Often we are so caught up in all the new merchandise, movies, and more coming out, that we forget the originals.
With that in mind I went and pulled up old Star Wars commercials and the beloved Sears Wish Book! If you were a kid back when the original trilogy was coming out, you likely remember the Sears Wish Book a.k.a. the Christmas catalog.
I found several resources but WishbookWeb.com is one of the best! I was checking out other toys from when I was a child.
1980 JC Penney Catalog (Yes. they had one too!)
1984 Wards Catalog
It all went on clearance.
Here is a video compilation of the commercials from 1977 – 1985 from All Things 80’s on Youtube.
These commercials are from 1995-2000 from Henderson Productions on Youtube
I had so much fun doing this article. I recommend the Wishbookweb.com page for anyone wanting to see the old catalogs from years ago. Made me happy to see. Most of what I remember was 1984 on, but it was neat to see so many things I recognized.
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