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(Dinosaur Dracula)   15 toys from the 1998 Sears Wish Book, from Tamagotchis to Teletubbies. And a giant inflatable Godzilla, can't forget him   (dinosaurdracula.com) divider line 41
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2012-11-25 08:23:35 AM  
Take me back to the 1988 one, when I was 9 years old. Then we'll be talking some serious nostalgia.
 
2012-11-25 08:25:15 AM  
Thought it was going to be the cool inflatable Godzilla. Clicked and found out it was that OTHER inflatable Godzilla. Guess I shoulda known the cool one wouldn't still be available in 1998.
 
2012-11-25 08:48:45 AM  
My kid wants something to ride on that's not a bike or scooter. So, I've been looking for a kid-sized 4-wheeler or ATV, because I remember what my brother used to ride. It was heavy, had serious rubber tires, which had to be inflated just like bike tires, and was built of metal. Everything I see in stores is now made of plastic, including the tires, and my kid would destroy in a single afternoon.

Guess I'm stuck looking online.
 
2012-11-25 08:51:26 AM  
I was 19, and yeah I bought the C3PO-R2D2 piggy bank for my college dorm. You wouldn't believe the top shelf tail that thing brought in.
 
2012-11-25 08:55:34 AM  

movieman_1979: Take me back to the 1988 one, when I was 9 years old. Then we'll be talking some serious nostalgia.


Are you sure this ISN'T the 1988 one? Because, DAMN, it looks so dated. Honestly, I was set to come in here and complain that 1998 wasn't that long ago, so what's the big deal--then I perused it, and all the pictures/models look like they were shrink-wrapped back in 1983. I was expecting to flip the page and see boys in blouses whacking those hoop-thingies down the street as grownups passed them in their horseless carriages.
 
2012-11-25 09:00:38 AM  

awfulperson: Are you sure this ISN'T the 1988 one? Because, DAMN, it looks so dated.


It looks depressingly dated. There wasn't even a Game Boy Color in '98? I swear there was.
 
2012-11-25 09:05:39 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: awfulperson: Are you sure this ISN'T the 1988 one? Because, DAMN, it looks so dated.

It looks depressingly dated. There wasn't even a Game Boy Color in '98? I swear there was.


It came out in the middle of November that year, so it would've been after this was made (either that or the author just decided to exclude it). Still, I could've sworn that it came out a year or so earlier.
 
2012-11-25 09:35:21 AM  

Baron Harkonnen:

It looks depressingly dated. There wasn't even a Game Boy Color in '98? I swear there was.


My kids got Pocket Gameboys with Pokemon Red and Blue that year. My son was 4, and my daughter was 6.

(The boy taught himself to read with that game)
 
2012-11-25 09:41:48 AM  
I have a "Consumer Distributing" catalog from 87 (if I remember correctly) that I saved and still have in my old stuff box.

I quite enjoy cracking it open once in a while and comparing things to today's stuff, and it's amazing how some things hold up.

Toy wise, it's still too "old" for my youth, but still... anything that shows any video games that's after the Atari 2600 era isn't nostalgic... it's yesterday's news.

And I really miss that store... they'd always get so much stuff that nobody else had... it's was like an eBay store for the cheap merchandise from Hong Kong and china with all the knock-off and such.

I remember getting a "Candle" cassette player (walkman) that had everything on it, small, auto-reverse, equilizer, etc. It didn't even last a week before I had to return for a refund.

They also had Go-Bots before they were called Go-Bots (Machine-men).
 
2012-11-25 10:21:20 AM  

imfallen_angel: I have a "Consumer Distributing" catalog from 87 (if I remember correctly) that I saved and still have in my old stuff box.

I quite enjoy cracking it open once in a while and comparing things to today's stuff, and it's amazing how some things hold up.

Toy wise, it's still too "old" for my youth, but still... anything that shows any video games that's after the Atari 2600 era isn't nostalgic... it's yesterday's news.

And I really miss that store... they'd always get so much stuff that nobody else had... it's was like an eBay store for the cheap merchandise from Hong Kong and china with all the knock-off and such.

I remember getting a "Candle" cassette player (walkman) that had everything on it, small, auto-reverse, equilizer, etc. It didn't even last a week before I had to return for a refund.

They also had Go-Bots before they were called Go-Bots (Machine-men).


I still remember in the 80s they would have the He Man and Gijoe toys pictured in a diorama (sp?) sort of action scene. Shiat was like Christmas Crack to a kid like me.
 
2012-11-25 10:37:20 AM  
In 1998, I was the luckiest kid in the world. I was 17 and working in a comic book store. The store was owned by a chinese family whose daughter was in my class, and I remember several days I had to help coordinate cross-town searches for those got-damned tamagotchis. The store had 2 phone lines and I had to call retailers and pass the info to the mom and kids on their cell phone. I don't understand why they didn't just try to get a case of them from a distributor. They just wanted every single variation for themselves and I think they were about $20 each; the article didn't mention prices.

