Return of the Jedi in the 1983 Sear’s Wishbook

Return of the Jedi in the 1983 Sear’s Wishbook

I loved catalogs as a kid. Its the 2nd best thing to getting all the toys you wanted. I spent many a December evening thumbing through the wishbooks and dreaming of the perfect to collection. In 1983 it was all about “Return of the Jedi” and I am happy to present a few pages from Wishbook Web for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

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  1. I wish I still had all those wishbooks. I have great memories of being at my grandma’s house, sitting in the tv room flipping through the catalog and circling every toy I wanted for Christmas. (which was probably just about the whole magazine)

  2. Which toys were your faves?

  3. Over here in the UK we had the Argos catalogue. I’ve managed to get a few of the 80s ones from eBay and it is just like stepping into a time machine! I love flicking through the pages and feeling that excitement I felt as a kid. Some people have also uploaded some scans too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lavalampmuseum/3590261149/in/photostream/

    My favourite pages were always the action figures (He-Man, Transformers, MASK, Star Wars), the video games (TomyTronic etc) and the digital watches.

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