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

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  1. myrrh

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    ...back then video wasn't auto-stabilised and everyone was skinny...
     
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    Was this photo posted yet?

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    From a Martins Toyworld, Northlands Shopping Centre Papanui New Zealand 1986.

    Credit to the_old_force on instagram. Would highly recommend checking out their posts in general.
     
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    Many 80s toys.



    Transformers and gijoe.

     
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    If I ever get my hands on a time machine, one of my top 5 trips will be to a toy store in 1985/86.
     
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    Re-reading this topic is my Christmas gift to myself this year.
     
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    Does that advertise an eight dollar savings on a discount from $32.99 to $26.99?
     
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    Man I would love to jump into that picture. Not Transformers but I noticed there was one Bridgelayer left.
     
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    If you wanted to buy anything you’d have to carefully choose each piece of money and inspect it, because if someone sees that it’s not going to be made for twenty years, they’re going to think it’s forged.

    I’m overthinking this.
     
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    Great long video from a tru in 1991 (the ONE year no tfs were released)

     
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    Wow, all those classic Lego kits. What memories. I miss when Lego had themes but simple ones. Castle System. Pirate System. City System. Forest System. Etc. Before the great IP-ening came lol. Even the old space themes (M-Tron, Black-Tron, etc.) were cool.

    Watching footage from before smart phones were ubiquitous now feels like viewing an anthropology documentary about ancient human behaviors. The naivete and peacefulness with which shoppers calmly wandered about contemplating the shelves. Only to become startled by the realization, "Oh! I'm on CAMERA!" Before the days when one just expected to randomly be filmed potentially because everyone had a tiny supercomputer with multi megapixel quality cameras and real time connected telemetry streaming 24/7 in their hands and/or on their person at all times.
     
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    Turtles toys for $4.95? I'll take them! Also poor 80s cops toys still on the pegs at toys r us in 91! Ouch! Poor cops toys. No one wanted them!

    Again i'll take them! Lol.

    Also that woman tearing open a gameboy out of the box before she buys it! They would kick you out of the store today for that or make you buy it right there!

    That wall of nes games was great to see also!
     
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    I'm just trying to get a visual of this seems like there's no Youtube to back it up. But what did the Transformers and G.I. Joe aisle's look like back in the day..? I have a feeling it wipes your best memories of going to Walmart recently out of the water. Like you can't even imagine the Transformers aisle at Toys R Us back in the day it was totally stocked with every Transformer you wanted.
     
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    My gosh.....look at all those pegwarmers.
     
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    Pinterst has some drool-worthy pics ... GIJOE was def half an aisle. T-Fromers was a couple shelves wide, but impressive ... from my memory
     
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    Didn't even need to be a Toysaurus, there were plenty independent toy stores, Toys & Wheels, Toy City, etc... and every major department store had a well stocked toy section.

    Today's well stocked toy section is probably in Japan
     
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    but toys r us had a better selection, had more recent stuff, and was a little cheaper. I also remember local chain drug stores (not the small ones but something like a CVS) would have LAST year's stuff. So if you missed something you could get it the next year.