designs seen below, he’s also developed similar designs for characters from Ghostbusters, Rocky, Terminator, Goodfellas, The Godfather, Blade Runner, Transformers, Lord of the Rings, Drive and Anchorman. (You can purchase the designs directly on Etsy as well.)

I believe my favorite in this list would be a toss up between Han Solo in action and Darth Vader.

Boba Fett: “He’s No Good To Me Dead.”

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Darth Vader “You Don’t Know The Power Of The Dark Side.”

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Han Solo “I Can Arrange That. You Could Use A Good Kiss.”

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Han Solo: “Hokey Religions and Ancient Weapons Are No Match For A Good Blaster At Your Side, Kid.”

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Lando Calrissian: “Hello, What Have We Here?”

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Princess Leia: “I’d Just As Soon Kiss A Wookie.”

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Luke Skywalker: “I Have A Very Bad Feeling About This.”

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R2D2 & C3PO: “This Oil Bath Is Going To Feel So Good.”

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Yoda: “Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try.”

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135 Comments

  1. Justin Miner

    April 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

    First time I watched it, I went around believing I had the power of the force. Tried stealing cookies from the cookie jar with my mind. To this day it has still not worked, but that does not stop me from trying.

    ..

  2. Jad

    April 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

    The first time I saw any Star Wars movie in the theater was Empire, in ’80, when I was four. When Vader started using the Force to throw chunks of metal and crates at Luke and knock him out the window, I didn’t fully understand what was happening, so I asked my mom what he was doing. I’ll never forget her perfect answer, which told me all I needed to know – “He’s cheating!”

  3. Christian

    April 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I was 6 years when saw it at a drive in theater and it was awesome.

    Unfortunately the horrible brown on brown outfit my grandmother forced me to wear made it very memorable!

    “May the Force be with you.”

  4. Shawn

    April 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Star Wars is what I would watch every Sunday after church.

  5. roger C

    April 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

    ftw!!

  6. JR

    April 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I wish I could remember… I’ve seen it so many times they all blend beautifully together…

  7. Charules

    April 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    First time I watched it, I was home sick from school. When I heard that there were more episodes, I tried to get sick a bunch. I don’t know why I thought I could only watch it on sick days. Must have been scared of the trash compactor monster.

  8. Marco

    April 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Memorable.. easy. Hoth battle. Cat walkers are very cool to a young kid. Still my favorite vehicle and have the Lego version.

  9. George

    April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

    When I realized it was actually a re-make of The Wizard of Oz.

  10. Murray Ng

    April 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Great special effects back in the day.

  11. Drew

    April 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I watched it with my dad, then we took the cardboard rolls from wrapping paper and had a lightsaber fight.

  12. showdoc

    April 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

    back in the day, was totally unexpected – instead of a straight forward “sci-fi” film, it was light, fun and really different than anything we had seen up to that point… was a fun night

  13. curtis

    April 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

    it’s was a family affair.

  14. Daktylo

    April 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    It was the most polished film of the day, making it an immersive experience. And there was just enough missing detail to allow you to think, “How would this universe work?”

  15. jeff

    April 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

    first time i watched it made me feel like that was the future to come. always thought about having a real lightsaber walking around the streets.

  16. Ben

    April 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I watched it for the first time some time after it first came out. Wheat made it memorable for me was its awesome special effects.

  17. sholling

    April 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I stood in a line a block long to watch Star Wars when it first came out. What I loved was the possitive, up beat, “can-do” feeling of the story and the extremely detail sets.

  18. Brad

    April 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

    After seeing Vader cut off Luke’s hand, I wanted a light saber so bad so I could help my dad in the operating room to do a 2 hour amputation surgery in 2 seconds.

  19. Nooruddin Gheewala

    April 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I first saw Star Wars it was on VHS, since I was born in 1974, I was 3, 6 and 9 respectively when they first came out. I was so mesmerized when I first saw the movie when I was 13. Although I was in line for 02, 05 and 08 releases and cannot wait for the next 3 by Disney.

