Friday, November 10, 2017

My Collector's Wish List #1

I collect a lot of things from the 80s & 90s. Mostly stuff that reminds me of my childhood like toys, comics and cards. Some of these items can be pretty scarce or out of my price range. I have compiled a list of these items in the hopes that I will find them and be able to cross them off that list some day. Here are 5 items that I have on my wish list that I hope to add to my collection.

The Real Ghostbusters Play-Doh Set
Average Price: $30
I have been wanting this set for a long time now. I had this when I was a kid and me and my brother spent hours making ghosts from the containment unit mold. I will never forget how blown away we both were when we found out that this set came with GLOW IN THE DARK PLAY-DOH! As a kid anything that glowed in the dark was a special find! I want to get this set again and see what kind of awesome fun my kids can have with it. Of course I will be right there next to them using the sweet Ecto-1 mold!

Gremlins Water Hatchers
Average Price: $50
I was a huge fan of the movie "Gremlins" when it came out in 1984. My Dad took my family to see it in the theaters and I was hooked! It was really too bad that we never got a proper action figure set for this exceptional holiday movie. It wouldn't be until a few years ago when we got the Re-action set in stores that I felt this classic flick got it's due in the toy aisles. Sure we had those PVC figurines, stuffed Gizmos and this Water Hatcher toy! My neighbor had one and I was amazed at how huge these guys got after you left them in the water for a few hours and the cocoon that you stored the hatchers in was pretty cool looking too!

Masters of the Universe Toothpaste Toppers
Average Price: $30 each
I have vivid memories of seeing these "Toothpaste Toppers" in the bath & beauty department at our local grocery store as a kid. I always wanted them, but my parents didn't see the necessity that was squeezing toothpaste out of the head of the most powerful man in the universe. Obviously I can! These toppers would increase the desirability of teeth brushing so much, plus I mean look at those graphics on the packaging! Who could resist owning a piece of artwork where Skeletor is about to pummel He-Man with a gigantic toothbrush? 

Milton Bradley T.H.I.N.G.S. Eggzilla
Average Price: $30
I vaguely remember owning one of the games from the Milton Bradley T.H.I.N.G.S. line. I can't remember which one it was, but in my opinion this "EGGZILLA" game is the cream of the crop. If I never get this game, I wouldn't be too sad. But if one ever crossed my path, you better believe I would snatch that bad boy up!

Super Mario "I Saved The Princess" Poster
Average Price: $88
This exact poster hung on the wall of my brother's and my room for at least a decade! From the late 80s to mid 90s, this classic representation of our heroic plumber greeted us when we walked into our room. After a while this Mario poster migrated from our room to our "Nintendo Room". My Mom allowed me and my brother to turn her sewing room into our very own game room, complete with NES, TV and fold out couch! We decorated the room with Nintendo Power posters, but Mario was always the centerpiece. I remember we got this poster for Christmas one year and when I look at it I can still smell the pine needles and feel a brisk winter chill in the air. This is definitely one of the top 5 items I would like to have again in my possession. 


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    1. I know, right? It's like they had a surplus of action figure heads and decided to tell kids to put them on their toothpaste! AWESOME!

  2. Very nice of your mom to give up the sewing room!If you ever find any pictures of that game room ,post them please!

    1. I regret not taking pictures of everything back in the day! Probably don't have any pictures of the room except the ones in my mind.

  3. THINGS were great. I had them all during University for those moments when the books made me crazy. I love the machinery of it all.

    1. I wouldn't mind adding those into my collection some day.