This awesome shot from May 1975 shows a boys aisle and the tremendous amount of G.I. Joe adventure team items available, just to left we can see an end cap of Mego Superhero items such as the Batcave and Supervator..
I couldn't resist a close up of th G.I. Joe items in the previous shot, it's amazing the amount of boxed adventurers in that shot.
This is a great ad for Lego that displays all of their 1976 offerings in a toy store like setting, I'm not very perceptive but I think the message here is that Lego sells.
Toy guns just haven't bounced back since their heyday, it's cool to see the Lone Ranger's face on products.
Contemplating a doll purchase in a Kansas City Toy City circa 1980.
Meanwhile, across the aisle, a young man is thinking Tonka trucks in that same Toy City.
A wider shot of the same Kansas City Toy City.
An unknown toy department in the late 70's, note the Tuneyville Choo Choos!
This is the storefront for Cassler's Toys in Burlington, VT. They certainly don't make storefronts like this anymore.
Here is the proprieter, Mr Cassler hard at work at his counter. The store opened in 1948, note the cool (now vintage) Space Lego above him.
A San Francisco Hobby Shop in 1978 cashes in on the Star Wars craze by creating a little window display of toys and models, note the Kenner Early Bird kit, the first issue of the comic and a Dinky toys Eagle from Space:1999.
This a shot from Canada's "Globe and Mail" Newspaper around 1979, the article was kind of slamming all the Space toys on the market, hence the frowning man pictured here in a Simpsons Department store. It kind of reminds me of scene from the Simpsons involving Grandpa.
A 1982 Article about TG & Y stores features color pics of their toy department.
An endcap of Hot Wheels shows that the brand really hasn't changed much in 25 years, meanwhile the Space Lego on the shelves above shows how much lego has..
The "State of the Art" electronic game section. There was always some bigger kid hogging the free trial Atari game in those kinds of places.
Possibly my favorite of the bunch is this submission from my pal over at the Mego Museum Forums, Lou. Here he is standing in a Canadian toystore looking at what he remembers as being a display of Little Rascals figures. Note the very large displays of 2-Xl robots in the background. If anyone as vintage toystore shots like these and want to share as Lou has please email me.
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