Monday, September 22, 2008

Playset Love


While the Marx Naverone set is cool and you can never go wrong with some plastic dinosaurs (especially in combination with the army men!) I think the big star for me here is the Martian landing playset.



Astronauts, vehicles and that Big wheel space station? That's all i need. I'm pretty sure you can still find these same astronauts in dollar stores.

6 comments:

Arkonbey said...

nostalgic curmudgeon that I am, I have to do the standard gripe/whine wonder what happened to playsets? No set story,just a bunch of figures, vehicles and cheapo landcape elements.

Mr. Lawless said...

I totally had those dinosaurs... the yellow Tyrannosaurus was my fave!

chunky B said...

I think I have some of those "same astronauts" , not from a cool play set but from one of those supermarket packs... or was it the NASA gift shop, huh?

wurwolf said...

I have to agree with you, arkonbey. Playsets were where it was at for me. I rarely used the figures that came with them. I had a whole series of small plastic or ceramic animals and played with them until I was 12 with any number of playsets.

Andy said...

Man,oh,man do I miss me some Navarone playset. I remember getting one for Christmas about 1979 or so and just loving it. Also had a Martian landscape (with cool see-through dome) playset that I saved my allowance FOREVER to get.

Anonymous said...

When I think of my childhood, memories of my Navarone playset always come up. That was the coolest toy.

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