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(Dinosaur Dracula)   Fifteen toys and treasures pulled from the 1992 Sears Wish Book. Merry Christmas in November   (dinosaurdracula.com) divider line 124
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2012-11-10 06:21:28 PM

strapp3r: [scenteddemented.com image 491x741]

toy


Reported.

kidding
 
2012-11-10 06:22:42 PM

OhioKnight: First half of the 80's was the most awesome period of toys ever.


Hush, child.
 
2012-11-10 06:24:45 PM

Mr.Poops: Glad to see Dinosaur Dracula links posted on fark. I used to love X-Entertainment and Matt is still doing what he loves and mad props.

Laughed at the VHS storage case, what type of a lame X-Mas gift that would of been.


The moment I saw the layout and writing style I knew it looked familiar. Another one for the bookmarks. Too bad it's on such a crap server tho.
 
2012-11-10 06:27:21 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: OhioKnight: First half of the 80's was the most awesome period of toys ever.

Hush, child.


Honestly, anywhere in the very late 70s up through 1989 would work.
 
2012-11-10 06:29:01 PM

NeoCortex42: Mario Paint. I'm pretty sure that game was the absolute worse one to listen to if you weren't the one playing. Between the sound effects of the fly swatter game and the god-awful music creation samples, you could drive a parent insane.


I can't tell you how many hours my brother and I put into that game as kids (especially making really annoying songs) in a small apartment. My poor mother.
 
2012-11-10 06:29:25 PM

Onkel Buck: In 1992 I was 17 and was playing with this.
[i135.photobucket.com image 260x302]

I would still love to have one these sets Smash Up Derby


I had that set plus another one that had a VW Bug. Think the Bug one was matched with a pickup. Hard to remember. They were fun, but not as fun as they looked on TV.
 
2012-11-10 06:30:42 PM

strapp3r: [scenteddemented.com image 491x741]

toy


I'd send them all my money if I could make a wish come true.
I just wish I was that man on page six-oh-two.
 
2012-11-10 06:35:06 PM

Matt XE: Site should be unFarked momentarily. Upgrading server/memory right now. Been years since I've had to do that. Power of Fark!


Sorry about that, Matt. 
 
2012-11-10 06:36:00 PM
No way. Missed it! :)
 
2012-11-10 06:36:44 PM

texdent: I'm pretty sure we had this
[dinosaurdracula.com image 640x330]


I think my dad still has some of those in his house.
 
2012-11-10 06:43:12 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: OhioKnight: First half of the 80's was the most awesome period of toys ever.

Hush, child.


1989 happens to be my favorite Christmas...I got the best present that year.

:>
 
2012-11-10 06:50:49 PM

SouthParkCon: Maybe it was the mid 80's but it was still the coolest GD thing ever:

[www.thekickisgood.com image 659x539]


I desperately wanted that, even though it was bigger than my bedroom.

I did, however, have this:

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-10 06:53:29 PM
Admittedly, it was the 80s, but all of my wishes when I was a kid could be found in here:

i.ebayimg.com

Specifically, the WWF figures:

www.planetforce.com

Am I the only one who remembers that they had THE BEST selection of WWF figures in their catalogue... BUT THEY WERE ALWAYS SOLD OUT!!!

/still traumatized
//sniffle
 
2012-11-10 07:02:34 PM

willyfreddy: Admittedly, it was the 80s, but all of my wishes when I was a kid could be found in here:

[i.ebayimg.com image 225x300]

Specifically, the WWF figures:

[www.planetforce.com image 800x601]

Am I the only one who remembers that they had THE BEST selection of WWF figures in their catalogue... BUT THEY WERE ALWAYS SOLD OUT!!!

/still traumatized
//sniffle


Don't know about the WWF figures but that was my favourite store and catalogue way back when. Write the number on the card and have them get it for you. All shopping should be like this.
 
2012-11-10 07:02:52 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-10 07:03:30 PM

stevenbdjr: SouthParkCon: Maybe it was the mid 80's but it was still the coolest GD thing ever:

[www.thekickisgood.com image 659x539]

I desperately wanted that, even though it was bigger than my bedroom.