Then one day they started carrying beanie babies in the store, and I was no longer the luckiest kid in the world.
 
2012-11-25 10:55:39 AM  
Where are the ninja throwing stars and pipe bomb kits? Damn, you kids got screwed.
 
2012-11-25 11:22:47 AM  

movieman_1979: I still remember in the 80s they would have the He Man and Gijoe toys pictured in a diorama (sp?) sort of action scene. Shiat was like Christmas Crack to a kid like me.


Oh man, HOURS were spent nose to the page.
 
2012-11-25 11:30:49 AM  

sure haven't: movieman_1979: I still remember in the 80s they would have the He Man and Gijoe toys pictured in a diorama (sp?) sort of action scene. Shiat was like Christmas Crack to a kid like me.

Oh man, HOURS were spent nose to the page.


Yeah... I'd just like to go on record as saying that Castle Grayskull was the coolest toy I ever had.
 
2012-11-25 11:40:39 AM  
I remember those Tomigatchi things, seemed like everyone had one.

I never played with action figures or had any interest in them, not sure why. I loved toy cars or planes, boats, spaceships, things like that. If I had no other toys available I would pretend a spark plug or an old vacuum tube was a rocket ship. I once built a town out of shoe boxes and other stuff; I would spend hours driving my cars around it or landing helicopters on the roof but I never put any people in it. For some reason I could never pretend an action figure or any other kind of toy person or animal was real.
 
2012-11-25 11:45:01 AM  
This time, we're jumping ahead to 1998. That year, postage stamps cost 32 cents, and the president of Brazil was Fernando Hernique Cardoso.

and there were the pilgrims and the Mayflower and Myles Standish and...
 
2012-11-25 11:46:29 AM  

poughdrew: I was 19, and yeah I bought the C3PO-R2D2 piggy bank for my college dorm. You wouldn't believe the top shelf tail that thing brought in.


I have one nearly identical to that on my desk right now. Patiently waiting for top shelf tail.

Earpj: My kids got Pocket Gameboys with Pokemon Red and Blue that year.


I was in high school. I went out and bought a GB Pocket and Pokemon Red to fiddle around in study hall. One of the sophomores in the class room saw my game boy and asked what I was playing. Being a young adult playing pokemon, I was a little embarrassed to admit it. Then the gal asked how far I was and what pokemon I was using. Study hall was always interesting from then on.
 
2012-11-25 12:05:40 PM  

MoronLessOff:

I was in high school. I went out and bought a GB Pocket and Pokemon Red to fiddle around in study hall. One of the sophomores in the class room saw my game boy and asked what I was playing. Being a young adult playing pokemon, I was a little embarrassed to admit it. Then the gal asked how far I was and what pokemon I was using. Study hall was always interesting from then on.


My son is now 18. He's in college to learn 3D animation.
He still plays Pokemon. Has every game. Got his girlfriend into it.
My younger kids all play Pokemon.
I am going to NYC with my 17 yr old daughter this March. The highlight for her? We get to go to the Pokemon Store downtown.

/My family adores the Poket Monsters.
 
2012-11-25 12:10:48 PM  

NewportBarGuy: sure haven't: movieman_1979: I still remember in the 80s they would have the He Man and Gijoe toys pictured in a diorama (sp?) sort of action scene. Shiat was like Christmas Crack to a kid like me.

Oh man, HOURS were spent nose to the page.

Yeah... I'd just like to go on record as saying that Castle Grayskull was the coolest toy I ever had.


I was at my parents house for Thanksgiving and I grabbed my Castle Greyskull and my old HeMan figures. I am going to put them up in my office at work.
 
2012-11-25 12:14:44 PM  
Did anyone buy a Game Boy camera?
 
2012-11-25 12:15:51 PM  
I remember my parents getting me a Sony PlayStation for Christmas in '96. The following year, they got me "Metal Gear solid." Best Christmas gifts ever. I challenge anybody to name a time they had back-to-back epic Christmas gifts like that.
 
2012-11-25 12:16:12 PM  

Earpj: He still plays Pokemon. Has every game. Got his girlfriend into it.


I've been thinking about getting Black or White 2. When the wireless link for GBA came out, I got one for my then girlfriend along with the opposite version that I had. I don't think she ever played it once.
 
2012-11-25 12:23:21 PM  

eddievercetti: Did anyone buy a Game Boy camera?


Yes. I used it to take pictures of my dad's pron mags.
 
2012-11-25 12:25:29 PM  
I was 6 years old in 98. I had a lot of these toys.

