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By then, the Big Toy Book was far and away the most important holiday catalog out there, taking the top spot from the Sears Wish Goysrus and never looking back. I was a high school sophomore when this particular catalog came out, more into graphic novels and Nirvana t-shirts than action figures. I had a lot of this junk.

Below are eight highlights from the Big Toy Book. May they make you desire old plastic things.


Or arguably a kid, anyway. Good luck fighting off strangers for a controller, though.

Vac-Man was part of that brief Stretch Armstrong revival, and easily the best part of it. While technically existing under the Micro Machines umbrella, this was very much its own line.

The collection included tons of tiny little robot figures, all with more detail than action figures ten times their sizes. Crayola Super Art Desk!

Swedish Toys”R”Us Christmas Catalog Challenges Gender Stereotypes (PHOTOS)

I never owned this Super Art Desk specifically, but Crayola made tons of like-styled sets. I seemed to get one for every Christmas. Plastic catalogi, stunted easels, hot pink briefcases, you name it. A good crayon session could last for hours, and I loved knowing that I had that to look forward to once I got bored with my other gifts.

It was like an insurance policy that covered me in the event that I plowed through my new video games too quickly. The Big Toy Book was mostly filled with sterile product shots, but a few items were foysrus the royal treatment, photographed within full-blown holiday sets.

Dreadful Food Lab shot against an Xmas tree and a poinsettia-lined window. So weird, but so wonderful.


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It was as if all of the toys in this catalog drew matchsticks. With Gorzak, you could introduce crazy kaiju shit to your G. Look at those prices, and then compare them to what sealed versions of havidad same games sell for today. That exact reissue of The Legend of Zeldafor example, routinely sells for over bucks.

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Thanks for reading, and yes, you can expect more reviews of old toy catalogs between now and Christmas! Huge thanks to Chris Glass for donating this catalog!

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