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Boys' Toys of the 70's & 80's: Toy Pages From the Legendary Sears Christmas Wishbooks 1970-1989 Paperback – December 15, 2001
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Now the cool thing is, someone out there took their time to compile images from actual Sears catalogs, which is awesome. Sears was a total icon of my childhood in the 70s and 80s, and page after page was filled to the rim with all the toys I had and wished I had back then. Millenium Falcons, BMX bikes, tanks and trucks...*sigh*
But the sucky thing is, someone out there took their time to compile images from actual Sears catalogs and DIDN'T print them in COLOR like they originally were...which ultimately led me to leave the book behind. The whole darn book was in Black & White, and not of the best print quality. I mean, c'mon, they even show a sample page from a Sears catalog on the back of the book, in all its full-color glossy glory. Why couldn't they bring that color and gloss into the book itself?
It was quite odd to see a book done with a slick, heavy full-color cover, with cheap and poorly printed pages within. Trust me, at 34 years old, I'm still a tremendous kid at heart and go on constant nostalgic rampages. You'll still find my dear wife dragging me from Toys R Us aisles with me going "But you said I could have one! Please please pleasse? Just one toy!!" So one would think that this book would've been the ultimate treasure for someone like me.
Well, it would've. If only it was in living color! DANG!!
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thought for sure that the catalogs were almost all black and white.
not sure if all the bad non color reviews are correct..
I bought this book to reminisce about my child hood - and to get more material about for a price guide I did for Aurora Postage Stamp Train collectors. Read morePublished on June 2, 2010 by Mr. Kenley C. Vogt