1975 Toy Store Newspaper Circular

1975 Toy Store Newspaper Circular

Newspaper circulars for toy stores are a tough thing to find, often thrown out immediately it’s a shame when you realize what a wonderful window into our world they truly are.

Take this one for a store called “Hagensick’s Playroom” (great name) in Wisconsin, which features a veritable “who’s who” of hot items for the era.

A lot of 70s gold on this page, Sunshine Family, Remco Magic Hat, Kenner Tree-House and my favourites Aurora Kaaaarate Men!

It’s weird to see Mike Power: Atomic Man wedged in with a bunch of Tonka Trucks, the ’75 Christmas season was probably good for him until Kenner Six Million Dollar man toys showed up.

Fisher Price Adventure People quietly kicked off the 3 3/4″ revolution that would envelop our generation.

The sole Mego item i can find in this is the Wizard of Oz Play set, which makes this the first toy flyer from 1975 that doesn’t have Star Trek toys in it



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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.

1 Comment

  • Jón Páll Björnsson on April 13, 2021

    Golfing Ken. That’s my wheelhouse.

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