The stuff of Legends. Someone always had something. I grew up with rather old fashioned parents who only gave me hand me downs, or genaric knock offs. It’s funny now how as an adult I can buy something the day it comes out. But it doesn’t feel the same.
Yep, I think because we CAN get it. It seems like it’s not even something that we wish for anymore…
As a kid, I would be the one reading the Penny’s Christmas catalog backwards since the toy section was always at the end!
And those mythical toys are what we search for in our adulthood…
Too bad when you find them, they just aren’t as good as you remembered/imagined.
Or they don’t work anymore.
I think the only think I had in your list of Mythical was the AT-AT. Still have it in the attic. But I really wanted the USS FLAGG and VOLTRON. Boy did I want those 2. Alas…twas not meant to be. Thanks for the nostalgic flashback as always.
Wow, did I really just see Children’s Palace? The castle still stands but has been transformed into Ollie’s.
Yes you did. And what a palace it was!
I loved it. The one in my town ended up a Best Buy in the early 90′s though. My mom would take me there a lot!
Man! I still can’t believe it was a chain, it was just so cool. They had a Play-Choice 10 at ours!
Mine did too! Some cities got the store under another name called “Child World”, but I think “Children’s Palace” had a better ring to it (though I suppose it sounds like some Soviet-era establishment out of Moscow).
The same area this was in also housed a Kroger’s that’s still there and Service Merchandise (which isn’t there now).
Here’s something to share!
I remember that their were two versions of the classic Voltron figure as a kid. One was made out of Mental, and the other one had 5 Giant Robot Lions that could combine into Voltron, and each Lion had room for you to fit a Voltron Force figure into it, that was the one I had as a kid and I loved it.
I also remember the Vehicle Voltron one, but no one I knew liked that figure at all.
I had the metal Voltron I recall!
I wish I had it now! My older brother use to get the better toys though I recall (like Optimus Prime, he was into trucks so much he became a truck driver like his ol’ man).
Wow! From Optimus prime to a truck driver! You don’t hear that everyday!
I wanted the G.I.Joe air craft carrier so bad. All the 80′s G.I. Joe stuff was the best. I used to pay kids in the neighborhood to buy their old action figures and once someone told me they had it and would sell it to me. It turned out to just be the pontoon boat though.
Aw!!! Total scam! That sucks! I can’t imagine how big that thing really was…
Ha! I had that Metroplex set and gave it away. I put it on the free shelf of my apartment building and it was gone in like 3 minutes!
Well of course! Metroplex is legendary!
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