1985 Transformer’s Toy Catalog

My toy evolution went something like this: Star Wars — GI Joe — Transformers — GI Joe — Star Wars. Of course it all starts and end with Star Wars, but the meat of my playtime were those magical robo-shape changers, The Transformers. I was going to post this when the movie came out, but I was a bit disgusted and didn’t feel like mixing good old memories with rotten special effects laden new memories.

Now that the appropriate amount of mourning time has passed I think I can post this for everyone to enjoy.

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For more classic Transformer’s goodness check out my earlier post at A Treasure Trove of Transformers’ Toy Commercials

Yes..GI-Joe is the condiment..mustard and mayo. Pre and post swivel arm.

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5 thoughts on “1985 Transformer’s Toy Catalog

  1. Holy Oke, Massachusetts, Stu turned me on to this, and what do I find but scans of my youth… Transformers were a huge part of my growing up, loved seeing these again! Thanks – mh

  2. Awesome post. I love old to catalogs like this. GI Joe & Masters of the Universe always had some pretty sweet setups for catalogs as well. I always loved the battle scenes we were presented with.

    This mostly brings back memories of toys I played with but not necessarily owned. My TF collection was limited to 3 or 4 of the Minis and then Sunstreaker from the regular line.

    Either my family wasn’t wealthy or I just didn’t bitch enough about getting more toys. :P

  3. I always wanted more toys. Which is why I had/have a lot of catalogs. I would just sit around and circle things i wanted and plan my Christmas list 11 months in advance.

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