Okay, first was the sneak preview Mace Windu. Then, a couple days before Midnight Madness, I found an E1 figure on the pegs at Wal-Mart!!! It was... the other Mace Windu. Then, the day before Midnight Madness, at K&B (not the toy store, a drug store that got bought out by Rite Aid since then) leaked some out early, so I got Qui-Gon, Darth Maul, Valorum and Obi-Wan. (It was wierd, they didn't get a regular assortment, they got a plastic tote with a handful of figures thrown in.) The rest of the figures I got at Midnight Madness.
The first one I got, as in bought from a store, was Darth Sidious, as a gag gift for my fiancé (now my husband) shortly after we went and saw Episode I together.
But the first ones that were my very very own were a Naboo Queen Amidala and a Padmé Naberrie that I have since turned into a few silly and cutesy little customs that, along with a few others, may be seen here.
My first EP1 toy was the preview STAP waaaay back in November of 98, followed shortly by the preview Theed Action Fleet set that Christmas. The week the stuff came out I got Jar Jar, Padme, a CommTech Reader, Maul's Lightsaber, a Micro Machines Senate set, and a Podracing poster. That was pretty much the beginning of my Episode 1 collection.
The first Darth Maul they offered on a card. Soon after I got Watto. That was about it for a while. I eventually exchanged that Maul for another Maul (same kind) with a better paint job. So I no longer own my FIRST figure.
Watto is the oldest Episode 1 figure that I still own.
It was night... she caught my eye from across a crowded room, I reached for her and from that moment on she was mine forever.
I just can't remember her name
I got her during the Ep1 Midnight Madness at my local TRU, it's an Amidala and she's wearing the battle garb (?) you see her wearing towards the end of TPM when she's asking Boss Nass for help... hmmmm.
Has to be Ric Olie for me. I wanted pilots to fly the two N1 starfighters I grabbed Midnight Madness part one. They are still my favorite figures and ships. They look so cool. Bring on episode two! CLONES ATTACK
"Whats a Bongo?"