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Did You Own It: Sesame Street’s Tickle Me Elmo

Did You Own It: Sesame Street’s Tickle Me Elmo

For many kids of the mid-to-late 90s, it was love at first giggle. The toy was Tickle Me Elmo, an animatronic plush doll that sparked one of the largest toy crazes of all time.  The success of Tickle Me Elmo helped to resurrect a long struggling Children’s Television Workshop, while simultaneously propelling Elmo into a […]

Did You Own It? Hot Wheels Service Center and City Playset

Did You Own It? Hot Wheels Service Center and City Playset

The kids of the early 80s knew there was only one true way to keep their Hot Wheels finely tuned up and raring to go. That was courtesy of the Hot Wheels Service Center and City Playset and they were a staple among young diecast fans…and even modern day collectors. Released in 1979 as part […]

Did You Own It: The Original Voltron Action Figure

Did You Own It: The Original Voltron Action Figure

  If there’s one thing most boys from the 1980s can attest to, it’s the “awesomeness” that was Voltron. It essentially ticked all of the right boxes. Robots? Check. Lions? Check. Space fights? Double check. Now 40 years after making its debut in 1984, we want to know…did you own the original Voltron? If you […]

Did You Own It: Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

Did You Own It: Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

If you were a girl growing up in the early 1980s, you almost certainly had a Strawberry Shortcake doll. In fact, there’s a chance you still might have one (or want one again). The concept for Strawberry Shortcake began in 1972 as a greeting card. Designed by Barbi Sargent, Strawberry Shortcake made her debut in […]

Did You Own It: Hasbro’s Original Generation 1 Optimus Prime

Did You Own It: Hasbro’s Original Generation 1 Optimus Prime

Truck? Awesome. Robots? Even more awesome. A truck that turns into a robot and vice-versa? Take all of my money. Even if I’m just 10 years old. That was the thought process for many a kid in 1984 after their first glance at Hasbro’s Optimus Prime. The same feeling still resonates today among collectors of […]