Child World Toy Sale from 30 years ago

Child World Toy Sale from 30 years ago

Seeing that it’s close to Christmas, let’s take a trip back 30 years and see what toys were on special with the 1981 Child World Flyer, celebrating the best playthings that 1981 had to offer.

 You’ll find a lot of familiar faces in this one including Star Wars figures, Mego Superheroes, Intellivision, Jordache dolls, Fisher price and oodles more.

Other Toy Flyers and Circulars from the 70s

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.


  • Sabrina on December 9, 2011

    OMG this brought back so many great memories of my childhood! Child World was my favorite toy store as a kid! I can still faintly remember my parents taking me there to pick out a Strawberry Shortcake miniature for my collection (still have them) or an Atari video game.

    The toys I found from your catalog scans that I remember having back then was the Pumpkin Farm, the Little Brown Pony, the Tippie Toes doll, the Dolly Pops Fashion Show set, and the Chutes and Ladders game. I actually still have the game, but all of the other items were either given away or sold at a garage sale 2 years ago when we moved. However, I'll never forget the hours of enjoyment all of those great '80s toys gave to me as a child!

    Thank you for sharing this!

  • phairhead on December 9, 2011

    Please please please do a post on Dolly Pops!

  • Retro Hound on December 9, 2011

    Be sure to check out my post today, I think you'll love it:

  • Jamie on December 10, 2011

    Wow, I had one of the Dolly Pops sets and the Pretty cut and Grow Doll–I'd completely forgotten about that one!

  • leftylimbo on December 10, 2011

    Awesome. Seeing that bike page totally brought back that whiff of brand new knobby BMX rubber tire smell that I remember from places like JCPenney and the local bike shop. Thanks for sharing.

    And golly gee, wouldn't you know I received that Othello game and the Rubik's Barrel in 1981 for my 11th birthday? You could see that exact same Othello box in my bday pics:

    1981: My 11th Birthday


  • Anonymous on December 16, 2011

    The AT&AT was only 40 bucks? Damn you, parentals!

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