Our First Foray into Vintage Toy Stores reveals such memorable landmarks as Dispensa's Castle of Toys and T,G &Y's. We look inside a Toy City location and see an entire endcap of vintage Star Wars items in a Kaybee Toys, not to mention the Intellivision and Atari section of a Child World.
Click Here to See Part One of Vintage Toy Stores
Click Here to See Part Two of Vintage Toy Stores
The theme this time is "Sci Fi" as we start out with an in depth look at the Macy's toy department circa 1978, lots of Kenner Star Wars product to be seen. Vintage shots of a Ben Franklin and a Circus, then some more department aisle store shots featuing vintage Star Wars and Charlies Angels figures. Talk about a full circle.
Click Here to See Part Three of Vintage Toy Stores
Part three in our series kicks things off with a double blast of vintage Star Wars toys followed by a whole aisle filled with G.I. Joe and Mego World's Greatest Superheroes. The rest is a series of ailse shots featuring everything from vintage Lego to Tonka trucks, it's a big wonderful pot pourri of vintage toy goodness.
Click Here to See Part Four of Vintage Toy Stores
We get a few different looks at a Circus World store in part four, one complete with a window display of Mego Superheroes, Ben Holcomb provides us with an awesome shot of a boy's toy aisle circa 1980 complete with boxed Shogun Warriors. We also take a long look at a Kiddie City store circa 1973 and remember such forgotten retailers as 3D, Elmore and JL Hudson just to name a few.
Click Here to See Part Five of Vintage Toy Stores
Part Five gives us a great view of some Star Wars 3 packs, just sitting on the shelves! We also get to see many unsold Aurora Monster kits ripe for the plucking in 1975, a Mego World's Greatest Superheroes Display case resting in between an entire aisle of G.I. Joe Adventure Team Toys, a look at a Children's Palace store and some shots from Gimbel's Toy Department in 1980.
Click Here to See Part Six of Vintage Toy Stores
Lots of new images including some nice shots of Halloween counters and some shots of toy retailers from 1983, lots of stuff for the Atari and Intellivision crowd. This segment includes some oddball pics from the early eighties including a tone of Smurfs and Annie Merchandise and a store appearance by a Monchichi!
Click Here to See Part Seven of Vintage Toy Stores
Tons of fresh new images for part seven, including an end cap of Aurora Monster Models, a stunning display of Shogun Warriors, a scary visit from Reggedy Anne, Big Jim campers galore, GI Joe and Mego dolls, dinky toys and some Lego. Our latest but hopefully not last installment in this fun series.
Click Here to See Part Eight of Vintage Toy Stores
Part eight starts off in Chicago in 1980 for the opening of a "Toys by Rizzi" location and then hops across the pond to the UK for displays of vintage Action Man and Six Million Dollar Man dolls, it's another fun blast into the past.
Click Here to See Part Nine of Vintage Toy Stores
Part nine looks at the Sci Fi invasion to toy stores due to the onset of Star Wars and also gives us a rare glimpe of a legendary Heroes World shop in 1982. All this and walls of rack toys including AHI superhero items and Zymlex Metal Men, green machines and enough Nerf to safely stop your fall..
Click Here to See Part Ten of Vintage Toy Stores
Part ten gives us rare shots of shelves brimming with Star Wars, Lego, TOnka, Muppets, Intellivision games and there's even an appearance by Wonder Woman, live and in person! Part Ten will have you surfing Ebay for things you forgot..
Click Here to See Part Eleven of Vintage Toy Stores
Part eleven takes use to Space:1979 with a series of shots exclusively from the year 1979 and capturing some of the best moments of the "Sci Fi Explosion" which notably includes shots of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica merchandise, also look for displays of Big Trax, Star Bird and Spider-Man stuff as well..
Click Here to See Part Twelve of Vintage Toy Stores
We've stumbled upon toynerd gold with this collection of former Mattel employee photographs which are all "back in the day" store shots featuring Hot Wheels, Barbie, Battlestar Galactica, Mego Dukes of Hazzard, Heroes in Action and a heck of a lot more! Thank heaven for Polaroids...
Click Here to See Part Thirteen of Vintage Toy Stores
We've stumbled upon toynerd gold with this collection of former Mattel employee photographs which are all "back in the day" store shots featuring Hot Wheels, Barbie, Battlestar Galactica, Fisher Price Adventure People, Mattel Slime and a heck of a lot more! Thank heaven for Polaroids...
Click Here to See Part Fourteen of Vintage Toy Stores
It's a real goody bag this time including Hot Wheels, Masters of the Universe, GI Joe, Infaceables, Shogun Warriors, Star Wars Power of the Force, Thundercats, Micronauts and much more..
Click Here to See Part Fifteen of Vintage Toy Stores
It's a wild ride this time including two amazing Six Million Dollar man and Bionic Woman displays, Legend of the Lone Ranger end cap, a Japanese toy store featuring Godzilla and Ultra Seven, the Mattel Sunshine Family and more!.
Click Here to See Part Sixteen of Vintage Toy Stores
Part sixteen is all about the two B's BIONIC and Barbie as we look at some drooly worthy displays for the Kenner Six Million Dollar Man lines and Mattel's fashion doll.
Click Here to See Part seventeen of Vintage Toy Stores
Vintage Toy Store Photos Volume 17 covers the US and Canada this time and features appearances by Big Jim, Kenner Bionic Woman, Barbie, Shogun Warriors, Mego Star Trek, Space:1999, Ideal Star Team, Mattel Donnie and Marie and Kenner Star Wars..
Please check back for more updates to this section, got any pics you want to share? Drop us a line and let us know