I was lucky enough to be born in the 80’s when toys were great. The first toy I can remember getting was a Super Powers Batman. Shortly after I had Flash, Robin, Aquaman, etc… I bring this up because I remember the joy of getting them and playing with them. Over time I collected stompers, hot wheels, micro machines, super powers, GI JOE, transformers, construx, legos, crash dummies, TMNT, tyco cars and tracks, army men, GUTS and much more. My father and I would build Monogram WWII planes on the weekends as he taught me how to paint. Vivid memories of the past and the reasons I collect today.
|Christmas 1985 He Man Roboto with DAD|
I think one of the best things about being a collector is you get to hear everyone’s childhood memories like mine. I wanted to post this to hear your stories, of your childhood memories of getting that first toy or searching everywhere to get it. What were you able to keep from your childhood, and what is now sadly long gone.