Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
This Shop-Rite piece from 1976 is another wishbook image that burned right into my brain.
I managed to con my folks into Bulletman and the Capture Copter (purchased at Shop-Rite no less) that year. I was really sad to not see Joe in the catalog next year.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016
Seeing as it's December, I thought I'd showcase some of my favourite Christmas Catalog images of all time starting with this one.
I remember exactly where I was when I first laid eyes on this, riding in the back seat of my father's gigantic car to go visit Vince, his barber.
It blew my mind to see Bob, Star and the humanoid on this page and I stared at this for WEEKS and would eventually make them mine. I would have no idea that Canada (along with Italy) get the exclusive on these characters.
I never lost my love for Black Hole or Christmas catalogs but I still hate haircuts.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Witches Castle was a Sears exclusive (and now a pricey collectible) and was originally meant for the Super Knights toys.
My local toy store put these in the same basket as the Superheroes, as a six year old boy they just couldn't compete with Aquaman.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds was easily his most toyetic series and that was not lost on the Japanese.
Even though the show was 14 years old in 1980, it didn't stop Popy from creating some incredible diecast toys.