Many of us remember a time before the internet, where catalogs
were distributed on paper and often mailed home by companies looking for
a strong mail-order market. Many of us spent a lot of time looking over
those pictures, inspiring an adult collector yet to be born. Some of those
adult collectors, like myself, were crazy enough to save those catalogs.
Well, here for your enjoyment and discussion, are scans of
several pages from the toy sections of the 1985 Sears Wish Book and the
1985 Consumers Catalog. These scans originally appeared on my old website
on the late Xoom.com. There are several pagse I haven't scanned, including
things like Sectaurs, but if there's interest, please email
me and let me know you want them.
Things of note are the original prices, a project currently
being worked on for the entries on TFU.INFO's figure archive, and the other
being poor Devestator's
painfully misassembled waist.