I did, however, have this:

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x603]


Dude, I remember that. Mine (or what's left of it) is still in a box somewhere in my parents' house.
 
2012-11-10 07:09:43 PM
I had (and maybe still have in a box somewhere) the scanner on the left side. The only thing you needed to get other than that was a book of frequencys from Radio Shack. My parents were (and still are) Police Radio junkies, and I have gotten a lot of still working scanners off them. The trick is just knowing what the area police/fire/ambulance frequencys are.
 
2012-11-10 07:15:44 PM
My daughter was born in 1992.

I remember, however, 1980, I got a Han Solo Ken. The best gift I ever got. The next year I wanted a C-3PO. They didn't have them anymore. :(

I also remember a Match Box kit. It was like a half circle suitcase, that when opened, had a little town in it for my cars. I played with that quite a bit, as well.
 
2012-11-10 07:20:19 PM

SouthParkCon: Maybe it was the mid 80's but it was still the coolest GD thing ever:

[www.thekickisgood.com image 659x539]


I remember that beauty was $99. Seemed like sooo much money.

img96.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-10 07:22:40 PM

willyfreddy: Admittedly, it was the 80s, but all of my wishes when I was a kid could be found in here:

[i.ebayimg.com image 225x300]

Specifically, the WWF figures:

[www.planetforce.com image 800x601]

Am I the only one who remembers that they had THE BEST selection of WWF figures in their catalogue... BUT THEY WERE ALWAYS SOLD OUT!!!

/still traumatized
//sniffle


I remember those places - you had to fill out a stupid form and wait in line for 30 mins, only to find out they were sold out of that item. Terrible business model IMHO, but cheapskate parents loved 'em because SAVINGS!!!
 
2012-11-10 07:24:24 PM

Podna: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 241x320]


Relative of mine had the whole Ghostbusters toy line: the Firehouse, Ecto, all the guys, etc. Needless to say, I was mad with jealousy about it all. Last I saw of the Firehouse and Ecto when visiting years and years ago, they were algae covered blobs floating in their pond. Probably still there buried in the mud. Kid never was smart enough to figure out how to play with anything for more than thirty seconds that wasn't a video game and grew up even dumber. What a waste of good toys. 

/Wonder if I could justify finally buying myself an old set now and not renege on being an adult-ish person.
 
2012-11-10 07:24:29 PM
Wow, I really really wanted that crayon fish tank too. At the time I had a crayon activity table and chairs and tried convincing my parents that it matched. Alas, they didn't think that keeping a giant tank of water on top of a kid's activity table was a good idea.
 
2012-11-10 07:24:35 PM

texdent: I'm pretty sure we had this
[dinosaurdracula.com image 640x330]


I had a dozen or so of them, they contained my COMPLETE(as complete as could be at the time without the discovery of a half dozen or so serial parts in later years) collection of Doctor Who episodes off PBS from what was left of the 1st Doctor up through the 7th Doctor episode "Survival". And then we had a tree fall on part of the roof during a hurricane and destroyed all those tapes. Hundreds of hours, gone...
 
2012-11-10 07:26:41 PM

stevenbdjr: SouthParkCon: Maybe it was the mid 80's but it was still the coolest GD thing ever:

[www.thekickisgood.com image 659x539]

I desperately wanted that, even though it was bigger than my bedroom.

I did, however, have this:

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x603]


I had his big brother, Fortress Maximus.
i74.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-10 07:28:00 PM

rhiannon: gaspode: 1992! Were people even ALIVE then? I love archaeology..

Yup, you know you're a youngin' when 1992 is ancient history. Or 1982.


Thank god there's another old person here. I spent my childhood looking at the late 60's, early 70's Wishbooks....
 
