A 1978 Christmas Moment Captured on Film

Christmas is coming, and it’s rarely as much fun as it was when we were kids. Here’s Retroist user BigAssSuperstar checking out his haul from Santa in 1978. How many classic 70s toys can you spot?



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6 thoughts on “A 1978 Christmas Moment Captured on Film

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Great photo. I too would’ve been clutching the landspeeder at that age. Good to see Luke is nearby, ready to pilot it.

  2. Star Wars! I love the implied chaos of Christmas with toys scattered everywhere in various stages of use.

    Like why were the crayons opened? Because it is Christmas!

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Aww, that Santa Sock gift bag brings me back to many-a-Christmas!
    Kind of like the thread that ties together the years of Atari, Kenner Star Wars, Mego mania and just plain bewildered pleasure at the gifts.

    All these unwrapping moments of the oncoming toys of happiness were trumpeted by the opening of the fun-sized sock that, at times bore this fishnet incarnation and, other times, was homemade and *always* held the Christmas orange (an in-joke my godmother would have about her upbringing).

    Good grab-bag times.

  4. I think this was the first year I really started getting Star Wars stuff for Christmas. The year before, it was Six Million Dollar Man stuff. My Star Wars fascination continued for years.

    IIRC, we opened the Crayola box wrong — I think it was supposed to be a hinge-top that flipped backwards, but we opened the top flaps. Wrong?

    I wish I still had all that Star Wars stuff, but the only thing remaining from my collection, and it might have been from this Christmas, is the old Dewback.

    Mom and dad were good to us!

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