/Yes, I was a spoiled kid.
//Off to hug both parents.
 
2012-11-25 12:27:13 PM  

eddievercetti: Did anyone buy a Game Boy camera?


I had one, but not the printer. The image quality was so godawful I think it got tossed in a drawer a couple of days after I got it. I'm sure it's still sitting in that drawer at my parents' house.
 
2012-11-25 12:29:09 PM  
There is only one classic toy, and that is the crank-powered Evel Knievel on a motorcycle. Which was a perfectly designed toy for the company, because every kid who had one broke the motorcycle within a week from running it into a wall or a radiator, and a replacement purchase was necessary.
 
2012-11-25 12:41:52 PM  
I had one of them yamaguchis when I was little.
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Growing up was fabulous.
 
2012-11-25 12:42:27 PM  

CaptainFatass: There is only one classic toy, and that is the crank-powered Evel Knievel on a motorcycle. Which was a perfectly designed toy for the company, because every kid who had one broke the motorcycle within a week from running it into a wall or a radiator, and a replacement purchase was necessary.


^^^^^^^
THIS
 
2012-11-25 12:49:11 PM  

eddievercetti: Did anyone buy a Game Boy camera?


Gamera came, boy.
 
2012-11-25 12:50:41 PM  
I remember getting Ocarina of Time for Christmas. Many weeks were spent discussing how far along we were everyday in between class. I remember seeing it in a shopping bag before it was wrapped and it was like Katy Perry laying naked on your bed but you couldn't hit it, you just knew she was laying there.
 
2012-11-25 12:56:29 PM  

movieman_1979: Take me back to the 1988 one, when I was 9 years old. Then we'll be talking some serious nostalgia.


Link

/couldn't find one online
 
2012-11-25 12:58:17 PM  

WienerButt: I remember getting Ocarina of Time for Christmas. Many weeks were spent discussing how far along we were everyday in between class. I remember seeing it in a shopping bag before it was wrapped and it was like Katy Perry laying naked on your bed but you couldn't hit it, you just knew she was laying there.


I had that with Final Fantasy Tactics. Except I went under the tree, peeled the tape off the paper, popped open the case from the bottom so the security tape at the top stayed intact, took the game, sealed it all back up and played the hell out of it for a few weeks before I got an empty case for Christmas.
 
2012-11-25 01:15:15 PM  
Dear Santa...

dinosaurdracula.com
 
2012-11-25 03:52:51 PM  
I always preferred this version of digital pet.
 
2012-11-25 03:58:37 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-25 08:38:38 PM  
The only thing the Kiddoo ever had from that catalog were the Pokemon games. She would have been 5 in December, 1998. She would hide her Gameboy so I wouldn't play it. Fortunately she always hid it under her pillow so I always knew where to look.
 
2012-11-25 08:47:05 PM  

SundaesChild: The only thing the Kiddoo ever had from that catalog were the Pokemon games. She would have been 5 in December, 1998. She would hide her Gameboy so I wouldn't play it. Fortunately she always hid it under her pillow so I always knew where to look.


Sooo ... she would have been five in December 1998. You killed her for her Gameboy, didn't you, you sick fark!
 
2012-11-25 08:56:45 PM  

CaptainFatass: SundaesChild: The only thing the Kiddoo ever had from that catalog were the Pokemon games. She would have been 5 in December, 1998. She would hide her Gameboy so I wouldn't play it. Fortunately she always hid it under her pillow so I always knew where to look.

Sooo ... she would have been five in December 1998. You killed her for her Gameboy, didn't you, you sick fark!


Lol. She'll be 19 next month. The 2012 wish list includes a car, but I'm not sure I'm up for buying her one.
 
2012-11-25 09:22:13 PM  
1998?

The NEO*GEO AES I saw in a pawn shop, but the owners KNEW what it was and had an appropriately stratospheric $599 on it, and $125 on the four games they had. I've never seen another for sale, unless it's at a convention... where they still go for about $600....
 
2012-11-25 11:46:05 PM  

movieman_1979: Take me back to the 1988 one, when I was 9 years old. Then we'll be talking some serious nostalgia.


*Yawn* wake me when you pull out the '78 catalog
 
2012-11-26 05:17:57 PM  

SundaesChild: CaptainFatass: SundaesChild: The only thing the Kiddoo ever had from that catalog were the Pokemon games. She would have been 5 in December, 1998. She would hide her Gameboy so I wouldn't play it. Fortunately she always hid it under her pillow so I always knew where to look.

Sooo ... she would have been five in December 1998. You killed her for her Gameboy, didn't you, you sick fark!

Lol. She'll be 19 next month. The 2012 wish list includes a car, but I'm not sure I'm up for buying her one.


...pics.


/Parents these days are insane to even be considering buying their kid a car as a gift.
 
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