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 1983 Montgomery Ward Christmas Values catalog a huge 600 page whopper. Featuring: Star Wars Return of the Jedi, Dungeons and Dragons, Masters of the Universe, and G.I.Joe.