1980s Sears Christmas Wishbook action figure scans!

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  1. 10incher

    10incher Well-Known Member

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    I was finally able to scan in most of the Sears Wishbooks I have and put up a section on my Website featuring the pages. I still have a few Canadian catalogs as well as a few from Eatons, JC Penny & Montgomery wards to add. Still on the lookout for the years I am missing for Sears, so keep checking back for new ones in the months to come.

    Check it out, lots of cool Transformers toy pics!
    http://www.action-figures.ca/action_figure_catalogs.htm
     
  2. M-Prime

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    Check out OP's 'bot mode in the '84 catalogue. So THAT'S how he's supposed to be transformed. And to think that I have been doing it wrong for over 20 years.
     
  3. mblase

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    They got Op right in the '85 catalog. They kinda short-changed Devastator, though.
     
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    Im wondering how the hell they got Devy to stand like that.
     
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    Very cool!
     
  6. Master Megatron

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    Sear's Wishbooks- Where mistransformed robots run amok.
     
  7. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    awesome work man! Thanks for doing all that.

    Wow do I miss those days...I used to look through those things over and over again wishing for toys.

    That brings back good memories. thanks again!
     
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    I remember my Aunt Connie handing me the Sears wish book back in 84 and asking what I wanted for x-mas. I pointed out Starscream but my mom told her and me it was too much $$. But come x-mas day my Aunt gave me the Starscream I had picked out.
    That is my most memorable present I recieved as a child. Istill have that same Starscream today.
    I remember how excited we'd get when the new x-mas catalog came out and were able to see all the new toys. Those were great times. Thanks for providing the link!!
     
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    great link. you've been bookmarked.

    THANKS
     
  10. tikgnat

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    Thats totally awesome! Thanks!

    The best bit for me is the 86 scans of the Centurions!

    I've actually got butterflies in my stomach looking at those pics... the power of nostalgia at work!
     
  11. rattrap007

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    i love looking through scans of 1970s and 80s Sears catalogs. I want to find more of them. It is so much fun to see everything. The clothes are also fun to check out and see how crazy some of the styles were. Like belts that are about 2 inches or more wide.

    This place has full catalog scans. They have '75, '79, '83, and '85 complete. I think they are just starting on 82.
     
  12. smkspy

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    awesomeness...man the 80s really were about transforming robots and things in general that transformed.

    I remember a kid in my grandmother's neighborhood had the GI Joe aircraft carrier...man i wanted that thing so bad it was huge.
     
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    The good ol days. I remember looking through those things and wanting them all..
     
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    Anyone look at the prices? if you look at the 87 catalog, Fort Max was only $100 and Sixshot was more expensive than Scorponok? What the?
     
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    Thanks for the pics. They brought back many a memory. I would look at those Catalogs so much it's as if I was studying for a Final Exam. I had more than half of that stuff in those catalogs. ..........Ah, the good ol' days:cool: 
     
  16. Codimus Prime

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    ah we've got a bunch of those sitting in the outhouse at our cabin... i still look at them about twice a year.

    Those were the days. I remember circling all the toys I wanted.
     
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    They sure dont make em like they used to..
     
  18. Seth Buzzard

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    Awesome, I got to bookmark that one and send the link around to a couple people.

    Those Secret Wars figures where cool.
     
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    Wow, that finally explains something. I remember wanting Fort Max really bad as a kid and asking for him for Christmas. But I didn't get him, and my parents never really said why "Santa" didn't bring him. Now I know, it's cuz he was a hundred freaking bucks, and that was a lot back then.
     
  20. planetjacker

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    Lovin' the scans. Big thumbs up for posting that. Were there any pages available for a matchbox property called Parasites? I would love to see those as well.
     

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