  20. Marc Reynado

    April 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I honestly can’t remember the first time I saw the holy trilogy. It definitely wasn’t in the theater seeing as I was not old enough. It was definitely on repeat during the holidays via VHS tapes. Everything about it was memorable

  21. Adam Brooker

    April 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Yeesh, it’s a really long time ago. I didn’t get to see them in the theaters, but recall enjoying the hoverbarge fight the most.

  22. Terri C. McMillan

    April 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I can remember going to see Return of the Jedi at the movie theater. It was awesome because we did not get to go to the movies often.

  23. Jesse

    April 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I watched Return of the Jedi anniversary showing in theaters with my mom, hard to remember, but I was told my mind was blown. Ever since have bled star wars and all its glory.

  24. Alex

    April 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

    The first time I saw star wars was in college. We were all pretty drunk and it was AMAZING!

  25. Sergey Morozov

    April 25, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I think I was like 10 when I watched it for the first time and I was simply blown away!!!!

  26. kaisho99

    April 25, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I was 7 and it was 1977. You had to go the theater to see a movie which made it even more epic and special. The opening scene made my jaw drop with the massive starship flying over your head.

  27. Brian

    April 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

    The first two movies (episodes IV and V using Lucas’ numbering scheme) I saw on videotape and fell in love with everything about them. I still remember being able to skip school in third grade to wait in line opening day to see Return of the Jedi with my cousin and uncle. It was so awesome to experience everything on the big screen and my cousin and I totally had to have every Ewok toy out there!

  28. Kirk

    April 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

    A long time ago, well when the original came out I was 9. Perfect age for a perfect movie. In ’77 most movies were seen on drive-in screens…but for THIS movie, our Dad took us to a fancy indoor theater with a huge screen, stereo sound, made it all larger than life and to me it was INCREDIBLE to say the least. Sooooo much ahead of its time. The effects were mind blowing to all, not just litlle kids like me. Flash forward to all the toys, waiting for the sequels, and then turning MY kids on to the next generation of Star Wars films made being a Dad even better.

  29. simon

    April 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

    the first time i watched star wars was immediately after i watched space balls. (i was a stupid 10yo) i didnt understand the references so i had to watch the original to fully understand what makes space balls so damn funny.

  30. kyle

    April 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Watched Episode IV with my grandma when I was 5, she was always the one to let me watch movies my parents wouldn’t let me. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen, watched over and over all summer long. It definitely peaked my interest in space and its amazingness.

  31. Peter Nims

    April 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I can’t remember the exact date, but pretty sure I watched Star Wars for the first time in its entirety was actually after playing Empire Strikes Back on the Super Nintendo system. The movies were memorable since it reminded me of the times I played the games with my brother and cousin. Likewise, the games were memorable since it tied in with the movies.

  32. Migsters

    April 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

    The first time i saw Star Wars I wanted to build a lightsaber, so we went around with flashlights at night thinking they were lightsabers. Also the first time my son saw it (he’s three), he went around telling everyone “xxx I am your father” to which they had to reply “nooo, you killed my father” otherwise he would get mad.

  33. Tammera Widell

    April 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I was young and I went to the movie with my brother.

  34. nick meye

    April 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

    the first time i saw star wars was last year when my brother bought the blu-ray set of the movies and i was hooked ever since.

  35. Kim Henrichs

    April 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    the first time I saw Star Wars was at a drive in with my brothers. It was the first movie they showed at that drive-in!

  36. Sabrina

    April 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I hope it’s a typo about the giveaway ending on 4/24. XP Anyway, the first time I watched Star Wars I, I was watching with my siblings at home. We had just rented the movie and were trying to make our parents’ master bedroom have the feel of a theater complete with the smell of popcorn. Unfortunately we broke the atmosphere because we could not stop commenting on the poor acting performance by the actor who played Anakin.

