Monday, March 10, 2014

Born 1981

            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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm the other half of Cobra Shadow Joes! Like Steve, I was also lucky enough to be born in the 80's (1984 to be exact) when everything was the best...from toys, to cartoons, to action movies, to wrestling. Since I have two older brothers I was exposed to awesome toys for as long as I can remember. My oldest brother loved Kenner Star Wars figures, wrestling figures, MOTU, Transformers, and G.I. Joe. My other brother loved to play with his Thundercats, metal Tonka playsets, Hot Wheels, and spin around on his Big Wheels. Being the youngest I had access to all of their toys as well as my own. My number one favorite was and always will be TMNT figures. I loved going to KB Toy Store at the local mall with my mom to pick new ones out to buy. My brother and I spent countless hours playing with our toys and setting them up. We would often set up Battle Beasts, Army Antz, and M.U.S.C.L.E figures and line them up as armies. Other toys we played with were C.O.P.S, Ghost Busters, WWF wrestling figures, X-Men, Bravestarr, Karate Kommandos, Rocky figures, and just about anything you can think of. It was definitely a great time to be a kid!