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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? Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg

Did You Own It? Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg

** Update! The highest graded U.S.S. Flagg has recently sold for $41,430 via LCG Auctions! ** You asked Santa to leave it for you under the tree on Christmas morning. But the fact is, you never received Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Aircraft Carrier the U.S.S. Flagg because it was simply too big to fit in jolly […]

Did You Own It: Kenner’s Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset

Did You Own It: Kenner’s Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset

When it comes to classic toys from the 1980s, we know who we’re gonna call. That would be Kenner and its The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset, that’s who. Released at the end of 1986, the playset was the centerpiece of Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters collection and one their most coveted toys through 1991. The playset […]

Did You Own It: Kenner Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport aka the AT-AT

Did You Own It: Kenner Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport aka the AT-AT

“Did You Own It” is our recurring series highlighting vintage and classic toys. Check out previous DYOI’s here! What would you like to see us highlight? For kids of the 70s, the movie “Star Wars: A New Hope” knocked our socks off. As did its subsequent line of original action figures from Kenner. So when […]

Did You Own It: Teddy Ruxpin, The World’s First Talking Toy

Did You Own It: Teddy Ruxpin, The World’s First Talking Toy

Do you remember how old you were when your toys started talking to you? If you were a kid in the mid-80’s, there’s a strong chance that toy was Teddy Ruxpin. The chatty plush bear is considered one of the most iconic toys from the 80s and is credited for ushering in the era of […]

Did You Own It – Big Wheels from Louis Marx & Company

Did You Own It – Big Wheels from Louis Marx & Company

It’s a glorious spring day in the late 1970s. You’re rocking your iron-on R2-D2 T-shirt, the one with the Five Alive stain on it. And here comes that familiar rumble. That unmistakable holy rolling thunder of bald plastic tires barreling down the sidewalk – tassels majestically rippling with the breeze. Your turn is next. But […]

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull

Back in the 80s, the girls had their Barbie Dreamhouses. The boys? Their imaginations ran wild within the walls of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull. Mattel caught lightning in a bottle — or rather with He-Man’s Power Sword — when it introduced its original line of MOTU Wave 1 series in 1982. The […]

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Barbie Dreamhouse

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Barbie Dreamhouse

If there’s someone who knows how to live in style, it’s Barbie. Mattel’s iconic fashion doll made her debut in 1959, but didn’t move into her first place until three years later in 1962 — making the Barbie Dreamhouse 60 years old this year! Barbie Dreamhouse (1962)   We thought we’d trace Barbie’s Dream Houses […]

Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

“Did You Own It” is our on-going series dedicated to classic collectibles It’s Christmas morning in 1989 and hundreds of teenage boys are scouring beneath the tree for that unmistakable, long rectangular present. The hope – nay prayer – is that a sealed box of 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards lies nestled somewhere tightly bundled […]

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