  37. Leslie Fox

    April 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I was a Teen and going with a group of friends to see the new, all the rage movie at the time was the in thing to do then..

  38. kim c

    April 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I remember being 18 and going to the Cinedome in Orange, CA and being totally engrossed in the original Star Wars movie. That was the first time for this caliber of Science Fiction for me and I loved, loved, loved it! Since then I’ve been a loyal fan!

  39. Jay

    April 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I watched them on VHS at home. It was awesome because it was one of the few movies I watched with my whole family. That normally did not happen

  40. kim fenner

    April 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    The first time I saw Star Wars was when it came out in the 70’s. My cousin had to take her little nerd brother to the movies and she bribed me to get me to go with her. Now the nerd brother is a rocket scientist… Go figure.

  41. michael phillips

    April 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    it was with my dad when i was like 6 years old, and man it changed my out look on life itself.

  42. Tara

    April 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

    The first time I seen Star Wars was when it first came out, It was Love at first sight, so much that my youngest is named after Luke Skywalker!

  43. Sara V.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I remember watching Star Wars in the living room with my family as a little kid. My favorite character was Jabba the Hutt and I cut out his picture in a magazine and had it taped to my door until I moved out of my parents’ house.

  44. staci wells mefford

    April 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

    first time was in the theatre before home entertainment centers were around. love love loved it. was better at the drive in though, when they were still exhistant. my faves were han solo and chewy!!

  45. Trudy Linscomb

    April 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

    First time I saw StarWars was when I was living in Canada. It was one of the first movies that I saw with my friends from school. We have since lost contact but have found one another on social websites and have relived that special time between school friends.

  46. Steven Kean

    April 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

    The first time I saw Star Wars, I was 5 years old living in Maddalena, Italy. Being a Navy brat, I was overseas when it came out. The ships would bring movies over for us to watch. My house had a bit white flat wall so the movies got to be projected there. I remember sitting in a tree watching Star Wars and almost fell out of the tree after the rescue of Leia.

  47. kelli erholm

    April 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

    The first time I saw star wars was with my dad charles, it was our first daughter father movie,its so memorable for me cause my dad is nolonger in this earth,he’s in heaven know!! If I won I could put it with mi.e and my dads movie stubs !! Thankyou for the chance

  48. Ralph Varney

    April 25, 2013 at 11:36 am

    My older sister took me to see the original Star Wars at the drive in. I remember having a hard time seeing the opening scenes because the sun hadn’t set before they started the movie.

  49. Nate Mandracchia

    April 25, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Not sure when it was but I do remember watching Return of the Jedi at my Grandmother’s and making her seriously believe that ewoks lived in her back yard. Poor grandma.

  50. Bill

    April 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

    It was when it first came out. Long line, lot of people waiting to see it. I was with friends and had a great time. First time I had stood in line for a movie. Concerts, yeah. Not a movie.

  51. Andrea Workman

    April 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I remember Jedi very specifically as a child. I LOVED Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, and Salacious B. Crumb. I especially remember the Ewok celebration at the end.

  52. Ed Mullis

    April 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I think you were transported right from the start to a dimension that brought you right into the story. EVERYONE could relate to the story on some level, and most of us still do!

  53. Donna Evans

    April 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Remember when it first came to the theater Love Han’s and the Princess. I bought my grandchildren the whole set of DVD’s and enjoyed watching it better the second time with them. The boys were so excited and loved it.

  54. Michaela K

    April 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

    When Princess Leia grabs a blaster and starts shooting the storm troopers. I knew then that she wasn’t going to be your average “helpless” princess.

  55. Eddie Guzman

    April 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I was probably around 5 when I first saw it. It was memorable because it was awesome.

  56. DANIEL POPOVICH

    April 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’ll never forget seeing Star Wars IV as a kid because besides being an awesome movie in the first place, I saw it at a drive in which just added to the whole experience for an 8 year old!

