So does anyone have pics of TF's in toy aisles from the 80s

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by FreshDebesh, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Hotspot17

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    Wow! Just wow. It brings a tear to my eyes seeing those pictures. I remember as a kid walking around the TRU for hours while my mother was shopping near by. Loved all those boxes of toys. I don't collect GIjoe but still cool to see all that stuff.
     
  2. CZ Hazard

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    Lets keep this thread alive, wish I had a photo to contribute. This could be awesome.
     
  3. Autovolt 127

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    It's time's like this i wish i could build a flux capacitor to go back in time and take pics of toy stores in their rich glory.


    I wasn't even born yet.......
     
  4. Haloid1177

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    Wish stores still looked like that. This thread has got to be my favorite I have read. Wish I would have been alive back then to see all of this goodness.
     
  5. hotrod422

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    Don't have any pictures, but sure do remember what the shelves looked like. My two main sources were Target and KayBee Toy Store.
     
  6. Sunstorm9119

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    I don't know if it looks that way now because the stores don't care, or because of a$$hole parents who don't control their kids.......

    Those pics bring back some memories, I forgot how f-ing big the Terrordrome was.......
     
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    I...i just got a speck in my eye is all, its nuthin...STOP LOOKING!
     
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    Sweet sweet nostalgia. Thats all i can find to say right now. It really takes me back!
     
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    damn, THAT IS AWSOME! this pic is epic, look at all those gi joe bases, and sky strikers all misb. DROOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!
     
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    Ever go out to the Childrens Palace out by the Monroeville Mall? Good memories there got my G1 Inferno and He-Man Trap Jaw there on different occasions. It's weird you remember things like that.
     
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    Nah I am from Erie originally and didn't move here til college. I think Children's Palace was long gone by then. Actually the main places I shopped for TF around here when I started buying them again (G2) were Hills, KB, TRU I guess. Probably not WM so much and we didn't have Target back then.

    So was Toy World an actual chain? We only had the one so I always figured it was local.
     
  12. FreshDebesh

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    Great pics so far guys! I think that first one with the Joes is what I have. We'll definitely keep this thing going!
     
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    I remeber as a kid going to Baton Rouge cause Lafayette didnt have a TRU yet and walking and seeing the toy aisles full from floor to ceiling.Everything straight and in order.Toys as far as the eye of a young child could see,it was almost fairytale like if you think of it.Those were good times.
     
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    This thread depresses me. :( 

    Those days were special. Been downhill ever since.
     
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    you can say that again.
     
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    I was 6 years old when TF's came out in '84 so I don't remember much. I REALLY wish I still had all the ones I had though... :( 
     
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    Best....Thread....EVER.
     
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    Wow. makes me wish I spent more time in the transformers aisle and not the girly stuff aisle. Used to have pictures of when I got my G1 Astrotrain. Still have Astrotrain though.

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    And this is my 750th post! I still remember the day I joined this site. Good times.
     
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    Four pages and only two pictures. I think this thread should be renamed "Toy Store Memories."
     
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