Before I get to my post, I wanted to share my book trailer with all of you. Some of you have already seen this, so forgive my indulging in showing it to you again. Once again, the artwork was done by the very talented Enggar Adirasa.
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I was talking about Christmases past with an old friend, and we talked about all the cool toys we grew up with. In this digital age, will the kids of today look back at their childhood and have that same sense of nostalgia that we all do? I wonder.
This year, my A-Z Challenge topic was everything 80s. It was totally radical. So I wanted to share some of the cool toys I either WISH I had as a kid, or did actually own. To this day, when I think of these fun toys, I always think of Christmas (in no particular order).
|No Sarlacc Pit can stop me|
Star Wars Figures. I wonder how many hours I spent playing with action figures. Half my childhood was spent on a tennis court and the other half was spent having my action figures (not dolls) re-enact my favorite parts of the movies. And in my version, Boba Fett survives and kicks Han Solo's ass.
Stompers. These were so cool. At least the TV commercials made
|Look at those tires!|
Voltron. I got this from Santa (okay, not really. I was 12 and played along for my siblings' sakes), and it was incredible. It was die-cast metal, and it weighed a ton. It was made by Matchbox. I wish I still had that toy. In mint condition, I've seen it go for over $700
|I want you back, Voltron!|
G.I. Joe. I was one of those kids that mixed and mingled his G.I. Joe and Star Wars action figures. I know, take away my Geek Card. Snake Eyes was my very first one, and I had the lunchbox too. Had both of these things before G.I. Joe even had an enemy to fight (Cobra hadn't been invented yet).
Transformers. Okay, hell, my Transformers also entered my Star Wars/G.I. Joe Universe. My imagination was just full of all kinds of unholy alliances!
Maybe it's the holidays. Or maybe it's the fact that my birthday this week reminds me that I'm getting old. Either way, it's always fun to go back and remember a time before you had bills, taxes, traffic, back pain, and deadlines.
Deadlines...that reminds me, I've got some work to do.
Have a great week!