  57. Johannah

    April 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    The first one.. because it was so “cutting” edge and an adventure where you could “go along” with the characters.

  58. dave

    April 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I had a marathon of all 6 films last year. The most memorable part, by far, was the hour long debate that i had on which order to watch them in…

  59. Brett M

    April 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I didn’t see Star Wars in the theatre, only on tv, and only got to start with Empire on the big screen, but I remember that is was two weeks after it had opened and me and my family still waiting outside in a line that stretched around the theatre to get tickets.

  60. Rafal Banik

    April 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Watched it as a little boy in Poland in English with Polish subtitles back in the 80’s. Now living in Chicago and my 5 year old son who is just getting into Star Wars legos and lego video game.

  61. Kari Judd

    April 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I watched it when it first came out! Very Exciting!!!

  62. Joseph Kwan

    April 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

    first time was actually in college with my friends who were in love with star wars, it was exciting and a great bonding experience

  63. Will Holland

    April 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

    wow…back in the 80’s we went to the drive in to see this. was mesmerized as a 10 year old. hot wheels didnt do it for me anymore after seeing it. i had to have everything star wars from then on.

    sadly my mother gave it all away when i went off to college, without even asking me if i wanted it. sad day for the the alliance to restore the republic aka rebel alliance.

  64. Alex T.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

    first time i ever watched star wars i was a kid and i remember seeing princess leia on jaba, and she was hot. i stopped the movie to rewind to watch it again then my brother yelled the crap outa me because he was recording it onto another vhs, haha old school! so i ruined his recording but seeing princess leia like that was worth it! good times

  65. Brenda Phillips

    April 25, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I always loved star wars.It was never boring.

  66. Bjorn

    April 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

    First time I watched it as a 7 year old in a theater, it was like dreams had come true in ways that I could not possibly imagine.

  67. chuck

    April 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

    first time i saw it i was around 10 it was the best i had ever seen back then

  68. Avinash Vyas

    April 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    First time I watched it when the Star Wars PC game was introduced and I fell in love with the theme, futuristic approach and imagination. I started watching all the series and fell in love with the characters.. I will watch them again and again and have been waiting for the 7th part to be made and watch it soon.. :D ;)

  69. Clinton Munkres

    April 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I remember my grandparent taking me to the first Star Wars movie in 1977. It was my first “blockbuster” movie. The lines were around the block and for a 9 year old kid it was just magic.

  70. feltrider99

    April 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    The first one is still my favorite. That was the first movie my parents ever took me to.

  71. antley

    April 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I remember the first time i saw the starwars trilogy. In my elementary school we had some movie time after our lunch period, grabbed a bag of chips and enjoy the show. Although the movie was not played straight through it was the highlight of my day. (only 30 mins of the film per day)

  72. Chris Grayson

    April 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    First time I saw Start Wars I was very little. I thought light sabers were the coolest things ever. I ran about the house swinging “swords” (whatever sticks or brooms I could find) terrorizing my mother. My mother did not like the movie so much…

  73. Martin Hristov

    April 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    The lightsabers and dart vader voice made this movie great when I was a kid.

  74. roberta castile

    April 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    darth vader,so so dark it really scared me

  75. Maria Reaser

    April 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    First time I saw Star Wars , was with some friends.Their mom drove us out of town to see it.At the time Iremember thinking it was the coolestthing ever.The special effects were cutting edge

  76. Stephen Sue

    April 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Waited in line for hours with friends to watch the original Star Wars movie. Yes, I’m dating my age! :-)

  77. Tara

    April 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I first watched with my oldest son. Then I’ve watched all of the movies and shows again with my younger boys. They love the old, new, cartoon, 3D, and live action Star Wars.

  78. Mariah

    April 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I went to watch it at a movie theater with my cousins. They had already been quite a few times and they were still so excited to see it again.
    It made it memorable because they were so excited that the excitement rubbed off on everyone around us. That was the best time I have ever spent at the movies.

