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Vintage Toy Store Pictures Part Eleven

It's time once again to be whisked back to a simplier time, one that was dominated by "Mom and Pop" toy chains and the wonderful, almost chaotic way toys were distributed. Vintage Toy Store Shots Eleven is different from previous entries in that it features only images from 1979, where we are DEEP into a overproliferation of space toys lead predictably by Kenner Star Wars.

If you're digging this page, please visit our Index of Previous Vintage Toy Store Galleries for much more.

As always if you have pictures of any vintage toy stores you'd like to share, please drop me a line and I'll send you a 70's prize pack for your time

a toy store in 1979

Some non descript ride on goodness.

the toy deparment in gimbels in 1979

The check out aisle in Gimbels, I can't help but notice the piles of carded Micronauts and Shogun Warriors figures to the left.

game aisle in 1979

The games aisle, somewhere in 1979 features a lot of quasi-electronic board games.

swiz wheels in a toy store in 1979

Note the humungous stack of Wiz Wheels in this photo.

a toy store in 1979 featuring Kenner Star Wars and Mattel Battlestar Galactica

I don't actively collect Star Wars but wow, this picture makes me giddy.

More Star Wars toys in 1979

Even a bland shot of a hobby section can't escape George Lucas in 1979.

An assortment of Rack Toys in 1979

I wish I could see these Rack Toys better, probably a lot of AHI and Fleetwood items that I'd want to own.

a pile of Spiderman and Hulk Heads

A whole wall of those Spiderman and Hulk banks, no wonder I see them all the time at Flea Markets and Toy Shows!

a stack of Big Traks

Look at all them Big Traks!.

a Woolco toy department in 1979

Here we have a Woolco toy department in 1979, there is a lot to see including a whole endcap of HG Toys Vega$ role play sets, some Star Case carrying cases for your action figures and a display of Star Wars Play Do, we simply can't escape Star Wars!

a Woolco toy department in 1979

A nice aisle of Fisher Price Little People stuff, note the Kenner Tree Tots Light House set on the end cap.

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