2012-11-10 07:28:10 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: willyfreddy: Admittedly, it was the 80s, but all of my wishes when I was a kid could be found in here:

[i.ebayimg.com image 225x300]

Specifically, the WWF figures:

[www.planetforce.com image 800x601]

Am I the only one who remembers that they had THE BEST selection of WWF figures in their catalogue... BUT THEY WERE ALWAYS SOLD OUT!!!

/still traumatized
//sniffle

I remember those places - you had to fill out a stupid form and wait in line for 30 mins, only to find out they were sold out of that item. Terrible business model IMHO, but cheapskate parents loved 'em because SAVINGS!!!


I have nothing but good memories about that store we went to, and your experience cannot take that away.
 
2012-11-10 07:29:59 PM
Article should load OK now. Thanks for your patience. :)
 
2012-11-10 07:31:15 PM

Matt XE: Article should load OK now. Thanks for your patience. :)


Glad to see your writing again, I wasted hours at work reading XE.
 
2012-11-10 07:32:06 PM

BadReligion: Matt XE: Article should load OK now. Thanks for your patience. :)

Glad to see your writing again, I wasted hours at work reading XE.


*you're*.
 
2012-11-10 07:34:10 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: 20 years ago, at age 18, i would have LOVED this

[dinosaurdracula.com image 640x607]

Today, at age 38, I would still love this!


The boy's or the log cabin?
 
2012-11-10 07:35:55 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Podna: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 241x320]

Relative of mine had the whole Ghostbusters toy line: the Firehouse, Ecto, all the guys, etc. Needless to say, I was mad with jealousy about it all. Last I saw of the Firehouse and Ecto when visiting years and years ago, they were algae covered blobs floating in their pond. Probably still there buried in the mud. Kid never was smart enough to figure out how to play with anything for more than thirty seconds that wasn't a video game and grew up even dumber. What a waste of good toys. 

/Wonder if I could justify finally buying myself an old set now and not renege on being an adult-ish person.


I had the Ecto andthe guys, I used to have parties on the roof with that Captain Planet villain who was radioactive he would sunbath on top....
 
2012-11-10 07:36:40 PM
Handheld Video Poker Game! ($39.99)
dinosaurdracula.com

Holy Fark !!! I thought this was like a $5 item! When I was in college, a new instructor had our class for her first class... At the end of it, she was very thankful we didn't "torture" her and said said some of us made it very easy to teach. She bought everyone (there were only like 12 of us taking the evening class; some economics thing I can't remember the name of) something and she got me one of these things; still have it and still works. Buddy started razzin` me about then.. then he got flat out pissed off when she gave him a baby bottle of that powdered candy (he threw it in the trash on the way out lol).

And, I agree (and would STILL enjoy having one of these that worked good).. best present in its day; always begged for one and wound up with f'n blankets and sweaters.
www.plaidstallions.com
 
2012-11-10 07:55:23 PM
FTA: "I'm sure the Bumpers' box featured severe cautions about doing virtually anything with them."

Yea right, this was before people sued for getting hurt by products without a specific warning. Hurt yourself? It was your own damn fault. A couple years down the road might have made companies get all crazy with the warnings because of the McD coffee fiasco.

texdent: I'm pretty sure we had this
[dinosaurdracula.com image 640x330]


We had two that looked exactly like that, I forgot about that thing.
 
2012-11-10 08:12:05 PM
Anyone remember those dark red/maroon cap guns they sold back in the 90s? The ones that looked prettu much goddamn real? Who made those?
 
2012-11-10 08:17:43 PM

BadReligion: stevenbdjr: SouthParkCon: Maybe it was the mid 80's but it was still the coolest GD thing ever:

[www.thekickisgood.com image 659x539]

I desperately wanted that, even though it was bigger than my bedroom.

I did, however, have this:

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x603]

I had his big brother, Fortress Maximus.
[i74.photobucket.com image 470x283]


I still have both of these on a shelf in my living room. Unfortunately I never acquired Metroplex' nemesis Tripticon :(
 
2012-11-10 08:19:16 PM

texdent: I'm pretty sure we had this
[dinosaurdracula.com image 640x330]


My husband still has 4 of these stocked with VHS movies recorded off the tv, complete with mid-90's commercials that are more interesting than most of the movies. I was just giving him crap the other day about why they are still sitting in a corner of the bedroom taking up space.
 
