My first memory of Star Wars was with my friend John. We were in the second grade in 1977. He got the first action figures. Right before the movie came out they advertised: “Order these Star Wars early bird action figures!” It was like a pack that had Darth Vader, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi and maybe Princess Leia. He brought the figures to school and it captured my imagination. I hadn’t seen the movie yet, but I went home and immediately everybody was like, “Did you see this Star Wars movie?” And then we went that night and, my god, I fell in love. That’s when it became my religion. Up until that point I was a seven-day Catholic kid. I was an altar boy. But after I saw Star Wars I was a Darth Vader acolyte for the rest of my life. That was where I wanted to live. So if you want to talk about transforming figures, at age seven, holy cow.