I actually didn't go nuts for Star Wars toys. I didn't collect action figures, or other sets, it was all about the micros. Something about the scale I guess, it just made acting out epic battles easier. You could hold the cast of the entire film in your hand after all.
Looking back at them now, it's easy to get lost in all of the variations and details in the different characters. They're the one set of toys that I've kept organized and safely stored away. I even kept the original boxes for the bases, which was more about keeping the pieces together at the time than it was about thinking they'd ever be worth anything. Speaking of which, they're not really worth much. Monetarily that is.
They were never bought as collectibles though. My Micro Machines were bought to be played with and they were. A lot. I don't plan on ever getting rid of them, and maybe one day I'll pass them on to my kids (should I ever cross that path). One of the nice things is how little space they take up. In any case, they continue to be a pleasant reminder of lost afternoons, spent allowances, and a kid who had no shame about geeking out every once and a while.