  79. albert orchard

    April 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I remember seeing the first at the drive-inn with my girlfriend and that was one of the last movies that they played before it closed down and me have those memories and also girlfriend is now my wife

  80. Diana G

    April 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I saw it for the first time at a friends house on video. it was so exciting and I liked the strong woman that princess leia was.

  81. Kathi Davis

    April 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    The first time I saw Star Wars was with my sons and we loved all the special effects in the movie. And we have watched it and the ones following many many times.

  82. Robert

    April 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Totally blown away the first time I saw Star Wars.My best friend and I stood in line three more times the same day waiting for over 6 hrs to watch it again!

  83. Ben

    April 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I watched it overseas as a little kid in Taiwan…and boy was it super entertaining still not understanding a word of English and recognized very little of the chinese subtitle characters. It was as if I was watching a “silent” film but with only sound effects and no dialogue.

  84. JediKnight

    April 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Saw the “Star Wars” movie the day it was released in Columbus, GA. Today it’s called “Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope.” The most memorable thing about the movie was the music by John Williams.

  85. Pam Volkl

    April 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    (Yes, my email has been “…jediXXXXXXX” (parts deleted for privacy) for years and you can only imagine why!) I was so enthralled with the first three Star Wars movies – maybe that is why when my daughter was born the first thing I said was, OMg!!! She looks like Yoda!!! And even my mother, conservative lady that she is (now at the tender age of 98 and still living in her own home…) – her first comment was “Look at that tongue!!” when she saw my daughter. Now don’t get me wrong, my daughter is the most gorgeous gal on the planet and maybe beyond, but I promise this is a true and accurate statement of what was said the day she was born!! Needless to say, the first time I saw Star Wars it instantly became my favorite movie EVER (the first three of them, actually). It was a common bond I shared with my son and eventually with my daughter as well. It is impossible to pick a favorite character – Princess Leia, Luke, Hans, Obi Wan, r2d2, 3cpio, Jabba the Hut, Chewbacca or even the Dark Darth Vader – but they all became kind of an extended family that we loved in a futuristic sort of way. Every once in a while, I grab my light saber, turn on my Darth Vader bank and let it tell me that ….I am not a jedi yet (but really I am!). It lets me still enjoy some very special moments that I shared with my kids. Needless to say, I would be out of this world excited to win any Star Wars anything! May the force be with all of you!!!!!!

  86. Seth

    April 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    yeah, I still love star wars :)

  87. Drew

    April 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    At nine hundred years of age… look as good you will not.

  88. Colleen Schilinski

    April 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    The first time I watched Star Wars I was living in Michigan and a bunch of us shipped high school to go to Ann Arbor to watch the movie in a theater. We stopped on the way home where there was a huge rock and spray painted STAR WARS on it. It was alot of fun, and I’ll never forget it.

    • Colleen Schilinski

      April 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      This was back in the 70’s….When the original Star War’s movie came out.

  89. Jennifer B.

    April 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    It was the summer of 1977. My dad took me to a big theater in downtown L.A. We didn’t do stuff together that often, so it was a big deal to me. I fell in love with the movie the moment the credits appeared on screen and the John Williams music blasted!

  90. Dan

    April 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    The iconic giant scrolling text at the beginning of the movie started it in exactly the way it needed to be started for my first time viewing Star Wars: Episode IV. You know you are about to see a larger than life story that absolutely takes you to another place. As another poster said, you’ll also never forget the brilliant score by John Williams.

  91. Lyman

    April 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I was a young kid at home when I first watched Star Wars on VHS. I was pretty tired and fell asleep so when I woke up half way through I had no idea what was going on. I never watched the original trilogy again, but I did watch the new trilogy in the theater. They had some cool SFX and music, but as soon as I left the theater I forgot the entire plot each time.

