1981: We got our first VCR for Christmas and watched Empire Strikes Back as our first ever video. It was also the first Star Wars film that I remember seeing at age 5.
1984: I saw Return of the Jedi in the theater & was C-3PO for Halloween. We lived in Edmonton at the time and I wore the cheap plastic costume because it had to go over my winter clothes. I remember vividly that the mask had a very distinct odor when my hot breath went on it.
1989: Rode Star Tours at Disneyland 7 times in a row. Still my favorite ride in Disneyland!
From my childhood and up until 1997, every time one of the movies was on tv, I had to watch it. (I have since bought the films on VHS, DVD and then blu-ray.)
1997: I watched the special editions in the theaters. I know that Han shot first!
1998: I re-enacted the trash compactor scene at Zellers where I worked briefly.
As the years went on, so has our collection. We have Star Wars cookbooks and my car has been subtly shown its Darkside. We have a BB-8 Sphero and a few Airhog remote control ships. I have most of the original Star Wars Lego sets from almost 20 years ago. Every time we are Conventions I am drawn to the Star Wars fan art and t-shirts. I have a large collection of both now. The last thing I want in my collection is a full size costume of a Storm Trooper or Darth Vader to go on display. Or perhaps a few movie replica helmets.