It’s truly amazing how quickly things can change. One moment everything is progressing the same as it always has and WHAM, your life will never be the same. That’s how I felt on December 11th. It really has changed my entire outlook on life. There’s something priceless about events of this nature. All I can say is I hope everyone experiences something similar at least once in their lifetime.
Talk about once in a lifetime, that’s how I feel about the 80’s and more specifically, the toys of the 80’s. It was literally a perfect storm of relaxing federal regulations, the proliferation of cable TV and syndication and media tie-ins. Gone were the previous generation’s large 12″ and clothed dolls. The late 70’s saw a relatively unknown film usher in a new era of action figures and with it a new approach to toy marketing. With the advancements in technology in the last 20 years, such as life-like video games and the World Wide Web, unfortunately kids will never have an experience like we did. While we normally cover the 4 boys’ lines that have dominated action figure isles for the last 30+ years, this time around we talk about our other favorite lines from what many kids that grew up during that time call the best decade ever, the 80’s.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it…Slick