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The vintage Christmas catalog.

A lot of this stuff brings back a ton of great memories of things I wanted as a kid.

View the catalogs
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Pretty cool. The Sears catalogs were legendary. Still have this trash can from the '83 Sears Catalog:

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I always loved the action figure setups these catalogs used to have. Like two full pages of color photos of ships and figures and playsets; Star Wars, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe...
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Thanks for the memories, OP.
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

Here's the stuff I spent most of my time wishing for:

Please Santa!

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^ Why so serious?
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Man, my sister and I would pore over every inch of those late '70s toy catalogs for weeks after they arrived, imagining what it would be like to have all that cool stuff. The fantasy of wanting always ended up being much more enjoyable than the reality of having.
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I used to go through the catalog for hours, write down the catalog number for 9 or 10 toys, give it to my dad and he'd say "Pick one"
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

Ok, that is one cool spice rack
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It's a radio! it's a cassette player! It's a picnic basket!
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Geez. This makes me feel old dammit. I used to love going through these thick as hell catalogs when I was a kid.
As was already mentioned the action figure displays in these were awesome!
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I asked for this one year after year. A friend of mine got one. Eventually, I got the smallest, cheapest, off-brand slot car track on the market.

The same friend got a brand new wagon when his rusted out. He gave me the broken one, and my dad repaired it with 2" body washers and non-matching wheels. We weren't poor: my dad was just cheap.
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

Had this bad boy.
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Had this bad boy.
Must've been nice. Always wanted one of those, but never got it. They were all kinds of cool.
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Hot Damm- 20 Megs of Storage- what will I do with all of this space
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In the early 80's I'd quickly scan and find the action figures section. When Nintendo was the new hotness I'd stare for hours at the screen shots of Tecmo Bowl, RBI Baseball, etc. A few years after that it was the Sears underwear models that held my attention... now I like action figures and video games again
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

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Hot Damm- 20 Megs of Storage- what will I do with all of this space
And only $400... that's a mere $20 per megabyte.
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

Well you can certainly tell when the inflation hit

I wouldn't mind that spice rack.
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Well you can certainly tell when the inflation hit

I wouldn't mind that spice rack.
How would a hot 18 year old girl know that?????????

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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

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Must've been nice. Always wanted one of those, but never got it. They were all kinds of cool.
Looking back, it was such a simple little concept. Point it going up and the sound goes up. Point it down, and the sound goes down. Made it feel like it was actually rising and falling. It was damn cool. But it would never hold a kid's interest today.
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

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And only $400... that's a mere $20 per megabyte.
I paid $550 for my first 20 meg hard drive.

Terabyte drives are like $80 now, right? It would have cost me about $27 million to buy a terabyte back then.
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

Where's the "service merchandise" catalog?
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Nice, work blocks this site due to Porn. Thats some Christmas present!
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Re: The vintage Christmas catalog.

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Must've been nice. Always wanted one of those, but never got it. They were all kinds of cool.
I had one. Always thought it was kind of lame. The weird thing is, my dad kept the box to store ammunition in for some reason. That's what it's used for till this day.

They kept all my Star Wars stuff too, so the actual star bird is probably stashed away somewhere too.

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