Triple T #2: Play With This Toys and Collectibles

What’s going on folks? In our second edition of Triple T, I’ll be focusing on Play With This Toys and Collectibles. Walking through the store, it was clear that this would be an excellent location for Triple T.

If you aren’t familiar with Triple T, it is short for Time Traveling Today and shows some of the original ads/photos of older toys you may find in a lot of shops today. With that in mind, let’s get started!

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Photo by Stephen Huff

First up we have the Robo Force Command Patroller. Check out this 1984 TV Ad or the command patroller uploaded by YouTube user D Heine

Next up we have Voltron Defenders of the Universe. With a reboot of the show currently on Netflix, it is interesting to look at the original ads for Voltron.

 

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In this ad uploaded by YouTube user Australian Television Archive, the skull tank and other figures are shown in the advertisement.

 

Lastly, we have this Batman “Surf’s Up Joker” Variant figure.

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Photo by Stephen Huff

Based off of the classic Batman show, it is one of the most ridiculous segments of TV. Rather than showing an advertisement for the toy, I think it would be best to just show the clip from the show uploaded by YouTube user IBatman1966I. If you’ve seen it already, you know that you could watch it for days. If you haven’t, please enjoy the clip.

Take a trip to Play With This Toys

Located in Merchantville, NJ, Play With This Toys and it’s owner Scott have been a fixture in New Jersey’s toy collecting community for quite some time.

Retro Station’s owner Jerry likened Scott’s success, as well as that of Frankenstein Comic’s owner Bill Bead, as to having the “Willy Wonka Quotient.”

In that time, Scott has accumulated a vast and impressive collection of toys. To give you guys a small taste, the store’s inventory includes Star Wars, Transformers, Batman, GI Joe, Godzilla, Ultraman and more.

Not only does Play With This Toys contain a wide array of toys, but what impressed me as well is the depth of the collection. Walking through the store almost feels like walking through a museum in that you can all sorts of different toys from different time periods.

Take, for instance, all the different Batman toys on display in the store.

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Adding on to this, the store’s Star Wars collection goes above and beyond figures, including everything from books to mugs and even patches.

For more photos of the store, you can either scroll down or check out our Facebook/Instagram page here.