Toy-Ventures: 1981 Toys R Us Catalog Toy-Ventures this week digs into the archive with this sweet 1981 Toys R Us Catalog! We look at the hottest toys Toys R Us had to offer in this blast from the past. Mego Superheroes, Remco Monster and Smokey and the Bandit? You bet. You can now […]
Over the weekend, I found a wonder 1975 newspaper flyer/catalogue from Eatons. For those not in the know, Eaton’s was Canada’s department store chain and a really big deal back in the day. When I saw these images, I felt like I’d seen them before and immediately bought this (best ten bucks I’ve spent in […]
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 […]
Another fun trip down memory lane courtesy of the JC Penney toy flier. The Penney Flier always kind of went a step up from normal advertising and this 1983 brochure looks more like a cool comic book than an advertisement. 1983 is a great example to have thanks to the metric ton of iconic 80s […]
After showing Big Jim’s Sky Commander earlier in the week, it seems fitting to show the Barbie Equivalent. During this particular segment, Ken had the fish, so Barbie had to land the plane. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital […]
When Barbie was mod…
I always seem to fixate on boy’s toys over the Christmas season and that’s kind of a shame because I always glossed the Barbie section in envy over all the cool stuff she had. Here’s a double shot from the Simpson’s Sears 1979 Catalog, click on it to embiggen it.
Super Fun Camper OR Head quarters for a top secret organization, you decide. Both have kitchens!
I am a complete junkie for toy store newspaper flyers, they are just such a wonderfully illustrated time capsule of our childhoods. This beautiful piece from JC Penny in 1980 is a pretty terrific example of why I love these, so many old friends are here. From bikes to big wheels, Barbie to Ms Piggy, […]
Hasbro described Love dolls as: “She’s what’s happening. She’s today’s American teenager and she’s part of the World of Love“. This was an interesting to attempt to combine Fashion dolls with what was left over of the hippie movement in the early 1970s as Hasbro hoped little girls would clamour to enact adventures for Love […]