Saturday, March 14, 2009

Blast From The Past: Awesome Dinosaurs

From the 1969 Sears catalog. These were some of the coolest toys we ever got as kids, things we thought were right out of our league but our parents bought them anyway (hey, in 1969 $2.99 was a significant sum). State of the art remotes on wires and eyes and mouths that lit up. Note the little walky feet for extra stability. When these toys inevitably broke I remember we used the triceratops head as a helmet for other toys and the arm of the tyrannosaur was a "chicken leg" for imaginary feasts. The whirring, ratchety noise these made was unforgettable.

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