Because I love my toys, I had to Spotlight some of my Favorite Shops! These four shops I’ve selected, are ran by amazing fans, whom are always supportive of Retro Con! They join us every year, and they always have an amazing selection! [I’ll be spotlighting more fans and their shops, as Retro Con 2018 nears!] Photo above is of Tinkerbeee Toys N Treasures! I’ve been friends with this amazing couple for years, they always have a wide selection of toys too!
Follow Each Online And Always Remember Toy Buy!
[Tinkerbeee‘s of course was listed above!]
Another must check out store is Play With This Toys & Collectibles!
Play With This is also having a Street Sale Soon! For more details follow the link: Merchantville Toy and Collectible Street Fair!
A Toy Shop we stop at every weekend is WACS Toys & Collectibles! There’s always a great deal to be had, and something fun awaiting us!
Another favorite shop that supports us and never misses a Retro Con is Raiders of the Lost Toys! Recapture those childhood adventures and memories!
Each of the Dealers listed above you will see at Retro Con 2018! We hope to see you there too!
Have you purchased your tickets, for Retro Con 2018? For more information go to retrocons.com!
Meet the spectacular Spectra from Shimmeron and her exciting friends. They’re beautiful fashion dolls from outer space with shiny bodies, shimmery hair, dazzling fashions and sparkly make-up! And their astro-accessories combine beauty and fantasy, giving girls exciting fashion play with space magic!
Spectra …lacy … spacy … and out of this world!
[From my Retro Blog Archives, I share a personal favorite! I was first introduced to this doll line, through my sister Bonnie, I blame her for most of my doll related memories! Spectra and Spark pictured above!]
Mattel released the Spectra line in late 1986, a year and a half after the debut of Hasbro’s Jem line, fully expecting to capitalize on Jem’s popularity. By this time however, Jem had already peaked and was falling out of favor. Spectra was not greeted with great enthusiasm by the consumers, and never came close to Mattel’s expectations.
Continue reading Spectra.. Lacy.. Spacy.. And out of this world!
This past weekend, I shifted some of my toys around.. They still need dusting, but [Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors] are now displayed in my bedroom; always loved the cartoon and the toy line!
Some of my Princess Of Power collection on display! Most the play-sets are upstairs still, just don’t have the room 😛
My Barbie collection now has a Ken and a Fashion Queen Barbie!
And from Melmac, say hello to Curtis & Skip! Just picked these two up at the flea market this weekend!
I picked up Oliver & Company, along with the Curtis & Skip [photo above this one] for one dollar, at Jakes Flea Market this past weekend!
My last Toys R Us deal was this beauty, picked her up Sunday afternoon. I’ll miss that store..
It’s rare to find a vintage Barbie at a Flea Market, especially at a reasonable price.. I should say a cheap price! Yesterday arriving at the flea market, I thought my fun washed out because of the rain. Instead it was a day to find treasures! I think it was also because there was so few of us, that I did find this rare Barbie!
This Bubblecut Barbie usually goes between 70.00 to 150.00 on ebay, depending on her condition. I got her yesterday, in the drizzling rain, for ten dollars. Or I should say the lot she was in, was ten dollars. She was in a warn out Barbie case, with a few other dolls and a pile of outfits. After my Vintage Ponytail Barbie for twenty dollars, I thought I’d never find such a great buy again. But I was wrong, and my collection keeps growing!
Yesterday rainy adventures also brought forth Legos, some cheap CDs/DVDS, and some cool action figures [which included vintage GoBots]!
For you Retro Fans! Have I got the convention for you! Retro Con 2018! For more information go to retrocons.com!
I’ve been extremely slow about posting anything of late.. But I did go through my toys this weekend. Sunday as I cleaned the house, I set up the Cat’s Lair once more. Thundercats are on the loose! Then moved on to many other toys!
Continue reading Toys! Toys! And More Toys!
I’ve shared some fond memories of both Transformers and ThunderCats, but have yet to mention the dolls I remember. So I’ll start with my Western Barbie, I received her around the Christmas of 1980! Dallas was a huge hit during that time period, so she fit right in! She came with a wink, some autographs and some kisses!
Continue reading A Western Barbie 1980
Twist N Turn Barbie, was the Barbie advertised in McCormick’s first commercial below!
Continue reading Maureen McCormick and Barbie!