  92. Martin

    April 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    My dad took me to the original Star Wars at the Liverpool Odeon. They handed out actual theater programs which I still have and all I remember is the whole theater rumbling as the star destroyer came over head. From that moment I was hooked.

  93. Tin

    April 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    One of the best movie back when I was a kid.

  94. Robert Waites

    April 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I watched the first one when it came out.At the time it was incredible special effects.You got caught up in the story line

  95. Denise Bigley

    April 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I went with my dad since my sisters didnt want to go and actually really enjoyed it and was hooked from that first one on

  96. Sand

    April 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I saw them in elementary school, they showed them in the auditorium.

  97. Kammy Markey

    April 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I was about 10 years old when the first Star Wars movie came out. I remember really liking it and thinking how cool the movie was at the time.

  98. Sharon Baker

    April 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    The very first one I was a teenager and I came away wanting to be as brave as Princess Leia.

  99. Michael Clark

    April 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Saw 4,5,and six on tape. Saw episode 1 at midnight showing

  100. Joseph Skidmore

    April 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    It was in the 70s when it hit the big screen, I really wanted the lightsaber, had great ideas for it

  101. Shelley Slider

    April 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    First time was about 2 years ago with my nephew and he is such a fan it was a great experience watching it with him. Loved it and spending time with him.

  102. Bob Ross

    April 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I lived near LA when the first one came out and got to see it the night before it came out in any other theaters. Phenomenal!!!

  103. Sarah H

    April 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I was pretty dang young, but I enjoyed the science fiction, action, and ewoks.

  104. Vaderbrains

    April 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Saw ANH at the age of 5. Was essentially terrified of the droids the first time through, yet loved them ever since.

  105. Kyle Schultz

    April 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I actually received my 1st star wars action figure before I had seen the movie. My sibling and I received the trilogy and each got an action figure for Christmas when we were 6. Watched them during Christmas break.

  106. OhNoYouDint

    April 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    1977 Star Wars: A New Hope at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood with my father and my brothers is one of the best memories I have. The very impressive theater venue plus all the fanfare etched the experience into my memory in a very positive way. Feeling my seat and chest rumble at the sounds of the deep engine noise of the Imperial Star Destroyer, I would have sworn it was really right over my head so much so that I think I may have even ducked my head a little. I will never forget that experience.

  107. Galen

    April 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Preschool. Loved the lightsabers so much that we ran around the playground for weeks wielding our own “lightsabers” all while debating which color was better.

  108. Mike Aguirre

    April 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I remember watching Return of the Jedi in the theater. I was still a little kid, and Darth Vader scared the heck out of me, so whenever he would come on screen my mom would cover my eyes. Seems silly now, but I remember being scared as hell back then!

  109. Shannon S

    April 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Return of the Jedi…it was the very first movie I ever saw in a theater. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

  110. Dan H.

    April 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    empire strikes back as a kid with my fam.

  111. Mike

    April 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I was 3 when they came out. I remember seeing ESB in the theater and being blown away that Vader was Luke’s father. (Hope I didn’t just ruin it for anyone…)

  112. Steven

    April 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    What I vividly remember the first time I watched Star Wars was how terrible the special effects were! I was very young and was thinking, “Why in the world does anyone think this movie is so amazing?”

    Of course, now I am an avid fan of the series.

  113. godwin

    April 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I remember chewbacca’s roar and always tried to imitate it.

  114. Pancho

    April 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t remember when exactly I saw the original star wars for the first time,
    but I remember feeling incredibly anxious during the trash compactor scene.
    I really thought they were all going to bite it. I am still terrified of garbage trucks,
    and things going squish.

  115. Souzee

    April 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I stood in a 3 hour line to see the first Star wars movie. It was over 35 years ago in Newport Beach, CA. It was awesome.

