What Action Figures would you like from the 1986 Sears Wishbook?

Its amazing how the Action Figure landscape changed since the Christmas of 1985 Sears Wishbook. The Robots, Transformers and GI-Joe have actually kept pretty steady since last year, but the Star Wars figures are gone.

Now Rambo has a full page spread and wrestling figures have made it to the big show. The most visible premieres in this catalog are the Thundercats, who get a full splash page, and the remarkably well represented MASK and Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos. I would rather they had cut out some of the MASK and Inhumonoids and blow out the Robotech section on page 7. Four measly figures? Shameful.


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2 thoughts on “What Action Figures would you like from the 1986 Sears Wishbook?

  1. I think these catalog posts make this the greatest blog ever. Nostalgia is totally on your side.

    Seriously, I love old catalog ads. I think I have a sears wishbook from ’82 that I still cherish.

  2. Oh man, I used to loooove going through those old catalogs looking at the video games and handhelds for sale. I wish I still had some of those old Sears, JC Penny, and Montgomery Wards catalogs :)

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