A long time ago, in a state sort of far away, George Lucas created a sci-fi world which spawned numerous sequels, video games, books and toys. Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises of all time with its six films generating over $8 billion in revenue and a total franchise revenue, as confirmed by Forbes, entering the $27 billion range. Whether you grew up in the 1970s, 80s, 90s or early 2000s, Star Wars likely influenced you in some way. With Disney now in control of the franchise, you can expect a slew of new movies and merchandise as Mickey looks to cash in on a proven money maker – and hopefully make up for the last three films released in the series. Of course, many of us fell in love with the movies, went to see them in theatres and owned the VHS tapes – ah, those massive bulky tapes that degraded over time. Long before we were sucked into buying a relentless stream of “digitally enhanced” and “improved” DVD collections with more and more terrible CGI additions, we played with the toys. Running around our houses and back yards we pretended we were Luke Skywalker or Han Solo, attacking the Death Star or fighting of hordes of Tie Fighters. Our toys got dirty, they suffered ‘battle damage’ and parts mysteriously went missing only to be found dug up in a garden or driveway decades later. If we knew then what we know now, many of us would have unwrapped those figures and toys, looked at them and then stored them away, unopened. Realistically, it didn’t happen and the toys were played with and damaged, lowering their value but providing us with priceless memories.