Friday, December 19, 2014

Cheap Toy Month - King of the Kmart toy aisle.

This is one of the maybe 5 ads I had collected from 1985* that I really actually liked a lot. I'm not a shamed to say it, my family shopped at Kmart. I also had a few of the toys in this ad. We were poor, that's just life. But that won't stop me from seeing that Remco really played close to the knock-offy cheap end of things. ZyBots? They were and still are crap. But they have some charm to them. And I can't even begin to explain how much I wanted Mantech toys, even those too were really low on the quality level. Every now and then I scope out auctions for some Mantech stuff and even at maybe $5-$10 sealed in box for a figure, it still seems expensive.

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* Ad says 1984, but I assure you this was published in 1985. :)



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