Toys R Us is not what it used to be. This flyer from December 1981 is a time capsule of the chain in its heyday. It is also a great look at what we could have expected under the tree, Barbies, Glamour gals, Atari games, Remco Monsters and Mego Superheroes.
Mego Superheroes and Remco Monsters (new for 1981) will forever make my heart go “pitter-patter”.
The cosmic clipper is a well-loved model kit by AirFix.
Toys R Us spokesgiraffe Geoffrey was no stranger to merchandise.
Kenner Glamour Gals were a pretty big deal in 1981.
Our newest book “Knock-Offs: Totally, Unauthorized Action Figures,” is now available. It’s 130 pages of bootleg goodness.
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Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs and bootleg action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman. It’s a fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.