Oh Craigslist, how do I love thee? I have been stocking the shelves for the long cold winter ahead, and made a big purchase of 80’s toys today. How big? Well, it almost didn’t fit in my car…
Six large boxes full of toys! Let’s see what was inside…
There was quite a variety of 80’s toys, with a heavy emphasis on GI Joe vehicles. Star Wars was pretty well represented too.
Every time I make a purchase like this, I am transported back 30 years to when I played with all these toys as a kid, and the memories alone almost make it all worth it. Almost.
I was happy to see these guys in the box. I have been trying to get all the 1985 and earlier GI Joe figures for my own collection and Snake Eyes was one that was missing, until now. All those GI Joe figures as loosy-goosy as they get, but I’ve replaced an o-ring or two in my day, so I’ll be able to tighten them up. Anyone know what that tiny Cylon Raider guy is from in the lower left corner?
One of the boxes was using these Matrix figures as padding (rightfully so). The Micro Machines are always cool, but the packaging on these is pretty beat up.
This guy is the sole reason I responded to the Craigslist post. I had one of these as a kid and have always wanted him back. This diecast Voltron figure weighs about 482 pounds and was produced in 1981. Seriously, you could kill somebody playing with this toy. I’m almost afraid to separate him out into the individual lion figures because I’m sure to break something, but one of these days I’ll work up the courage.
And of course in every large lot of toys, there is always a large assortment of accessories that need to find their match. Guess what I’ll be doing tonight?
I’m going to keep some of the old Joe figures, Voltron, the APC and HISS Tank, and that Stormtrooper head, but everything else is fair game. If you see something you want, drop me an email and we can work out a deal.