In the spirit of the festive season, perhaps it’s time I dedicated a page to everyone else’s R/C car memories (not just mine)…
What memories do you have of receiving R/C cars (or other cool retro toys), at Christmas?
What cars did you receive (or miss out on) back in the 1970s, 80s or 90s?
And what are some of your best (and worst) memories of R/C cars around Christmas time?
Is it just me, or are Lego mini figure faces ridiculous these days? Gone from Lego sets are the normal, happy faces I knew in the 80s. Now it’s all “expressions” – excitement, fear and even anger.
On the positive side, the Lego brand is still very popular. And in fact, Lego still releases many retro-themed sets that suggest a large percentage of their buyers are fans of the 1980s. So let’s look at what Lego is up to…
When collecting old toys and games, some people will pay thousands of dollars more for the packaging or box, than the item itself. Others send their toys away to have them (and the packaging) valued and then put inside plastic cases.
If you collect old toys, how important is the condition of the packaging, to you?
Just for fun, here are two old Australian TV commercials in which the Metro/Taiyo Jet Hopper R/C buggy is shown as one of the hot toys for Christmas. The ads are for the Australian department store Myer and the Australian K-Mart supermarket chain, and both date from Christmas 1986.
From Barbie dolls to action figures, and even the occasional toy R/C car, this is the most fun toy-based TV show I’ve ever seen.
Well it’s that time of year again. And if certain news articles are to be believed, retro toys are back in fashion and are among the most popular gifts this year!
So will you be giving – or getting – any retro style toy items? And have you been buying them in stores, or online?