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.

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it…Slick