  116. Robbo

    April 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    It was the summer of 1977 when it came to Stroudburg PA . Even then it was so oversold on the night it opened we had to sit on the floor in the front. the opening blew us away that and the mellow mexican we’d smoked

  117. Owee

    April 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Ironically, the first Star Wars movie I ever saw was The Return Of The Jedi. I entered another galaxy full of distant worlds, aliens, technology, the all powerful force and an evil Emperor.

    Even though I was young and was watching the third movie of the trilogy, I go a sense of its epicness at a saga level. I was immediately hooked and became a huge Star Wars fan. I started collecting the toys and Star Wars cards. I read over 40 Star Wars novels.

    Star Wars gave me a way to take a trip with my imagination into another galaxy. For that I will always be grateful.

    • Miles Allie

      April 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I was a wee lad when I first saw star wars in the theater, now I still buy star wars legos for my kids. I love everything star wars, other than jar jar!

  118. Billy Le

    April 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I remember when I was young (don’t remember the age) but I was at a dentist office when I first watched Star Wars. It was playing the scene where the Ewoks where fighting off the Storm troopers and they were using what little they had to fend them. I think that’s why I’m so fond of bears and furry critters cause of this movie. It’s freaking awesome.

  119. Mike

    April 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Wasn’t old enough to see the first 3 episode, but was fortune enough to seen the last 3, and even more excited that they’re gonna make a few more, hope they don’t F$%k it up.

  120. Wes N

    April 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Star Wars IV was the first movie I ever remember watching. It was at home on a 19″ TV, but it was still awesome.

  121. William Walker

    April 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    When Luke was driving the death star home Obi-one’s advice may or may not have had any bearing but never-the-less :P

  122. Daniel M

    April 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Did not watch the movies in order, I kept wondering why wasn’t Luke bleeding out without a hand? And the ewoks… damn ewoks.

  123. hardcle

    April 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I saw A New Hope at a giant old movie palace during its original run in 1977. I was 10. I remember walking out of the theater absolutely gobsmacked. It was unlike any movie I had ever seen, which to that point had been almost all Disney films. It grabbed me and my imagination like few films have since.

  124. Donna

    April 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I was a very young kid when my next door neighbor took their son along with us kids to watch ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. One scene remained stuck in my memory forever. That scene was when the Falcon was inside the stomach of the asteroid worm and something landed on the window of the Falcon while Leia was sitting alone in the cockpit. When she jumped, so did I. I guess since that time, I can become easily startled. Also, that movie jumpstarted my love of science fiction (movies, books, etc).

  125. James Earls

    April 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I watched Star Wars for the first time in ’77 when it came out. It was the first movie I ever saw, and the last me and my father watched together in 2004 before he died.

  126. Joseph F

    April 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I was a teenager and I fell in love with Princess Leia

  127. Paul Bray

    April 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I watched it with my dad,

  128. Monica Stewart

    April 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    The first time I watched Star Wars was in 1977 with my family. I was so intrigued with R2D2 and C3Po! They were my favorite characters!

  129. David Wagner

    April 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    First time I ever saw Star Wars was 1977. First Sci Fi movie I saw on the big screen

  130. Pablo D.

    April 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I must have been about 8-9 years old, around 1989…I remember watching Return of the Jedi and just being fascinated by the Ewoks.

    To this day..they are still my favorite.

  131. Tommy W

    April 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Started watching Star Wars in my teenage years. The futuristic cheesy side effects that got me addicted. When episode 3 came out, I did a first ever Star Wars marathon by watching all 6 episodes in one day!

  132. mike d

    April 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    at the time it was so futuristic, and so very cool, and even though it was just that cool, nobody would have guessed back then what it would become, really amazing!

  133. Mike Flacy

    April 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    The CheckOut Thursday Giveaway has Ended! Congrats to Jad B. and Kyle S. as the grand prize winners of our Star Wars giveaway. We have sent both of you emails. Also, congrats to Shannon S as the winner of our runner-up prize!

    As for everyone else, thanks for participating. Tune into The CheckOut tomorrow morning around 9 a.m. PT for another giveaway.

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