The Mattel 1985 Toy Catalog has everything for every kid on the block. Barbie starts things off and shows that she was and still is the 1st Lady of Mattel. Rainbow Brite and She-Ra: Princess of Power, also keep the girls engaged. However, there is plenty of muscle to go around. The Mighty Orbots, Wheeled [...]
Mattel celebrates their leading lady’s 30th birthday in the 1989 toy catalog. Hard to believe there could be more Barbie than the ’88 mag, but all you superfans get your wish here. The Boglins, Food Fighters, Men of Medal and Hot Wheels shore up the guys zone. He-Man returns from his 1988 hiatus, having dropped [...]
Ladies this one’s for you! Barbie, Barbie, and More Barbie! Hot Looks, Popples and Skipper also make sure theirs a lot of girl power in the Mattel 1988 Toy Catalog. Boglins, Hot Wheels and Mad Scientist have some cool double paged layouts to check out. Captain Power has some cool sets in here as well. [...]
Mattel really delivers with this 1987 catalog. The whimsical cover is something you’d expect from a catalog from a decade or two earlier. However, as soon as you open up, you’re blasted with pinpoint laser accuracy and served notice that this toy mag is all about the future! Barbie, Guts, She-Ra, He-Man, M.U.S.C.L.E, and Hot [...]
In their 1986 Toy Catalog, Mattel claims that they are “setting the pace”. We at Orangeslime must agree. There’s really something for every kid in this catalog. The Masters of the Universe are squarely in their prime. The Snake Mountain, Castle Grayskull, and Eternia playset layouts are fantastic! Barbie Rocks out. The Popples, Rainbow Bright, [...]
The Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog from 1984! Loaded with Hot Wheels vehicles and play sets, Marvel’s first 3 and 3/4ths line – Secret Wars, and 14 pages of He-Man, Masters of the Universe. “Strength and Excellence” was the slogan for Mattel in 1984 and they pushed some great toy lines that year. Check out that [...]
The Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog from 1983 featured a slew of Barbie dolls, accessories and playsets. Mattel “Delivers” with Garfield, Smurfs, and Hot Wheels. One thing is for sure Mattel unleashed the power of grayskull this year with some amazing Masters of the Universe figures and playsets.
“Success for all Seasons” claims the Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog of 1982. This was the pivotal year Mattel released the first series of He-Man, Masters of the Universe and the rest is history. The catalog also contains the Clash of the Titans line, a lot of Hot Wheels play sets and cars, plus a very [...]
In 1981 Mattel makes it happen, their Dolls made the girls scream out for the magical world of Barbie, Starr, Furry Purry and Monchhichi. The Boys were digging Drive Command, Sky Devils, and Clash of the Titans. Mattel also started to dive into the Electronic devices.
The Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog from 1980 featured a slew of electronic hand held games like Armor Battle and Catastrophe. Mattel was “Movin’ Ahead ” with Marvel licensed Hot Wheels and a bunch of radio controlled vehicles from Drive Command. This year also introduced Americans to the first Godzilla figure with the airborne monster Rodan. [...]