2012-11-10 08:22:42 PM
I had one of these as a hand-me-down. Even in the 80's this was pretty awesome.
www.eliwhitney.org

Mom got me a new one, the Meccano sets that were re-branded since the 90's, but compared to the classic Gilbert sets, they're just crap. All plastic and flimsy flat steel.
 
2012-11-10 08:25:39 PM

texdent: I'm pretty sure we had this
[dinosaurdracula.com image 640x330]



I think my dad had one of those, and another similar looking one for his cassette tapes.
 
2012-11-10 08:25:55 PM
One of my all time faves:
www.kidzgifts.co.uk

Little Loader In Action
 
2012-11-10 08:33:36 PM
I wanted this when I saw it in the toy catalogs, I didn't get it but a short while later I went to an estate sale and was ecstatic, not to mention I got it for a few dollars. I also found an awesome teenage mutant ninja turtles skateboard that I bought.

www.thekickisgood.com
14.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-10 08:43:54 PM
Also, these wooden train sets have been around forever. I don't know why I didn't ask for one as a kid, I loved trains. I still play with these things every time I see one.

www.littlekidstuff.com
 
2012-11-10 08:58:50 PM
Who in the farking world got that Poker game? Boy, that person would become a online poker-holic later on.
 
2012-11-10 08:59:23 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: By 1992, I was more interested in the bra section, and would scan each one looking for a nipple visible through the lace to fap to.


Cleavage was enough for me.
 
2012-11-10 09:03:41 PM
My dad had one of those police scanners. The best part was, in those days, home wireless phones were unscrambled and broadcast on easily snooped frequencies. I learned a lot of shiat about our neighbors.
 
2012-11-10 09:05:17 PM

frunjer: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: By 1992, I was more interested in the bra section, and would scan each one looking for a nipple visible through the lace to fap to.

Cleavage was enough for me.


s.ecrater.com

The Sears ads were just the PG Swimsuit Issue
 
2012-11-10 09:38:27 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: By 1992, I was more interested in the bra section, and would scan each one looking for a nipple visible through the lace to fap to.


yup
 
2012-11-10 09:52:27 PM
wtf? Why are we acting like 1992 was a long time ago? It was more or less just yesterday. My childhood memories from the late 60s and early 70s actually seem like a while ago.
 
2012-11-10 10:11:11 PM

Onkel Buck: In 1992 I was 17 and was playing with this.
[i135.photobucket.com image 260x302]

I would still love to have one these sets Smash Up Derby


That looks like the solid brass Proto-pipe Santa left me all those years ago. I loved that thing.
 
2012-11-10 11:00:14 PM
In my day, we were lucky to get pages from the Sears Catalog as wrapping paper for our gifts, which usually consisted of odd pieces of metal our step-dad found on the road on his way home from the night shift, or pinecones with beads glued to them. "Rhinestone pinecones" my mom would call them. And dirt. Stockings filled with dirt. "Sand from Hawaii" they'd call it, but we knew it was dirt from the yard.
 
2012-11-10 11:13:58 PM

Ima4nic8or: wtf? Why are we acting like 1992 was a long time ago? It was more or less just yesterday. My childhood memories from the late 60s and early 70s actually seem like a while ago.


My memories were tied to the... I guess 1983 Sears Wish Book.

Boy, that wasn't just "nostalgia". I had strange feelings of "want" and "marvel" that I could scarcely understand- "want" doesn't feel this way anymore. The photoshoots they did were quite unique, I gotta say. And just one neat thing after another.

And it brought back all those memories of those lame color Vacuum Fluorescent Display games at Radio Shack. They had dozens of them, and I'd play all through them for awhile until the Radio Shack guy comes over and says "hey kid this isn't an arcade". I wasn't the type to call him a dick, I felt guilty, like scum after that. Pretty toys I wasn't worthy to touch...
 
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