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Sky Commanders - Rollerball Backpack

I sure do love Sky Commanders. Here is the Rollerball backpack, piloted by the leader of the team, General Summit! Click through for more views and the bio. Thank you 1988.

Sky Commanders - Rollerball Backpack

Posted by charlie on March 7th 2021, 12:48 PM
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Bluebird Toys Catalog 1998

Are you, or is someone you know, a Polly Pocket collector? Well, check out this 1998 Bluebird Toys catalog! I had no idea the range was so large, so it's definitely going to serve as a great checklist to peruse the many pages of this fun line.

Toy Catalog: 1998 Bluebird Toys

Also, check out those 'Bluetech' handheld devices! That is absolutely the best of 1998!

Toy Catalog: 1998 Bluebird Toys

Posted by charlie on March 1st 2021, 09:56 PM
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Captain Power - Lt. Tank Ellis

I love Captain Power. I always have, since the first time I shot at targets during the live-action tv show on Saturday mornings with my XT-7 Powerjet, up through more recent times when I became a Babylon 5 fan and learned the Straczynski connection. Heck, Tank makes the show cool all on his own, being a friend of Schwarzenegger with bit parts in nearly all of his movies, along with a large and awesome role in Mallrats, still my favorite Kevin Smith movie!

It is surprising and also inexcusable, therefore, that I had failed to post the Lt. Tank Ellis figure to the Preserve Captain Power archive for these many years. Well, that's finally remedied!

Captain Power: Lt. Tank Ellis

Posted by charlie on January 1st 2021, 12:56 AM
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1980 Polistil Catalog

Here is a beautiful, absolutely product-packed 1980 catalog from Italian toy company Polistil.

Toy Catalog: 1980 Polistil

They seem to be at the height of their powers here, in the early 80s, with the company having come about in the 1960s and folding in 1993. The early 80s and late 70s were likely the best times for a company that really wasn't into the action figure market. That said, check out the very last page of the book for their "UFObots"! Perhaps inspired by the recently released (at the time) figures for Star Wars.

Posted by charlie on November 20th 2020, 09:44 PM
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1997 Cap Toys Catalog

Need some Micro RC cars, Tub Warriors or Sky Racers? Well look no further than the 1997 Cap Toys catalog! This somewhat off-brand toys still had a loyal following, you can be sure, and I admit to being intrigued by the Sky Commanders-esque line, which is of course available on eBay (one of the two sets ever made, at least). And for the princesses, there is Melanie's Mall! There's actually a lot of good in the catalog, so be sure to check it out!

Toy Catalog: 1997 Cap Toys

Posted by charlie on November 10th 2020, 08:58 PM
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1979 Gabriel Toy Catalog

Check out this beautiful 1979 Gabriel toy catalog. That cover alone fills me with the same joy as the art on a vintage pinball machine.

Toy Catalog: Gabriel 1979

Unless you were a careful observer of the company making your favorite stuff back in the day, you may not be as familiar with this brand as that of Hasbro and Mattel, or even Parker Brothers, but they still probably had a few slots in your toy chest. Erector sets and Lone Ranger anyone??

Posted by charlie on October 28th 2020, 06:52 PM
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Toy Catalog - 1982 Monogram

If you enjoyed building model kits in the '80s, then you had some from Monogram. Here is a catalog from 1982 filled with classic automotive goodness, and some airplanes and ships thrown in for good measure! Click through to see some truly excellent kits, both 'Snap-Tite' and traditional build.

Toy Catalog: Monogram 1982

Check out the models!

Posted by charlie on October 26th 2020, 06:37 PM
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Bachmann Toy Catalog 1981

While I love riding on trains, and appreciate both the detail and the passion exhibited in the model train enthusiasts, I have never particularly been inclined in that direction myself. I suppose most of it came from my father, and he primarily focused on action figures, hence Transformers, Sky Commanders, and the like. That said, I did have a few rail sets, and remember them fondly from when I was very small. I also remember pinching my fingers putting the tracks together, but it was all part of the fun!

It came as some surprise then when I was archiving this beautiful 1981 Bachmann catalog to see the astonishing volume of products that they had on offer that year. The number of different cars as well as supplementary equipment is incredible, and well worth remembering in this nearly 40 year old bit of history.

Toy Catalog: Bachmann 1981

Posted by charlie on October 21st 2020, 06:43 AM
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Toy Fair Catalog - 1988 Power Wheels

One of the parts of the Preserve that I think truly adds value to this vast interweb is the effort at sharing and documenting vintage Toy Fair catalogs. Prices and focus for Mattel and Hasbro books from the '80s are through the roof, and commensurately less interesting. So finding second-string brands is always something I find to be more rewarding.

Let me share with you, therefore, the 1988 Power Wheels catalog, in all of its G.I. Joe Tracker and Qua-Trax glory!

Toy Fair Catalog: Power Wheels 1988

Click the cover image to browse the 23 pages of this fun artifact, and make sure to read up on their marketing and customer service efforts for that year too!
Posted by charlie on September 2nd 2020, 08:32 PM
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Star Wars: Resistance

There's a 21 episode Star Wars cartoon called Resistance that debuted October 7th, 2018. In keeping with tradition, Hasbro has a small line of figures to go along with it. I'm always happy when they bother to put together figure bios these days, so at least we get those in this small line! Click through to see the 6 figure wave one and see if you can track them all down at your favorite retail outlet!

Star Wars: Resistance

Posted by charlie on August 10th 2019, 08:13 PM
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