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Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« on: May 17, 2012, 04:29 PM »
Found this site today and I took a big trip down memory lane.

http://www.plaidstallions.com/toystores/toystores.html






















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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 04:50 PM »
Wow!  I can't believe stores had that much stuff back in the day!  Cool to see so much of it on the shelf like that.  Funny to see the cardboard shipper with vintage 4" figures on it - looks pretty much the same as the display shippers Wal-Mart still uses today. 

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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 07:17 PM »
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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 08:47 PM »
That Star Bird was an awesome toy. It was the first I owned that could sense that it was tilted up or down and changed the engine noise it made accordingly. The plastic wings tips also slide off like mini ships. That photo just brought back a rush of memories to me. Most Star wars toys I bought back in the day were from much smaller displays in hardware stores and small chain stores. If I ever saw a display like that I think I would have passed out as a child. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 09:43 PM »
That Star Bird was an awesome toy. It was the first I owned that could sense that it was tilted up or down and changed the engine noise it made accordingly. The plastic wings tips also slide off like mini ships. That photo just brought back a rush of memories to me. Most Star wars toys I bought back in the day were from much smaller displays in hardware stores and small chain stores. If I ever saw a display like that I think I would have passed out as a child. Thanks for sharing the pics.

I had this as a kid too and loved it. I actually still have the "head" of the ship but I pulled it out a few months ago and was crushed to discover it no longer made the sound effects. This is definitely on my list of things to "re-buy" as an adult.
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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 10:13 PM »
Wow! Just like I remember it. Everything in black and white! I'm glad they invented color in the '80s.
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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 10:16 PM »
Schwing! 


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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 10:55 PM »
Schwing! 



That's cool.  Anyone here have there collection displayed on one of those racks?

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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 02:46 PM »
Wow. Those pics were from before my time, but they're incredible to see.  :o
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Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 04:47 PM »
Don't have one of the racks (how cool would that be?) but I do have one of the shelf display boxes for the 12 backs.