This week's assignment from the Pop Culture League is:
Do Over! If you could do it all over again...
I wish I would have taken photos of toy store aisles when I was a kid, especially during the Kenner Star Wars and Hasbro GI Joe run. When I look at photos like these, it totally takes me back to a very happy time.
Back then, we didn't carry cameras in our pockets like we do today, which begs the question. Who is taking photos of store displays today? Will we look back one day and think - "Hey, remember when the aisles were filled with Marvel Legends, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars? Those were the days."
If you want a trip down toy aisle memory lane, check out Plaid Stallion's Vintage Toy Store Picture Page. It's up to seventeen great pages.
Originally, I was going to write about toys I passed on only to be shocked by the secondary sticker price or scarcity later (Sideshow Platoon, Dragon Saving Private Ryan, 1/6 scale Heat figures of Val Kilmer and Robert Deniro). I will share with the biggest regret of something I've sold.
The 1/6 scale custom Snowspeeder. I purchased this off Ebay for about $150 years ago. It was built with wood. It was extremely detailed. There were instrument panels and wiring in the cockpit. It was a one of a kind work of art. I wish I would have taken more photos of it. I sold it later due to space. It's irreplaceable. Whoever has it now, I hope you are enjoying it.
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