Things I Wanted for Christmas in '78
January 1, 2004 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Toy Ads. Nostalgic for that old Hot Wheels tune up tower you never received as child? Can't recall the name of that one eyed doll your weird aunt gave you for your birthday? has all the ads that made you drool when you were nine.
posted by Joey Michaels (8 comments total)
Heh. I'm pretty sure I owned every single one of those 007 and Man From U.N.C.L.E toys when I was a kid.
posted by MrBaliHai at 3:56 PM on January 1, 2004

these are great! I can't believe they have the sat. morning schedule comicbook ads
posted by amberglow at 4:10 PM on January 1, 2004

I used to have a Fisher Price garage that we bought on my first trip to the US back in the early '80s, I loved it a lot. My sisters had the Hotwheels racing strips, where you'd attach the orange launch box to a table, connect these striped rubber strips together using a white connector to create two long tracks with a finish line at the end. I believe that was bought in '74.
posted by riffola at 4:24 PM on January 1, 2004

Oh yeah!
posted by Bag Man at 5:46 PM on January 1, 2004

Why are we still advertising to 9 year olds?
posted by CrazyJub at 10:16 PM on January 1, 2004

I did receive the Hot Wheels tune up tower as a child, but my cousin broke it on Christmas day! It ranks as one of the worst holidays ever. You just don't mess with a kid's Hot Wheels stuff.
posted by JohnBigBoots at 10:22 PM on January 1, 2004

riffola, if i remember correctly, those rubber racing strips would hurt like hell when another child struck you with them.
posted by Lusy P Hur at 12:04 AM on January 2, 2004

Yeah they um were a handy weapon. I can attest to one Star Wars re-enactment gone wrong because someone hit someone else on the hand hard by mistake with the strip.
posted by riffola at 3:14 AM on January 2, 2004

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